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 £60 - £75 (£60 for Environmentally-friendly option, Happy with the experience, no pots necessary!, £75 for 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 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 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 finish and fire it 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 welcome!
 
What to bring
  • An apron to protect your clothes from splashes.
  • Your wonderful self.

Kind note
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. All are welcome!
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 would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

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

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Columbia Road Clay
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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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Marty Sykes Nov 2023


Great class a lot of fun. Teacher was on point and made it super easy. Defiantly made we want to do more !

Samson Yosef Nov 2023


Really hospitable and great workshop, teacher made it fun and was very supportive. Five stars

Sohaib Ansar Nov 2023


Great teacher and a lovely experience would definitely recommend, to couples, friends and anyone who wants a day out.

Vanessa Lopez Nov 2023


Basic course, if you’re looking for a more engaging pottery activity go somewhere else. The environment is unappealing, and you nearly feel as if you've ended up in someone's home.

The instructor is very patient.

Teacher's response

Ack! A dagger through our collective hearts! Thank you for taking the time for your feedback and I'm so sorry to hear you had a less than stellar experience. We are a small artist run clay studio and although we cannot help the cosy homelike feeling of our studio ;) we do not wish anyone to come away feeling unsatisfied. Please message us and we would be happy to discuss options to make amends!

Best wishes
Columbia Road Clay

Chloe Nov 2023


Class was so good, and really great that it was small (only 4 of us). Our teacher was super attentive and kind, it was a really nice vibe. Absoutley would reccomend !

Kyra Buschor Nov 2023


It was a really fun experience. The instructor was lovely and gave great advice. Highly recommendable.

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023


Our teacher Mallory was brilliant- she took us through everything step by step thoroughly explaining as we went along. The clay was new to the studio and was lovely to work with. The venue was easy to find. Definitely wear clothes that you don’t mind getting clay on and a top that rolls up over your elbows. It was a fun experience for overall and would highly recommend.

Sami Haidar Wehbe Nov 2023


The teacher was friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming. We had a great time and are looking forward to get back our glazed pots!

Zofia Adamczyk Nov 2023


Wonderful and relaxing afternoon and we managed to create some beautiful items – thank you our amazing teacher, Melissa

Jack Hicks Nov 2023


We had such an incredible time, loved every second of it! Nol was a great teacher and very passionate about pottery. Looking forward to going back a creating lots more things

Esther Calleja-Martinez Nov 2023


Sophie was great and attentive. We had a really nice time and we are looking forward seeing our juicy gains soon!

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023


Melissa was great! We had all the instruction and support we needed. I highly recommend the studio.

Karolyn Muzzlewhite Nov 2023


What a fantastic experience. Our tutor Nol was excellent. He clearly loves working with clay and he was a magnificent teacher and extremely patient. We never imagined that we would actually be able to throw pots but we did and we were really happy with them. We can’t wait til they are fired and glazed and we will get to see them again. Thanks so much for an amazing experience. We would 100% recommend it.

Pottery class review by Karolyn Muzzlewhite - London

Chiafang Wu Nov 2023


Comprehensive workshop allowing plenty hands on time. Instructor is attentive and gave quite helpful demonstration.

Shaun Burke Nov 2023


Was great the class itself, long introductory lecture though and I kinda waited a long time to leave a review as I was waiting to receive my bowl first but I’ve heard nothing about it even though my class in the beginning of September.

Chiara Brayda Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We absolutely loved this class!
Nol was an amazing teacher and the class felt very intimate.
Cannot recommend it enough, thank you!

Zita Moghadam Nov 2023


Great class! Teacher was super helpful and did a good balance of demonstrating and letting us do it ourselves. Good value for money, would recommend!

David Elias Nov 2023


Amazing class. The instructor was lovely and patient with us, making it a super calming, educative, and rewarding experience.

Highly recommend!

Maisey Shepherd Nov 2023


Nul was a fab teacher, had a great time. Studio is private and lovely, class of 4 of us so lots of 121 attention.

Liam Davis Oct 2023


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The ceramics class was fantastic. The size of the class (4 participants) meant that each person was able to get clear instruction and guidance. The teacher was knowledgable and patient. Overall, a great experience.

Anika Buchmaier Oct 2023


It was a really nice and well organised course. The two course leaders were friendly and supportive. Absolut recommendation for starters.

Sormila Saha Oct 2023


Warm and welcoming.she explained clearly and guided patiently. She was encouraging and supportive throughout.

Sam Greenfield Oct 2023


A really good combination of hands on time and useful demo/info. Our teacher was helpful but not pushy, supportive and easily solved any issues we had. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you

Pottery class review by Sam Greenfield - London

Laura Oct 2023


Having never touched clay before in our lives prior this was a fun activity to try out for the first time. Melissa was our teacher and she was really enthusiastic with a good sense of humour. She magically saved our creations from certain death a few times and was helpful throughout the session.

Harry Oct 2023


Fantastic session lead by Nol. We were all complete beginners and had fantastic fun. Great teaching style, clear and concise. Would recommend to a friend.

Emanuela Masucci Oct 2023


Incredible class! I bought this class as a birthday gift for a friend and we had the best time ever. Nol was really patient and a great instructor, he helped us throughout and explained clearly each step. We 100% recommend this class and are looking forward to see the result of our work in a few weeks.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Emanuela Masucci - London

Stacey Tiffan Oct 2023


I went with my friend for her birthday. Ania was so patient with us and made us very comfortable from the beginning . The flow of the class was a nice steady pace. Would highly recommend! Also very therapeutic at the same time !

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Stacey Tiffan - London

Eleonore Siegel Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Pottery Throwing Taster Class. Melissa's explanations were spot-on, and her patience and dedication really made the class fantastic. The small group size allowed for a personalized touch that I truly appreciated. Thanks for a great experience!

Joseph Atkins Oct 2023


First experience doing pottery throwing and we were guided through the process and given hands-on tuition.
Would thoroughly recommend Melissa for any beginners!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Joseph Atkins - London

Gabriella Pearl Oct 2023


An excellent date idea. The teacher made it look really easy but it definitely wasn’t. We ended up making a few different things and really enjoyed the experience although it was definitely messy.

Ricardo Lima Oct 2023


Super chilled and involved class!
From start to end pack filled with good knowledge, the step by step guidance and support was amazing.
Would recommend to anyone, and you're into your crafts you may as well book a full course! 10/10 experience!

Sarah Webster Oct 2023


We had a great class, the teacher was fantastic, very patient & knowledgable. Fun had by all.

Mario Vela Ronquillo Oct 2023


Sophie was an amazing instructor. We got a lot of help and instruction.
She caught me up when I made mistakes and provided new clay as needed which made sure nobody was disappointed in the end.
She was super nice and explained clearly. We had an amazing time.

Would definitely recommend.

Alex Oct 2023


Mallory is a lovely, witty and highly knowledgable teacher! We learnt so many things we didn’t know about the practice. She gave us a detailed demo and then we got to have a go, with Mallory giving us all plenty of 1:1 attention so that we all came out with a piece we were proud of. The studio itself is gorgeous and a calming space. We’re looking to return in the future for more. Huge thanks to Mallory for the perfect Sunday morning activity!

Pottery class review by Alex - London

Callan George Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Had an amazing time at this taster class. The classes are kept small so my group ended up getting a private session. The instructor was so positive and informative. They run you through the theory and then give you personal one on one time to help you with your first piece. Definitely would go back

Grace Mantella Oct 2023


The taster session was great, Anja was really good at explaining and showing each stage of the process. Being able to practice on the wheel twice was amazing too! The time went too quickly! I’d highly recommend this session!

Della Innocent Sep 2023


Had a fab time. Great fun but I foolishly thought it would be easy! I learnt it is a real art, but with the help of our lovely teacher I am very happy with my end product. A fabulous gift from my partner. Thankyou

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023


Sophie was a fantastic teacher and everyone ended up with a cool piece to fire

Pottery class review by Anonymised ClassBento student - London

Rose Sep 2023


Excellent class! Malory was a great instructor and was so encouraging. Would definitely recommend it to pottery newbies!

Robert Pearson Sep 2023


Incredible experience with an awesome teacher.
The studio is very personal and with only 4 people max in a class you get great interaction with the teacher who in our case was Gabi (who was amazing).
Would highly recommend!

Becky Laxton-Bass Sep 2023


Gaby was great, she explained everything in a fun and educational way. We then were able to try ourselves and she was there to help and offer advice - we decided to keep one item and I can’t wait to receive the finished item

Pottery class review by Becky Laxton-Bass - London

Alison Heard Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My daughter and I had a great time.
The teacher was great.
Could of stayed for longer we enjoyed the time there.

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023


Such a great class - small, interesting, chilled and fun! I would definitely go back :) xx

Cristina Restrepo Sep 2023


Everything was great. Overall a lovely experience.
Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon.

Joris van Kersbergen Sep 2023


She was great! Very friendly and helpful. I am not the best potter (understatement) and she was very patient and guided me through.

Diane Przybilla Sep 2023


Excellent teacher, kind and explained so well. Lovely, clean and welcoming venue. Good value for money. Definatly an enjoyable experience.

Pottery class review by Diane Przybilla - London

Helena Seklecki Sep 2023


Amazing class! We felt super comfortable learning such a new skill and came out of it with a new pot to be proud of!

Hannah Raphael Sep 2023


Had an excellent time. Sophie was very helpful and the class size was small enough to get plenty of individual help and attention. Absolutely loved it and would do it again!

Rav Bharij Sep 2023


This was a present for my best friends birthday and we had such a good time The teacher was amazing and really showed us how to make our pots and sat with us all individually and helped us and asked what exactly we wanted to make and helped us get there. Will definitely use this as a gift for other people too! Such a good experience. Thank you!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Rav Bharij - London

Richard Jeffries Sep 2023


What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours being creative. A real surprise of the class was how calm and relaxed we were made to feel as we all managed with the help of our skilled instructor Mallory, to produce beautiful bowls, cups or pots. Would thoroughly recommend.

Pottery class review by Richard Jeffries - London

Nita Pierre Sep 2023


The instructor was Awesome and had great patience with me and my numerous mistakes.
The venue was small but conducive for 1 to 1 instructional support, which was great and what I needed.
Yes, all materials were provided, especially aprons which was very helpful.
The taster class was a birthday gift and it was definitely value for money.
I learned to throw clay and eventually created a small bowl which I am proud of creating with the help of the instructor.
The whole experience was wonderful.

Anne Canelles Aug 2023


I had a wonderful experience. Venue and staff were lovely, and the conditions of the material/tools provided were excellent. Very good value for money and a great way to spend a Saturday morning!

Antonia Aug 2023


The studio was lovely, it was good to see so many examples of other work on the shelves. Our teacher was brilliant and explained the process and gave some pottery background.
Doing it as a family was amazing and extremely levelling and bonding as each of us was able to work with our strengths and weaknesses.
We had so much fun and cannot wait to do it again!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Antonia - London

Roy Hiatt Aug 2023


Great fun, we even managed to get 2 reasonable looking bowls. Our teacher Florence was very patient and helpful. Would recommend.

Amir Abdellatif Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We had two sessions with Sophie and she is great Really enjoyed the classes and learnt a lot.

Maria Leon Aug 2023


Great class great teacher. Time goes so quickly that I understand why it can be therapeutic. Only 4 people in the class so you get plenty 1-1’s

Pottery class review by Maria Leon - London

Erin Baulcombe Aug 2023


Lovely fun and intimate class! Teacher is very knowledgeable about his craft. Would certainly recommend

Samantha Lee Aug 2023


Teacher was so helpful, engaging, funny and supportive. Really enjoyed the session, it was accessible and really fun. The workshop space was really nice to work in, I would visit again

Jordan Kent Aug 2023


Fantastic experience throwing pottery for the first time.
Gaby was an amazing teacher, very passionate and enthusiastic about her craft. She radiated great energy and made the session so memorable for myself and my boyfriend.
Would highly recommend to anyone if you love getting your hands dirty and making some unique memories in the process.
We will definitely be returning

Robin Aug 2023


Our teacher was fantastic! A welcoming space where we were able to experiment and have fun. I felt like I learned a lot in a short space of time and would love to go back and practice some more.

Hannah McDowell Aug 2023


The instructor was amazing, so knowledgeable and patient. Materials were all provided, and the studios were really lovely and easily accessible. Thanks!

Elicius Aug 2023


My partner and I chose this class for date-night, and we are so glad that we did. The teacher was so patient, calm, and knowledgeable - really helped me to enjoy, despite my abysmal memory. The atmosphere was incredibly welcoming, and we came away from the class with a desire to come back and play around more.

If you've ever fancied trying it out, I really cannot recommend Columbia Road Clay enough!

Clare Aug 2023


Gabby was so lovely and enthusiastic and really took you through each of the steps.

Really intimite class of about 4 and Gabby was really attentive to each of us.

Nathan Smith Aug 2023


The instructor was great and clearly knew her stuff. We felt very welcome in the class, there was a very friendly atmosphere and the instruction itself was top notch. It was our first time using pottery wheels and both managed to make little pots we were very happy with.

Faisal Amin Aug 2023


Overall was really a fun experience. Had no issues with the way the class was being run or how aything was going and was really happy with the end product I made.

Bethan Lapwood Aug 2023


We loved the workshop. Florence was an excellent teacher and very encouraging. The studio was very cosy and calm and group size was perfect. Even though it’s not a cheap day out, it felt like very good value. I’d definitely do ceramics throwing again and I’m excited to receive my handmade bowl

Humaeel Ali Aug 2023


This was such a unique experience! Florence was such a talented and patient teacher (apologies if I have got the name spelling wrong).
The studio was brilliant and me and my husband had a wonderful time learning the basics of pot making
Looking forward to recieving the finished products

Ameera Patel Aug 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Update (original review below):

Immediately after leaving the original review when leaving the class, the director Gabrielle contacted me mortified at my experience and offered a full refund AND a private makeup session. I was insanely pleased to see someone taking feedback and wanting to makeup for an unfortunate experience. Gabriella has 18 years pottery experience and you can see she’s very knowledgeable and cares about her business and people’s experience at her studios. Whilst the original teacher was lovely, it was confirmed that there were some differences that probably weren’t the best in her teaching methods and Gabrielle did reassure me that steps would be taken to train the previous teacher to a better standard so this can be avoided for others in the future. Cleaning up is not compulsory and should have been offered and made clear to students, doing some bits to help speed the process up is acceptable and entirely different to being made to stop 15 minutes early and assigned literal cleaning job roles. I am hoping it was just a one-off with the tutor being new and after experiencing Gabrielle’s response and teaching style I don’t think the initial teacher and session with her is a true reflection on the courses here and overall business. I am definitely now planning on returning and hopefully taking a 4 week class with Gabrielle herself. I did end up making 2 pieces that were offered to me to be fired and shipped free of charge though I did offer to pay since the class had already been offered to me as a free makeup and that was generous in itself but Gabrielle was very generous to not insist on this. Originally I said “unfortunately will not be booking here again to be talked at and then used as a maid”, however, now I am excited to go back and hopeful the initial mishaps won’t occur again for others and can say if you’re going to spend your money with any pottery business, I would recommend here as they truly care to teach you and allow you to leave feeling positive about the session.


Original review:

Teacher was lovely but the set-up of the class is insane. First 45 mins of 2 hour session was spent just talking and explaining instead of the better option of teaching and practicing each step as you go (which due to the seating arrangement I now know is a reason why they don’t teach like this). Due to the seating arrangement the teacher can’t really watch everyone as everyone is separated so the teacher has to go back and forth and misses where you’ve made mistakes and can’t really help you avoid it because they’re not there to see it. This also means the teacher is quick to correct the mistake because they can’t teach how to correct it/avoid it without seeing what’s been done/your hand placement, etc. Then you have to wait and do each step anyway with the rest of the class so if you do your bit first you’re left waiting and wasting more time. They also do smaller balls of clay than usual so whatever item you do manage to make is tiny. Then you’re expected to spend the last 15 minutes to clean up. Probably longer until you’re done cleaning, I left after helping for 10-15 minutes as the work just wasn’t ending. I’m also disabled and just cannot be standing that long doing work that isn’t mine to do. In the end you only actually get 1 hour on the wheel… £60 for 1 hour? Not the best. Left the session annoyed as hell. Felt it was a waste of time and money. To top it off, when I left the gates were closed and had to walk back (which again is extra strain on a disabled person) to find someone to let me out, this also meant I had to pay waiting fees for my cab since he had to wait till I could get someone to find the code and let me out. This was just the final small straw that broke my back that day. The code should be provided to everyone that’s attending to prevent this, or gate not closed. Price of the class needs to be severely reduced especially if we’re expected to clean up everything ourselves. The clay balls shouldn’t be so small, some may want small, some may want bigger. The beginning 45 minutes of talking also needs to be severely reduced to only the necessary information/technique.

Lesley Amos Jul 2023


Mal was a brilliant teacher, she made you feel confident and at ease and we had one to one coaching. We had great fun and really enjoyed our experience, the time flew by. The studio is really lovely, just the right size. My grandson who came with me was super proud of his bowl he made. Would definitely return and highly recommend the taster class.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Lesley Amos - London

Henry Bray Jul 2023


Mal was a fantastic teacher and we massively enjoyed the class, it was a blast and flew by we were having so much fun. The studio is a lovely place and the classes are nice and small so you get great coaching. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a taste of wheel throwing!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Henry Bray - London

Piers Scarborough Jul 2023


Sophie was friendly and a great teacher. There were only 4 students, including me, which was great. I recommend not wearing white trousers Looking forward to receiving our mugs.

Rakan Zahed Jul 2023


Loved the class! It was a lot of fun and we’d happily come back and recommended to others. Super interesting work.

Valentina Solazzi Jul 2023


We had a great time during our pottery taster class. I got is a birthday present for my friend and we both loved it and we are considering taking an actual course. Thank you for the great experience!

Laila Baba Jul 2023


Amazing class, amazing teacher! The teacher was personable, great sense of humour, very patient and very helpful. All round a very good teacher! I enjoyed the class, time flew by as it was so enjoyable. Would definitely recommend it! No previous skills required!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Laila Baba - London

Robin Spedding Jul 2023


Florence was an excellent tutor - clear instructions, helpful at the difficulty stages (but still giving you space to try yourself and only intervening where you needed some help to get to the next stage), and made it a fun experience.

Classes of four mean you get individual attention and the studio location, format, and materials were all great.

Cannot wait to see what our fired pots / trays look like!

Uma Parekh Jul 2023


A wonderful class and amazing teacher! Really enjoyable experience and excited to see our work once glazed

Pauline Copeman Jul 2023


Didn't realise we would have to spend 20 mins washing up all.the equipment at the end of the class. Would have been nice to have full time with the clay.
I think you could offer additional clay if you mess up.
I think also it would be nice to learn how to put a design on your piece.
Teacher was pleasant
Unfortunate washing facilities was a bucket.
Overall class was very enjoyable.

Alexander Fumaneri Jul 2023


Everything went great. Teacher was very helpful, venue was intimate and charming. Will surely go back for more

Anna Patarakina Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It's has been a good experience. I hope to come back in the near future.

Payam Malek Jul 2023


Sophie was great with instructions, demonstrations, and even telling us interesting stuff about the science behind pottery and how it was in old Roman times. Great teacher and a very engaging and fun session. I do very recommend this to everyone, specially couples as a great date experience.

Khaliesah Bolhassan Jul 2023


This was the perfect gift for my partner's birthday. Our instructor was very friendly and attentive, and a great teacher. The group was a lot smaller than I expected which meant each of us got plenty of attention and help from the instructor. The studio itself was beautiful as well. I would love to go again and I would definitely recommend it!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Khaliesah Bolhassan - London

Tracy Havas Jul 2023


Loved our class at Columbia Road Clay. Our teacher, Nol, was kind, patient and explained everything really well. The whole experience was fun and really therapeutic! Would definitely recommend and hope to come back soon .

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Tracy Havas - London

Matt Hall Jun 2023


Really fun class, as the group sizes are small (4 participants) you get a lot of support from the amazing teacher.

Vasiliki Panourgia Jun 2023


Half an hour on explanations, half an hour on cleaning the pottery was just an hour. It could be better really.

Pui Shum Jun 2023


Florence - our teacher was very friendly and patient. The information was detailedly given yet we had fun in the process.

Alex Jun 2023


Great experience all around. Florence has been patient, encouraging and attentive. Great teacher :) highly recommend

Myles Lee Jun 2023


The teacher was very helpful and kind throughout the session. It was amazing we could take something small home

Jessica Schwemley Jun 2023


Mal was great! Offered so much help and patience! The studio is so cute. We will be back and recommend!

Rachel Wheeler Jun 2023


A good intro to pottery, lots of information and advice. Small class so lots of help from tutor with not too much waiting around. Loved it!

Maria Michou Jun 2023


Florence was an excellent tutor, friendly and helpful. Attentive to our needs and answered our questions every time we needed clarification. Great beginner's course and an amazing way to spend a Saturday evening.

Tiggy Thompson Jun 2023


Florence is a great teacher. She was very patient and her instructions were very clear and overall just very fun and engaging. Thank you!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Tiggy Thompson - London

Emily Knott Jun 2023


Sophie was a fantastic teacher and the beginners class we had was great - thoroughly recommend

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Emily Knott - London

Ambica Jobanputra Jun 2023


Teacher and workshop were fantastic. As it was our first time, we got lots of 1:1 support and managed to make two pots each! Highly recommend

Alex Thomas Jun 2023


Great teacher, very friendly and the class was both fun and educational at the same time, would definitely recommend

Clare Edwards Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great class thank you.
Well organised, informative and fun.
Loved having a go at pot making and really appreciated the supportive nature of the class.
Highly recommend

Esh Amram Jun 2023


Had a fantastic taster class with Unu today.
Unu explained everything thoroughly, was very patient and excellent at troubleshooting where I was going wrong.
Pottery throwing was much harder than I thought it would be, but I am happy to have managed to make a bowl by the end of the taster class, which I am looking forward to receiving in a few weeks!

Pottery class review by Esh Amram - London

Adam Wilkin Jun 2023


Lovely class. Really recommend giving it a go. Will be back again for another go soon.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Adam Wilkin - London

Daniel Vaughan Jun 2023


Excellent experience, I would honestly recommend to anyone thinking about trying out throwing pottery on the wheel. Our teacher was very helpful and friendly, and I was amazed at what we were able to create with her instruction.

Adnaan Pandor Jun 2023


Small intimate class, very friendly teacher that puts in time and effort with each participant, ample time to get into the groove of it and fully enjoy yourself- overall amazing experience

Johanna Miners Jun 2023


Thank you for a great class! Our teacher was fan, patient and helpful. The studio was a lovely room and all materials were great too.
I loved learning how to use the pottery wheel and managed to make a couple of pies which I am looking forward to getting in a few weeks when they are glazed and fired!
Thanks again- have already recommended it to a few friends and can’t wait to come back and try more!

Pottery class review by Johanna Miners - London

Huda Alabdullatif Jun 2023


The instructor was so so lovely, patient and had a great sense of humor that made this entire experience worth it

Joe Turner Jun 2023


A really great session! With a warm welcome from the moment we got there, this class blew our expectations out of the water.
A small beautiful studio for our intimate class of 4 people meaning plenty of attention from our teacher

Brilliant value for money given that once you have learnt the basic skills you can keep creating new pieces until the session is over and then they all get sent to you a few weeks later.

Pottery class review by Joe Turner - London

Priya Suneel Jun 2023


Loved the experience!
Will surely look forward to working with clay soon
Thank you very much!

Francesca Santucci Jun 2023


Good stuff very enjoyable will recommend to anyone that is thinking about it. Don’t think. Just do

Umang Singh May 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was very good and patient in explaining the techniques.
I quite liked the experience.

Elise Ash May 2023


A really enjoyable class and a good amount of time to get a taster! My husband loved it so much he wants to do a longer class. The teacher was great, helped us but let us try it ourselves. Can't wait to receive my fired pot.

Alex Waymark May 2023


My daughters took me as a birthday present for a taster session at Columbia clay . We had a lovely teacher Nom ( excuse the spelling if wrong) he was great ! First he showed us the different types of clays and explained their uses . We then moved on to a practical demonstration of how to throw your clay and create your own masterpiece ! Nom was very patient as we were total beginners he was helpful , informative and fun ! We tried different shapes and had lots of help till we had each made a piece we were happy to put our names to ! It was a lovely experience and we felt proud of our little creations

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Alex Waymark - London

Che M May 2023


The teacher was amazing and very helpful. The studio was nice and intimate which helped with learning faster. I would definitely return for another class.

Sara Hossain May 2023


The class was great! Florence was very friendly, knowledgeable, and made the class really enjoyable. The studio space was good too, and a smaller group works nicely. Well done all. Will be recommending to my friends!

Anum Khan May 2023


The class was truly exceptional! The teacher's approach to instructing us on how to create our own pieces was thorough, delving deep into various techniques and providing ample opportunities for hands-on practice. The intimate setting allowed for individualized attention, ensuring that each of us received the necessary guidance and support. Unlike larger classes I've attended in the past, the teacher's ability to closely engage with us made a remarkable difference in our learning experience. Definitely recommend!

Jessica Jennings May 2023


We had such a wonderful time at the taster class. Unu was a great teacher and was so helpful and patient with us! A really, really lovely experience with our mums that we will cherish forever. Thank you Unu ❤️ can’t wait to see our finished pieces!

Helena O'Sullivan May 2023


We had such a great pottery throwing taster experience. The teacher Unu gave us lots of information which we had no idea about and was so helpful and patient in showing us how to start making pottery! She was fab! We'd all love to do it again and can't wait to see our finished pieces!

Alison McIlwraith May 2023


Great teacher who created a really supportive environment to learn - really enjoyed the experience. Thanks

Syed Hossain May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Sophie is a great teacher. We had a wonderful time and eagerly awaiting for our mugs to arrive.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Syed Hossain - London

Elaine Lilley May 2023


Sophia was a great teacher
Such an enjoyable class and came away with great memories of it.
Highly recommend

Emma Tran May 2023


Had an amazing time at Columbia Road Clay's taster session! Ikeko was super friendly, helpful, and really clear in her demonstration & explanations. We managed to fit a surprising amount into a two hour session, and I'm really pleased it with end result (though have not yet received the bowls post-firing). I would definitely recommend going, and am tempted to start attending evening classes!

Tim Forster May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Harder than it looks! Fantastic time, the two hours flew by! Really can’t wait to get the finished pots!

Katia Okiorina May 2023


This was a really fun class, the teacher was really patient and encouraging. Would definitely do it again

Frank Kupshik May 2023


Was so much fun for us both as total beginners - Florence was a great teacher and I’m sure we could put those basics into practice over time!

Shahnolz Lovelock-Young May 2023


Everything was perfect! Great amount of time on each area. Great great great. Highly recommend

Joshua Adu May 2023


The teachers were very friendly and helpful. They made everyone feel welcome and took the time to support us throughout the day. I had a lovely time and would definitely come back again!

Joshua Roughton May 2023


Teacher was really nice and patient. Small class size meant that we had enough individual attention and the pace of the class was just right. A great taster session!

Antonio Hector Apr 2023


Great introduction as the basics are shown here. Was surprised how quick 2 hours went! Teacher was lovely, gentle and patient. Great to do on a Sunday so you get to explore the market after!

Yazmin Nampijja Apr 2023


Amazing teacher We had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend. Thank you for the experience.

Steve Shakespeare Apr 2023


Great afternoon, very relaxed fun atmosphere.
Our teacher Florence was excellent and patient with us.
Very enjoyable and throughly recommended

Pottery class review by Steve Shakespeare - London

Sara Ezeddine Apr 2023


Was very nice, lovely studio, lovely teacher and vibe - and was very easy to follow

Rachael Hughes Apr 2023


Fantastic experience, lots of fun and Akiko was a great teacher. You would definitely recommend this.

Annette Razey Apr 2023


Great teacher - attentive and patient. Well organised class. Good demos. Only 4 of us which was great and well equipped room. Good pace of lesson - covered a lot.

Snezhana Marinova Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such a lovely class! I’ve always wanted to try pottery and this was a great beginners class. The teacher was very patient and helpful with great sense of humour. I highly recommend it.

Jacob Smith Apr 2023


Really enjoyed! Great intro to pottery, really well taught, and lovely studio space. Highly recommend!

Laura Salonen Apr 2023


The taster lesson was great - 4 people in group meant the teacher had time for us all individually, so the experience also felt personal. The space and equipment was comfortable, and the teacher made us feel welcome and at ease while trying out something that requires a lot of skill and patience! Look forward to getting my finished "creation" as a lovely keepsake :-)

Joe Landman Apr 2023


Really great class - fun, informative, and well explained. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a taster.

Becky Brice Apr 2023


Amazing! Florence was an excellent tutor - made us feel welcome and at ease. I would recommend to anyone that wants to try pottery or just wants to have fun!

Akaashdeep Angrish Apr 2023


Great experience, would highly recommend. We did this as a couple and found amazing. We even get the pots fired and sent to us separately.

Meg Pendleton Apr 2023


Absolutely loved it. The tutor was really knowledgable and explained the basics before we got going on the wheels. It was a fab way to spend a few hours and I will be back

Frances Campbell Apr 2023


We had a great class this morning, very happy with the pots we made! It’s lovely to be in a small class and get that extra attention.

Pottery class review by Frances Campbell - London

Claire Dimond Apr 2023


Lovely friendly teacher and very sweet venue. Quite a small class so felt quite personal. Throwing the pots is quite tricky but good to have a go!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Claire Dimond - London

Kathryn Prosser Apr 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


The workshop was great. There were only 4 of us in attendance which meant the teacher could give us 1:1 support. The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful. We each managed to make 2 pots each.
The only downside was it went far too quickly!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Kathryn Prosser - London

Karen Hopkins Apr 2023


Not really knowing what to expect Unu provided an excellent tutorial on pottery throwing which enabled us to make some pots a lot easier than we thought. The two hours went by so quickly! It was a very pleasant and calming experience.

Charlotte Ramble Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed this first pottery class. It was light and easy, and I learned a lot, producing something far better than what I imagined I could make. The teacher was really friendly and encouraging, I completely trusted his expertise. Two hours goes very fast though, but as an introductory taster session it was great. The studio is also very nice.

Kim Cheng Mar 2023


Lovely teacher and very attentive. Learnt a lot in the 2 hours and will definitely want to come back.

Rachel Sherwell Mar 2023


We had a lovely morning the teacher was really helpful and interesting. It was a good fun class.

Sydney Storey Mar 2023


Really enjoyed our class with Sophie. It turned out to be the perfect gift for my parents!
Would definitely recommend and would love to visit again.

Deborah Kingston Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher demonstrated what we needed to, we all had quick practice of one of techniques in her clay, then she got us set up. Very helpful - not sure I would have had a pot at the end without a little help along the way.

Four of us had a fun evening.

Pottery class review by Deborah Kingston - London

Isabelle Gaiger Mar 2023


Sophie was fantastic and really welcoming, she explained everything thoroughly and I left feeling like I had a pretty solid foundation that I could build on.

Maciej Mar 2023


This was surprise for my Wife birthday and it worked perfectly. She had amazing time

Pottery class review by Maciej  - London

Alex Patrick Mar 2023


Venue was lovely. Sophie was great. Loads of fun. Could have stayed many more hours.

Joe McGuinness Mar 2023


The venue is lovely and the teacher was really experienced and explained things well. We made one pot/bowl properly and correctly (and it came out well) rather than being left to our own devices and messing up 6 bowls.

Megan Hollingshead Mar 2023


Great experience! Each step was explained in detail, overall a great day, money well spent!

Davide Piccolo Mar 2023


The class was amazing and the teacher was the best!
Would definitely recommend it and do it again!

Martina Sanchetti Feb 2023


The teacher was lovely and extremely friendly. She was great at explaining the technical side of pottery whilst still keeping it fun and playful. We managed to do a lot with the two hour time period given. We will definitely be looking to do a longer course.

Antonio Moreira Feb 2023


We loved the class and the teacher. It was an amazing experience and it made us want to continue pottery classes. Amazing all round

Pottery class review by Antonio Moreira - London

Megan Boreham Feb 2023


Gabby was great; the best introduction to throwing! The class was a perfect pace, with enough instruction for you to get to grips with the basics, whilst allowing enough time for creativity and freedom of design. Thanks so much!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Megan Boreham - London

Elizaveta Ivanova Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was absolutely incredible. Sophie is extremely knowledgeable, it was wonderful to learn about pottery as well as try our hand at it. Calming and interesting experience, would recommend to anyone!

Giuseppe Madera Feb 2023


really fun class, the teacher was great and the small class size meant lots of one-on-one help, would highly recommend this class.

Izi Ditchburn Feb 2023


We loved our pottery taster lesson! Akiko was an amazing teacher and very patient with us beginners!

Trevor Davies Feb 2023


Very enjoyable, relaxing, informative and a great way to have fun and try throwing your 1st pot!

Ollie Fletcher-Warrington Feb 2023


Amazing experience! The teaching was great. I had so much fun and would love to come again.

Sam Judd Feb 2023


I had a lovely time. Mallory was patient and knew how to share her knowledge in a very full way but concise enough as to not be totally overburdened with information. Also then whilst actually doing the pottery we did it in such a way as to not get lost in the process too.

The end result was an actual piece of pottery and knowing how you made it rather than being let loose with a wheel and some clay and stumbling around until you had some mud in the vague shape of something

The venue was really cute and overall I had a lovely two hours that I would like to think would progress into a little hobby.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Sam Judd - London

Alex Grant Feb 2023


Really good fun, hands on learning experience. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

Suzi Bakare Feb 2023


Very informative and helpful she was also entertaining too! Would definitely recommend to family and friends!

Alexander Cox Feb 2023


We had such a great time and it really surpassed our expectations! It was a really small group with an amazing teacher, she was so kind, calm, patient and incredibly talented and knowledgeable.

Owen Spalding Feb 2023


Great taster session at Columbia Road Clay. Akiko was attentive and kind, and really helpful throughout the session. Lovely studio and all round fab experience. Thank you!

Peter Spring Feb 2023


I loved that the class size was small, really feel like I learned something. Good fun

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Peter Spring - London

Mayuri Patel Feb 2023


This was great, helpful and attentive as it's only four people to a class.

Ludovica Bellomaria Feb 2023


My boyfriend and I had a lovely time and really enjoyed the course at Columbia Road Clay. Met some nice people, had a good laugh and learned something new. What’s not to like? Would definitely recommend!

Rhiannon Hustwayte Feb 2023


I LOVED this class The studio was very welcoming, our teacher Akiko was amazing and super lovely! She demonstrated a few techniques (it was mesmerising) before letting us do our thing! It was the perfect balance of giving us creative space but also popping in to help us when we needed! As for the pottery itself… I think I just found my new hobby It was very mindful for me and I can’t wait for my next class already :) thank you Akiko for the wonderful experience!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Rhiannon Hustwayte - London

William Taylor Feb 2023


Our teacher Akiko was brilliant. She was supportive whilst encouraging us to be creative with our creations. The session was well paced and left us looking forward to the next time at the wheel

Benjamin Fiedler Feb 2023


Bought for Xmas pressie for girlfriend and me. Teaching was great and patient - highly reccomended!

Ann Hodgetts Feb 2023


Really fun taster session with a patient and knowledgeable teacher. I will definitely be back for more.

Matthew Cottis Jan 2023


Great teacher! Enjoyable evening and good introduction into pottery throwing. Will definitely consider doing more pottery classes soon.

Anushka Magan Jan 2023


We had the most fabulous time at this class. Akiko, our teacher, was great and we really enjoyed our first time at the wheel. This was a gift for my mums 70th birthday and she was raving about it afterwards. The small class size meant we had a lot of interaction with Akiko. All in all a great afternoon. Thank you!

Teresa Zhou Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I had a wonderful time - our instructor was Akiko who was very patient and nice. Two hours whizzed right by! We first watched her throw as she taught us the techniques, then we were given two chances to make something to put what we’ve learnt into practice while she walks around to guide us. Very pleased that I got to make a cup and a bowl with this package. I opted for the top up to have it glazed and shipped to me too. Well worth the money that gives you a good basic intro to pottery/throwing.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Teresa Zhou - London

Elizabeth Rosales Jan 2023


Really recommend! Mal was an amazing teacher, patient and fun to learn from. The space is intimate and warm, we’re definitely hoping to come back.

David Thomashower Jan 2023


There's something to be said about keeping class sizes small for the sake of each student being given necessary attention and that's exactly what this class offers. Not only was our teacher attentive, but she was also extremely knowledgable, helpful, supportive, encouraging and totally friendly. This is not someone to whom you'd feel cautious or embarrassed asking a question of. Whether you've never worked with clay before or you're returning to it after years away, this class will give you the opportunity and experience you're looking for to get your hands dirty and try your hand at something that is wildly fun and creative.

Tanya Truman Jan 2023


Amazing experience! The host was so great and engaging. Would recommend to friends too :) can’t wait to receive our creations

Victoria Fischer Jan 2023


What a great couple of hours. Mal was so fun and have such an informed and easy to follow crash course… makes us want to learn more and do it again! So great to be in a small group so plenty of one on one PLUS we get to take a bowl home So much fun.

Lauren Jones Jan 2023


We loved the session so much! The teacher was attentive, passionate and positive; overall a wonderful experience, we will definitely be back♥️

Annabel Norris Jan 2023


Akiko is an excellent tutor, and brought us on our clay journey from total beginners to throwing cups, bowls, vases by the end of our time. She also stepped in when things were going awry to save our work if it was going pear shaped. great fun and would recommend.

Graham Hookham Jan 2023


The class was brilliant and our teacher was exceptional. She was very clear and concise and did everything she could to make our experience a good one.

Pottery class review by Graham Hookham - London

Hugo Marx Jan 2023


Fantastic space and instructor. Sophie was thorough, super clear, kind and helpful! Really really enjoyed the class!

Adam Griffiths Jan 2023


2 hours felt like 5 minutes! One of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done. I’ve got the bug and will be enrolling on a proper series of classes now. Thank you so much

Lukas Twist Jan 2023


Really great beginners class, lots of one on one time from a really knowledgeable potter!

Roman Brasser Dec 2022


Great class, relaxed atmosphere and super nice teacher. We had fun and hope other people will experience this too.

Kavya Saxena Dec 2022


Sophie was great and really appreciated the small group size and attention given by her! Really learnt a lot.

Olive Franklin Dec 2022


So good! Made a pot each! Sophie our instructor was lovely. Class overran slightly but it was great to spend extra time on the wheel.

Arun Frey Dec 2022


We had a great time at the pottery class! Our instructor was very kind
and patient, and made the time fly by

Alessio Casella Dec 2022


Great taster class, Mallory was friendly and and a great teacher! Looking forward to receiving our lovely cups

Eleonore Siegel Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What was the teacher like? Very patient, a lot of very good explanations, very passionate.

How was the venue (if applicable)? Nice, very studio-ish but cold.

If materials were provided, did you like them? Yes, very good.

Was the experience good value for money? 100%

What did you do / learn? how to make pottery item on the wheel.

What did you like most? the way teacher was teaching us.

Sammy Abukmeil Nov 2022


Our lesson was so fun! The teacher was super knowledgable and gave some background knowledge before we started.

It was a fun activity to do with my partner, and I would love to go again to do some slightly more advanced projects! 10 out of 10.

Pottery class review by Sammy Abukmeil - London

Erdeniz Korkmaz Nov 2022


It was a great experience. We learnt basics about pottery. There were 4 people including us so it was such a good choice to learn a new skill.

Hanna Bhugaloo Nov 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Tutor was very nice and helpful , explained things well.
Learnt a lot in just a couple of hours!

Natalie Wotton Nov 2022


Great taster session very enjoyable I may return for more classes. I am excited to receive my pots.

Harrison Chan Nov 2022


Our teacher, Gabi, was amazing. Very welcoming, super friendly, attentive, helpful and all whilst still making the class feel like we weren’t over-supervised. We had a little tutorial to begin and then we were all able to produce 2-3 pieces in our time frame. It was very therapeutic.
The studio was cosy and and well maintained. We had forgotten our aprons but Gabi even kindly allowed us to use the spares too. Great experience and would definitely like to do more in future

Rebecka Deutsch Nov 2022


Will come back for sure, great experience, great teacher. Need more protective clothes, otherwise good

Frances Campbell Nov 2022


Lovely class, it was a small group and everything was explained really well. It was great to spend most of the time on the wheel and I’m so happy with the bowl I made!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Frances Campbell - London

Ernesto Angles Nov 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Akiko was grea! Such a nice teacher. Highly recommend! Very fun and cool class! Thank you.

Mary Foord-Weston Nov 2022


We had a fantastic time at Columbia Road Clay. The session was instructive but also really good fun. Mallory was a great teacher who wanted to make sure that we not only came away feeling good about having successfully actually made something (not as trivial as it sounds!) but that we also got a feel for the basic techniques involved in throwing so that we had a foundation to build on if we decided to try it again in future. The small class size (4 people) meant that we got individual instruction, which was really helpful, and there was a really fun atmosphere. I'd recommend this class to anyone and would be really keen to have another go at throwing in future.

Nicole Walker Nov 2022


Great experience! Friendly and attentive teacher and lovely space. Hoping to attend some more sessions.

Fe Maclean Nov 2022


Very enjoyable, well paced, with a friendly instructor. I would recommend it to any first time potters

William Sutherland Nov 2022


Great teacher. Quick intro. Everything provided to make multiple pieces. Small groups of four. Deff recommend.

Hope Allen-Baptista Oct 2022


Had such a lovely time! The teacher is really patient and was incredibly helpful, helping us when things went a little bit wonky and explained everything before we started. I was able to make two pots in the end.

Alison Samways Oct 2022


Gabrielle was very welcoming and fantastic at showing us the step by step process of how to work the clay and create our pots.
The whole experience was amazing very relaxed and great fun! A definite 5 stars from me

Pottery class review by Alison Samways - London

Saira Butt Oct 2022


Our teacher was incredible; she guided us all in a wonderfully encouraging manner. We want to come back again for regular classes!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Saira Butt - London

Carmel Lavador Oct 2022


i love this session! also our teacher was a professional, knowledgable, she is very helpful. i highly recommend!

Pottery class review by Carmel Lavador - London

Emma Dunnett Oct 2022


The class setting was great and the teacher taught the class in a very fun and educational way, also making sure we understand each step of the pottery making process and guided us if we needed any help. We had a brilliant night being creative and having a laugh and would highly recommend to anyone whose looking to try something new or to just get a creative

Abigail Dee Oct 2022


Good sized class so that it was fun and sociable, but the teacher could still go around and help as much as needed. The lesson was fun and interesting with a great teacher, and all the materials/supplies we needed were there for us to use.

Jamie Masang Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Everything was really good if I'm being honest I've forgotten the tutors name but she's quality very detail on all of the relevant aspect and I very much enjoyed my first taste of pottery will be looking to continue and progress my knowledge and skills of pot making

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Jamie Masang - London

Raja Mansur Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A great introductory pottery class. Sophie showed us all the techniques required, and we then went straight into throwing our own pottery. With just three of us in the class, we had focussed attention. It was amazing to be able to get onto the wheel, and to combine our imagination with the techniques taught, to come up with our pieces!

Carolina Garcia Oct 2022


I had a great time learning the wheel with Malory and making a small pot in one of their taster sessions. She’s very knowledgeable and a great teacher. She made it very entertaining and it was a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The location is great, bang in the middle of Shoreditch, make for a perfect day out in London. Also received my pot in the post a few weeks later and it’s charming. Would highly recommend!

Pottery class review by Carolina Garcia - London

Jonathan Shad Oct 2022


We had a great experience! Our tutor was patient throughout and balanced explaining theory with practical application. We went from absolute novices to having made a bowl in the 2 hour class!

Alice Phillips Oct 2022


Amazing class! Sophie was such a great teacher and really easy to talk to, she was to the point and clear. The studio is a lovely space, quiet but easy to get to. Lots to do in this area so it makes for a perfect activity to do whilst in Shoreditch. Very proud of the little pot I made, can’t recommend enough

Aisling Ledwith Oct 2022


Class was excellent - ended up just being the two of us so it was really 1:1 learning. Sophie was so lovely and fun, and extremely helpful, and we cannot wait to get our pieces once they’ve been fired!

M Boneva Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was my introductory pottery class.
The atmosphere was relaxed and the studio really clean. The teacher was really passionate about sharing her knowledge and it was obvious she loves her work.
It was a really enriching experience and I enjoyed it a lot!

Nicole Jones Oct 2022


Our teacher was really great, the class was small so you got a lot of support. I learnt a lot and was a great taster into pottery throwing.

Matthew Johnson Oct 2022


We attended a private lesson with Akiko and it was such an amazing experience. It was my partner and I’s first time and everything was so clearly explained and demonstrated to us. The venue was wonderful, tidy and inviting. We both look forward to getting our creations back, Akiko made sure we were able to produce something to take home. Overall a lovely experience and would love to go back!

Harvey Reynier Sep 2022


Super informative, great and patient teacher. As total beginners, we were able to make two pots in two hours!

Michael Kranidiotes Sep 2022


The teacher is extremely knowledgeable (she has been doing this for over ten years), and is very friendly and paitent. I messed up several times and each time she was able to help me out in a kind and friendly manner.

Renata Funari Sep 2022


We had so much fun! The studio was lovely and the atmosphere was perfect for an enjoyable pottery lesson.

Dmitry Loktionov Sep 2022


Really good class, excellent teacher. Great location. Really recommend it to all levels. 5 star

Angela Nixon Sep 2022


Ako was a great teacher, she broke down all the steps simply and clearly, and was super friendly as well.

Amna Ali Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved my introduction to pottery! The teacher made it fun and memorable. The studio was really cute

Kate Bulteel Sep 2022


Malory was a very friendly and informative teacher who made the whole experience enjoyable and educational. It felt like we were genuinly there to have fun and to learn. Would absolutely recommend!

Amber Dowse Sep 2022


Brilliant class with a really lovely teacher who taught us so much. It was the perfect amount of time to learn the basics of pottery making and we came away very pleased with our first attempts! Will definitely be looking into coming back for more.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Amber Dowse - London

Moyin Saka Sep 2022


The teacher was really great! Super clear and attentive. Definitely left feeling confident - 100% recommend :)

Ian Tillotson Sep 2022


Amazing experience, really educational, Mallory took us through all the steps and helped us create something we could take home to remember it by, perfect gift, would recommend, and would love to come back and do more.

Tom Bond Sep 2022


An excellent, small and intimate class with a very knowledgeable teacher. I would highly recommend.

Andreas Raible Sep 2022


Great teacher, very knowledgeable and an overall cool experience. We will be coming back and taking it further.

Kirsty Emmerson Sep 2022


Mal was an incredible and kind teacher. She was supportive and showed us every step with good humour and patience! Her knowledge was detailed and well structured! Great fun! We might even come back.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Kirsty Emmerson - London

Shallan Beighton Sep 2022


The class was great! The teacher was lovely and I feel I had a really good introduction to working on the wheel. Would definitely recommend.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Shallan Beighton - London

Nicola Beaven Sep 2022


The taster class was great. Mallory was a knowledgeable, patient teacher who took her time explaining each step. Having only 4 pottery wheels means you get lots of 1 on 1 time and can all clearly see the demonstration. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone wanting a fun activity

Pottery class review by Nicola Beaven - London

Sarah Hanratty Sep 2022


The taster class was SUPERB! Malory is fantastic, a great teacher giving clear instructions whilst making it funny and relaxing. We can't wait for our pots to arrive! THANK YOU :-)

Joe Glossop Sep 2022


We enjoyed the class, it was great to get stuck in and find out about ceramics. If I’m honest I think you’re charging too much to expect us to be doing the washing and cleaning up at the end which is why I gave it four rather than five stars.

Francisca Dantas Sep 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I had amazing time. The experience was unique and the teacher was so patient to explain and demonstrate it.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Francisca Dantas - London

Niall Palmer Aug 2022

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Had an amazing time at this Pottery class! Malory's incredibly informative and attentive, ensuring there's plenty of 1 on 1 time which really helps to build your confidence on the wheel as the class progresses. Was great fun and hopefully won't be my last time on a Potter's wheel!

Albert Scioscia Aug 2022


Lovely experience!
We had a very friendly and knowledgeable teacher. She explained everything thoroughly and you could clearly see that she enjoys doing it. This of course, made it easier for us to understand all the information and put it in practice.
Everything was provided. We were able to borrow some aprons as we did not bring any.
The experience is definitely a good value for the money.
What I liked the most was the hands on experience. I never thought it would be like this and I am pleased that I got to do it. I definitely hope to come back again.

Tatianna Donbavand Aug 2022


Mallory was an excellent teacher. She was very patient, gave us tons of information and helpful guidance throughout the process. It was a wonderful atmosphere in a great location. Enjoyed every minute of it, highly recommend for people who want to not only try this activity, but potentially learn a new craft.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Tatianna Donbavand - London

Denise Law Aug 2022


Malory was an excellent teacher! She was very encouraging and supportive, giving us each one-to-one attention. This class was fun, relaxing, and informative. Would definitely recommend for beginners as a chill introduction to pottery throwing.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Denise Law - London

Marta Seruya Aug 2022


Teacher was high-energy, friendly and hands-on with each of the students. Great, intimate workshop / studio.

Robert Curtis Aug 2022


I must confess, I got this class for my girlfriend and I was not expecting to enjoy it myself as it's not really my thing. However it was honestly a tonne of fun to get stuck into it. The teacher, Gaby was fantastic and made the whole thing very enjoyable

Paul Ireland Aug 2022


Our teacher was lovely and encouraging. Considering we were both novices, we were very pleased to have any results at all from the session.
There’s a lot of information to take in so it can get confusing. 2 hours really is just enough time for a taster, but we did still manage to complete two separate items each, helped by a lot of patience from the teacher. Do keep in mind before starting a second piece that if you want to keep it you will need to pay extra. Totally understandable but the extra cost was only explained after we were given the choice of making a second item or finessing our first, and then finishing the second item.
It was good fun but we were a little disappointed that the last 15 minutes or so is spent cleaning up. It’s a somewhat negative way to end the session rather than enjoying looking at what we had accomplished. Great fun chatting though.
Thanks for a fun day! We really enjoyed it.

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by Paul Ireland - London

Teacher's response

Hi Paul
Thanks so much for joining us at the studio and we’re so happy you enjoyed the session. Our sincerest apologies if there was some confusion over fees. Since you booked the firing and shipping ticket, there are no additional fees and you can create as many pots as you like to keep! Your pots are absolutely fab and we look forward to getting them to you in ~3 weeks.
All the best
Columbia Road Clay

Ernestine Hui Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great class and great teacher! was super fun, leant a lot, and had lots of hands on practise!

Elaheh Gholami Aug 2022


Only a group of four people so teacher had opportunities to constantly check our work and guide is through process. It’s such a lovely experience and would recommend

Rebecca Mitchell Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Very good value for money money. The teacher was really helpful and we learnt a lot

Jacob Bucknall Aug 2022


Sophie was amazing and incredibly patient! Great fun, would highly recommend. Looking forward to coming back again!

Jack Fordham Aug 2022


Fantastic experience, easy to digest instruction from a great teacher. Would recommend to a friend.

Ashley Ridgway Aug 2022


Mal was an absolutely fantastic tutor. Really enthusiastic, helpful and talented; she made everything feel accessible and achievable for beginners like us.

The space itself is beautiful and in a great location. We had everything we had hoped for from the experience and you certainly leave with a hunger for more.

Thanks again!
Ash and Victoria x

May Chu Jul 2022


I booked this class for my partner's birthday present. It was a class of 4 people, which I feel was the perfect amount for having one on one time with the teacher. The teacher was patient and helpful and we managed to make something decent in the end! It is actually harder than it looks, but my partner enjoyed it alot! Thank you for teaching us clay throwing! It's definitely a workout for the hands and arms!

Pottery Throwing Taster Class review by May Chu - London

Elsie Lau Jul 2022


The tutor was great ! It’s a small class but we get to have our own time with the tutor. Class was amazing, really enjoyed myself definitely will come back

Pottery class review by Elsie Lau - London

Ivy Loh Jul 2022


It was an excellent experience, looking forward to seeing our final pieces in a few weeks!

Robert Mafeni Jul 2022


Teacher was great! Got there a bit late, and she was helpful and accomodating.
Would definitely come back

Bethany Bains Jul 2022


Our teacher was brilliant fun, she took the time to cover all the health and safety, teach us tricks and then it was our time on the wheel, she did a great job juggling help for the four of us, and trust me we needed it! Bonus points because not only did she let us have our sexy ghost moment, she even offered to film it, and then honestly made a Spielberg worthy shot, stunner!

Nicole Lim Jul 2022


I thouroughly enjoyed my taster session with Malory. I was lucky enough to get her full attention and as I turned out to be the only student during that time slot. The class definitely got ne interested in coming back for the weekly lessons!