Pottery Making Taster Workshop

Learn how to make your own handmade pottery at this beginner-friendly class!



2 hours - 3 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 8 to 10

label £35 - £40 (£40 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £35 for 3+ guests; price varies across dates)

Looking for chilled-out London activities to help you escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Sit back, relax and get creative with clay at this pottery making workshop in Stoke Newington!

During this beginner-friendly class, you'll learn all the tips and tricks needed to transform handmade clay into bespoke pottery pieces. Your expert guide will demonstrate hand-building techniques using coils and slabs before covering wheel throwing as you prepare to get hands-on with your clay!

Whether you're a complete beginner or a more experienced clay crafter, this workshop is a great chance to unwind in a London pottery studio as you let your creative side take over.

At the end of the class, your beautiful pottery pieces will be taken away to be biscuit fired and glazed, ready to collect after two weeks to display at home or give away as handmade gifts!

Please note:

  • Your finished pieces will be fired and glazed, ready to collect two weeks after the class.
  • There is a small material fee of £3 per piece of pottery made which will be collected at the studio.



What you'll get
Clay, aprons and tools will be provided during the class.
 
What to bring
  • Fingernails should be kept short for health and safety reasons.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a bit of clay on.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

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

This would also be a nice gift for her or gift for mum.

Location

cernamic studio - Stoke Newington 36A Windus road N16 6UP London

Your teacher
Cernamic
Cernamic

5.0 (31)
8k

A rare and hidden pottery Eden in the heart of east London, Stoke Newington. Cernamic studio in Stoke Newington was founded, created, and built during the first lockdown of the pandemic, through hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. Nam and Susi two professional ceramicists run this fun and affordable pottery studio open for everyone from all walks of life.

Nam Tran is an award-winning practitioner who gives lectures and demos at universities and exhibits internationally. A ceramic lecturer and head of the departments in design and multi-media with Kensington and Chelsea college. Nam specialises in wheel-thrown raku, bringing years of experience and craftsmanship to every object made.

Tran's work is focused primarily on exploring the physical properties of clay and material experimentation is a strong characteristic of his work. He has been developing making enclosed forms that are much stronger than open forms and therefore resonates well with the alternative firing technique he uses. His work is dominated by thrown pieces that subtly echo the urban roots and conceptual design. Nam Tran first made pots as a teenager on a wheel in his own bedroom and remembers being captivated by the experience. With his unique alternatives methods and approach to ceramics, Nam Tran identifies rules and manipulates and bends them.

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Federico Acierno Jan 2022


Nice atmosphere, class well thought. Working with ceramic is so relaxing, I'll definitely try it again!

Raiesha Sardar Jan 2022


We had such a good time and learned so much in two hours. Nam, Rosa, Suzie and Anita were all so helpful. They made it all look so easy! Thank you for the fun experience. We would definitely recommend.


Fred Dent Jan 2022


Teacher Nam was excellent. Very chilled out but informative. Time flew by. Great experience. Thanks!

Rob Ferrier Jan 2022


Nice friendly staff happy to help when we needed it, glad I did the three hour cause it went pretty quickly. Compared to a lot of other courses I’d seen was good value for money too

Pottery Making Taster Workshop review by Rob Ferrier

Rohith Edayilveedu Jan 2022


I booked the class for my girlfriends birthday. The teachers were nice and friendly and very helpful for people with no prior experience in pottery.
All materials and equipments were provided so you can just show up there and get cracking on.
We did a three hour session for £50 per person. I guess if you want to get a generic experience and make a day out of it, it's well worth it.

Colette Brideson Jan 2022


Really fun, great teachers, made 3 pots in two hours! Studio has been done up really nicely with lots of plants.

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Elizabeth Valleau Jan 2022


Wonderful teachers. So inspiring and fun! Planning to sign up for more Cernamics classes soon.

Peter Ferdinando Jan 2022


Our teacher Nam was excellent his instruction, demonstrations and help insured that we all created some pieces to be proud of. The venue was great plenty of equipment and materials for everyone. This is a working space and so interesting to see all the pots and people at work. Would thoroughly recommend.

Pottery workshop review by Peter Ferdinando

Alix Dugré Jan 2022


Teachers were enthusiastic and kind. A wonderful experience I would recommend to everyone. Must try!

Helen King Jan 2022


Great value for money! Got to hand build a mug and also have three attempts at throwing items on the wheel! Lovely teachers, really helpful and happy to suggest solutions! I would love to come back sometime! x

Pottery workshop review by Helen King

Joanna Klepka Jan 2022


Nam was excellent, I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I loved the fact that we got stuck into it straight away. This was my first ever pottery class, and it was just such an amazing experience. I'm already looking to sign myself for a course, and I can't wait to start this. Thanks again for amazing experience. Nam is funny, informative and very approachable. The setting of the place is incredible, and really quite inspiring. Thank you so much for having me :)

Joanna Klepka Jan 2022


Nam was excellent, I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I loved the fact that we got stuck into it straight away. This was my first ever pottery class, and it was just such an amazing experience. I'm already looking to sign myself for a course, and I can't wait to start this. Thanks again for amazing experience. Nam is funny, informative and very approachable. The setting of the place is incredible, and really quite inspiring. Thank you so much for having me :)

Miriam Damanhuri Dec 2021


Really lovely teacher and great environment. we had a great time and was really supported. I would definitely recommend.

Pottery Making Taster Workshop review by Miriam Damanhuri

Craig Riviere Dec 2021


The teacher was amazing, very informative and helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking for a fun, interesting, relaxing session of trying out pottery for the first time or even many times. The venue was nice and inspiring with several other creations, toasty and warm and overall a friendly environment.

Thanks again!

Sara Hachem Dec 2021


Nam and Suzie were great, the taught us and helped us throughout the 2 hours. We had 3 goes to throw and shape the clay,which was more than enough and gave you lots of learning opportunity. We also got to keep any items we wanted and have them glazed for £3. Overall I really fun and interesting class, very worth the great price and I'd love to attend again.

Sara Hachem Dec 2021


Nam and Suzie were great, the taught us and helped us throughout the 2 hours. We had 3 goes to throw and shape the clay,which was more than enough and gave you lots of learning opportunity. We also got to keep any items we wanted and have them glazed for £3. Overall I really fun and interesting class, very worth the great price and I'd love to attend again.

Teji Vishwanath Nov 2021


Nam was a great teacher - very relaxed and engaging. The space was great and the experience was lovely (for someone who has never done pottery before)! Thinking of signing up for more classes now. Total worth my 90 min journey from west London!

Dana Li Nov 2021


Nam was super enthusiastic and helpful during the class. The studio is very cool with some beautiful (pug) assistants too!

Sumayyah Alshraim Nov 2021


everything about this class was amazing, the teachers are friendly, funny and gave clear instructions and the place is amazing.

Josephine Ogunbiyi Nov 2021


The class was amazing and he explained everything so well! Also he had a great sense of humour! Would 1000% recommend!

Moussa Nassrallah Nov 2021


Absolutely amazing session. Great teachers. Really attentive supporting and encouraging! Would definitely recommend getting involved. Beautiful studio as well is always a plus!

Viktoriya Mancheva Nov 2021


Teacher was great. The class was fun and all the techniques that he showed us.
The venue is easy to find.

Kathryn Griffin Nov 2021


Very large, nice studio space.
Great instruction for beginners and very hands on experience.
Teacher very talented

Pottery workshop review by Kathryn Griffin Sydney

Sarah Edwards Nov 2021


Nam and Suzie were amazing, really helpful teachers.
They didn’t waste time by talking a lot and let us get stuck straight in with the pottery, guiding us as the class went on. Well worth the money, and will be looking to take their classes again, thanks guys!

Seema Ahmed Oct 2021


The teaching was very good, they were patient but informative and everyone there was friendly and supportive

Seema Ahmed Oct 2021


Went extremely well, defo coming back and bringing people next time, teacher was informative and patient

Lukas Horecky Oct 2021


We really enjoyed the class it was lots of fun. From having no experience we got to a point where we could create something in just 2 hours which was very satifying

Meira Burton Oct 2021


Learnt a lot in two hours and found the class to be relaxed and friendly, not at all intimidating! Great place for a complete beginner!

Hannah Owen Oct 2021


Teacher was excellent and made the class really good fun. It was incredibly relaxing and a great way to end a weekend! Would definitely recommend and go again!

Efua Paintsil Oct 2021

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This class is great, the environment and the team. Big thanks and I'll definitely will be booking a pottery course with you.
Oh and see you at the triends and family day in November

Thomas Wilson-Leonard Sep 2021


The female teacher was great, a little quiet, would be better if she could project her voice more in class. But she was so lovely, and taught me so much in such a short period. The other guy teacher, he was awesome and very helpful.

I had such a great day and am inspired to do more pottery, I will come back again
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