Wheel Throwing Pottery Class

Learn how to make ceramic creations on a pottery wheel in Hertfordshire!

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £58 - £85 (£85 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £70 for 2 guests, £58 for 3+ guests)

Learn the art of wheel throwing at this fun pottery making class in Hitchin. If you're looking for some creative things to do around London, this pottery workshop is ideal! Taught in a peaceful garden studio, you'll be able to unwind and relax as you discover the fun and addictive craft of wheel throwing pottery.

Wheel throwing is wet, messy and creative fun for all! Don't worry if you're new to pottery making, this beginner-friendly class is led by a talented ceramicist who will take you through their top techniques and tips step by step.

In this pottery making class, you will get hands-on with your own clay creations so that you can get to grips with this captivating art form. You will have the option to use white clay and then paint what you make using a huge selection of beautiful glazes. After your craft class, your pottery creations will be glazed in a clear gloss and fired ready to be collected at a later date from the studio or posted for an extra postage fee.

Alternatively, you can choose to use air drying clay which will not need to be fired and can then be taken away with you on the day. Air drying clay dries hard, can be later painted using acrylic paint and will be decorative only whereas with white clay the pots will become pottery following firing and can be used functionally.

This fun pottery workshop is a great way to relax, learn something new and gain pottery-making skills in a fun and welcoming environment.

At the end of this pottery for beginners class, you'll have a beautiful handmade item to keep as well as some newfound wheel throwing skills — plus a potential new love for this exhilarating craft!

Please note:
This class duration may vary due to the number of participants. Groups of 1-3 can expect a 2.5-hour duration and groups 4-5 can expect a 3-hour duration.

Knowledge required
Completely beginner-friendly!
What you'll get
  • An air-dry clay creation to take away on the day of your class, or
  • A white clay creation which will be fired and glazed for you after your class. You can then collect your item or have it posted to you.
  • An apron to wear on the day!
What to bring
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, flat shoes, short nails and tie long hair back.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Clay With Carole 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.


3 Brook View, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9NY

Your teacher
Clay With Carole
Clay With Carole

4.9 (8)
4.9 stars (99+)

Hi, I'm Carole and I teach pottery classes in my beautiful tranquil garden studio. From pottery parties for adults and children to corporate team building events, my fun and engaging workshops are a wonderful way to let loose and get creative together.

I am passionate about all things pottery, from hand-building to wheel throwing, and want everyone and anyone interested, to enjoy working with this wonderful art form and craft!

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Petra Trimble Jul 2022

From the start, Carole was friendly and welcoming. Her studio was clean and tidy but very well stocked. Her demonstration was thorough and her teaching style good to follow. I found her encouraging and promoted success. I really enjoyed my first experience of the wheel throwing class and can’t wait to see the final results once my pots have been in the kiln. I would highly recommend. Thank you PT.

Wheel Throwing Pottery Class review by Petra Trimble

Helen Moore Jul 2022

We were four novices and Carole was so patient with us. The experience of using the wheel was fantastic - I would highly recommend.

Warrick Lee Apr 2022

We had a great time. The teacher was knowledgeable and patient. The venue was nice and tidy with inspiring creations everywhere. Looking forward to collecting what we made soon. Would definitely recommend.

Steve Kenneford Mar 2022

Very enjoyable and professionally (and patiently) tutored.

Would certainly recommend as a great way to spend a few hours.

Rosemary Ruston Feb 2022

We all enjoyed the experience of feeling a wheel beneath our hands, and with the clay it was a very new sort of experience. We look forward to seeing our painted and baked creations in about three weeks time. Carole looked after us very well and not only showed us what we had to do but also rebuilt our pyramids when they collapsed. She kept her hands remarkably clear of clay – it would take us quite a while to reach such skill.

Kate Burton Dec 2021

It was nice to try something new. Great fun! Nice relaxed environment. Looking forward to see our finished pots.

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Susie Wylie Dec 2021

Me, my sister and mum went to do this and we had a great time. We are all beginners and Carole had a wonderful way of teaching us through the different stages of creating our pots. By the end all three of us had a pot, all of which all looked slightly different. It was wonderful.

Naveenan Edward Sep 2021

Carole was a very patient and passionate coach and we thoroughly enjoyed our class with her. It was amazing to be able to learn from scratch and have our own work at the end to show for it. There was such a wide variety of paints to decorate with so that everyone can create their own unique pot. Would recommend anyone to try this thoroughly enjoyable course!

Pottery workshop review by Naveenan Edward Sydney
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