Clay Club - Self Directed play time

Trylla ceramics studio opens its doors to all budding potters. Whether you are an experienced potter or a beginner who wants to experiment with clay, all are welcome.

Clay Club acts as an open access to the studio and so this is not a taught lesson - however you have access to one of our technicians, who will be on hand to answer questions, should you need it.

The studio benefits from all the tools and equipment you will need to make great pots as well as all of the glaze colours you can imagine. You will also have the option of signing up for a go on our pottery wheel - these slots last 15 minutes. Will use our kiln to fire your work for you in between sessions.

You will choose to do either 'clay work' or 'colour work' for your whole session:

If you opt for clay work you can use as much ice white, gritty peach or terracotta Earthenware Clay as you like - it’s your choice. You will then spend the session making whatever you like, focusing on the form of your project.

In the following session you attend you might opt for colour work, to decorate your projects. You will have access to a HUGE selection of underglaze paints, jazzy speciality glazes and transparent topcoat to do this.

In this experience you will:

  • Be given clay to work with OR access to glazes
  • Open access to the Trylla studio including all tools / an optional 15 minute slot on the pottery wheel
  • Be unguided. This is not a taught workshop, so bring your imagination!

Whatever you create during your experience will be fired by us and ready to pick up 2 weeks later. For large items we may ask for an additional donation of a few pounds to go towards firing costs.

More info on how it all works on our website here :

You can also opt to do both glazing and making from raw clay for an extra cost of £5 per person - payable when you arrive

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (Make what you want) £20

What people are saying

Laura Steen
Jan 2023

Relaxed atmosphere with all the supplies I needed, perfect way to get me back into ceramics, than...

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Sara Roa
Jan 2023

Fun experience

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Jake Fairham
Jan 2023

Great value for money and very well equipped. All staff lovely

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Tamson David
Dec 2022

I'm a regular at Trylla as really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and chance to make what I want. I...

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

Each 6ft long table will have space for 2 people, with the exception of any pal you may have come along with who is a part of your ‘bubble’. Aprons will not be available, so please bring along your own if you would like! Please do not attend Clay Club if you have been in contact with anyone who may have Covid.

On the day

It is advisable to wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy. Some of the clays can stain white clothing so avoid wearing white.

The shop is right near Bedminster Parade so it is easily accessible from the centre of Bristol on the bus via the M1/ 24 / 75 / 76 busses. There is also Bedminster train station just a 15 minute walk away.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Rebecca 0

After being an apprentice at two other pottery studios in Bristol previously Trylla managed to get Rebecca to come work for us here at Trylla. She's an all round creative withe a special place in her heart for pottery. She acts as our studio hand helping us with the day to day of clay work.

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