Potter's Wheel Taster Workshop
Create as many pots as you wish on this 75 minute potter’s wheel class. As an optional extra you can choose to decorate your best pieces on the day and leave them for firing & glazing.
Making a pot on the potter's wheel is one of those 'I've always wanted to try' or bucket list experiences. Our 75 minute Potter's Wheel Taster Class introduces you to the basic steps of how to throw on the potter's wheel.
The workshop begins with a full demonstration of the pot throwing process, given by one of our expert potters. You will then be individually assigned a potter’s wheel for the duration of the workshop and its your turn to get hands-on and have fun practising your pottery skills! An experienced tutor will be on hand throughout offering practical tips and guidance. We limit the group size to 8 participants to ensure maximum one to one attention. You may create as many pots as you wish from bowls, vases to mugs, using an unlimited supply of clay.
After the session has finished, (as an optional extra) you can select your best pot(s) to hand-decorate using our range of coloured slips at a cost of £10 per pot. Alternatively, should you not wish to decorate, your pots can be left unpainted for firing & glazing at a cost of £8 per pot. All your creations will be left to dry thoroughly before being fired and glazed in one of our kilns. This process takes approx 5-6 weeks after which time you will be notified about collection or postage can be arranged at extra cost.
COST: £36 for adults and £32 for children from the ages of 12-16 years. Children under 12 may prefer to attend a shorter 1 Hour Pot Throw & Decorate Workshop.
DURATION: Our Taster Workshop runs for 75 mins, including the demonstration. Pot Decoration would extend the workshop by approx. 30 mins.
WHEN: Taster workshops are held every Wednesday & Friday at 3pm, Saturday at 11am & 3pm and Sunday at 11am.
BOOKING: Pre-booking essential. To reserve a place, please use the online booking system on our Make A Booking page.
Please allow approx. 5-6 weeks for your pots to be dried, fired & glazed for collection. We will advise via email when your fabulous creations are ready along with collection times. Storage space is limited so a speedy collection is appreciated. Unfortunately we are not able to hold on to uncollected pots beyond 3 months. Collection is preferable or 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.
"Had a fab time with my daughter. Demonstration of how to throw a pot, then we were let loose to try as many as we liked on our own, with great support at wobbly moments!! Very relaxing as you become engrossed in your pot as it develops!
I would thoroughly recommend the pottery to anyone really... all ages."
"We have smiles on our faces remembering a great few hours making our items! Thank you both for such a warm welcome.....we would highly recommend giving pot throwing a go at Honeybourne Pottery, really friendly and helpful instruction, especially for such novices as ourselves :)
Had a great time trying something new!"
Vic and Rich
"Alan and Annabel, (and Harry the dog), made us feel very welcome.The pottery experience started with a mug of tea and a short demonstration by Alan....and beware, he makes it look very easy! I then tried for myself and with Alan's patient support and at times quick intervention managed to create some small pots which I was pleased with for a first attempt. Great fun and gives enough time to get a feel for using the potters wheel." Anne