Pottery wheel workshop

Best pottery classes in Birmingham

Last updated on Friday 22 March 2024

Looking to improve your pottery skills? Or maybe you want to try pottery for the first time to see if it might be your new favourite hobby.  

Luckily for you, Birmingham is full of lots of lovely local pottery experts and ceramicists who are on hand to show you how it’s done.

From mindful pottery painting to wheel throwing like a pro, we’ve got an experience for all your pottery needs.

Pottery experiences in Birmingham

Spin & Shape: Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners

Ever wanted to try your hand at making pottery? Join this fun and friendly workshop where you'll learn the basics of the pottery wheel and create your own unique pieces.

If you’re a newbie to the pottery making scene then this pottery wheel workshop is perfect for you!

Spin & Shape: Pottery Wheel Workshop for Beginners - £60 per person 

Pottery Wheel Throwing Workshop

Your host for this pottery class is professional potter Sandra from Art from Earth. Under her expert eye, you will learn all the tips and tricks needed for beginning to throw basic shapes before taking home between 3 to 6 finished pieces.

You will get plenty of time to practice on the wheel, with one-to-one help from Sandra to help you hone your skills.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Workshop - £170 for two

Clay on pottery wheel

Pottery Taster Session: Wheel Throwing

Join Pavlov Ceramics in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for a hands-on workshop that will teach you how to throw a piece on the potter’s wheel. This two hour workshop is perfect if you want to learn how to work with clay and make your own pieces on the wheel.

In the first part of the workshop, you will delve into some essential theory of wheel throwing while learning how to prepare the clay. After a detailed demonstration, you will then have the opportunity to craft your own unique pots before selecting your favourite piece to glaze and keep. 

Pottery Taster Session: Wheel Throwing - £65 per person

Handmade Tea Bowls & Tasty Dumplings at Blow Water

Join James at Blow Water Cafe and discover the art of making your own ceramic tea bowls. Learn the ancient techniques of pinching, slab building, and shaping the clay with your hands. 

You'll get to make two tea bowls from different techniques, one pinched and one slab built, and choose from several glaze options for your finished pieces.

After the pottery session, you'll also get to enjoy a mouthwatering serving of dumplings, freshly made at Blow Water Cafe. This workshop is a fantastic way to mingle with other craft lovers and make new friends over a shared hobby.

Handmade Tea Bowls & Tasty Dumplings at Blow Water - £55 per person

Pottery Painting at Barn Studio Ceramics

If painting pottery is more your thing, rather than making it, then head on over to Barn Studio Ceramics.

Choose what you'd like to paint, whether a mug, plate, bowl or animal, and your host Amanda will supply you with all the paints and tools to create a masterpiece. If you need some inspiration, she'll be on hand to give you some hints and tips – or you can look at all of the wonderful pieces around the studio to get some ideas!

Pottery Painting at Barn Studio Ceramics - £16 per person

Pottery painting

Looking for more fun experiences in Birmingham? Take a look at what else we have on offer.

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