Introduction to Pottery Throwing: 4 Week Course

Dive into the world of ceramics with this 4-week introductory course to throwing pottery!

Throwing shapes with clay on a pottery wheel has been used by potters for centuries. Over this 4-week course, you will learn all the basics and have plenty of practice in using the pottery wheel to create your own finished pieces.

Your host for this course is Trevor Lillistone, a professional potter with over 30 years of experience. He will be giving you plenty of one-to-one help and guidance to get you going on your pottery journey!

Over the course, you will cover:

  • Week 1 (1.5 hour session): Introduction, basic techniques and throwing cylinders.

  • Week 2 (1.5 hours): How to throw bowls.

  • Week 3 (1.5 hours): How to finish your work as well as turning and adding handles.

  • Week 4 (1.5 hours): How to glaze your pieces.

This introductory course is perfect for any budding potters looking to develop their skills!

The course consists of a total of 6 hours of tuition spread over 4 weeks

You will finish the course with around 5 to 10 finished pieces. These will then be glazed and ready to collect around 4 weeks after the course is finished.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (Price is for a 4 week course at set times.) £160

How to get there


  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Your host will meet you at the main entrance to Bath Artists' Studios.
  • All tools and materials will be provided.
  • Aprons will also be provided, but please wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting a bit messy!
  • There is no parking at the venue, but there is 2-hours free parking on Upper Bristol Road. The nearest car park is the NCP on Charlotte Street.

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.

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