Who can attend the introductory level wheel-thrown pottery workshops?
Our intro workshops are designed for absolute beginners and for those who have up to six months experience of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Participants must be 18+ years of age but children who are 14+ may also attend alongside an adult family member.
What do I learn during an introductory workshop?
You learn the fundamentals of throwing on the potter’s wheel through tackling three creative challenges. Each step of the throwing process is broken down, demonstrated and explained to you in detail so you develop a wholesome understanding of the methodologies, tools and mechanics involved. You have two facilitators and eight participants on board so you get plenty of one-to-one attention. The workshops are fun, informative and rewarding.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
We supply aprons and all the materials, tools and equipment you may need.
When does the newsletter come out?
We send out updates of upcoming workshops and events between the 10-15th each month.
How and when can I join the regular classes?
Anyone who would like to attend our regular classes first need to join the following weekend workshops: "Introductory Level", Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Once you've attended all four workshops, you have the chance to progress onto the regular classes. At times the regular classes reach full capacity and we can't take on newbies. Generally speaking we tend to release places every 2-3 months so you won't have to wait a long time. When places become available, they are uploaded as “EVENING CLASS RESERVATION” and “DAYTIME CLASS RESERVATION” under the “Workshops” page. These places are sold on a first come first serve basis, we do not have a waiting list.
When can I collect my work?
Your creation may take up to 5 days to dry out completely. Then it is bisque fired, glazed and finally glaze fired. The entire process can take anywhere between 4-5 weeks. When you work with clay patience is key!
Can I reschedule my introductory workshop?
Yes, you can reschedule your workshop with a minimum of 7 days notice prior to your workshop. If sufficient notice is given via direct email at email@example.com, we will issue a voucher code for you which you can use to rebook a session at a later date.
Are there any health and safety risks in the studio? What is your policy?
All students are inducted in the safe use of the studio, however certain processes, sharp tools, machinery and raw materials can cause injury or harm if misused or not used with care. A facilitator is always present and will be happy to advise you or give you a demonstration.
Always wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) such as an apron, shoes with flat non-slip soles, casual clothing and a dust mask. Long hair must be tied back and jewellery, such as bracelets and necklaces have to be removed as they may be caught on the potter’s wheel. No drinks or food allowed in the studio.
Can I reschedule a regular class?
Yes, you can reschedule your class up to 72 hours prior to your session. Head to the “Reschedule” page of our website or download the free Wix App called Spaces on your mobile phone.
Do you offer gift vouchers?
Yes, we can issue e-vouchers which can be used to book an introductory workshop or a regular class. Each voucher has a coupon code on it which needs to be entered on the check out page when booking your class online. The vouchers are valid for 12 months from their date of issue and incur a £5 processing fee.
Do you offer team building workshops?
Yes, we can accommodate groups of up to 20 participants.
Do you offer kids workshops?
Yes, we can arrange a private workshop for children 12+ years of age. At least one parent per two children needs to be present or participate in the session.
How long do you keep my work?
Any work you create during the regular classes will be kept for 60 days while pieces made during an introductory workshop will be kept for up to 9 weeks from the date of your session. We do not take responsibility for any work that may be lost due to not being collected within the above time frames.