Regular lessons are now on hold until such time as all restrictions are lifted. The embedded link below will stop working . I am leaving this page up purely for information purposes.  Karl 

Wednesday Evening

Time:7-9:30 pm

Length 2.5 hours

Price: Drop in £40

Member £34

Thursday Morning

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Length:3 hours

Price: Drop in £50

Member £40



7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Length: 2.5 hours

Price: Drop in £40

Member £34


Times: 9:30am-12:00pm


RAKU 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price per session:

Drop in £40

Member £34

COVID-19 and pottery lessons

In light of all that is going on at the moment this is my advice and what will happen going forward.

At the moment lessons will carry on as normal, but only attend if you:

1) don't exhibit any symptoms or have a fever, or have been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19.

2) are not in the vulnerable or at risk groups, as defined by the NHS direct (111) website, or not going to be coming into contact with at risk or vulnerable groups following a lesson.

If you, or I, need to cancel a session or sessions then: if you have a monthly payment any outstanding credit will be returned, and I would advise to cancel the monthly payment till such time as the situation changes. 

If you have purchased a pack then the credit/credits for the lessons will be returned to you. The packs are valid for 12 months from the date they were purchased so this should leave plenty of time to be able to use them. God willing this will be over in a few months. 

If you have booked and offered to pay cash on attending the lesson, then nothing has been paid, nothing will be returned, but I hope you will return and book when able.

If there are things that you would like to to pick up that are/could have been fired I am very happy for you to get in touch and we can arrange pick up at most times. I hope and pray you and your nearest and dearest stay well through all this. Karlx

To book lessons simply use the embedded link below to register, and then use the calendar to book into sessions. Further down are a sample of regular lesson details and an overview of what the lesson structure could be. This is purely to give an idea of what we can do, if you want to. Individual needs and preferences will always be taken into account. I look forward to seeing you soon. Karlx

Week 1 


Beginners- clay preparation and wedging techniques.

Experienced- cylinder practice, height twice the width. Concentrating on getting all the clay up from the bottom.

Week 2 


Beginners- centring the clay and working on opening up.

Experienced- throwing plates, working on edges and rims. Making trays.

Week 3 

Beginners-opening up and drawing up to give an even thickness of wall. Compressing the rim.

Experienced- coning and making larger bottle shapes and vases.

Week 4 


Beginners- cylinders and making even walls that go straight!

Experienced- making a set of lidded jars.

Week 5


Beginners- bowls, the basics of making a bowl shape. Left hand importance and overhang.

Experienced- labels and knobs for lids

Week 6 


Beginners- Mugs and handles. Using cylinders from week 4. Extruding handles.

Experienced- Throwing off the hump. Centring and making multiple small pieces from one piece of clay on the wheel.

Week 7

Beginners- basics of plates. Mainly side plates.

Experienced- Set of 6 mugs.

Week 8

Beginners- Bottles and coning. Making small bottle shapes to fit a cork.

Experienced- starting a cruet set. design and purpose.

Week 9

Beginners- Jugs and spouts. Making basic jug shapes and pulling spouts.

Experienced- finishing cruet set.

Week 10

Beginners- Vase shapes and flowing forms

Experienced- throwing different shaped bowls and aiming to make a set, either nesting or stacking.

Week 11

Beginners- making different sorts of lids.

Experienced- making a teapot, components-lid spout body. 

Week 12

Beginners- free choice of activities, recap anything already covered, review taught skills so far.

Experienced- finishing teapot and joining components.


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