Ceramics Class: Taster

Get a head start with creative clay at this fun pottery workshop in South Bermondsey..

2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 6 to 18

label £45 - £55 (£45 for Public class, £55 for Private class)

If you've got a craving to get creative with clay, this beginners' pottery workshop in London is the perfect way to get started! Led by talented ceramics experts, you'll get the opportunity to try your hand at both hand building with clay and using the potter's wheel to create two unique pieces of pottery of your very own.

After a tour of their cosy studio space in Peckham, your friendly hosts will give you some useful demonstrations of the techniques and equipment you'll be using, as well as showing some of their own pieces to give you some extra inspiration!

Once you're familiar with your workstation, it'll be your turn to start crafting your own ceramics! You'll begin with using coiled clay to hand-build a gorgeous plant pot, before giving wheel-thrown pottery a spin to craft a salt dish to take pride of place in your kitchen. Don't worry if this is your first time working with clay, as your expert guides will be behind you every step of the way to guide you towards pottery perfection!

Once your two-hour session is over, you'll leave your pieces in your hosts' capable hands, who'll then glaze them, fire them in their kiln and have them ready for collection or posted to you in a few weeks' time — don't worry, the wait will be well worth it!

Add-ons available for this class
  • Pieces delivered to yours for 1 person (£8)
  • Pieces delivered to yours , for 2 persons (£12)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All materials, tools and equipment to make a clay plant pot and salt dish.
  • Hot and cold beverages.
  • Your handmade ceramics will be fired, glazed and available to collect or posted within 2-3 weeks.
What to bring
  • Make sure you trim your nails for the best experience.
  • Casual wear is recommended, just be aware your clothes might get a bit dirty during throwing (though it is all washable).
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday, hen do or stag do.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

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

The Ceramicists is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 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.

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you'll sanitize all materials, ensure good ventilation, create at least 1meter distance between customers

Space studios Unit 4G - 90 Haymerle Road, SE15 6SB, London

Your teacher
The Ceramicists
The Ceramicists

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We're a London-based ceramics studio and gallery, looking forward to sharing our knowledge of this craft with new ceramics obsessives.

Since joining forces in 2014, we've embarked on unique projects with a whole host of architects, artists, designers, galleries and restaurants. Our workshops are designed to help you get the most out of working with pottery. Whether you're expressing yourself with small batch-produced items or looking to create a one-off gift for someone special, they're the perfect way to further your experience with ceramics!

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Roz Kingham Nov 2021

Really well organised and we packed loads in to our two hours. Special thanks for so making my daughter feel so welcome as part of the class too

Theresa Pascual Nov 2021

The taster class is so perfect for beginners like me! Me and the boyfriend enjoyed it so much!
Their demonstrations were clear and easy to follow. They guide you throughout the class and will be there when you need help or when you fail miserably on the potter’s wheel
It’s definitely worth the money as you will be able to try out two different methods and you even get to take two of your creations home after a few weeks (they need to bake and glaze them)!
I can’t wait to go back again and maybe try out a full potter’s wheel session.

Pottery workshop review by Theresa Pascual

Geizalyn Mejala Nov 2021

Wish there was more time ☺️ Enjoyed it too much!⭐️ They are very hands on during the throw and teach good techniques too.

Nermeen Hilton Nov 2021

Both Lenny and Steph were super helpful and very clear.

Loved the balance of coiling and throwing.

All round great session, super fun and would recommend!

Liv Ekdawi Nov 2021

The teachers were great, the class was very good value for money since we paid for materials as well as being able to keep the product. I enjoyed it so much and will definitely come back!

Kristin Gabriel Nov 2021

While I enjoyed the lovely atmosphere in the sudio, the session was informational and hands on at the same time. Stéphanie and her assistant Lenny gave very good instructions to succeed and have nice results to take home. It is a wonderful and joyful experience to work with your hands, so very much recommended!

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Omer Yoachimik Nov 2021

The teacher was great, friendly and patient.
Venue was very cool, open, lit, great music and coffee
Materials and tools were great and sufficient.
Great value, will definitely come back.

Pottery workshop review by Omer Yoachimik

Ally Sinjab Nov 2021

Stephanie was absolutely wonderful. We booked a private class for my Birthday. She was so patient, accommodating and kind. The class was excellent and I would highly recommend it. Thank you Stephanie!

Katie Norton-Williams Nov 2021

Class was great! Stephanie was such a lovely teacher and this was a perfect Sunday morning activity!

Steve Wood Oct 2021

Fantastic intro class to ceramics, we had the best time! Super friendly and accommodating hosts, relaxed vibe in the workshop, and enough time to create 2-3 pieces. Going back for more!

May Myanmar Oct 2021

Really fun class! Would definitely recommend! You get to make two of your own creations and also paint them at the end :)

Ceramics Class: Taster review by May Myanmar

Eliza Endel Oct 2021

Teachers really helpful and friendly. Learned a lot in a short space of time. I’ll definitely be booking the follow up class to this one :)

Zoe Hopper Oct 2021

We had an excellent time! Couldnt believe we managed to learn how to use the potters wheel and make a decent dish and also have time to make another piece. The teachers were brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend and will go back for more! Thank you for a great creative morning!

Disha Patel Sep 2021

Really good introduction to ceramics! We really enjoyed it - calm and chilled atmosphere too! Thank you

Emily Sanderson Sep 2021

Great teacher! Made instructions very easy to understand. An enjoyable experience, and I good value for money

Avani Patel Aug 2021

amazing class lots of fun great teacher and atmosphere very friendly. Great colours, clay and tools

Samuel Thomas Jul 2021

The teacher was amazing! She provided us with lots of information and guidance before and during the class.
For anyone that wants to try out ceramics its definitely value for money. The materials and colours provided great too.
Even though the class overran by a quarter of a hour she was still very patient and allowed us time to finish without rushing.

Marta Crespi Jul 2021

I had so much fun. It was just amazing. Organisation was excellent we had time to use the weel and do a mug/recipient with our own hands. Very nice and patient teacher.

In overall 10/10

Ceramics Class: Taster review by Marta Crespi

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