Beginners' Pottery Wheel Class

Try your hand at wheel throwing at this fun London workshop.

2 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £60

Looking for craft classes in London that will help you pick up a new skill? Get your hands messy with homemade clay at this beginner-friendly pottery workshop!

Guided by a professional pottery artist, Suzan, this class will begin with an introduction to the materials, processes and basic techniques of wheel throwing. Your teacher will provide a quick demonstration so you can see exactly how the craft is performed before handing things over to you to begin moulding and shaping your clay.

With a maximum class size of two students, Suzan will be on hand to provide plenty of one-to-one support and answer any questions you may have. Looking for things to do in London with kids? Bring your little ones along and play with clay together! It's a fantastic chance to introduce them to an interactive hobby away from the consoles and screens.

By the end of the class, you will have created a beautiful selection of pots and get to choose your favourite piece to be glazed by Suzan, ready to collect at a later date and display at home!

Please note:

  • Your final pieces will be ready to pick up around three weeks after your class. You will be contacted over email or text when your work is ready. Alternatively, your work can be delivered to you for an additional fee of £6.

Add-on available for this class
  • Delivery after class (£6)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners.
What you'll get
  • All the clay and materials you need to make your own ceramic pot to keep! Your pot will be glazed for you and you'll get it around three weeks after your workshop.
What to bring
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little clay on and make sure your nails are not too long as they can get in the way.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Suzanart Pottery adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

Additional precautions taken: My studio classes are for max 2 people and I ask participants to wear a mask.


The Old Public Library Building - Passmore Edwards Building (The Old Public Library) 207 Plashet Grove, London, E7 8QR

Your teacher
Suzanart Pottery
Suzanart Pottery

5.0 (47)

Suzan fell in love with clay in her early teens in Turkey but didn't have the chance to get her hands dirty until after she came to London and enrolled on a part-time course in 2004. After finishing her BTEC certification classes in Kensington and Chelsea college Suzan practised her pottery in a studio share in Kilburn.

In 2017 Suzan finally opened her own studio in Plaistow where she designs and creates all of her own work which is inspired by her mixed family background, travels and love for natural objects. Her homeware collection offers a handcrafted alternative to daily life otherwise filled with mass-produced items.

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Tara Martin Jun 2022

Absolutely fantastic lesson. Wonderful teacher. Really friendly environment. Brilliant first taster session. Highly recommend it.

Pottery workshop review by Tara Martin

Clive Edwards Jun 2022

Absolutely fantastic. Teacher gave the introduction and then allowed us to enjoy (whilst keeping a watchful eye). Really therapeutic handling clay.

Pottery workshop review by Clive Edwards Sydney

Toby Taplin Jun 2022

This was the perfect pottery class for the two of us who had never even tried using a wheel before. Susan was really helpful and a good laugh in the class - would 100% recommend giving it a go!

Anastasia Dontsova Jun 2022

Everything about the class was brilliant, Suzan is very friendly and knowledgeable. She explained the process, but gave us freedom to do our thing. The studio is also cute, located next to the beautiful park. Would definitely recommend!

Justine Jun 2022

Thank you for this amazing lesson.
The venue and the teacher were lovely and we had a great time.
I would definitely recommend it.

Justine Gilberte Jun 2022

It’s a lovely private workspace. We had a great demonstration from Suzan to kick things off, she was ever so friendly offering hands on help and friendly conversation throughout… I can’t stress enough how great this class was… I would 100% recommend and I might even take up a new hobby as a result.

Thank you so much Suzan, we had a lovely time.

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Wendy Guest Jun 2022

Very patient and friendly potter, she was helpful and explained the processes very well

Would definitely recommend this class to everyone

Thank you

Vincent Zabaldica May 2022

Absolutely wonderful!
Suzan was an amazing teacher for first time throwers.
She was patient, friendly and detailed in her teachings throughout our whole session.

Both my partner and I are absolute beginners with only rudimental understanding of throw pottery.
During the session, we learnt the basics of throwing, from centering the clay to the technique of pulling the clay to form.

The two hours went by in a flash and by the end of our session we had wonderful pottery that we'd be happy to show and tell to our friends and family!

As an added bonus, we could even get our work of art delivered to us fully kilned and glazed to our liking.

Thank you Suzan for a wonderful day out for both Ellie and I.

Beginners' Pottery Wheel Class review by Vincent Zabaldica Sydney

Stefan Werf May 2022

Amazing pottery experience provided by Suzana! Great teacher, very helpful and really friendly! I will be booking another class in the future for sure!

Donna Prime-Shingler May 2022

We had the most fantastic day . Suzan absolutely amazing, fun, friendly, knowledgeable - we had such fun, such an amazing and fun way to spend the day. We laughed, we learned a lot, and can’t wait to receive our creations. Do it, do it, do it - can’t fault it, and really hope we can come back for more X

Temi Ola May 2022

My partner and I absolutely loved the class. The 1-1 was just what we needed. The teacher was very patient and helped us as necessary but also left room for us to explore ourselves. I would recommend 110% & I would definitely come back again!

Beginners' Pottery Wheel Class review by Temi Ola

Yéssica Vidal May 2022

Susan was very welcoming and friendly. We loved the class, she gave us all the best tips and we've got to try all sorts of different shapes and sizes.

Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

(ps the building is amazing, a great place to host the class!)

Haydn Bannister May 2022

Suzan's class was everything we were hoping for! She was a wonderful, hands on teacher, but also gave us plenty of room to have a proper go at everything. We had a brilliant time, so glad we went - can't recommend her highly enough!

Jenna Blake May 2022

Suzanne was great. Very knowledgeable and very patient as this was our first attempt at using a potters wheel. It felt very intimate just the 2 of us and Suzanne. We had a lot of fun. We felt it was good value too.

Natalie Hyde Apr 2022

Suzan was a wonderful teacher and we had a lovely time. It was great to have such a small session with only two of us and her studio is in a great location (get a toastie from the cafe!). Thank you, Suzan, for a wonderful afternoon.

Alexandra Hale Apr 2022

I had a fantastic time in this class. Learnt alot and enjoyed every moment. Highly recommend.

Elizabeth Robinson Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

An excellent experience. Wonderful guidance and instruction provided. Great resources provided and value for money. I would highly recommend!

James Hollingshead Apr 2022

We had a great time with Susan, a very friendly and welcoming teacher. Thank you!

Stewart Clegg Apr 2022

Great afternoon. Very informative, friendly and patient instructor. Definitely would like to do another class.

Dina Gorskina Apr 2022

Really enjoyed my lessons with Suzanne. She’s very friendly, welcoming and patient. Planning to do a full pottery course with her! Highly recommended :)

Niki Chan Apr 2022

I went with my son, both of us enjoyed the class so much. Teacher is very nice and patience, would definitely come back again.

Vito Sugianto Mar 2022

Suzan was incredibly patient and efficient. She let us freely explore ourselves and jumped in at the right moments just before our own pottery disasters happened. Perfect balance of between teaching/guidance and independence. I'll 100% be recommending her to my friends and family. Leaving her class left my partner and I hungry for more.

Vito & Sophie, very satisfied students.

Nadine Engelbert Mar 2022

Had such a great time at this class! Never imagined I’d be able to create my own bowl so quickly, Suzan is an amazing teacher!

Umesh Ramanan Mar 2022

Suzan held such a great class for my partner and I, we had an absolutely wonderful time and were able to make quite a few items! We will most definitely be recommending this class to all our friends and family!

Brodie Kane Mar 2022

Suzan was very friendly and informative. She explained everything clearly and helped throughout the class with tips and tricks. There was only 2 of us in the class so we got a lot of attention. Overall it was a great class, I felt like I learnt a lot and it was a lovely calming activity.

Joel Whittlesea Feb 2022

Very kind and friendly teacher, who was always very patient, and gave lots of tips that helped her when she was learning. The studio was a great space for wheel throwing, and the wheel was perfect and easy to control. Brilliant value for money. Overall, a great experience!

Pottery workshop review by Joel Whittlesea

Alison Tytherleigh Feb 2022

Suzan is skilled teacher and her enthusiasm for throwing is infectious. The two hour introduction session was perfect and the fact that she only has two people in the class means you get the attention needed. I will definitely recommend this to others.

Alexandra Britten Feb 2022

Such a wonderful and fun class with such a lovely teacher, highly recommend! Can't wait to pick up our finished pieces

Vicky Purdue Jan 2022

This was a lot of fun! Suzan was a fantastic teacher and she provided absolutely everything we needed. The 2 hours felt like a good amount of time to get a real taster of how to throw a pot, I went with my mum and we each managed to make 4 pieces in the session. Overall a really enjoyable activity :) Thanks!

David Higgins Jan 2022

We loved our class and how easily we picked it up, thanks to great tuition. Looking forward to get our creations back to take pride of place.

Elizabeth Tuudah Nov 2021

Suzan was such a great teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I’m a beginner to using the pottery wheel and her instruction throughout the class was so helpful and she create a relaxing atmosphere. The small class is an added bonus. I would highly recommend her class and I will definitely be trying pottery again!

Beginners' Pottery Wheel Class review by Elizabeth Tuudah Sydney

Patricia McLaren Oct 2021

Great workshop - We really enjoyed our time with Suzanne. She was incredibly patient and explained everything really clearly. She was amazingly responsive and accommodating, having turned up on the wrong day for our booking, she still managed to fit us in to her busy day. You really felt like nothing was too much trouble. A really lovely experience and way to spend the morning with my teenage daughter. Highly recommend.

A Lau Sep 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Suzan was a very patient and thoughtful teacher. Studio was well equipped and we learnt a great deal from just a short 2 hour class. We would love to come back for me lessons.

Rachel Patrick Sep 2021

Excellent class. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Suzan took us through the process in a clear and patient manner. Will definitely recommend it.

Rachel Patrick Sep 2021

Excellent class. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Suzan took us through the process in a clear and patient manner. Will definitely recommend it.

Sema Ali Sep 2021

Was such a great class - even though we running late Suzan was very accommodating. We had such great fun and learned so much. She is a great teacher. Will definitely be exploring more classes

Ananthan Sep 2021

Very good value for money class with a very patient teacher. All materials were provided including some funky overalls :)

Deena Retnakumar Sep 2021

Suzan was a great teacher, showing incredible patience while we got to grips with the wheel! Highly recommend visiting her, especially if you're a first timer like us. Thanks again Suzan! :)

Afshan Ipsen Sep 2021

Really great class! The teacher was amazing and encouraging! She was able to lead two novices with little issue and we managed to create something worthwhile.
Would highly recommend!

Zaynab Mustafa Aug 2021

Good teaching with materials provided. Very nice and kind person who is very efficient . Thank you

Alex Perry-Adlam Aug 2021

This was one of the best days out I’ve had in ages. The course was informative, fun and really well taught. I couldn’t believe how much I achieved in just 2 hours. I wrote down all the tips and techniques I was shown and am already itching to get back on the wheel. A highly recommended course.

Paul Godfrey Aug 2021

The 2 hrs went by very quickly, but myself and my wife both managed to make 4 pots each.
Great teacher and really good fun!

Rebecca White Aug 2021

I had a great time learning to throw on the wheel. The teacher was there for guidance and support and there was plenty of time to practice.
I’m looking forward to seeing my finished bowl when it’s fired and glazed! Thanks very much!

Suha Ahmed Jul 2021

Suzan was great! Super friendly and taught us a lot. Her studio is beautiful and the experience was amazing!

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