Pottery Class - Throwing on the Wheel

Discover he art of pottery making in this wheel throwing class in Manchester.

2 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £50

Sink your hands into this pottery class in Manchester with your friendly teacher from Partington's Pots. Unleash your creativity onto the clay as you learn wheel-throwing techniques.

Ideal for absolute beginners, this immersive workshop will guide you through different techniques needed to feel confident on the wheel. You'll enjoy intimate class sizes, so you can be sure to get plenty of personal time with your teacher in a cosy pottery studio.

Experience the joy of transforming a lump of clay on the pottery wheel as you make four to six pieces over two hours. Plus, one finished, fired and glazed mug is included in the price - hand-glazed by your teacher!

Once this Manchester wheel-throwing class is over, you can swing by later to collect your masterpiece or have it mailed directly to you. Either way, you'll end up with a tangible reminder of a wonderful day spent discovering new talents!

What you'll get
Your fired and glazed hand-thrown mug to keep.

Studio 4204B, Unit 4 (Islington Mill), Regents Trading Estate, Salford, M5 4DE

Pottery Class - Throwing on the Wheel location
Your teacher
Partington's Pots
Partington's Pots

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David Partington is a ceramic artist and educator. He is interested in the historic and universal appeal of clay as a common material with creative, utilitarian and industrial applications.

He produces high-fired stoneware pottery thrown on the wheel, mainly commissioned for restaurants and retail -- his clients include James Martin, John Lewis and The White Company. David is inspired by the country potters of 18th and 19th century who produced pots that were unpretentious, useful and beautiful.

David has worked in creative education for over 20 years, engaging diverse communities with the practice of clay. A recent commission, Islington Mill: Place in the Community (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund) engaged local audiences with the fabric of Salford's textile industry, through the industrial heritage and social narrative of the area. He regularly works in primary schools and recently appeared on Show Me How, for Milkshake!, an educational programming slot for Channel 5.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with many pieces held in private collections around the world. His studio is based at Islington Mill, Salford.

Verified reviews

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Zoe Stanton Rice Nov 2023

We've just had an absolute ball.
What a great thing to do. My Husband and I would live to donit all again. Dave is a great teacher, up for a laugh, even when we where covered in clay hand prints.
Let's hope our cups survive they'll be sent out to us in a few weeks. Ready for a Christmas cuppa (hopefully).
Best 2hrs spent in a while

Samah Nov 2023

It was an amazing experience me and my friend thoroughly enjoyed it, David was a great teacher who was there to help us, he made it so relaxed and made us feel at ease as it was our first time attempting pottery. I couldn’t recommend this session enough it was just what we needed, I will definitely be booking more sessions with David in the near future!

Rachel Maffei Nov 2023

On Saturday we had an amazing pottery class with Dave. We couldn’t have felt more welcome, Dave was amazing and we loved the session. We can’t wait to collect our mugs and hopefully try some more pottery soon!

Harriet Watterson Nov 2023

Dave was amazing, absolutely put me and my partner at ease and it was our first time doing a class like this.

I can’t recommend this enough either as a couple activity, something to do with by friends or even on your own

Dave was always there to offer support and guidance without being overbearing as a teacher - mistakes are funny and the class is completely therapeutic and stress free.

Can’t rate this class enough Will definitely be going back and I can’t wait to drink from my lovely mug

Amina Khan Nov 2023

Dave was an amazing teacher. There was a great balance of teaching and allowing us to have a good go It was sooooo much fun Highly recommend

Nikhita Chauhan Nov 2023

Really informative and relaxing class with a patient instructor! A good de-wind after work!

Would definitely go again!

Chenesayi Nov 2023

Wonderful birthday present for my partner.
Teacher was absolutely brilliant and very patient with us.

Pottery class review by Chenesayi - Manchester

Aleena Nov 2023

The teacher was fantastic! Incredibly knowledgeable & very welcoming. Had such a good time, would recommend to anyone.

Caitlin Nov 2023

David was an amazing teacher! Very patient and made us both feel confident throughout the whole experience. We made mugs, which honestly turned out so much better than we both thought thanks to David’s guidance. Thoroughly enjoyable morning doing something totally different. Would highly recommend to anyone! ????

Kate Nov 2023

Amazing class this morning. Very informative and fun.
Would definitely recommend.
I now want my own wheel.
Very helpful and encouraging teacher.

Pottery Class - Throwing on the Wheel review by Kate - Manchester

Aafira Gani Nov 2023

Dave was so attentive to us and helped us through the whole class. The whole experience was really fun and worth every penny. Would definitely recommend.

Harry Barnes Oct 2023

Bought this a treat for my partner and it was totally worth it! Dave was a fantastic teacher and it was such a fun experience! All materials provided including tea and snacks! Good location , we made 5 mugs and chose 1 out of those to be glazed and fired by Dave! We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to anyone!

Alex Gunn Oct 2023

Dave was really friendly and guided us through the process of making our own mugs. Had a lot of fun, would definitely recommend?

Naveen Sahu Oct 2023

Dave our teacher was very patient with us & with his superb skilled supervision we made some great mugs!

Lizzie Hayton Oct 2023

We had a great experience making pottery. Dave was an excellent teacher and went through all the steps needed and was there to support the whole time. Was fun learning a new skill and I would definitely recommend this class.

Zaidi Hamid Oct 2023

Really enjoyable intimate experience with a passionate and knowledgeable teacher, would highly recommend to all couples

Amber Houghton Sep 2023

Has the loveliest time learning how to make a mug with Dave! Considering we were complete novices Dave made sure we felt confident and comfortable. Can’t wait to go back again!

Pottery class review by Amber Houghton - Manchester

Teacher's response

Thank you so much, it was lovely to work with you both.
Can’t wait for you to see your completed pots.

Dave :)

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023

Dave is an amazing teacher. He was very patient with us and really took his time to explain and run through everything. It was great fun and would highly recommend to others.

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