Pottery Throwing Taster Class

Get taste for life behind the potter's wheel with this pottery class in London!

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8

label £60 - £75 (£60 per Environmentally-friendly option, Happy with the experience, no pots necessary!, £75 per Select your best pot & we will glaze fire and ship it to you!)
Searching for some fun and creative activities in London? Come along and try your hand at wheel throwing with this taster pottery class in Shoreditch.
This 2.5-hour ceramics class is an ideal introduction to throwing on the wheel — perfect for complete beginners or those simply needing a refresher!
You'll learn from a skilled and friendly tutor, who will teach you the basics of throwing on the wheel, including wedging, centering and pulling up the walls to make basic forms, cylinders, bowls, cups or planters.
At the end of this pottery class, you'll have your own clay creation with the option to keep, some cool new wheel throwing skills and lastly, a newfound addiction to pottery making!
Help Columbia Road Clay Go Green!
At Columbia Road Clay we consider every aspect of making, including minimising energy and material waste in our studio. We implement methodologies that minimises water usage and use low-fire clays that require significantly less energy to fire. To further our environmentally-conscious studio practices we are now offering two ticket options:
£60 ticket for an experience-focused class, the most environmentally-friendly option. For those who just want to have fun making a pot but don't want it to be fired. No worries if you decide you’d like to keep your pots the day of, the £15 per pot firing and shipping fee can be paid at the end of the class.
£75 ticket to keep one of your lovely pots! Have the studio fire and then ship to you in ~4weeks. Select your favourite at the end of the session as a sweet memento of your throwing experience. Best of all, we’ll send it right to your door so no need to worry about travelling back to the studio to collect. We ship our pots using the most eco-conscious delivery available with recyclable packing material.
Thank you for helping us further our sustainable studio practices!
Did you know?
Clay can be reused and recycled endlessly but once fired can never return back to its original form.
Monte Testaccio in Rome is one of the largest ancient rubbish heaps, nearly a mile in circumference and is composed nearly entirely of broken pottery, some 53 million amphorae!
Knowledge required
Complete beginners are perfect.
What to bring
  • An apron to protect your clothes from splashes.
  • Your wonderful self.
Kind note
We are going to get a bit muddy! Please wear clothes (and shoes) that you don't mind getting a bit of clay on.
We'll be using our hands to sculpt the clay on the wheel! Shorter nails definitely helps with this but feel free to come as you are.
Please note our taster classes are normally held in our downstairs studio. If you require access please do not hesitate to reach out. We are more than happy to make accommodations for your visit.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

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

This experience would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


Columbia Road Clay - 84 Columbia Road, London, E2 7QB, England

Pottery Throwing Taster Class location
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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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