Potter's Wheel Taster Experience

Who for

Anyone age 5 (Year 1 at school) to 105yrs!... suitable for beginners.  For Parties please click here


STANDARD: £12 per person/pot ... 1 activity: throw your pot and take it home the same day, suitable for display only (not foodsafe or watertight)

PREMIUM: £22 per person/pot ... 2 activities: 1. throw your pot, 2. return two weeks later to decorate it with glazes; then collect it after firing!

How long does it take?

It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to "throw" pot... you can book to throw as many pots as you like so, 2 pots = up to half an hour, 4 pots = up to an hour!
We have one wheel & one tutor, so groups will need to take their turn one at a time.
Premium Package: your return visit to decorate your pot with glazes takes approximately an hour.  Please Note: we can only keep your fired pots for a maximum of 3 months so please come back to collect them once you have decorated them.

What is included?

  • This taster experience will introduce you to the basic skills of working with clay on the potter's wheel, providing you with an understanding of what it takes to use the potter's wheel to create a pot. 
  • One-to-one tuition, step-by-step, therefore no previous experience is required. 
  • You will make one pot as shown in the photos. 
  • All necessary tools and equipment will be provided – including aprons, clay and use of our wheel.
  • Glazes & firing (PREMIUM package Only)

When can I have a go?

Saturdays all year round; weekday afternoons during the school holidays; or join a 2-hour holiday workshop (click the link for full details) 

How do I book?

48 hours notice required.  Please contact the studio by phone: 01753 206 265 or email: office@hands-onart.co.uk to find out availability on your preferred date.