Introduction to Pottery Throwing Workshop

Have you always wanted to have a go on a pottery wheel? Well, now you can! This introduction to pottery throwing workshop will show you how to throw basic shapes out of clay.

In this 2 hour workshop, you will be shown the basic techniques of throwing pottery using a spinning wheel. Your host is Trevor Lillistone, a professional potter, who will work with you one on one, and show you all the tricks of the trade. You'll be whipping up your own pots in no time!

What to expect:

  • Be taught the basics in how to throw your own cylinders or bowls
  • Have a go on the spinning pottery wheel
  • Have one on one help to guide you
  • Leave with around 3 to 4 pieces made by you

This workshop will give you a fantastic introduction to throwing your own pottery. Leave with unique pieces to display and a set of new skills!

After the workshop, your pieces will be glazed by the tutor and ready to collect in approximately 4 weeks.

This workshop is designed for complete beginners, so no prior experience is necessary!

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (Price is for one 2 hour session for one person.) £70
Group Ticket £200

What people are saying

Jessica Watson
May 2024

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Lexi Eisenreich-Lipiatou
Sep 2023

It was a great experience! I learned a lot and enjoyed it very much

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Bex Silvester
Jan 2023

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Please meet your host at the main entrance to Bath Artists' Studios.
  • All tools and materials are provided.
  • Aprons are also provided, but please wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting messy!

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

Trevor Lillistone Ceramics

Trevor Lillistone Ceramics is a pottery studio found in Bath Artists' Studios. With over 20 years of experience making and teaching ceramics, this pottery studio offers pottery classes to introduce you to the wonderful world of ceramics in one-to-one or small group settings.

Trevor Lillistone (He/Him)

Trevor is a former architect turned full-time studio potter. His studio is based in Bath and he has over 20 years of experience producing hand-thrown tableware and decorative work in stoneware and porcelain.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Trevor Lillistone Ceramics.