Hand-Building Lessons

Our hand-building lessons are taught by our hand-building instructor, Stephanie. They are a fun introduction to making pottery pieces without the wheel using different tools and techniques, such as slab-building, coiling and pinching. You will make a cup, jug or plant pot in your 1.5 hour lesson. 

How to book:

1. Browse our options & lesson descriptions.

2. Contact us should you have a query here.

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

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Group, Adult Hand-Building Workshop. (BYOB)
Coil Build a Vase 
(Ages 18+) 

  • Sessions last for 2hrs 

  • Attendees sit at a communal table and each make and decorate a coil built vase/jug-

  • Each participant is given 1kg of clay to build with.

  • Pieces will be ready for collection 3-4 weeks after class.

  • All instruction, materials, finishing glaze and firing costs included in price.

  • Once fired, you have your pieces clear glazed (included) or select coloured glazes from our selection for a small fee. 

  • Must be 18+ to bring alcohol.

£40pp

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Group, Adult Hand-Building Taster.
Make a Mug or Jug 
(Ages 14+)

  • 1.5 hrs session.

  • Up to 10 people - you may not know everyone in your lesson.

  • An introductory session to hand-building techniques including slab building a mug or jug form.

  • Pieces will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after class.

  • All instruction, materials, finishing glaze and firing costs included in price.

  • Once fired, you have your pieces clear glazed (included in price) or select coloured glazes from our in-house glaze selection for a small fee.

£30pp

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Private, Adult Hand-Building Taster.
Make a Mug or Jug 
(Ages 14+)

  • Either one-time or repeated lessons lasting 1.5hrs

  • Up to 12 people per private session.

  • An introductory session to hand-building techniques including slab building a mug or jug form.

  • Pieces will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after class.

  • All instruction, materials, finishing glaze and firing costs included in price.

  • Once fired, you have your pieces clear glazed (included in price) or select coloured glazes from our in-house glaze selection for a small fee.

£45 - 1 person
£35 2+

Group, Hand-Building Lesson (BYOB) 
Make a Mug or Jug (18+)

 

  • Secure a spot on one of our popular, group hand-building sessions.

  • Sessions last for 2hrs and occur every Friday evening.

  • Attendees sit at a communal table and each make and decorate a mug/jug/plant pot. 

  • Pieces will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after class.

  • All instruction, materials, finishing glaze and firing costs included in price.

  • Once fired, you have your pieces clear glazed (included in price) or select coloured glazes from our in-house glaze selection for a small fee.

  • Must be 18+ to bring alcohol.

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£30pp

Kids' Hand-Building Taster (Ages 6-13)

  • Either one-time or repeated lessons lasting 1.5hrs.

  • An adult must be present for entirety of child's lesson.

  • An introductory session to hand-building techniques including slab building and pinch potting.

  • Pieces will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after class.

  • All instruction, materials, finishing glaze and firing costs included in price.

  • Once fired, you have your pieces clear glazed (included in price) or select coloured glazes from our in-house glaze selection/ a paint at home kit for a small additional fee.

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£35pp

Adult & Child Hand-Building Taster (Ages 6-13 + Adult)

  • Either one-time or repeated lessons lasting 1.5hrs.

  • For one adult and one child (ages 6-13).

  • An introductory session to hand-building techniques including slab building and pinch potting.

  • Pieces will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after class.

  • All instruction, materials, finishing glaze and firing costs included in price.

  • Once fired, you have your pieces clear glazed (included in price) or select coloured glazes from our in-house glaze selection/ a paint at home kit for a small additional fee.

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Hand-Building Parties & Events (Ages 6+)

  • We offer private hand-building parties for any occasion, whether that be a children's birthday party, or a hen do. We are BYOB and you are welcome to bring your own snacks along. 

  • Attendees sit at a communal table and each make and decorate a mug/jug/plant pot. 

  • Max group size of 12 people.

  • Pieces will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after class.

  • All instruction, materials, finishing glaze and firing costs included in price.

  • Once fired, you have your pieces clear glazed (included in price) or select coloured glazes from our in-house glaze selection/ a paint at home kit for a small additional fee.

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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.