Pottery Throwing Beginners: Taster Day

Come and spend some time in the Fubsies studio and give pottery wheel throwing a go!

In this 5.5 hour workshop, you'll get hands-on tuition and learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel. The session is led by experienced potter, Ruth, who will give you her advice and knowledge to help you get to grips with this fun and creative skill.

You will have use of your own wheel throughout the entire session and you are free to throw as many pots as you like during your time. You can expect to throw shapes such as cylinders and bowls independently by the end of the day. Classes are taught in an intimate group of 4 so you will get lots of hands-on help from Ruth throughout the day.

From the pieces you have made you will pick your favourite three and Ruth will trim, glaze and finish your pot in the following weeks. If you have your heart set on taking more of your wonderful creations home you can have them processed for an extra £7 each which can be paid on the day.

What can I expect from this experience?

  • Introduction to wheel throwing
  • Hands-on tuition from an expert potter
  • All materials and tools provided
  • Access to your own wheel for the entire session
  • Post-workshop firing, processing and handling for 3 pieces each
  • Small group setting and fun relaxed environment
  • Drinks are provided
  • Suitable for all people and all abilities

Wheel throwing is a messy and wonderful way to unwind and let go! This workshop is open to anyone and everyone who wants to give it a try. This session would make an excellent date idea or a fun activity to come along and try solo.

The studio is based just off Stokes Croft so during your lunch break you will have lots of choices for yummy places to go and get yourself something to refuel.

Please, bear in mind, for this session to go ahead there needs to be a minimum of 2 participants attending. Your host will be in touch to confirm your booking as soon as this is the case. If they need to reschedule for another session you will be given a minimum of 7 days notice.

Pot processing takes around 6 weeks and you will contacted once your pieces are ready to collect.

Participants must be aged 14 and over. Participants aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Age restrictions: 14+

Adult (Aged 14+) £135
Group Ticket (4 x participants) £500

How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Drinks are provided throughout the day


  • Adult changing
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • The Fubsies studio is located just off the Cheltenham Road so there are plenty of public transport options and it is a short walk from the city centre.
  • Wear practical clothes and shoes which you don’t mind getting dirty. Clay washes out of most fabrics but pottery is a messy business!
  • Aprons are provided.
  • Keep your nails short. It just makes life easier and ensures you don’t damage your piece.
  • Please tie back long hair to ensure nothing gets caught up in the wheel or your pots

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

Ruth Aislabie (She/Her)

Ruth is the owner of Fubsies which she has been running since November 2020. Fubsies aims to bring you ceramics that can spread some joy and happiness through playful character based designs.

Ruth loves giving personality to animals, food or anything she can imagine. She likes to create colourful pieces with an attention to detail and surface texture. She is excited to welcome you into her studio and for you to give pottery a go!

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