Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners

Discover pottery throwing with this creative pottery workshop in Altrincham.

1 hour Class size 1 to 3     label £60 - £65 (£65 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £60 for 3 guests)

Always wanted to have a go on a pottery wheel? Try this family-friendly pottery class and unleash your creativity with some calming clay!

This pottery class is ideal for complete beginners and will teach you the basic steps to throwing a pot on the wheel. Come along with your family or friends and learn to make pottery together. You'll be guided throughout your pottery making by a friendly and experienced local teacher who will take you through the wheel throwing process step by step.

During this pottery throwing workshop, you'll gain a basic understanding of pottery, including types of clay, throwing methods and the firing process. With expert guidance and support from your experienced ceramic artist teacher, you will get hands-on with your own clay creation and make something awesome to keep.

Following your pottery class, your ceramic masterpiece will be fired and glazed by your pottery teacher ready for collection in around three weeks.

By the end of your workshop, you'll have gained some brilliant foundational pottery skills and you'll head home with increased confidence and a great sense of accomplishment having created your very own pot.

Knowledge required
Completely beginner-friendly.
What you'll get
Your clay creation to keep

Following your class, your pottery will be dried, bisque fired, dip-glazed in white and have a final glost firing.

Your work will be available to collect 3 weeks after your course. Please note that we will only hold work for 3 months.

During term time we are open for collections each Wednesday morning (10am – 12noon), Thursday afternoons (2-4pm) and Thursday evenings (6.30-8.30pm). Unfortunately we cannot offer collection on weekends as this would disturb students during their throwing lessons. Please feel free to call in at any of these times.
What to bring
Please bring an apron, wear closed-toe shoes and tie long hair back.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.


Lemon Studio The Hive Red House Farm Dunham Massey WA14 5RL

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Lemon Studio, situated in beautiful Dunham Massey, offers weekly hand-building classes, private taster sessions and wheel throwing workshops. If you've always fancied getting creative with clay, or your simply looking for fun things to do in Manchester and the surrounding areas, come along and see what you can make!

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Tom Bailey Dec 2023

The course was absolutely brilliant. Juliet was an amazing teacher, we had a great time and learnt a lot. Would fully recommend !

Elizabeth Starkie-Smith Dec 2023

Fantastic class, we really enjoyed it. Very therapeutic and super teacher to guide us xx

Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners review by Elizabeth Starkie-Smith - Warrington

Andrea Watkins Nov 2023

Attended a pottery class earlier this week, the venue was a beautiful artist studio and so very inspiring. Juliet was a great tutor, very thorough and patient with me. Would highly recommend the class. It was a fun experience trying something new and I’m very proud of my wonky little pot ????

Miss Lauren Shields Nov 2023

Great experience. John was a brilliant teacher and really explained the process which was very interesting.

Jacqui Bridge Nov 2023

Lovely 1st pottery wheel experience today. The teacher was great- very skillful and patient! Beautiful studio and venue. Thank you ????.

Alix Luscombe Oct 2023

Juliette was a lovely instructor, fun and really helpful.
Would highly recommend to anyone interested

Jacqueline Page Oct 2023

We had a lovely time with Juliet this morning. Such a fantastically kind and patient teacher. The venue was great and we had a great fun time. I have never used a wheel before and Juliet was very encouraging. I don't think I will e going on the great pottery throw down any time.e soon but may well do another class to see if I can do a pot that will.hold water. Had a fun time and will definitely do again.

Michela Mannino Oct 2023

The class was an amazing experience and Sharon was great and so lovely in teaching my mother how to use her hands, even if my mother didn't speak English! Thanks Sharon!

Pottery class review by Michela Mannino - Warrington

Darren Wilding Sep 2023

Well from the word go, we got on with our teacher, we laughed and laughed. I think I broke her, as I was probably the worst student she'd ever had (my words, not hers) but we had the best time, the hour flew by, thoroughly enjoyed making pots and laughing, best way to spend an hour doing something completely different and with a lovely stranger, who by the end, I'd add to my Christmas card list. Love to her from Julie & Darren (23rd Sept, 11 oclock). We will defo do it again. Worth every penny, for every minute. X

Pottery class review by Darren Wilding - Warrington

Chris Partridge Sep 2023

The class was really good very well organised and run our teacher was very informative and was there to lend a helping hand when needed would definitely recommend if your in to your pottery and throwing even of your not it is great fun

Brian Little Jun 2023

Brian and I had a great day at our beginners wheel throwing class. Thank you Juliet for making our experience so enjoyable. We will definitely be recommending this class to our friends. Thanks again Sue and Brian

Pottery class review by Brian Little - Warrington

Joanne Oconnor Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I bought this pottery class for a Mother’s Day gift , I was so impressed we had an amazing time everything was explained & demonstrated very clearly, it was fun & friendly the teacher helped us a long to make a lovely pot each , we were complete beginners i would definitely recommend

Pottery class review by Joanne Oconnor - Warrington

Chris McGillivray Jun 2023

Susan, the teacher was great, very knowledgeable and helpful. Studio was good and everything provided was of good quality. Would definitely recommend this class to friends. Thanks.

Kathy Sankey Jun 2023

Myself & my husband had a brilliant first time at pottery, the tutor ( sorry I can’t remember her name) was great at explaining my husband understood better than me as he made what he was asked to & I made a bowl. Will definitely recommend to family & friends.

Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners review by Kathy Sankey - Warrington

Farah Rabbee May 2023

Had a private beginners throwing session with John and it was an absolute delight! The location is easy to find and very peaceful. He has over 30 years experience and was very thorough when explaining all the techniques used in pottery. I created a lovely little vase which I can’t wait to collect soon!

Definitely booking onto the 6 week course ☺️

Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners review by Farah Rabbee - Warrington

Chun Ho May 2023

My partner and I had an amazing time at the beginner's wheel throwing lesson. The teacher, Sharon, was very friendly and helpful. We loved the experience and would definitely come back again!

Sandra Bagan Apr 2023

This class was amazing. Sharon was so patient with us and we made some amazing pots. Can't wait to collect ours

Pottery class review by Sandra Bagan - Warrington

Nicola Cannell Apr 2023

Bought this for my husband and he has loved it but felt that it was quite rushed and would have liked a bit more guidance and explanation as he was going along. It was expensive for the short amount of time and maybe either extended the time or cutting the cost would be better

Rachael Boon Apr 2023

I’m delighted! The teacher was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I had a really great time.

Hannah Apr 2023

Instructor was really patient and for a beginner I felt really comfortable that I could do it.

Kylian Parvin Mar 2023

We had a great time in this pottery class. Juliet was very friendly, chatty and helpful. We both made a pot with her help while she still encouraged us to do every single step ourselves.
Overall it was an amazing experience, it’s a very cozy venue and a great date idea for any couples or anyone wanting to experience wheel-pottery while being taught by a professional!

Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners review by Kylian Parvin - Warrington

Joanne Mar 2023

Excellent value for money , teacher was very patient and knowledgeable, I even made a bud vase that looked like …. A bud vase Thanks

Georgia Fairhurst Mar 2023

Great experience, amazing teaching, very nice artsy environment. Would recommend if looking for a taster into pottery

Barnaby Nichol Mar 2023

The teacher was excellent. Very friendly. She made the process very enjoyable and easy to learn.

Carl Whaite Mar 2023

Lemon Studio was easy to find and there was ample parking available for us. Our teacher - John - was great and had the patience of a saint in explaining what was required to someone who had never tried throwing before. He was excellent at putting us at ease and went through each stage with us before we attempted it ourselves. We learnt that throwing is an art and takes patience and practice but we had fun on our first attempt.

We would 100% recommend Lemon Studio if you are looking for something different and learning a new skill.

Thank You

Carl & Hannah

Pottery class review by Carl Whaite - Warrington

Nathan Schofield Mar 2023

Fantastic class this afternoon with John, really good fun & a brilliant experience throwing clay. John was fantastic guiding us from start to finish and the studio was amazing. Would definitely recommend 10/10.

Joanne Hicks Mar 2023

Great fun, teacher was brilliant, had a thoroughly nice time and we have 2 nice bowls!

Farah Feb 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed
Booked for me and my niece
We wish could have had all day there

Emile Boustany Feb 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Clear easy to follow instructions. Think I’ve found a new hobby

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Juliette clear and friendly teacher who arranges for your finished pot to be glazed and fired which you can collect at a later stage. Fun tactile activity and made me want to follow up with a longer course.

Adam Gough Jan 2023

Venue was easy to find and the teacher was great. He showed us a step by step walk through to begin with and then guided us through it simultaneously. It was so much fun and learnt a lot! Definitely recommend!

Jack Eke Jan 2023

Wow what a great experience!
I bought a private wheel throwing class as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and honestly we both loved it. Our teacher was really helpful and guided us step by step on how to make a bowl, which, to our surprise, we managed to make! We then get to pick them up in 2 weeks, so also a lovely memory from the day. The venue was lovely, very peaceful and cosy. I highly recommend the class, an overall wonderful experience.

Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners review by Jack Eke - Warrington

Cameron Horn Jan 2023

Really helpful teaching so we were able to get great results on our first time and looking forward to seeing the finished products

Jonathan Evans Jan 2023

John was a great teacher and was really concise and helpful with his instruction. Studio was nice in a great location and all materials provided were great. Overall, great experience that me and my girlfriend enjoyed as something a bit different.

Sam Pritchard Dec 2022

Very fun and very good teacher, proud of my lil bowl. Would recommend for sure

Rhiannon Dec 2022

The class was everything I’d hoped for, it was addictive. I’d really like to do more so will look to sign up for a longer course. Amazing tutorship that’s got me hooked!

Harry Thomas Nov 2022

Really well taught, very clear and very fun! Understood every element of the wheel throwing. Would highly recommend to anyone! Great hour of fun!

Jodie Salford Nov 2022

Absolutely fantastic class. First time on a potters wheel and John our teacher was amazing! He was so kind and patient and explained everything.
Would very highly recommend!

Pottery class review by Jodie Salford - Warrington

Ruth Burgess Oct 2022

An amazing experience! 100% recommend! We were complete beginners and were supported through out the process. Everything was explained and demonstrated first. We had such a lovely time! Thank you :)

Pottery class review by Ruth Burgess - Warrington

Robbie Troth Oct 2022

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

This class is a fantastic first step in to wheel throwing. The studio is located on a beautiful farm just down the road from Dunham Massey, so an ideal day would be to grab some breakfast, do this class then go and see the deer afterwards. The studio is cute and cosy and the fact the class is only for two people makes it feel extra special. Sharon, the teacher was funny, kind and informative, guiding us every step of the way. I would recommend this class to anyone considering trying wheel throwing for the first time as it gives you an idea of what it's like without committing hours or lots of money. My partner and I absolutely loved it and can't wait to get our finished pieces once they are fired.

Pottery class review by Robbie Troth - Warrington

Amy Bumby Aug 2022

My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time at this pottery class yesterday. It was great fun and lovely to do something different. The teacher was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We expected it to just be a bit of fun and didn't have very high expectations of our end products but as the teacher was so supportive we were surprisingly impressed with our products so thank you very much!
The class was in a wonderful setting, which was a really enjoyable and calming place to be in, which we followed with a lovely walk around Dunham Massey.

Alasdair Marshall Jul 2022

Really enjoyable and informative session, with plenty of hands on time with the wheel. Our instructor was very helpful too. Would highly recommend!

Wheel Throwing Class for Beginners review by Alasdair Marshall - Warrington

Kate Kirkham May 2022

The teacher was really friendly and helpful, she guided us through the whole process and really helped us feel confident in what we were doing - we absolutely loved it and cannot wait to go back in a few weeks to get what we made.

My Turker May 2022

It was a great session! Thank you, we enjoyed it. Can't wait to see our finished bowls

Kathy Bianchi Apr 2022

Lovely teacher who gave really good instruction and support. A great class for beginners, we loved it.

Gill Rogers Feb 2022

The teacher was very welcoming and her demonstration and explanation was clear and interesting. She was very calm and supportive. The studio and location were lovely and the equipment was clean and easy to use. Lovely session.

John Feaster Feb 2022

Great introduction class, fantastic date idea. Is meant for very beginners, would love to have had another hour

Anne Fitzgibbon Feb 2022

The class was brilliant! So much fun and an amazing teacher! Perfect for beginners and we’ll be signing up to more courses soon. Thanks so much :)

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