Wheel Throwing Taster Class

Experience the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel at this pottery taster class in London

45 mins Class size 1 to 5     label £35 - £60 (£35 for Craft: Make a pot, £60 for Art: Make, paint & fire a pot)

Looking to try your hand at pottery? Look no further than this beginner-friendly wheel throwing class in London. In this workshop, you'll learn all the essential skills needed to create stunning ceramics on the pottery wheel. Our expert teacher Amanda will guide you through a simple step-by-step process, ensuring you feel supported throughout the class.

Don't worry if you've never tried wheel throwing before. This taster class is designed for beginners, and our small class sizes of up to six students ensure you'll receive plenty of individual attention.

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 choose the art or craft option, this pottery-making workshop offers a fun and creative activity for all. Not only will you leave with your gorgeous handmade pot, but you'll also gain new skills and experiences. It's a perfect activity to enjoy in London, whether you're looking for something fun to do or searching for a unique gift.

Please note:

  • Taster classes are 45mins-1-hour but you can always make an afternoon of it. Art Craft Studio is located at Trinity Buoy Wharf which is a fantastic place of arts and culture. It's free to wander around and you can even grab a bite to eat/coffee at the onsite Orchard cafe.
  • Prior to your workshop, we ask that you familiarise yourself with our studio location. Please allow yourself plenty of time. There is a lot of creativity to fit in so for everyone's benefit we must start on time and therefore, unfortunately, can not accept latecomers. Thanks for understanding.

What you'll get
All the materials, tools and equipment to make one ceramic pot per person.
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 unique gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


Art Craft Studios - Container City 1, Studio 2, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Orchard Place, London E14 0JW

Art Craft Studios is based at Trinity Buoy Wharf E14 0JW. Bikes: Lime bikes. DLR Stations: East India (10min walk) & Canning Town (12min walk). Parking: Yes parking is available on site. We have space for up to 2 cars.

Wheel Throwing Taster Class location
Your teacher
Art Craft Studios
Art Craft Studios

5.0 (100)

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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Uber Eats Nov 2023

The class was outstanding! We went for a team social with work, six of us in total. A lot of us were beginners, Amanda walked us through the process and was extremely patient as we learned along the way. It was a great laugh and a super cool experience, couldn’t recommend more! Thanks, Amanda!

Pottery class review by Uber Eats - London

Katya Ho Nov 2023

Fantastic session, very enjoyable and friendly. Attended with a 5yo who described the experience as "best thing ever". Highly recommend!

Sam Sep 2023

Great informative teacher. Cool venue and great workshop . Got to take home our pot. Loved it!

Bela Dhanda Jul 2023

We had a fantastic time at out pottery taster class. Amanda was a great instructor and not only explained and demonstrated things really clearly but was so encouraging and made it a really fun, relaxing experience. Would definitely recommend!

Jazz McCafferty Jul 2023

Great class, thank you so much! It was my first experience with pottery and the teacher was great, very supportive and encouraging. I'd love to come back again for another class.

Daniel May 2023

This was a great class and brilliant teacher! I learnt so much and had a good time. I can’t wait to see my finished bowl!

Masuma Begum May 2023

I absolutely loved the class, Amanda was so helpful, patient and a great teacher. Will definitely recommend anyone to attend the class.

Amanda Merrylees May 2023

Had a brilliant time in Amanda's pottery wheel spinning class. She was very helpful and great at explaining everything, definitely recommend it was so therapeutic

Pottery class review by Amanda Merrylees - London

Matthew Lewis May 2023

Had a great time at the studio! Amanda was super friendly and explained things very clearly. She was there to guide throughout and gave helpful tips to put things right, before they got tooo out of control. Would highly recommend!

James Jennion May 2023

Great teacher and venue, highly recommend this class for anyone interested in learning wheel pottery

Neville Apr 2023

Amanda was such a good teacher and fun too. We really enjoyed the experience and ended up with something useful.

Dawn Reed Apr 2023

Lovely location with all the equipment supplied for a brilliant Wheel Throwing Taster Class.
Our teacher Amanda was amazing! She taught us so much and was very patient when helping us master the techniques. We all had a fantastic time, thank you!

Shirin Naveed Apr 2023

Amazing! Amanda is a great teacher and we had the most fun on our team well-being day!

Jack Davidson Apr 2023

Great fun and amazing teacher, can’t wait to go back and try another class

Ruchita Singh Apr 2023

The teacher was great and really helpful and easy to talk too. I understood everything she taught and went home really happy. The materials were great too everything was prepared and ready to go for us so we cohld get started easily. The place looked cool, it was a normal studio. I liked how we were surrounded by other pottery pieces as the teacher easily showed us different designs through those already made designs. I recommend this class.

Jasmine Zhang Apr 2023

We had an Amazing session by Amanda . Really enjoyed it . Thank you !
Will come back for more sessions

Sumayyah Hussain Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amanda Cotton was an amazing teacher, she made the lesson very engaging and interesting. It was our first time attending a class like this, it was my gift to my husband for our 2nd year anniversary and it was all so worth it, I would highly recommend doing this together as a couple or with friends and family. The only down side is I wish it was longer, I felt like the hour just flew by but that could be because we were having a lot of fun learning and creating. I can’t wait to see the final product in 8 weeks time and display it for memories.

Shapla Akter Mar 2023

We really enjoyed todays session. Amanda was a great teacher and really took the time to explain the steps well. Thank you so much!

Wheel Throwing Taster Class review by Shapla Akter - London

Amelia Margetts Mar 2023

Amanda was such an amazing teacher with alot of patience :)
We truly enjoyed learning about wheel throwing and making bowls.
Amanda offered the perfect amount of correction/ intervention and was supportive in creating a bowl you would be happy to go home with and use ! Thank you so much!

Andrei Loginov Feb 2023

We really liked our valentine's day date at Wheel Throwing Taster Class in Art Craft Studios. The lesson was very interesting and practice-oriented - me and my wife we really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it for everybody to try.

Dennis Ly Feb 2023

It was a Fun class to take and good fun throughout the duration of the class.

Rasheed Ige Feb 2023

Amanda was brilliant, great energy and really made it easy to understand. There was no judgement and so much freedom. She even helped capture pictures of me and my partner for our photographic memories.

Khadijah Jalloh Feb 2023

This class was great! Amanda was a great teacher who explained each step really well and gave examples. I had a lot of fun wheel throwing and would recommend this class to anyone who wants to give it a try! The location was also really cool :)

Pottery class review by Khadijah Jalloh - London

Jade Jordan Jan 2023

Amanda was a brilliant, friendly teacher and we had such a fun time. The perfect birthday present.

Clara Jan 2023

We really enjoyed the experience, discovered a new hobby and met amazing people! Will repeat:)

Luis Garcia Jan 2023

We had a fantastic time with Amanda! She made the class so easy to understand and follow, and made us feel supported and guided through the whole process. We are definitely considering returning as this will be a new hobby! And soon we'll have our first pottery creation!

Pottery class review by Luis Garcia - London

Asiya Khatun Jan 2023

Amanda was such an amazing teacher, although we had only an hour to make a small pot, she was patient with us and taught us so well. The class felt so therapeutic and the venue was in such a quirky building. The class was great value for money and after doing this class I really want to go back and do some more wheelthrowing.

Devina Seeruttun Nov 2022

The teacher was really welcoming and explained as well as demonstrated properly how to make a pot with different steps

Alex Gilmore Oct 2022

Fantastic, patient teacher who goes over the fundamentals in a speedy yet attentive way. Really enjoyable experience!

Harvey Lubbe Oct 2022

just had a nice introduction to pottery. dear nice teacher! will definitely do something like this again.

Pottery class review by Harvey Lubbe - London

Rachel Sep 2022

The class was a great introduction to wheel throwing pottery, the teacher was very attentive and thorough in her instruction. 10 out of 10 would recommend

Ashanee McCorkle Sep 2022

Really excellent, intimate session! The teacher was super helpful and took the time to make sure we all were understanding each step. Our session was only 45 minutes but we were able to take time and learn everything we needed to. I would however strongly recommend that people book a longer session. Really great experience!

Ella Marshall Sep 2022

I have always wanted to try wheel throwing and so really glad I found this taster class. The notification for my session didn’t come through so I wasn’t expected for my class but Amanda was amazing and super accommodating getting everything set up straight away. All materials where provided and a fab location at the wharf. Amanda was such a great teacher, giving really clear instructions, patience and just overall a really positive studio space. I would highly recommend and look forward to trying another class soon.

Wheel Throwing Taster Class review by Ella Marshall - London

Tara Perset Jul 2022

The teacher was adorable and made the class easy and very enjoyable. The ambiance was calm joyful. Would recommend

Enyonam Rockson Jun 2022

Amanda was really nice and a great teacher. The class was fun! Great for beginners

Effie Ansah Jun 2022

Amanda was great! So lovely and professional. Will 100% recommend to my friends, and I’ll be back too

James Palm Jun 2022

Warm and clear teaching from a very kind artist. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back.

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