Beginners' Pottery Wheel Class

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

2 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £50

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

This is a fun indoor activity, 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, anniversary gift or Xmas 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.


Plaistow studio 1, 170 Harold road E13 0SE London

Your teacher
Suzanart Pottery
Suzanart Pottery

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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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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

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

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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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