Hand Building with Porcelain Pottery Workshop

This is a one-day hand-building workshop introducing you to the beautiful material of porcelain. The aim is for you to create up to three beautiful pieces (such as mugs, jugs and vases) and you will leave feeling confident and proud of your stunning porcelain creations!

Your host Jessica Thorn has been working with porcelain for over 9 years now and has learnt very much the hard way! However, she has overcome these obstacles and can't wait to share her skills, tips and techniques so you can successfully hand-build with porcelain!

Suitable as a beginner's pottery class to the more advanced interested in learning how to use porcelain.

What you will learn:

  • How to best prepare the porcelain by wedging and rolling
  • How to use pattern pieces to construct your designs
  • How to successfully join and construct your pieces
  • How to clean and tidy porcelain creations
  • How to apply coloured slip to decorate your pieces.

What is included in this workshop:

  • All materials and equipment provided
  • Your pieces will be bisque fired and glazed
  • Tea, coffee and snacks

Age restrictions: 13+

Adult £100
Child £70
Student £80

How to get there


  • Baby changing
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Please bring an apron or clothes you don't mind getting mucky

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 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 14 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

Jessica Thorn Ceramics

Jessica Thorn is a professional ceramist, specialising in hand building with porcelain. She has exhibited at major UK ceramics fairs events and galleries.

Jessica has been teaching pottery for over eight years. She loves sharing her passion for ceramics, and her experiences give you the skills and tools needed to get you working with clay. Her classes encourage you to bring out your inner creative and will guide you to make pots that you are proud of!

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Jessica Thorn Ceramics.