Pottery Taster Session: Wheel Throwing

Enjoyed pottery painting? Why not challenge yourself further? Join Pavlov Ceramics in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for a hands-on workshop that will teach you how to throw a piece on the potter’s wheel.

In the first part of the workshop, you will delve into some essential theory while learning how to prepare the clay. After a detailed demonstration, you will then have the opportunity to craft your own unique pots!

What to expect:

  • 2-hour workshop on the potter's wheel
  • All tools and materials will be provided
  • The glazing and firing of your best piece is included
  • A serene studio in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter
  • Small groups of up to 6 people, so you’ll receive plenty of help and guidance
  • Suitable for beginners over 8 years of age (minors need to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Pottery making can get messy, so it’s recommended that you trim long nails and tie back long hair to ensure nothing gets in the way of your creative expression. Towards the end of the session, you’ll have the chance to select your favourite piece for glazing and firing, a process that typically takes around 8 weeks. Additional pots can be fired at a charge of £10 each.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 8+

Adult £65
Child (8+ must be accompanied by a responsible adult) £65

What people are saying

Jess Mist
Dec 2023

Excellent workshop, really enjoyed the experience

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How to get there


  • Family friendly
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

Participants should aim to arrive 5 minutes before the start of a session. Aprons are provided but we recommend wearing comfortable clothes that will allow you to move freely.

The studio is located opposite the Jewellery Quarter train station which is served by local train and tram routes. There is no dedicated parking, however, meter parking spots are available throughout the area as well as the JQ multistorey car park. Street parking is free after 6pm during the week and all day on Sundays.

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

Pavlov Ceramics

A tranquil pottery studio offering classes, events and experiences in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Pavlov Ceramics.