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If you want to get your hands on CLAY we are here to inspire creativity. Our classes and workshops are designed for all ages and abilities - from those having a first touch to those wanting to realise a passion project; our experienced teachers will guide you every step of the way.

One-off Workshops

Perfect for those wanting to try ceramics for the first time. This fun taster experience will offer you the chance to get your hands messy and give it a go.

Some sessions will focus on hand building and some for the wheel.

Workshops start at £60 per person - Gift vouchers available with flexible booking.

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Pottery Workshop

Beginners Class

Over a  four week period you will learn the basics of the pottery process. Making, turning, glazing.

Your teacher will inspire you to create several items using a range of techniques, in week three you will select one piece to progress to fire and glaze in week four.

Prices start at £140 (£35 per session)

Improvers Class

Over eight weeks you will have the opportunity to develop your ceramics knowledge and making techniques with the guidance of your teacher. 

Join a community of makers for weekly classes and be inspired to broaden your skills while discovering new techniques with your peers.

Prices start at £200 (£25 per session).

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Pottery Workshop

Open Studio Membership

Once you know the basics, the open studio membership is a great way to practice. One of the technician team will often be available to offer advice and a helping hand. Members can either book in advance or simply 'drop in' outside of class time and have full studio access. 


generous amount of glazing and firing charges are included which makes the open studio membership exceptionally good value.

Members will also be first in line to special workshops that will be offered during school holidays.

Monthly fees start from £37.50


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CLAY is proud to welcome Paul to the team, you may know Paul from his appearance on the BBC's 'The Great Pottery Throw Down' where he acted as the pottery consultant and technician, he is also the Tutor Technician to BA and MA students at UCA.

Paul will be overseeing all aspects of the studio, making sure everything is up to scratch and providing be best possible learning environment.


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 Pottery is a great way to get away from the daily grind and do something different, it can encourage us to relax and explore in new ways.

We encourage a social craft community that welcomes new faces and we often see new friendships form over a ball of CLAY.


Our workshops and courses are suitable for all experience levels and make for a thoughtful gift.

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