Potter's wheel taster workshop

Get familiar with the potter's wheel in this fun pottery class - discover what it's like to have a go at throwing! This experience is suitable for complete beginners (ages 8+) - channel your creativity, meet like-minded people and get your pottery skills in good shape!

What to expect:

  • Be warmly welcomed as you join your small group in the studio
  • Get a full demonstration of the pot throwing process from an expert potter
  • Each get individually assigned a potter's wheel for the duration of the workshop
  • It's now your turn to get hands-on and practise your pottery skills!
  • Your tutor will be on hand throughout to offer practical tips and guidance
  • Learn the five basic steps for making a pot, from centering, opening out and pulling up the walls of your pots, to using specialist tools
  • Create as many pots as you want in the workshop - using an unlimited supply of clay!

At the end of this experience, choose your best pot(s) to take away on the day - they can be left to airdry at home and painted if you wish. Proudly display yours in your home or gift your pretty pot to a friend or family!

Age restrictions: 8+

Adult (per person) £55
Child (Ages 8 and over) £55

How to get there

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Pottery is a messy business - due to Covid, this host asks that you bring your own apron and hand towel (one towel per household is fine)
  • If you aren't able to bring your own, they can be hired at £2 each on the day. Or instead, please wear old clothes you don't mind getting messy (the clay washes out easily and doesn’t stain)

On the day

  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before
  • Free on-street parking is available, nearby the studio
  • For health & safety reasons, please tie back long hair and remove jewellery before using the potter’s wheel. Trim long nails as they can get in the way!
  • Under 16s must be supervised by their parent/guardian at the studio
  • The price includes all materials used (unlimited clay provided)
  • This is a make-and-take class - take away your best creation on the day - additional pots £3 each

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

Honeybourne Pottery

Honeybourne Pottery is a family business, run by potters Alan and Annabel Cusack. They live and work in the beautiful countryside bordering the North Cotswolds. Alan and Annabel create functional hand-crafted tableware. They specialise in wheel-thrown and slab-built pieces.

When they're not busy making their own designs, they teach classes for individuals, families and groups. This host welcomes people of all abilities - from complete beginners to those more experienced.

Settle into their tranquil studio and find a calm space away from the stresses of the outside world. This is a place where people can escape for a few mindful hours, learning about the beauty of clay. Workshops range from one-off potter’s wheel taster sessions to longer courses, spanning 10-week terms.

If you're interested in organising a private group class - for work or for fun - please get in touch. This host offers bespoke bookings for groups such as hens and stag parties, corporate team-building workshops, birthday parties, schools and social groups. They look forward to welcoming you to their studio!

Alan & Annabel Cusack (They/Them)

Alan and Annabel are the owners of Honeybourne Pottery. They design and make all their tableware from their studio in Honeybourne, surrounded by the beautiful North Cotswolds countryside.

Their work is refined yet still has a natural, relaxed feel. Alan and Annabel specialise in stoneware clay pottery. Each piece is made from start to finish entirely by hand and embraces the slower pace of this age-old craft.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Honeybourne Pottery.