Pottery Throwing for Beginners for Two

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

In this two-person 2 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 undivided attention and help you get to grips with this fun and creative skill.

During the session, you will see a throwing demonstration from Ruth and then you will be free to throw as many pots as you like before the end of the session. Usually, participants throw 2-3 pots during the workshop.

Once you've picked your favourite pottery pieces, Ruth will trim, glaze and finish your works of art in the following weeks. The session includes the trimming and firing of two pieces per person, if you have your heart set on taking more wonderful creations home you can have them processed for an extra Β£5 each.

What can I expect from this experience?

  • An introduction to wheel throwing
  • Hands-on tuition from an expert potter
  • All materials and tools provided
  • Post-workshop firing, processing and handling for 2 pieces per person
  • Any extra pieces can be processed for Β£5 each
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided
  • Suitable for all people and all abilities
  • Participants aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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 for a couple or fun activity to share with a friend.

If you want to do this workshop but can't see a date that works for you or you have a specific date in mind please send me a message and I will see if I can accommodate you.

Fubsies is also happy to offer you the opportunity to return after the workshop for another session where you can paint the pieces you have created! If this is something you would be interested in then mention it to Ruth on the day and she can run you through the details.

Please note: Once the session has finished your pieces will need to be left to dry out before going through two separate kiln firings and a layer of shiny transparent glaze. All of this processing will be done by Ruth and will take approx 2-4 weeks to complete. You will be contacted once your pieces are ready to collect.

Age restrictions: 14+

Two participants Β£100

What people are saying

Sian Farquhar-Rowlands
Oct 2023

Lovely afternoon session trying to make some pots / bowls. Really good fun and make some interest...

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Sarah Kidd
Sep 2023

Ruth was lovely and a great teacher. The studio was a calm and welcoming place to spend our two c...

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Harriet Wilkinson
Aug 2023

Excellent, friendly and professional host who explained everything clearly and provided enough he...

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Rachel Earle
Jul 2023

Ruth is great - a good teacher and whilst there were quite a few processes to master, she assured...

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Refreshments will be provided.


  • Adult changing
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

Sanitiser will be provided for use on entry to the class. Masks are not a requirement but please feel free to wear one if you feel more comfortable doing so.

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.

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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