Potter's Wheel Half & FULL Day Workshops
Learning to throw pots is immensely satisfying. We offer half & full day classes suitable for the complete beginner and those who wish to dig a little deeper to expand their technical knowledge and throwing skills.
After a welcome tea or coffee, you will be given a detailed demonstration on the potter's wheel followed by one-to-one tuition. We encourage students to progress at their own pace with as little or as much guidance as required. Places are kept to a maximum of 6 people to ensure plenty of help and you'll each have your own potter's wheel for the duration of the workshop.
Those booking on to the full day workshop will progress in the afternoon to larger amounts of clay which will enable you to make bigger pieces and further experiment. Later, once you're finished on the wheel, you will select your favorite pieces to decorate using coloured slips and attach handles/motifs. They will be left at the pottery to be fired, glazed and fired again. Extra pots can be decorated and left for firing and glazing at a cost of £10 per pot. Or they can simply be bisque fired at £4 per pot.
Half Day Start time: 10am - 1pm Cost: £75 for adults and £68 for teenagers - Includes refreshments, all materials and slip decoration and glazing of 1 pot of your choice. How to book: Half Day workshops are generally held every Friday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm. If you are only available mid-week, do email us & we will do our best to accommodate you.To reserve a place, please complete the enquiry form on our contacts page.
Full Day Start time: 10am - 4pm (Lunch break 1-2pm) Lunch is not included, but there are several idyllic country pubs/cafes nearby that we can recommend. Cost: £120 for adults - Includes refreshments, all materials and slip decoration & glazing of 2 pots. How to book: Full Day workshops are run most Sundays, but we can also accommodate groups/individuals during the week. To reserve a place, please complete the enquiry form on our contacts page.
Please allow approximately 4 weeks for your pots to be dried, fired & glazed before collection. We will email you to advise when your fabulous creations are ready! Storage space is limited so a speedy collection would be appreciated. Unfortunately we are not able to hold on to pots beyond 3 months. Collection is preferable, however, if you do not live in the surrounding area, we can wrap and post your finished pots to your home address at additional cost. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for any damages or undelivered items by Royal Mail.
Collection times are as follows: Saturday 11am - 12pm and 2.30pm - 4pm Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm (excluding half-term holidays) Wednesday 10am - 12pm (excluding half-term holidays) Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm (excluding half-term holidays)
"Thank you so much for a great day of throwing and decorating!" Angela Riste
"I had a lovely time at Honeybourne Pottery whilst I was away in the Cotswolds. Annabel was friendly and welcoming; she explained and demonstrated the wheel technique with a laid back professionalism and ease." Kym Hart
"Had an introductory session along with my mum and wife - great fun and highly recommended." Phil