Rent a Pottery Wheel at Trylla

Calling all makers! Head over to Trylla's quirky Bristol pottery studio, use their potter's wheel and throw to your heart's content! In this experience, you'll have a whole hour to use their wheel and make whatever you want. Use as much of your host's materials as you need - the price also covers your firing costs too.

What to expect:

  • 1 hour on Trylla's studio’s RK-5T SHIMPO tabletop wheel
  • 30 minutes for you to decorate what you made with Trylla's selection of coloured slips
  • As much earthenware clay as you need in either terracotta or white
  • Firing of your pieces to bisque
  • 15 minutes of set up time and 15 minutes of clean down time at the end
  • Tuition is not included, so you will need to know how to use a pottery wheel independently

About the wheel:

This is a tabletop wheel and so it can be moved closer or further away from you as you work. It is electric and uses a lever to adjust the speed - making it much easier to use than a wheel that has a foot pedal. The wheel has removable batts, so you won’t accidentally warp your thrown pots as you slide them off the wheel head!

This is ideal for throwing small to medium pots. (You may struggle if you are throwing 4kgs or more.) You will have the use of all the studio tools, wheel batts or whatever else you might need, but feel free to bring your own along. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to jump on the wheel and make your next masterpiece!

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (previous experience on the wheel required) £30

What people are saying

Jack Pedrick
Mar 2024

Really great session, excellent vibes for getting some wheel practice in

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Please arrive on time for your booking so that you will be ready to start on time for your slot. Wear clothes you don't mind getting messy
  • You will need to leave the wheel, bats, tools and splash pan completely clean after use, you have 15 minutes allocated to do this
  • You are required to cover the cost of any damage caused to the equipment that occurs while you are using it. This includes the wheel, splash pan, and any tools or wheel bats you might use

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 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 2 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


Trylla was created as a playful environment for people to experiment with ceramics and other crafts. It's run by Alice, Trylla's resident pottery nerd. Her goal with Trylla is to make ceramics more accessible to all budding potters in Bristol. It’s an emporium of weirdness, with walls covered in oddities in every colour you could imagine. Trylla has regular pottery experiences from wheel making to hand building, with a rainbow of glaze colours available. It also has a shop selling ceramics supplies and a range of handmade products from local makers.

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Any questions?

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