Pottery Wheel Throwing Workshop

2 hrs
(41)

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:

  • Be guided on how to throw pottery using a potter's wheel
  • Get given tips and tricks to creating classic shapes
  • Have access to your own wheel for the entire session
  • Be provided with all tools and materials
  • Enjoy a friendly workshop made for all levels and abilities

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

Available dates

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What people are saying

★★★★★
Yaiza Gonzalez Perez
Feb 2024

What a great experience! Such a lovely host and teacher, and an activity to get dirty, relax and ...

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Adele Wolujewicz
Feb 2024

Loved this fun and productive 2 hours in the studio. With expert and gentle tuition I was delight...

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sharon Davis
Feb 2024

My First experience on a pottery wheel totally loved the experience and recommend anyone to give ...

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★★★★★
Rachel Powell
Jan 2024

This was one of my favourite things I've done in a long time, great (for want of a better word) v...

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How to get there

On the day

The firing of 2 pots is included in the ticket price. We charge a fee of £7.50 (per piece) for additional items.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 28 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 28 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

Fishponds Pottery at Ridgeway Studios

Fishponds Pottery at Ridgeway Studios was created in 2019. It's run by husband and wife team Max and Finola Thomas. They provide a flexible workspace for art, design and craft workshops. Courses are run throughout the year covering all kinds of making experiences including ceramics, jewellery and printmaking.

At Ridgeway Max and Finola are on a mission to get Bristol crafting again. They aim to make the world of ceramics accessible to all and reignite guests' passion for creativity.

That's why Fishponds Pottery is proud to be relaunching Crafty Pottery Weekends. A great way to reconnect with the community through creativity. Crafty Pottery Weekends offer a relaxed approach to pottery where you can choose to make whatever you fancy. Come and say 'hello', meet the team, grab a coffee and get making!

Lucy Turner

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.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Fishponds Pottery at Ridgeway Studios.

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest