Pottery Taster Session

Experience the joys of working with clay at this beginners' pottery class in the Wirral.

2 hours Class size 1 to 4

label £50 - £90 (£50 for Per Person Without Glazing, £60 for Person Glazing Included, £90 for To return & Decorate/glaze yourself)

Hello & Welcome to my Pottery Taster Session listing.

Please read carefully what your session will involve.

I have tried to put as much detail as I can so you can easily decide if it’s for you or not.

Sorry but I don’t offer specific celebration Pottery Sessions for example Birthdays or Christmas.

I simply offer a Pottery Session.

The idea behind the Taster Session is to give you time to have a go on the Potters Wheel and try some Hand Building Techniques, so your time will be 1 hour for each activity.

We only have 2 Pottery Wheels so in a class of four, two persons take a turn at the wheel in each hour. If you want to spend the 2 hours solely on the Pottery Wheel please message me before booking the class as we may need to arrange an alternative date

Don't worry if this is your first time working with clay, as the class is designed with beginners in mind. Everything you need will be provided for you, and I will be on hand to give you tips and advice to help you get the most out of the session.

You'll leave the class with a sense of accomplishment and filled with new pottery skills that you can use for more projects in the future.

Knowledge required
No skills required tuition will be given
What you'll get
You have a choice of:-

1. Making and taking home your pottery on the day

2. Making and leaving your pottery for a clear glaze to be added and collected at a later date.

3. Making and returning once your pottery has been bisque fired, you can then decorate or glaze your pieces from a choice of different colours

1. The cost of making & taking home on the day is £50 per person

2. The cost of making and collecting later once glazed is £60 per person

3. The cost of making then returning to decorate/glaze is £90.00 per person
What to bring
Wear warm clothing and if you want to try the potters wheel it’s best if your nails are short
Suitable for
This class is great for individuals, couples and as a team building activity. Suitable for adults, and kids (5 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe the class for free.

Greasby, North West

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Pottery Taster Session location
Your teacher

4.9 (18)

I started my clay journey with pottery painting, the closure of the shop led me to buying the equipment to carry in at home, I then progressed to weekly college classes and fell in love with the potters wheel. I wanted to know how to fire my kiln properly and how to make glazes, this then led me to uni as a mature student completing a ceramic design degree. I feel pottery has more errors than success and is a forever learning process. I love the variety of clay and the therapeutic value I get from it, as someone who loves to learn I have found something that continues to amaze me and I enjoy sharing the knowledge I have gained over the years

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Anne Julie May Dec 2023

I really enjoyed my taster session with Joan. I was fortunate to have a one to one session. Joan was well prepared. She explained and demonstrated what we would be going in the session, and encouraged me to take my time as there was no need to stick rigidly to the timescale. I had the opportunity to experiment a bit, to see what I wanted to do. The demonstration was very helpful and easy to follow. Joan was there to offer advice, but only if needed. I had the chance to have a go on the potters wheel which was fun. Joan showed me how to use it and came to the rescue when l lost control of the pot. I completed two pots and will be returning to paint and decorate them. The whole experience was relaxed and enjoyable. I would recommend this taster session to my friends.

Graham Parker Nov 2023

Joan was a great teacher and knew her subject.
I enjoyed the whole experience.

Teacher's response

Thankyou Graham for taking the time to put a review, I am glad you enjoyed the experience.

Norman Bilko Nov 2023

Joan was lovely- fantastically helpful and patient- the starter session was thoroughly enjoyable, therapeutic and educational. A wonderful two hours plus!

Teacher's response

So glad you finally got your pottery taster session, was a pleasure to see you creating your unusual pieces and enjoying your time on the potters wheel.

Julie Haywood Nov 2023

Booked for my 12 & 10 year old children along with my brother for a birthday present. Joan was really great, taught them how to use the wheel and slab build, they all enjoyed it, they each made a pot on the wheel and some tea light holders as well. Great afternoon

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review its really appreciated.

Sian Williams Nov 2023

The teacher was excellent. She was very informative and helpful. Her instruction was very clear and easy to follow for a first timer. We got to use the clay wheel and also worked with a firmer clay on the table. I made a pot on the clay wheel and with the firmer clay I made 2 small vases/ tea light holders, with the extra clay I made some Christmas decorations and 2 very small plates that I will use to put my jewellery on. The venue was at the teachers house. The studio is an excellent set up. It is extention of her house. I was in a group of 4 during the session which was a good number for the venue size. It was an enjoyable experience that I would highly recommend.

Teacher's response

Thanks Sian for a very detailed review and I am so glad you enjoyed it and looking forward to you returning soon to decorate/glaze your pottery.

Scott Billingsley Jun 2023

On arrival there was a conservatory door to enter through. Our teacher Joan greeted us. She was very friendly and chatty. We felt very welcome. The room had everything we could possibly need. Joan talked us through what everything was and demonstrated techniques for throwing, coning, opening the clay and moulding. She also showed us techniques for making pots by hand. It was all great fun and so therapeutic. We could have stayed all day.

Pottery class review by Scott Billingsley - Chester

Joanne Barber Jun 2023

Absolutely lovely, made us feel very welcome and was a fantastic teacher would defiantly go back again for some more sessions.

Stacey Townley May 2023

Really friendly teacher who explained and demonstrated everything clearly. Had a great time and learn some fab tips! Highly recommend

Karen Hellewell May 2023

I enjoyed my class and was made to feel welcome. All materials were good and supplied generously. The tuition was helpful and enjoyable.

Anthony Jones Apr 2023

It was a lovely, cosy, but well equipped space. Our host was a great mix of knowledgeable and relaxed, and gave us lots of options about how we’d like to use the session we had booked. We came out having experienced a lovely introduction to wheel throwing - which is what we were interested in having a go at. We felt that we were guided enough to have a constructive go, but not overly pressured to ‘get it right’, which was the perfect balance for us. Would highly recommend for a beginner taster session.

Inga Garry Apr 2023

A very relaxed environment for two novice potters! I had limited knowledge and my mum was a complete novice, and this was a fabulous introduction to Pottery! Our tutor was friendly, supportive and had a good depth of knowledge. We used the wheel to throw a pot and then a go at slab building. A great idea for someone wanting an introduction to pottery or for a fun small group activity.

Alan McClenaghan Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Pottery with Joan was wonderful. It was great to experience different techniques and we were made to feel welcome and looked after. We won't forget it and I'd highly recommend trying it out!

Jim Weatherhead Feb 2023

My wife and I fancied having a go at pottery having seen it on TV. Joan’s garage had been converted into a small pottery studio with pottery wheels, tables chairs and an array of hand tools. Joan was very engaging and helpful explaining what we would be doing during the 2 hour pottery taster session. She demonstrated a technique and then let us have a go giving helpful advice as we progressed. We eventually made a pinch-pot and set it to one side. My wife then made a tea-light holder using a slab technique and I ‘threw’ a pot on the wheel.
Joan was not in a hurry to finish the session but we had to leave due to grandparent in duties.
We both enjoyed the taster session and asked what Joan could provide for future sessions.

Rachael Hughes Feb 2023

really friendly and helpful instructor, got to do what we wanted, would recommend to anyone at any level

Laura Elston Jan 2023

I bought this experience for my husband and 11year old daughter. Joan was really welcoming and helpful in every way. She demonstrated and explained different techniques and had so much patience when they had a go at throwing clay on the wheel. The studio is an amazing space and her husband even offered us a hot drink. Highly recommend this experience, thanks Joan! We’re off home now to watch the great pottery throw down

Pottery Taster Session review by Laura Elston - Chester

Kate Smith Jan 2023

I absolutely loved my session with Joan today! Really enjoyed having a go at throwing pots, feeling the clay and seeing when it worked and when it didn't. Joan was a really encouraging and patient teacher. Also got to make tea light from a slab of clay, so learnt many new skills. Will recommend to all my friends and look forward to collecting my pieces soon.

Harissa Burney Jan 2023

Joan was a wonderful teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed the session and will definitely be booking again! Highly recommend!

Suzy Flack Jan 2023

Thank you to Joan, myself and my daughter really enjoyed our introduction class today. Very good facilities and teaching. Loved having a go on a potters wheel.
Would recommend.

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