Clay Club - Self Directed play time

2 hrs 30 mins
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CLAY CLUB NEWS !! From April we will ask for a payment of Β£5 at the end of the session if you would like us to fire your work for you. More info on this at bottom

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. Will can also use our kiln to fire your work for you in between sessions.

If you opt for clay work you can use as much 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 our tools and books

  • Be unguided. This is not a taught workshop, so bring your imagination!

Whatever you create during your experience can either be squished and recycled or be fired by us and ready to pick up 2 weeks later.

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

Starting from the 1st of April, we will ask for an additional Β£5 to cover the cost of firing your work. We wanted to explain why:

  • Energy costs have increased

  • We are finding that studio creates too much waste! People don't always return to collect their fired work. It's bad for the environment.

  • It's also bad for the studio. It takes up a lot of space to store pottery for 3 months, to then find it will never been collected.

We hope that by implementing this new firing fee we will encourage people to be more conscious of only firing items they intend to keep. It will also mean we can recycle your unfired clay to be used again!

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (Make what you want (firing not included from April)) Β£20

What people are saying

Lorena Evans
Oct 2023

Really lovely time. Can't wait to go back

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Katya Williams
Aug 2023

The host was lovely and the shop is so unique and interesting!

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Kritika Jain
Aug 2023

Fantastic experience!

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Jul 2023

Amazing time, so relaxing creating things in the shop, would recommend to anyone!

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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 β€˜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


Trylla was created as a playful environment for people to experiment with ceramics and other crafts. It's run by Alice, Trylla's resident pottery nerd. Her goal with Trylla is to make ceramics more accessible to all budding potters in Bristol. It’s an emporium of weirdness, with walls covered in oddities in every colour you could imagine. Trylla has regular pottery experiences from wheel making to hand building, with a rainbow of glaze colours available. It also has a shop selling ceramics supplies and a range of handmade products from local makers.

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