Ceramics Class: Taster

Try your hand sculpting a pot + throwing a dish on the potter's wheel

2 hours Class size 1 to 12 (public classes), 7 to 20 label £45

Want to have a go on the potter's wheel and also hand-build a beautiful pot?
We welcome you to have a taste of both at The Ceramicists Studio!

Our studio is very spacious, warm, cosy and full of clay-spiration.
We are passionate ceramicists and will make sure you make the most of it.

A demo of hand building with coils will kick off the workshop and after that, you can get your hands messy with pre-made coils by us (so the boring prep part is out of the way!).

Once you’ve nailed the coiling technique, we can simultaneously start throwing on the potter’s wheel - you will get two goes on the wheel - one with our guidance and another where you can freestyle!

By the end of the taster workshop you will have 2 bespoke ceramic pieces AT NO EXTRA COST (one hand-built and another thrown on the wheel) that we will fire and glaze (transparent glaze), which takes 3-4 weeks.
After this, they will be ready to collect from our studio or we can deliver them (UK only) to you at an added cost.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you get to see the coiling demo at the start of the workshop, otherwise you interrupt and shorten the class for everyone. We have a strict policy on late arrivals. We will do our best to go over the demo for you again, however we must end the workshop at the intended time - we cannot extend your workshop time.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing about your lovely clay ideas and enthusiasm.

P.S Things you can coil build: Toothbrush cup, no.1 dad mug, paint brush pot holder, small vase, trinket dish, incense holder, spoon rest, a salt pig - the list is endless!

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 provided, as well as access to tools and equipment to have fun with clay.

All materials, including clay, are prepared so you can focus on making!

By the end of the taster workshop you will have 2 bespoke ceramic pieces (one hand-built and another thrown on the wheel) at no extra cost!
What to bring
Please make sure to have your nails trimmed prior to the class.

Aprons will be provided. You might get messy so wear clothes you don't mind mucking up.

COVID safety: Masks are obligatory when COVID risks are high, unless exempt. (-Jan 2022)
Suitable for

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 6 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 Father's Day 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, 81 Haymerle Road, SE15 6SB London; SPACE Studios, Unit 4G, 90 Haymerle Road, SE15 6SB London and 90 Haymerle Road, SE15 6SB, London (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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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 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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Maya Biskupska May 2022

Really fun intro into pottery. Awesome that you get 2 attempts at wheel throwing, and that you get to keep one of them along with your hand coiled piece. A really peaceful setting and everything was properly explained. My only feedback was I wish the class was just ever so slightly longer as decorating/painting at the end felt very rushed. Thank you

Tintin Lam May 2022

Really fun! The teachers were very helpful, attentive and helpful. Would recommend this to any beginner!

Aisha Saeed May 2022

First experience of pottery. A great teacher. Explained things really well and was happy to help out. Could have spent all day there but defo a great experience for a taster.

Katherine Grayson May 2022

Amazing class! I booked this for my sister's hen do and it was such great activity. Our teacher Lenny was fantastic, super patient with us and very flexible. We were all amazed that we managed to come away with a couple of really cool pieces that we had made. Everyone had their own wheel and we learnt really cool techniques, how to coil and throw. I would highly recommend and also want to thank Stephanie and Lenny for being so accommodating and giving us a great experience.

Joanne Camplisson Apr 2022

The teacher was very relaxed and patient. Me and my sister got this as a present for our mum and we all enjoyed it - lovely calm and creative class, it went so quickly!

Ian Malhotra Apr 2022

It was an amazing fun class and Stephanie was super kind and a great teacher!

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Leah Apr 2022

Such a great workshop! Lovely, supportive teacher and a great studio with a really relaxed atmosphere :)

Asia Begum Apr 2022

The class was great, very well organised (pre-made coils) to ensure you get as much out of it as possible. Both instructors were really friendly and super helpful. I went with my partner and we had a lovely time and also met a few nice people. Would 100% recommend!

Pottery workshop review by Asia Begum

Mina Ha Apr 2022

I enjoyed my first pottery class in my life. Teacher was kind and very engaging. Also a teacher assistant was helpful.
The teacher I had was different from the picture on the website. I definitely want to recommend and go back for other lessons. Time was a bit tight so it would be good to think about what you want to make beforehand.

Carmen Shek Apr 2022

This was a Christmas gift from my partner and only now have we had the time to do the class.

It’s been something I wanted to do for a while, so it was super fun to get our hands dirty for the day. We got to make 2 pieces within 2hrs. We got to learn coiling and throwing techniques.

There were two teachers on the day and both were helpful talking through the steps, and they would go around helping each person.

I thought throwing was quite exciting to learn - we get two goes, the one you like the most gets fired up.

Two hours wasn’t enough, I think an extra 30mins would be nice but I thoroughly enjoyed it all.

If they had a intermediate class available, I would consider joining again.

Cecilia Pares Apr 2022

I had a very nice time! Was able to create two pieces and meet nice people. I would definitely recommend it

Kate McCormack Mar 2022

I booked this class for me and my mum and it was so much fun. The teachers were so lovely and encouraging! I think it’s such good value for money too. Can’t wait to pick up our pieces

Daniela Rivera Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Stephanie and Melissa were great teachers and very friendly and helpful. Considering taking the 6 week course.

Elena Voronova Mar 2022

The class was very interesting: we got to learn 2 techniques during the 2 hours session. The instructors were helpful and guiding during all the class. I can recommend as entertainment for an individual and a group!

Claudia Caramidaru Mar 2022

Great class, the teachers were friendly, knowledgeable, and not to mention, patient! We had great fun, would recommend. Well organised, though time seemed to pass so quickly, we wished we had more!

Celina Wesolowska Feb 2022

Great class! The teachers had enough time to approach every single person to give some advise or answer additional questions

Mattia Bassi Feb 2022

Very good class! Nice teachers and very good vibes!
Really appreciated this class and definitely we will go again

Ceramics Class: Taster review by Mattia Bassi

Laura Fantinello Feb 2022

There were two teachers at this session and both took time to look and assist every student with both techniques we were using (coiling and throwing).
The materials, paints and other tools were all provided and I really enjoyed the process.

Morgane Bimet Feb 2022

It was a very nice session, great support and easy going. Would come back anytime Thank you !

Helen Wicks Feb 2022

Excellent class fast but thorough. Leni was very impressive - 10/10.
Excellent vfm. Highly recommend.

Helen Wicks Feb 2022

Really enjoyed the class Lenny was amazing very talented. She managed the required fast pace to fit everything in and still managed to gave everyone individual attention.

Anna Nesterenko Feb 2022

It was a wonderful experience, was really nice to try both hand building and the wheel. Would be nice to have it a bit longer, maybe 2.5 or 3h, so it won't be in a rush.

Ceramics Class: Taster review by Anna Nesterenko Sydney

Parker Mrozek Jan 2022

I really enjoyed the class! We received a quick intro on the coiling technique for our first project, then got to work. Shortly after we received a demo on the wheel, and proceeded to work on that piece as well. The time flew by and we were able to walk away with two pieces that are being sent to us.

Overall the class size was good, the teaching was awesome, and the playlist in the studio was also fantastic :)

Pottery workshop review by Parker Mrozek

Noemie Churlet Jan 2022

Class was super, very attentive teachers who really spend time making sure you know what your doing! And you get to keep two of the items!

Joseph Peacock Jan 2022

A lovely venue with friendly, relaxed teachers. They were very happy to help and guide but also let us do what we want and enjoy the session. The whole experience was great!

Mike Gouldney Jan 2022

We had a fab time! The class was great value for time spent and was one of the only classes I could find where you get to throw on the wheel, hand coil AND paint on the same day. Lenny was very helpful and everyone else attending was lovely and supportive ☺️

Omer Yoachimik Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

This is my second time coming to this class. There's a great atmosphere, it's really fun, and the teachers are very patient and helpful.

Pottery workshop review by Omer Yoachimik

Celia Marinaro Jan 2022

The teachers are really nice and so available. In two hours you have the time to learn, try and familiarize yourself with the clay. That was a lovely moment and I am already thinking of booking another class!

Yolanta Boti Jan 2022

Steph and her team were outstanding, I surprised my cousin with a class for her birthday, the venue had everything we needed, the staff were all so friendly. We did a mix of hand building and wheel throwing miniature pots for practice, Steph was so patient with us and let us take the time on our pieces. Overall the class was a lot of fun and very informative. Can't wait to go back!

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!

Omer Yoachimik Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

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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