Alice has shared her pottery skills with people all over Bristol, and in this experience at Trylla you'll get her undivided attention, learning the techniques to start your pottery journey or simply have a fun few hours creating your own clay pieces.
You will start with a ‘practice pot’ guided by Alice, and will then you'll have the chance to create additional pots, with the focus being on perfecting your throwing skills.
We aim for you to be able to throw solo by the last pot. Generally forming the pots will take us to the end of the experience but if there is time you will also be able to decorate your pots with coloured clay slip. Your pottery will be left with us until the clay has completely dried, they will then be trimmed by hand, fired and glazed with a transparent top coat, ready for you to pick up around 3 weeks later.
Age restrictions: 16+
I was really looking forward to this, my first experience with pottery and I will say I was not d...
Great workshop, fantastic to have one on one attention to really make progress on your first time...
A lovely way to spend an evening, great tutoring and really nice to come away with something you’...
Alice was a very patient and attentive host. She gave me the guidance and freedom to create 3 pot...
I was really looking forward to this, my first experience with pottery and I will say I was not disappointed. Alice was a great tutor/host, just the right level of instruction and supervision for a first timer. Managed to make 3 items which was brilliant and am looking to book some more throwing time soon, as a treat for myself.
Great workshop, fantastic to have one on one attention to really make progress on your first time. Had a lot of fun and my host made it an enjoyable experience. I got to make 3 pots so you get a lot out of it. Would highly recommend!
A lovely way to spend an evening, great tutoring and really nice to come away with something you’ve made.
Alice was a very patient and attentive host. She gave me the guidance and freedom to create 3 pots of my own design. I can’t wait to see the finished results when the pots have been fired.
I had a great time learning how to use the pottery wheel at Trylla! I’d 100% recommend doing it!
Alice was very good at taking me through the steps with clear instructions to make pots on the potters wheel. She was very encouraging and friendly, the atmosphere was very relaxing and she dispelled any nervousness I had in doing something new. Alice made this such an enriching experience, thank you.
This was a birthday gift for a friend who absolutely loved it. She found it really fun, it was walking distance from her home, she made some fabulous pots and as she loves pottery throw down on TV she said she now has loads more appreciation for how difficult it is.
The evening was great. Loads of really useful tips and information. Filled me with confidence to do more wheel work.
Alice was a great teacher, she gave really clear instructions and I was so pleased with what I made! Thank you :)
It is a very mindful thing to do, great sense of achievement to create something
a lovely experience
Had a great introductory experience to the pottery wheel. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and Katie was a great teacher! Thanks again :)
I had so much fun. Katie was an amazing teacher and just a joy to hang out with for a couple of hours. It was brilliant to be able to learn a new skill and still feel like I could be creative with it. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Really great experience - thank you! I will be back...
Group numbers will be limited for each experience to ensure you can all work from a social distancing throughout. Please bring your own mask
It is advisable to wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit messy! Some of the clays can stain white clothing so avoid wearing white to your class. Don't forget to bring a mask with you just in case.
The shop is right near Bedminster Parade so it is easily accessible from the centre of Bristol on the bus via the M1/ 24 / 75 / 76 busses. There is also Bedmister train station a 15 minute walk away.
Your host is Alice, Trylla’s resident pottery nerd. She's been creating ceramics for 10 years now and has as much love and enthusiasm for it as when she started out. She opened Trylla 4 years ago after working in many different other studios over the years. She serves as Trylla's head technician and teacher.
Alice welcomes any questions you have during classes and is always happy to chat clay with you outside of class too!
Ask your question directly to Trylla.