Ever wanted to experiment with creating your own ceramics? In this private experience for two you'll have the opportunity to learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel.
You'll start with how to centre the clay and then move the wheel to form small pots. Using a ‘practice pot’ guided by Alice, you’ll then move on to creating pots in turn to perfect your throwing skills.
If there’s time, you’ll also be able to decorate your pots in your choice of coloured clay slip. Your pottery will be left with Trylla to dry and then be trimmed, fired and glazed for you ready to pick up around 3 weeks later. You will be required to pay £5 for firing on the day should you wish to fire your items.
Age restrictions: 16+
We had such a great time at our pottery workshop. Alice was a great teacher and we had a lovely t...
Alice was brilliant and we even emerged with pots that looked like pots!
We had a great evening at Trylla. Alice was really good and patient at explaining all the techniq...
A really great class! Alice was very fun and easy-going and the class was thorough. We ended up m...
We had such a great time at our pottery workshop. Alice was a great teacher and we had a lovely time learning the practise of the pottery wheel. Looking forward to picking up our pots soon!
Alice was brilliant and we even emerged with pots that looked like pots!
A really great class! Alice was very fun and easy-going and the class was thorough. We ended up making really nice pots by the end of it!
We had a great evening at Trylla. Alice was really good and patient at explaining all the techniques. Never expected to make such wonderful pots and bowls. This course gave us a real insight into pottery and the wheel. Would definitely recommend to friends and family, good for all ages.
This was a truly wonderful experience. Alice was an excellent teacher, walking us step by step through the process of making our own pots. Alice was kind, patient and made us feel extremely comfortable offering lots of encouragement. I would thoroughly recommend this one-to-one session for complete novices like ourselves. Alice allowed us plenty of time (even extra time!), it was a perfect evening. Thank you Alice, you were fabulous!
Such a fun evening- something completely different for us. Great that it was a class for just the 2 of us. Looking forward to collecting our pots in a few weeks
Alice is AWESOME! Such a cool couple of hours spent with my wife, away from the kids for the first time in ages! We left feeling really fulfilled and cannot wait to see our pots in a few weeks time. Alice was patient and allowed us to work through. Totally worth it and recommend this experience! 🙌🏼
What a lovely star Alice is, she was really helpful, informative and fun... and we want to go back and do it again!!
Alice is brilliant, great fun and an excellent tutor. From 0 experience I made 2 pots on a pottery wheel, I was so surprised at the results, that’s down to Alice’s tutoring.
Definitely recommend and definitely going to book another session.
Great instruction, relaxed, good fun, ended up with some great pottery!
Really enjoyed it.
Would do it again 😊
What an awesome experience! Never done this before, however, I felt completely at ease with the session. The host was top-notch - we had a great laugh. Would 100% recommend this with Trylla for a fun afternoon out!
I chose to get this experience for my mum for Christmas. We had the best time! Alice was such a big help and great at explaining everything to us as we’d never tried pottery before. Time went so quickly but we loved what we made and can’t wait to see the final results in a few weeks time.
We had a brilliant time and would recommend it to our friends. Thank you.
Alice was a really good teacher, clear, patient and helpful. She stayed with us guiding us throughout our lesson, we can't wait to collect our finished creations when they are ready !
Absolutely wonderful - Alice is a fantastic host!
Alice was a great and attentive teacher. She really made my sister and I feel at home, we made two wonderful pots each and learnt so much. Thanks Alice 😀
We had lots of fun and the time flew by but we had enough time to make two pieces each. Alice was a great host as well as being a good instructor teaching us various techniques. Definitely recommend.
It was so fun to learn to throw with Alice! It was an awesome experience and being in such a small group (2 people) meant we got lots of advice and attention. I definitely want to come back!
Well taught and guided, quick to pick up for a session
This was great fun. Alice was a patient and helpful teacher and we were really pleased with what we made.
It was so much fun and Alice was an excellent teacher. I will definitely be booking again!
Birthday present for daughter and her father who both loved the experience.
Excellent pottery class.
Was an amazing class!
Alice was very patient with us and gave great tuition.Had a lot of fun and we were very happy to have produced a recognisable vase/pot.
Having never tired to manipulate clay on a rotating wheel I was interested to see how I'd manage. Alice was excellent in helping to understand the process from centering the clay, through to creating a finished pot. Great fun and we can't wait to collect the finished pot once it's been fired and glazed. Would recommend.
Very enjoyable experiance, Alice teaching skills are friendly and professional set in a cosy creative workshop :)
Alice is an absolutely lovely host and a great teacher. This was our first time making pottery, and it was even more fun than we had expected. We highly recommend this workshop.
Great fun! Relaxed environment and Alice is a wonderful instructor
Excellent! 10 out of 10!
What a hoot!
great evening with excellent instruction and fun painting the pot as well as throwing.
An eye-opening dip into the skill needed to create with clay. Certainly not easy but great messy fun, very well explained by Alice.
Good fun and so satisfying to have created something unique. Alice was a great teacher.
The whole thing was a great experience. The session was booked as a birthday present for my girlfriend who thoroughly enjoyed it! Great balance of tuition and guidance, and freedom to create something for yourself! Would highly recommend. Thanks very much!
Amazing experience - so proud of what we created! Alice was a great host, informative, and so helpful. Would 100% recommend to anyone wanted to give throwing a go!
We both really enjoyed this. Alice was an excellent teacher and really funny. Would definitely recommend
I absolutely loved every minute of it and have been watching YouTube videos the very next day! Can’t wait to go for another teaching session!
Great fun, really enjoyed learning and producing a couple of pots each. Alice was a great teacher and was very patient and made the whole session fun. Can’t wait to get our finished pots.
Alice is a wonderful teacher who gave us such a great introduction to the art. I can't wait to get back there again for some more time on the wheel!
We had a really good time, it was our first time doing pottery and the experience was such a good one! Can't wait to collect our finished pots. Thank you to our great hosts!
We had such a good time, was very relaxed and fun!
Lovely host, perfectly paced and relaxed atmosphere
Fantastic time, great host.
I brought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend, we had the best time here.
Alice explained everything so clearly and was there with help and guidance when we needed it! We both made 2 pieces and can't wait to pick them up when they're ready!
We had the best evening and would highly recommend it!
Alice was an excellent host, very helpful.
Really good fun and Alice was lovely - very patient and a great teacher.
Alice was really knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience fun. We had a great session and are looking forward to seeing our final pots once they've been glazed
We really enjoyed our pottery class, thanks again :)
Alice was a very patient instructor and we actually produced some lovely little pots that we are very proud of. The experience was a gift for my mum and we both had a really great time, something we will remember. We would both definitely recommend.
Alice was delightful. My sister and I had a fantastic time. We were really pleased with our pots and learnt so much. I'm planning to book a wheel soon to practice again.you can hire a wheel for £10 an hour during the day and buy clay and pay for kiln space . Highly recommend great teacher and very patient.
Alice was an amazing teacher, we had so much fun! Would absolutely recommend! Thank you! :)
A super fun pottery session with a really friendly atmosphere! Would definitely recommend!
We had fun :)
Really great experience! Alice was brilliant tutor and explained everything really well. We had a fab time, and would definitely recommend it :)
My partner and I had a lot of fun doing this workshop with Alice, who was lovely and made the experience very enjoyable and fun! Definitely would recommend to anyone who wants to get in touch with their creative side.
Had a great time would absolutely recommend it!!
Absolutely brilliant experience! First time trying pottery and we both loved it as we were shown every single step of the process before we done into it. Will definitely go again and join their pottery club!
This was booked as a birthday present for my husband. We had a brilliant time and our host was very patient and informative with us as novices.
We had such great fun, would really recommend the workshop to friends. Alice was a great teacher and made the whole experience such a laugh.
We had a great time learning how to use the pottery wheel. I would recommend anyone to have a go at this, you don’t need to be arty to be successful.
Very good teacher, really enjoyed and would do again!
Alice was brilliant. Everything was well organised and covid safe. She was very welcoming, very clear with her instructions and demos. We had so much fun and it is so addictive! Thank you for such a great experience!
Kate was fantastic, really fun experience that we would never usually do! Thanks so much
I was bought this workshop as a birthday gift & it was SO much fun! As a beginner & complete novice I wasn’t expecting to walk away with anything special but Katie guided me through the entire process like a pro & I was so happy with my little creation at the end. The workshop space is also really cosy as it’s set within a vintage shop so a lovely vibe. Would highly recommend! :)
My friend and I loved the workshop. We hope to come back in the new year to paint our creations!
Such a fun experience and lovely host! Was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and a perfect present for my mum’s 60th birthday!
Suitable for teenagers up, little ones would struggle with strength, overall extremely good fun and well taught. A great introduction to pottering, we would highly recommend this.
Great experience, very mindful and relaxing, definitely going back again!
Really fun afternoon and we actually made some pots, with help. Katie was the perfect teacher and made the experience very relaxed and enjoyable. Definitely recommend.
Great class with a great teacher. The experience was a perfect little date night and we both loved it. Thanks!
Absolutely brilliant evening we thoroughly enjoyed it!!! Katie made it so interesting and informative! Would recommend to anyone 😊😊😊😊 Kelly & Kirstie xxx
We really enjoyed learning a new skill and had so much fun whilst doing it! Our instructor was so helpful and friendly! We will definitely be coming back!
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - excellent teacher and with a bit of help I made a pot ! Would highly recommend
Great fun. Excellent host demonstrated and explained the process so well that we were able to make two passable pots each, which was a much better result than I expected. Looking forward to picking them up fired and glazed. My first attempt and I would love to do more.
Amazing experience, so much fun, we’re made to feel so welcome and such a fabulous host…….really ignited an interest in pottery and can’t wait to go back!!!
We had such a great time! Our teacher was amazing, so friendly and welcoming. She showed us what to do and then let us give it a go, whilst being laid back she was also guiding us at the right times, the perfect amount of teaching and leaving us to be creative. Would 100% recommend to others to try. Very inspiring experience.
The team at Trylla were patient and energetic and we really enjoyed our experience there
We had a really great time and will look to do something similar again
What a fantastic workshop! We had an amazing time and we're taught so much. We loved the fact that we were able to choose what we wanted to make and guided on how to do it rather than churn things out. It really was a fantastic experience. Thank you Trylla!
We had a great time and came out with some pretty good pots! Highly recommended, thanks for the experience :)
What a fun night creating an object - not sure how to describe it but it was made of clay. It was such a good laugh and a really enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend it. Go on getting throwing!!
Loved it, never done pottery before and the host was relaxed, fun and informative
We had a great time. Katie was an excellent teacher and gave us lots of advice and encouragement. We're really proud of our pots! We liked that we could experiment with the shape and also decorate with colour. Would highly recommend.
Our private workshop was great fun - as we were complete beginners, Katie patiently spent plenty of time with us teaching us the basics in a very relaxed fashion. Can highly recommend. Can’t wait to pick up our pots 😁
We had a great time!
Thanks for a really great afternoon. Perfect balance of really helpful instruction and hands on activity :)
It was so much fun. Had a brilliant time. Kate is a great teacher; very knowledgeable, friendly and patient! Will hopefully get back for a few clay club sessions!
In this private class you'll have your own potter's wheel to share, while Alice demonstrates on another wheel from a social distance.
It's 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. 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.