Ever wanted to master the potter's wheel? This ceramics workshop is a beginner-friendly class that will teach you everything you need to know about creating stunning pieces of pottery on the wheel.
Four wheels will be available during the session and you'll have expert guidance with one of the resident ceramics artists at Fishponds Pottery. Make whatever you want on the wheel and the friendly pottery artists will be more than happy to help you make your dreams come true!
These intimate workshops will ensure you get full access to the wheel for the entire session, so you'll be honing your skills in no time!
In this experience you will:
This workshop includes the cost of firing and glazing (2 pots). If you would like to have extra pots fired, the cost will be £7.50 per piece. You can opt-in at the end of your session, no need to let them know beforehand!
Age restrictions: 18+
|Adult (Single participant )||£60|
A great experience learning the basics of pottery. The guidance was very clear and you had suppor...
This was so much fun, real clear instructions and such great teaching throughout. It was brillian...
We had a fantastic time. The tutor was extremely good at teaching, very patient and talented at g...
Really enjoyed this! Took my mum for her birthday and we got to make more than I expected. We had...
A great experience learning the basics of pottery. The guidance was very clear and you had support every step of the way.
This was so much fun, real clear instructions and such great teaching throughout. It was brilliant to go with literally no experience of every working with a wheel and leave with two recognisable pots ready to go into the kiln! I can't wait to see how they turn out. 100% recommend this as a fun experience to give a pottery wheel a go :)
We had a fantastic time. The tutor was extremely good at teaching, very patient and talented at guiding completely new beginners. It was great value for money and I would most definitely go again. We had so much fun!
Really enjoyed this! Took my mum for her birthday and we got to make more than I expected. We had really good fun! The fact you can get 2 pieces included as part of the price was great! Just the right length of time and our host was brilliant. Also a lot of 1 on 1 time as only 4 people booked per class so definitely got all the help needed during the class. Added bonus was the parking!
Great workshop! Having only four people in the workshop meant that we got enough time with the instructor throughout our session. I would definitely do again and recommend to friends! The instructor was great and explained everything so well.
Thank you so much for a highly entertaining afternoon! Having never been to a pottery class before, we were a bit apprehensive - however the class was really informative, great fun and lo and behold we managed to create a few pieces that we're looking forward to collecting :) Thanks again!
Brilliant class would 100% recommend
This was a great class! Highly recommend
Finola was great. We all had such a good time and enjoyed every minute!
We loved our pottery class with Finola! We each had our own wheel, there was unlimited clay available and Finola showed us the basics at the beginning, which enabled us to get making our own pots, plates etc very quickly. For that reason, the experience felt like very good value.
We had an amazing time creating different pots and learning all the techniques! It was a good sized group and it was a friendly environment
A great experience and so much fun. Great instruction and support and I managed to create a few pots which I’m excited to pick up in a couple of weeks. Will definitely go again.
I really enjoyed this class; Jasmine was very patient, calm & encouraging and she gave very clear instructions. The time whizzed by and I would really like to have another go at this!
Really fun and relaxing session, our host Jasmine was lovely and a fantastic teacher. Definitely want to come back to learn more!
Really enjoyed our experience on the wheel. We had a lovely and very helpful tutor for the session and it was a great way to take a bit of time to do something different and creative.
Such a fun couple of hours. The teacher was so helpful and paid attention to all of us.
Looking at going back with family
A lovely, wholesome day spent learning a completely new art form (and realising how easy they make it look on TV haha).
Christina was a brilliant host - really attentive and knowledgeable. Completely recommend, I’ll deffo be back for more! :)
Throughly enjoyed the pottery wheel throwing workshop - Naomi was a great tutor , patient and informative- pleased with what I was able to achieve in 2 hours despite being a complete novice !
We both loved this . The tuition was given with care and respect.
Thank you ,
My partner and I had an amazing time at the pottery workshop, Jasmine was a great teacher who left us to independently work on our creations whilst being available if we needed help. Highly recommend this class, and we can't wait to collect what we made once it's ready!
Couldn't have asked for a better way to spend an afternoon. Jasmine was a great teacher, friendly and helpful throughout. The makers market with live music was a nice bonus. Looking forward to seeing the finished works when they've been fired and glazed. Thank you!
Would recommend classes to anyone, even as complete beginners we felt we learnt so much from the class, Jasmine is lovely and super patient
Had a wonderful time at the pottery throwing class. Loved learning a new skill. Really enjoyed that there was unlimited clay to play with so felt very little pressure when it wasn't working. Was just a really lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great tuition. Amazed we actually managed to make something.
Mum and I really enjoyed this fun and friendly workshop. 2 hours was just the right amount of time to learn the basics and make a few nice things that were good enough to be glazed and fired!
Thoroughly enjoyed our pottery throwing workshop, Jasmine out tutor was super helpful and calm and made us feel at ease. Gained a lot out of the session and would definitely recommend.
This was a gift and it was excellent! It was really enjoyable. Finola was extremely helpful and patient with the group. Would love to do some more at some point.
Really enjoy the pottery throwing taster session so much that I will be booking a 4 wee beginners course in the spring hopefully May when these dates are released.
Thank you to Finola who was a great tutor.
We had a wonderful time at the pottery studio! The host and others in the studio were super friendly and relaxed. They were all offering help even though they weren’t teaching us!
Jazz was amazing. She explained everything so well and was extremely patient. She was super keen for us to all come away with an outcome which was so good to hear, and was adaptable to help us make some plates too!
The studio was lovely and bright, and we were even allowed to help ourselves to a cup of tea! X
Great day out yesterday. Jasmine was just fab and helped us when we needed it but also allowed us to fully engage in the experience. Would definitely recommend!
Got this as a gift for my girlfriend. We both loved the experience. Great host with a very friendly atmosphere and eased us in with an easy to follow demonstration and was also very attentive to individual's needs.
Fab 3h spent on the wheel. Lucy is a good host and teacher. Getting the pottery bug and will book more sessions with them in the near future!
Loved the session, enough time to get a really good feel for pottery throwing. Got more confident as time went on and ended up with a couple of pots worth firing. Lucy was great tutor and was on hand to guide when things went a bit wobbly! Remember to cut your nails before joining though!
Had an Amazing time, great tuition fun freindly and managed to produce some good pots... would go back again for sure
Great session and easy to find, accessible location. Small classes so more 1:1 time and enough time to throw a few pots so I can take sometime away to be proud of!
A fun session with a lovely tutor who explained everything clearly and helped us all the way through.
Great teacher, lovely space to work in.
Quality time on a wheel. First time doing it and really enjoyed Lucy's instruction, patience and guidance.
A lovely light and open studio space where you can work away at your own pace on the wheel with all the equipment, tools and clay you could need provided. Lucy is on hand to provide guidance and to help you develop your ideas into creations. The atmosphere at Fishponds Pottery is relaxed and friendly making it a really lovely place to spend a few hours making pots.
The firing of 2 pots is included in the ticket price. We charge a fee of £7.50 (per piece) for additional items.
Having become acquainted with ceramics during a Foundation Diploma at the Bristol School of Art and subsequently developing that material relationship through a voluntary role with local practitioners, Lucy landed on the Ceramics BA Hons course at Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2018.
During her time in Cardiff she focused on the production of reduction fired stoneware, the development of glaze from self-sourced materials and the interrogation of what constitutes "sustainable" practice - where do our conceptions of what is and what is not sustainable come from?
Lucy is an talented thrower, a gifted communicator and experienced instructor.
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