Private Wheel Throwing Ceramics Class

Learn the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel at this relaxing private 1:1 pottery class in London. Plus Bring a friend for free.

105 mins Class size 1 on 1 (public classes), 1 to 2 label £100 per class

If you've ever wanted to give pottery a go but weren't sure how to approach the wheel, fear not — this private beginners' pottery workshop in London will give you all the skills and confidence you need to take your first steps in this relaxing craft. Not only that you can bring a friend for free and share the experience.

Your friendly host, Amanda, will kick off proceedings with some lively practical demonstrations, showing you the ins and outs of working clay on the wheel and how to shape it to your liking. Then it'll be time for you to tie on that apron and get your hands dirty yourself! You'll have plenty of practice, as you're guided through your pottery journey step-by-step to create 2 pots. (One pot each of you bring a friend for free).

But that's not all, your beautiful handmade clay pots will stay with Amanda for firing and you'll return a few weeks later for an additional 1 hour glazing workshop to add colour to your ceramics which is all included in the initial fee.

Don't worry if this is your first experience with making ceramics, as Amanda will be on hand throughout the sessions. Thanks to the one-on-one tuition, you'll have all the attention and guidance you need to create your very first ceramic pots. You'll finish not only with your gorgeous handmade pots, but with a head full of new skills, knowledge and pride in your accomplishment.

Please note: This class offers one-to-0ne tuition. However, you're also welcome to bring a friend along free of charge. That's right it is £100 (£50 each) for up to two people and two pots.

What you'll get
All the materials, tools and equipment to make up to two ceramic pots to take home with you (one each if you're bringing a friend along).
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.

Art Craft Studios 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.

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For the time being, we ask anyone attending the studio (including our teachers) to have a negative lateral flow test no more than 24 hours beforehand. If you are experiencing any symptoms, have been around people with symptoms or are isolating, in line with government guidance, please do not attend the studio. Please contact us before you are due at the studio and we will reschedule at a later date.

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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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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.

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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

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 workshop review by Jonathan Caruana

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 Sydney

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

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

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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