Pottery Class for Couples, 1:1 Tuition or Groups

Get pottery throwing in London with your partner, learn solo or have a mini pottery party as a group!

2 hours Class size 1 to 2 (public classes), 1 to 7

label £160 - £320 (£160 for 1 guest, £210 for 2 guests, £260 for 3 guests, £320 for 4 guests)

Looking for a pottery class in London for a special occasion? Or keen to take a pottery-making workshop that focuses exclusively on you? Come along and try your hand at wheel throwing with this private pottery workshop in Shoreditch.

This two-hour ceramics class is an ideal introduction to throwing on the wheel — perfect for complete beginners or those simply needing a refresher. If you're looking for romantic gift ideas for your favourite couple, if you want to do something special for a friend's intimate birthday celebration, or if you simply want the chance to work one-on-one with a pro pottery teacher to learn or refine some pottery throwing techniques, this London workshop is for you!

You'll learn from a skilled and friendly tutor, who will teach you the basics of throwing on the wheel, including wedging, centring and pulling up the walls to make basic forms, cylinders, bowls, cups or planters.

Don't worry if this is your first time getting behind the potter's wheel, your teacher will tailor your session to meet your needs, whether you're an absolute beginner or whether you have some experience already.

At the end of this pottery class, you'll have your own clay creation to keep, some cool new wheel throwing skills and a new (or refreshed) obsession with pottery making!

Knowledge required
Complete beginners welcome!
What you'll get
  • All the pottery making materials you need to create your own pottery item to keep. Firing is included.
  • When your pots are ready we will ship your pots to you!

Please note:
It will take us approximately four weeks from the date of your class to glaze and fire your beautiful work. We will then lovingly pack and ship your amazing pots for you to keep and cherish!
What to bring
  • An apron to protect your clothes from splashes.
  • Your wonderful self.
Suitable for

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

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


Columbia Road Clay - Studio 13-14, Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield St, London E2 7LF

Pottery Class for Couples, 1:1 Tuition or Groups location
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Columbia Road Clay
Columbia Road Clay

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Hello! We're Columbia Road Clay and we're an artist-run organisation working to provide free clay classes to our local community in east London. Proceeds from our wheel throwing classes help support our workshops for the local community.

By booking with us, not only are you receiving top-notch instruction and discovering a new hobby and craft but you are also helping create opportunities for others to learn and expand their creative horizons!

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Jayden Cox-Smith Jul 2023

Super friendly and fun! Really enjoyed the class and would Defo do it again x

Flore Suquet Jun 2023

Very dynamic yet patient teacher, makes you feel comfortable. We have learnt a lot, not only about how to do it but also why. We had a lot of fun

Kyle Fountain Jun 2023

Mallorey was lovely, made learning easy Was a great intro to ceramics , thank you again

Sophie Wong Jun 2023

Our teacher Nom was amazing, he had a very calming effect and explained everything in a lot of detail, and was very patient with us beginners! We’re hooked!

Pavels Baskakov May 2023

Friendly instructor. Demonstrations were well done and the space was great too.

But I didn’t feel like there was much value from a private lesson. The demo would have been the same if it was 4-6 of us and then we would have just gone ahead on our own as we did. Some more tips and hands on tutoring would have been nice for the price of the private lesson

Teacher's response

Thanks so much for your feedback! We appreciate your time sharing your experience with us. Our private bookings are reserved for those who’d like to have an entire studio to themselves for a special session. Our tutors are more than happy to demonstrate a variety of techniques but also wish to give everyone the space and independence to explore. I am so sorry if there was any miscommunication and you felt you did not receive enough guidance in light of this. Your little pots have come out looking amazing however and we are very pleased to return them to you and your partner soon!

Best wishes

Morne Adriaans Apr 2023

Our teacher was awesome and very attentive throughout. The whole experience was amazing and no doubt unforgettable for both my wife and I. We were celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary by making our own property. The venue itself was well equipped and all required materials provided. Of particular interest was being run through some of the history of pottery and the different techniques. With help we were able to make 4 items between us during our session and can't wait to get the final product once glazed. Thanks you once again so much for the experience!

Nick Snelling Apr 2023

Such a good time and have come away with some lovely pots, jugs and bowls!

Safiyyah Bouda Feb 2023

We had such a great time with our teacher (Sorry, We couldn't remember her name) She was fantastic and made the experience so fun. It was a private session and we were able to take home 4 pots. we can't wait for them to be delivered, It was worth every penny.

Thank you

Caro Keeble Jan 2023

I had an excellent lesson with Gabriella who was giving me and a friend a lesson on 'throwing big'. Gabriella was very clear, helpful and patient and I felt having had two 2 hours sessions that I came away with a new skill. The studio is small but has everything you need, clean and is a lovely space to work in. I would highly recommend lessons here.

Kate Hilsley Jan 2023

Such a lovely space, Gabriela was amazingly supportive and knowledgable and I’m excited to practice what I have learnt. Thank you. Good value for money and lots of new techniques to take away and try.

Nicolo Vertecchi Jan 2023

Great experience, the teacher was super patient and we managed to make several items. Recommend 100%

Nadia Dekany Nov 2022

Gabrielle was an amazing teacher and we had a great time at the private session! She went through all the steps in the right level of detail for us to understand as first time potters, whilst keeping it fun, and answered all of our questions as we went along. We were encouraged to work independently on the wheel, but Gabrielle knew just the right time to step in to help if we needed it, whilst encouraging us to fix our own errors! At the end of the session we had created something that we were very happy with. We learnt so much and the whole experience was very special. We would highly recommend.

Catherine Jarvis Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great teacher (Gabrielle) and great fun. Went down a treat with my Mrs for her birthday and with the private lesson it meant we could bring our pup.

Ithar Ghalifa Oct 2022

The couples 1:1 class was amazing! The new workshop was so cosy and in a great location. Not only was our teacher so welcoming, she was encouraging and made sure we could take our time as first time potters. I would recommend wearing something you wouldn’t mind getting a little bit messy and just have fun!

We’ll definitely be back and would highly recommend it!

Andrew Foote May 2022

We enjoyed a great 2 hour taster session, learning lots and we were amazed that we both managed to make something. Malory was very patient, encouraging and knowledgeable, and made the session fun too.

Joseph Patterson Apr 2022

Best teacher ever - do it you’ll have the best time. Such a nice evening

Gina Mason Mar 2022

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Booked this class for myself and two friends and we all loved it! The studio was really cute and our teacher Akiko was super knowledgeable. Just received our finished pots back in the post as we don't live in London, I'm so happy with how they turned out :)

Pottery class review by Gina Mason - London

Adam Ma Feb 2022

The entire class was great fun, the time flew by. The teacher was very patient and ensured we enjoyed ourselves.

Murray Whiteside Dec 2021

Fabulous pottery session with Mallory who was extremely knowledgeable, patient with my daughter’s and my efforts on the wheel. She had a first class technique and great teaching manor. The result some pots produced that really aren’t half bad for novices!
Moreover, given the COVID situation we were delighted to get this lesson in.
All very professional, friendly and well worth the trip to London for us.
Thank you.
Murray Whiteside

Pottery class review by Murray Whiteside - London

Jay Kalama Nov 2021

An amazing first time experience!

Gabrielle is a brilliant teacher who made us feel at ease with her kind approach and very bubbly personality.
We had never taken a pottery class before and Gabrielle made the class fun, educational and very relaxing!
We're both looking forward to collecting our pottery and would love to return in the future :)

Mathew Wernham Nov 2021

Our teacher was fantastic. Thorough with a deep knowledge and practice we learned so much in the 2 hours and had a great time.

Fauzi Hussein Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

She was an Incredibly patient and encouraging teacher - all round nice person to be around

Julien Deslangles Oct 2021

Our teacher was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about her craft - she made for a wonderful learning and fun experience! From the easy-to-find and well-equipped workshop in central London to all the materials being provided, it was as easy as showing up, putting on an apron and starting to play with some clay! I would highly recommend this class - to beginners and more advanced folks alike!

Alex Jewkes Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic introduction to the world of pottery! Our instructor (Gabby) was extremely friendly and helped us navigate our first attempts at making bowls/plates/vases. I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to try something new. Thanks so much for such a fun morning session!

Janniah Evans Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Gabrielle made this pottery class so fun! It was a birthday surprise from my partner who knows my live for pottery but he had not yet been introduced the the process. Gabrielle had to cater to two different abilities which she did wonderfully. She provided a good refresher into pottery making with easy to understand explanations that would be clear for a beginner as well. I would highly recommend this class as a fun and relaxing way to enjoy pottery making and for the best session for beginners as well.

Pottery Class for Couples, 1:1 Tuition or Groups review by Janniah Evans - London

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