Hand-Building Courses

Our Hand-building courses are taught by our tutor Stephanie. They cover the start-to-finish process of making a set of pots using different techniques such as coil-building, pinching and slab-building.These courses are aimed at complete beginners, however we offer custom sessions and courses for those with a bit of experience.

How to book:

1. Browse our options & lesson descriptions.

2. Contact us should you have a query.

3. Use the book online portal to find the next available class date and proceed with your payment.

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Group, 5 week Hand-Building Course (Ages 14+)

In this 5-week hand-building course you will learn the fundamentals of hand-building through various techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building while working with our tutor Stephanie, you will also be introduced to surface decoration and glazing methods. This course is suitable for beginners with no experience.


What we’ll cover:

  • introduction to clay

  • Pinch and coil techniques 

  • Slab building

  • Surface decoration 

  • Glazing  


Lesson Schedule

Week 1: Coiling 

Week 2: Pinch pottery/Surface decoration

Week 3: Slab building (soft slab)

Week 4: Slab building(Leather hard slab)

Week 5: Glazing


Additional classes:

We offer customised lessons if you can't see something that suits your ideas from our options, just send us an email enquiry and we will get back to you with a price quote. 

If you want to continue learning, you always have the option to return & take more classes at a date of your choice! Each time you return, we can increase the complexity of the class if you wish & teach you different techniques.