Pottery Throwing Taster Class

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

2 hours Class size 1 to 4     label £65

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 two-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.

As this pottery class is for small groups (with a maximum of four people), you are guaranteed to get all the individual attention you need to help you progress — so don't worry if this is your first time getting behind the potter's wheel!

At the end of this pottery class, you'll have your own clay creation to keep, some cool new wheel throwing skills and lastly, a newfound addiction to pottery making!

Knowledge required
Complete beginners welcome!
What you'll get
  • All materials and firings and your own pottery creation to keep.

Please note:
It will take us approximately four weeks from the date of your class to glaze and fire your beautiful work. You will be able to pick up (keep and cherish!) your lovely pot after that time.
What to bring
  • An apron to protect your clothes from splashes.
  • A face mask.
  • Your wonderful self.

Columbia Road Clay is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

-Small class size, up to 3 students per session
-Sanitise all tools and stations prior and after use
-Provide all tools and materials to minimise sharing between students
-Provide separate workspaces to ensure adequate distancing between students
-Wear a face mask throughout the session
-Provide hand sanitiser

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

Your teacher
Columbia Road Clay
Columbia Road Clay

5.0 (36)

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. All proceeds from our wheel throwing classes help support our free 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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Giles Heywood Nov 2021

Friendly and informative teacher, nice, clean environment. Highly reccomend, very enjoyable experience, small class of 4 so good value /get plenty of 1 on 1 facetime

Gabrielle Kent Nov 2021

Great class, my mum and I had a good time and came out the other side with some lovely bowls!
Thanks Columbia clay.

Pottery workshop review by Gabrielle Kent

Brendon Muur Nov 2021

Excellent class, the instructor was incredible and offered a lot of support and was patient with me as a first timer. The studio was great.

Frances Evans Nov 2021

Friendly teacher really clear instruction and good supervision thankyou , it was great fun trying a new skill

Pavi Parthiban Nov 2021

It was my first time doing pottery and the class was really enjoyable and relaxed. Teacher was very nice and skilled.

Augusto Xavier Nov 2021

We’ve had a wonderful time. We had never done it before and Gabrielle has been amazing in every aspect of our pottery class. We couldn’t be happier with this experience.

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Roberta Franchi Nov 2021

So positive, happy, energetic, passionate and excited, we loved it! An amazing activity to do for the weekend

Neha Tribin Nov 2021

Perfect course. So much information was shared and really practical as well. Would highly recommend.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Neha Tribin Sydney

Lucille Moala Oct 2021

A lovely studio, teacher and activity! I will definitely be recommending this class to friends.

Kate Pazdernik Oct 2021

Great intro. Class, instructor was knowledgeable, patient, and kind, space was lovely too. Would absolutely recommend!

Niamh Grace Oct 2021

A very passionate teacher with excellent clear instructions, we all progressed enjoyed the class. The was a great collaborative atmosphere.

Nargis Begum Oct 2021

Fantastic! Really enjoyed this experience. Would suggest to those looking for a intimate beginner class.

Rochelle Payne Oct 2021

My girlfriend took me to this pottery class for my birthday and it was incredible. The space is so beautiful and the teacher Gabby we really kind and patient. She took her time explaining all of the different steps to creating a pot and guided is through as we made our own. We made 5 pots between us and i really feel that I left with a good beginner understanding of pottery.

Pottery workshop review by Rochelle Payne

James Jackson Oct 2021

Fantastic class! Teacher was wonderful and gave my girlfriend and I a fantastic introduction to the world of pottery. It was a very cosy and comfortable environment to learn in. Thoroughly recommend to anyone whether you have knowledge of pottery or not!

Amanda Areias Oct 2021

The class was great, it was really fun learning something new, being able to do something with my hands and take home 2 beautiful pots made by me. I only wish it was longer, so we could try making bigger pots, I felt we had to rush a bit in the end. But apart from that it was an amazing experience

Ciara McKenna Oct 2021

Gabby was very welcoming and made a even a total beginner like me feel comfortable during the class. Great fun.

Natalie Robbie Sep 2021

Our teacher was lovely, she was thorough in showing us the technique and so supportive. All the material was provided and I love that the clay is recycled where possible. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I will be back!

Rajka Popovic Sep 2021

The teacher was very informative and supportive. The class was fun and premises easy to find and great to work in. We enjoyed and got inspired. I highly recommend this!

Chloe Elmes Sep 2021

My husband and I had a two hour pottery throwing taster session and it was brilliant! The teacher was really welcoming and was very patient with the both of us. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. I really recommend giving it a go. Thank you for such a great day

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Chloe Elmes Sydney

John Yiu Sep 2021

It was a great class. Absolutely love the small group atmosphere and be creative with pottery. Look forward to seeing the finished artwork in a few week's time!

Clive Sparrow Sep 2021

Brilliant introduction to pottery throwing. Great venue; really encouraging, patient and knowledgeable teacher; and good value for money.
Would highly recommend. A fun way to spend a couple of hours while trying out a new skill.

Pottery workshop review by Clive Sparrow

Pietro Della Rosa Sep 2021

The teacher was very welcoming and professional. 2 hours well spent learning something new and would definitely come back

Tatiana Horsham Aug 2021

Gabriela was an amazing teacher, she taught us so many great skills and although she made it seem easy (and it was a bit harder than it looked when we tried haha) we got their in the end will all her help! I loved the class, it was so interactive and personal and was a great introduction to pottery wheel throwing. I was very creative and quite therapeutic working with the clay on the wheel. I really recommend this class. I will for sure be coming back as soon as possible! Thank you everyone at Class Bento! :)

Emily Kaba Aug 2021

Excellent class! Mallory was an amazing teacher to learn from and explained things very well. I'm very happy with where I was at the end of 2 hours class and I hope to be back soon.

Kristina Pupinyte Aug 2021

I and my friend had an amazing time! The tutor was lovely, attentive and skilled. The studio is small but very cosy. All materials were provided and we managed to produce few pots. Would definitely recommend!

Saskia Lux Aug 2021

Great class, I couldn't recommend it enough! I learned a lot and would definitely do it again.

Nicole Macedo Aug 2021

This class was fantastic! Super hands on and informative and Malorie was a really great teacher. We learned a lot in the two hours we spent in our taster session and I absolutely loved how small the class. Will definitely be going back!

Alice Stell Aug 2021

Class was absolutely fantastic. The classes are very small so you get a lot of support from the tutor which was great.

Elisa Rovelli Aug 2021

Perfect beginner session! None of us had any experience with pottery, but our teacher guided us through the entire process from start to finish - she was very passionate and let us run with it (she did have to step in a few times and fixed our work even when we thought it was beyond saving!). The studio is brand new and super cute, and everything you need is provided. Would love to come back soon and experiment with some different shapes and techniques. Highly recommend to anyone who fancies their hand at some pottery for the first time, or is looking for a fun alternative afternoon with friends.

Charlotte Whitear Aug 2021

This was so much fun! Our teacher Malory was lovely and encouraging. I would definitely return.

Pottery workshop review by Charlotte Whitear

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