Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class

Learn the fundamentals of throwing at this relaxing private pottery class in London (Plus bring a friend for free)

2 hours Class size 1 on 1 (public classes), 2 to 5

label £100 - £150 per class (£100 for 2 pple & 2 pots - Craft: Make pots, £150 for 2 pple & 2 pots - Art: Make, paint & fire pots)

Looking to try your hand at pottery but unsure where to start? Fear not, because this private beginners' pottery workshop in London is just what you need. Join our engaging and informative wheel throwing class in London and discover the joy of creating your own pottery. Gain the skills and confidence to dive into this relaxing craft and take home a beautiful handmade pot. And the best part? You're welcome to bring a friend for free to share the experience.

During this 2-hour private class, your friendly host Amanda will be there to guide you every step of the way and answer any questions you may have. We will begin with lively demonstrations, where Amanda will show you the ins and outs of working clay on the wheel and shaping it to your liking. Once you've spent plenty of time practising you will be provided with even more clay to create your masterpiece.

No prior experience with ceramics? Not a problem! Amanda's private classes ensure you receive all the attention and guidance necessary to create your very first ceramic pots.

Now, let's explore your options:

Craft: Make a pot With air-dry clay, you can take your pots home right away. Once dry, you can paint them at your own pace and proudly display them in your home. Please note, these pots are not suitable for food or drink, but they make for beautiful decorations. The painting process will be explained at the end of the workshop.

Art: Make, paint & fire a pot After making your pot, you will return for a 1.5-hour painting workshop. Following firing in the kiln, you can take your masterpiece home. These fired pots are food-safe and suitable for use in the oven and dishwasher.

Whether you're searching for a fun activity in London or looking for the perfect gift, this pottery workshop will leave you with a gorgeous handmade pot to take home and a new set of skills. Don't miss out on this transformative experience!

What you'll get
1 pot per person
What to bring
We will supply all materials, tools and equipment including an apron.
You're welcome to bring a friend for free to share the experience. (1 ticket is enough for 2 people and 2 pots.)
Suitable for

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

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 lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Container City 1, Studio 2, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Orchard Place, London E14 0JW

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class location
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Art Craft Studios
Art Craft Studios

5.0 (101)

We're Art Craft Studios and we've designed a space to encourage artistic discovery, skill development and creative communication to enable creativity and empower everyone!

From our studio space in London, we offer a variety of classes in a range of ceramics disciplines, from wheel throwing and turning to hand building. Whether you're after one-on-one tuition or a group pottery class for the whole family, you'll find what you're looking for in our range of fun London ceramics workshops.

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Louise Stone Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Very patient teacher and an incredibly enjoyable class! The right amount of intervention when needed but a good amount of independent learning

Nathalie Davies Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amanda was a great, friendly teacher. The studio is in a really interesting location, and the doors were open so it was lovely and fresh (outside was baking). She carefully taught us the techniques we needed. We got a tester lump of clay first, and then the proper one to make our final piece. We'll get to return to decorate in a few weeks. Looking forward to it! Definitely worth the money!

Ahyun Jeon Apr 2023

The teacher Amanda was great, very skilled and professional, she gave us really good instructions, if i were to go back, I’d feel quite confident about trying pottery again. The studio was well equipped and chill, nice tunes playing the whole time. Feel confident that if you make a mistake, Amanda can easily resolve the errors you make, we now have two cool unique pots to remember our anniversary this year, would defo recommend

Emmanuel Obale Apr 2023

Amanda was so lovely and made us feel very welcome. She took time to make sure we knew each part of the process and was super supportive if anything went wrong. The nue is pretty cool as well someone was painting a big piece as we made our sculptures and the music was perfect

Oliver Miles Apr 2023

Amanda was really friendly and accommodating. She was patient with us and made it easy to understand. Great value for money, we look forward to coming back to paint our pottery.

Steph Ball Mar 2023

Got this as a gift for my mum's birthday and we loved it! We highly recommend Amanda's class she's a great teacher very patient and encouraging. She explained the steps very clearly and was really attentive to us the whole time which made it possible for us to catch on quickly to this challenging skill and come out with two lovely pots which we are very proud and happy with. We're excited to come back and glaze them soon. She even took these lovely pictures of us with our phones so we could remember the experience.

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Steph Ball - London

Ashley Murray Mar 2023

Amanda is the best super woman great teacher 20 out of 10 I will recommend everyone to book in with Amanda

Chris Lang Nov 2022

Amanda is a brilliant teacher. Loved the lesson. Doesn’t feel rushed and lots of individual 1 on 1 support. Highly recommend.

Andrej Dobrych Nov 2022

Our class with Amanda was brilliant. The class was really hands on and her explanations were really clear. The studio is lovely, in a cool little secret area of London I had never been to.
We threw two pots/bowls and could clearly see we were improving. We'll be back!

Hannah Underwood Oct 2022

This was bought as a present for my son's girlfriend birthday. They both absolutely loved the whole experienced. The location, teacher and result were fantastic. They want to go back for more!

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Hannah Underwood - London

Roopy Josson Oct 2022

I booked this as a date for my husband and I and it was great. Amanda was very friendly, kind and just a pleasure to work with. I would recommend for anyone looking to learn and have a good laugh. The venue is cute and beautiful on a sunny day. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Roopy Josson - London

Lisa Cunningham Oct 2022

We loved the clay throwing class! Amanda was a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. We learned a lot and had fun at the same time. I would highly recommend this class. Thanks for a fun Saturday

Ambereen Khan Oct 2022

Great class, materials were provided, teacher was wonderful and super helpful, great value for money, definitely recommend!

Frank Esmeijer Sep 2022

We had a great experience! We enjoyed it and it was a fun activity
The teacher was super kind and patient
Highly recommend it

Stephanie Ambrosius Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amanda was brilliant.
We enjoyed learning the art of wheel throwing. Great music, knowledgeable, welcoming and motivational. Such a great experience, we can’t wait to go back to paint our pots.

Pottery class review by Stephanie Ambrosius - London

Ibrahim Tageldin Aug 2022

Made the session so relaxing and enjoyable! Great anniversary treat for my wife!
Thank you!

Catherine Ulloa Aug 2022

Excelente and fun class. We definitely recommend it! The studio and area are beautiful.
Thanks you :)

Dominic Fryd Jul 2022

Very friendly and helpful teacher.
The surrounding Location was really beautiful with an urban artistic feel.
The place was nice, had a little difficulty tracking it down but found in the end. Description of Bright orange and yellow containers might have made it easier for me to find.
Making the pot was fun, and you could be as daring as you like, the class was very autonomous and although you have instruction, you could get hands on and do it all yourself.

Very fun, very therapeutic. Good job!

Mahmuda Khatun Jul 2022

One of the best pottery classes I’ve had and I’ve had a few Amanda was so lovely, very patient and most importantly a really good teacher! The studio is in a nice location, everything was set up prior to our arrival and we got stuck in straight away. We came away with two lovely pots. I’m really looking forward to going back and glazing the pots! Thanks, Amanda!

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Mahmuda Khatun - London

Sanketh Rampes Jul 2022

Amanda is a brilliant teacher, was a really fun experience for two complete beginners. Great value and would thoroughly recommend. The studio is spacious and very welcoming!

Henrique Duarte Jun 2022

Amanda was 5 starts, the place had good conditions, we had a family workshop that was fantastic!

Sophia Mobbs Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

- our teacher was lovely! She provided clear step by step guidance
- venue was a very cool studio in an outer-London location. Really nice place to get away and feel creative. I do recommend leaving a bit of extra time to find the studio if you are unfamiliar with the area.
- great value for money! £100 covers 2 people for an initial 2 hour wheel session and a glazing session a couple of weeks afterwards.
- overall we had a fantastic time and I recommend! A great activity to do with a partner, family member or friend. Be prepared to get hands on and a bit messy, as well as concentrate for 2 hours.

Pottery class review by Sophia Mobbs - London

Sophie Daniels Jun 2022

I bought this as a present for my fiancés birthday and we had the best time! Amanda was so friendly and helpful and really got the best out of us! We were complete beginners and are now eager to do more! The private session means you get so much attention. The best gift!

Daniel Santos May 2022

Amanda was incredibly nice and she was excellent at explaining the process of wheel throwing. As a beginner with no experience I thought I would not be able to make much during the first class but ended up making two very nice bowls. It was a great experience and will 100% recommend!

Xara Mac Apr 2022

Great class! Really enjoyable, Amanda was lovely and helpful and even gave us extra time, almost double the time! It was a birthday present so we were allowed to BYOB which was also a great touch. If you’re thinking of booking a wheel throwing class don’t hesitate to choose this one. We would definitely recommend and will be back :)

Hannah Steiner Apr 2022

Such a lovely teacher, and a great session! We had so much fun and can’t wait to go back!

Olivia Halper Apr 2022

My friend and I had an excellent time at this class! Amanda was great; patient, informative and highly knowledgable. Would highly recommend!

Neil McMaster Apr 2022

Wonderful afternoon, great teacher. Fun time learning new skills.
Great surprise birthday present.
Thank you!

Jack Brittan Apr 2022

I'm so pleased I found this course, Amanda was endlessly patient and it made so much difference having a private class, as it is a tricky art to master! It was brilliant value compared to many others as I brought this for my boyfriend, but I got to come along for free too and the cost of glazing and firing your pots is included. The location is really great and it made for a really nice day!

Billy Lloyd Apr 2022

Amanda created a lovely environment for beginners. It was a very fun and creative experience.

Dan Abbott Apr 2022

Brilliant taster session class, excellent tuition (one to one) and lots of hands on practice on the wheel. It’s fun to take turn on the potters wheel and see your creation emerge … my pot was a bit wonky but it’s all part of the fun. Great studio atmosphere and a quirky location. Very patient and enthusiastic teacher and artist, which made for a pleasant, memorable and enjoyable evening.

We left with a sense of achievement and can’t wait to see our pots being glazed and fired in the kiln!

Looking forward to attending some follow up classes, after this taster session.

Aisha Matoo Mar 2022

The wheel throwing class was really good! Learned a lot about how to use the clay to make some cool ceramics

Amanda was really good too! Perfect amount of showing and teaching to actually doing it yourself

Julie Withers Mar 2022

Amazing session with Amanda who had a lovely patient teaching style - she certainly knows her craft! Well equipped and stocked studio. Very friendly and informative - could have had a better experience! Thank you!

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Julie Withers - London

Stephen Tossou Mar 2022

Amanda was very welcoming and very nice. Had a great chat and she was also patient whilst we made our pots. Her art studio is very nice too and very spacious, I would definitely come back again and recommend to my friends.

Jonathan Caruana Mar 2022

A great class in a one on one setting. Amanda was welcoming, friendly, patient and full of knowledge. We had a fun time learning from her and are excited to have sucesssfully created our first pottery pieces. Highly recommend!

Pottery class review by Jonathan Caruana - London

Maxwell Ash Mar 2022

Really great introduction, we had a great time and are looking forward to going back to finish off our pots. Thanks Amanda!

Chandra Dhanabal Feb 2022

Amanda Cotton (the teacher) was the sweetest and most patient person. She took the time to make us feel extremely welcome by chatting a bit about what we expected out of the session, as well as giving us a brief rundown of her experience in the ceramics space. She also explained the key concepts, and give sufficient time for demonstrations and practice before guiding us to make our own ceramics. The venue definitely gave off the right vibes, complete with calming therapeutic music. All materials were provided, including an apron to keep your clothes clean - that being said, it can still get quite messy so be mentally prepared for that. But really, it's just part and parcel of the experience.

At the point of making the booking, I was quite surprised at the price but after the session I'm fully satisfied that I got my money's worth because of the individualized attention and mentoring that we received.

During the session, we got to create our own ceramic (whether it's a pot or a cup or a bowl) with all the required attention. Furthermore, for no additional cost, we can leave the ceramic there for it to dry out, glazed and put in the kiln. We were told that we would be invited back after a few weeks to do the glazing before it goes in the kiln again. Overall, I went in apprehensive, but came out feeling so happy, like I left an art therapy session. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a couples' activity, or even something to do with a loved one.

David Graham Feb 2022

Amanda was great, patient and good humoured. It made it an enjoyable experience and we would go back

David Schley Feb 2022

A brilliant evening with a hugely supportive and enthusiastic teacher who gave us confidence while appropriately managing expectations - excellent value for money too.

Rochelle Clarke Feb 2022

An amazing pottery class! We we’re so glad we found this class. Amanda was a really great teacher, she gave a lot of support and encouragement to both of us. Location was also lovely and quiet which made our class intimate and all the more enjoyable. We had a great time and will definitely return!

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Rochelle Clarke - London

Bénédicte Aboul-Nasr Feb 2022

Amanda was a fantastic teacher, and I had a really wonderful session learning the basics of pottery. Looking forward to going back to paint then collect my bowls in the next few weeks - I’d really recommend taking Amanda’s workshop for a super relaxing and instructive session!

Nicole Cheng Jan 2022

Amada was really friendly and patient, answering all the question I've asked. Had a great time learning from her.

Sungeen Hill Jan 2022

She was excellent. So lovely and accommodating. Had a really really great time! Thank you!

Annabel Sabrina Jan 2022

We really enjoyed the wheel throwing session - great teacher and nice studio, too. Looking forward to go back to glaze our bowls.

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Annabel Sabrina - London

Meetal Jan 2022

We had a fantastic time learning to throw with Amanda in her studio. Her one on one approach to teaching creates a truly bespoke learning environment. Can't wait to come back and glaze our pieces ☺️

Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class review by Meetal  - London

Diana Ovcarova Jan 2022

The class was amazing! The teacher explained everything really well. She was really nice and supportive. The venue was nice and spacious, I liked the fact that we used white clay instead of the brown one it was more unique. The class is a really good for its money we got to make two pots. I learnt about how different clay works and the basics of using the wheel. It was a fantastic experience I highly recommend.

Judy Markovic Dec 2021

Amanda was so patient, gave us so many techniques and tips,
We had great fun!

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