Wheel Throwing Pottery Workshop

Make some useful and beautiful pots at this pottery class.

2.5 hours - 3 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £70

In this engaging wheel throwing class in London, you'll learn the basics of making your pots from scratch on the potter's wheel.

It will begin with a brief demonstration so you can familiarise yourself with the process. You'll take turns trying out your new skills on the wheel with the teacher's guidance. Me-time between pottery attempts will provide some rest, so soak up the experience.

The longer class duration of two and a half hours will give you the time to perfect your ceramic pieces. By the end of this activity, you'll leave with two finished pots that you can claim in about three to four weeks. You can even make a third pot, however, a £5 surcharge applies to each extra pot.

Don't fret if you're new to pottery, as this class offers a relaxed and supportive environment ideal for beginners. During the class, you'll be encouraged to ask questions and refine your skills. The teacher will be there to offer guidance and help you make the most out of your time at the wheel. You'll be surprised at just how therapeutic and enjoyable this activity can be. All in all, it'll be a fun and creative way to spend an afternoon in London.

As your final reward for your efforts, you will take home a pair of glazed pots that will feel like unique masterpieces that you've crafted from scratch.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
No previous knowledgeable or skills are required for this class as it is an introduction
What you'll get
All clay and tools are supplied to make two pots each to be finished after the class, to be collected in 3-4 weeks.
What to bring
Just bring yourselves and be willing to enjoy yourselves. Working on the wheel is great fun.

wimbledon Art studios. 10 Riverside Yard. London. SW17 0bb

Wheel Throwing Pottery Workshop location
Your teacher
Patrick Nash
Patrick Nash

5.0 (12)

I studied ceramics at Epsom School of Art and Design back in the seventies and have since had various studios and worked in a pottery department teaching and as a technician. I also give classes in my present studio. These are for potting on the potters wheel and for hand building techniques. My own work is mainly decorative and functional using various techniques for making and for decoration.
My passion for pottery is not only for making but also for teaching and the enjoyment people get from making pottery.

Verified reviews

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Selin Dec 2023

It was great, Patrick was lovely gave so much detail on the art of pottery. Was a very authentic experience.

The venue is nice too its a private studio in a warehouse.

Jules Nov 2023

A really great taster session - the private class setting means you can really get stuck into it. And Patrick was a brilliant teacher with a hands-on approach that let us make the most of it! Would absolutely recommend!

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023

We enjoyed having a class just for the two of us. We got lots of hands on time at the wheel and made a number of pots each and learnt a few key techniques. Great for a couples date!

Dan Kirwan Nov 2023

Patrick was great, a really good teacher and the course was a great pace. We had a really good time and would definitely recommend it to others!

Chiko Bwalya Oct 2023

I booked the class for my partner's birthday and we had a wonderful time. Patrick is a brilliant teacher, very patient and encouraging. The session is a must for artists at all levels. Couldn't recommend it enough!

Sandra Wright Oct 2023

An excellent introduction to pottery throwing on the wheel.
Patrick was good at explaining and showing us what to do.
We had both made several pots by the end of this very enjoyable afternoon.

Sonia Sheta Oct 2023

Great session. I learnt a lot - am à complete beginner.
Patrick was attentive,
Helpful and patient.

I recommend this workshop

Carole Cleminson Sep 2023

Patrick is a very easy teacher to get along with, friendly and informative with many years experience of pottery throwing.
The venue was quiet and spacious, but a working environment, so lots of evidence of pottery making. Aprons and all necessary materials are provided and Patrick gave some background on the type of clay we used.
This two and a half hour session is competitively priced and offers good value for money. The class size is limited to 2 people so good, focused guidance. We learned the techniques for shaping a pot and a bowl as well as lots of background information.
We will take home the pot and bowl that we each made once Patrick has fired and glazed them for us.
A very enjoyable introduction to making pottery on a wheel.

Pottery class review by Carole Cleminson - London

John Paul Sep 2023

Excellent class with Pat, only two students at a time and he provides in depth technique guidance while keeping it light and a fun experience! Great date idea for you and your partner.

Laura Heard Aug 2023

What a great experience!

Patrick is so knowledgeable and in going to his workshop we also got to check out his work, which was also great to see. It was amazing getting to make several pots on the wheel, and also have a go at freestyle.

The effort and dedication Patrick put into teaching us was so greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Laura and Brad. :)

Pottery class review by Laura Heard - London

Roxana Solorzano Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We booked a private class for 2 people. It was a lot of fun, we had a go on the wheel while the other person watched and then switched. Patrick explained and demonstrated the technique for each step. We had a lovely time learning about the different steps of the process and making our little pots and bowls that we get to bring home when they’re ready! Very exciting.
Class takes place in a studio that has everything you need, many other artists have studios in the same complex so there is an artsy vibe to the place.
Overall a great experience and Patrick was a great teacher.

Jaspreet Singhota Jul 2023

Parking on site and as soon as we got there and called Patrick he came straight out to meet us. We had a very informative and hands on lesson on wheel throwing and it was so much fun. It’s also a LOT harder than what Patrick makes it look! He’s a fab teacher we had a great time!

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