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Ceramics Taster Session

5(61 reviews)
Get a taste of ceramics with this two hour workshop
£35 pp
What happens in this class?

These two hour taster sessions are an opportunity for you to come and make some exciting things with clay. Get to know the material and its diversity in a friendly, fun environment on one these one off taster classes. It's great way to get to know if you'd like to take on a course, or just to do something different. It's a great escape and suits the creative and non-creative alike.

Make tiles, pinch pots and coil pots or bring your own ideas and we can get making them with clay. Prices include materials and two…

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Things to remember

Wear practical clothes. Aprons, tools and materials provided.

Latest Reviews
5(61 reviews)
Amelia Mosawi - 28 July 2022
Took a friend as a birthday surprise and had the best time! The teacher was great and had the freedom to try and make anything we wanted.
Jennifer - 3 June 2022
I’ve been going to regular classes for a few months now and I’ve learned so much and had so much fun! Martha is super experienced and chilled and creates a relaxed environment where you can get serious about clay or have a laugh… or both! Highly recommend joining Martha’s classes!
Rhiannon Spence - 28 April 2022
Very relaxed , friendly and enjoyable lesson. We will definitely be booking some more!
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Your Teacher

Studio1Ceramics is a workshop situated at Florentia Clothing Village in Haringey Warehouse District. The studio is a recently refurbished spacious workshop in which I run a series of clay workshops for all levels and abilities. The classes are taught in a healthy, bright environment where students can work safely and comfortably. Prices include most materials and firings (which will include an initial bisque firing and a glaze firing)

The classes are taught by Martha Todd RCA MA who has been a practicing ceramic artist and sculptor for 13 years and is currently researching for a PhD based on figurative sculpture…

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Class Location
Knitter's Cottage
Florentia Clothing Village
Vale Road
N4 1TD


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Ceramics Taster Session


Amelia Mosawi - 28 July 2022
Took a friend as a birthday surprise and had the best time! The teacher was great and had the freedom to try and make anything we wanted.
Jennifer - 3 June 2022
I’ve been going to regular classes for a few months now and I’ve learned so much and had so much fun! Martha is super experienced and chilled and creates a relaxed environment where you can get serious about clay or have a laugh… or both! Highly recommend joining Martha’s classes!
Rhiannon Spence - 28 April 2022
Very relaxed , friendly and enjoyable lesson. We will definitely be booking some more!
Hamish Wilson - 14 April 2022
Really fun and informative taster session with free tea :)
Sarah - 31 March 2022
It's always lots of fun creating Ceramics with Martha! She's a lovely teacher and very helpful.
Virginia - 31 March 2022
I absolutely loved this class. Fran is amazing I can’t recommend it enough 💓
Heather Wheat - 9 February 2022
Ace taster session with the excellent Martha. We will definitely go back for more :) Amy and Heather x
Anna C - 20 January 2022
The taster session was excellent, we had a chance to make genuinely lovely pots which is amazing in 2 hours. Martha is a super teacher and really encouraged to use our creativity.
Chantal Vorres - 12 January 2022
Wonderful way to spend an evening! Martha was so helpful in the lead up to attending the workshop. Her studio is welcoming and she made the workshop feel fun and relaxed. Really enjoyed losing myself in creating something and can't wait to see the finished items! Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to try ceramics.
Stephanie - 30 December 2021
A friendly studio where you can work with lots of guidance or only when you ask. Easy going with a good community of students.
Dawn Hopkins - 24 December 2021
We really loved this course, the pace was just right and instructions very clear. We left our pieces to be fired and we can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend
Darren Shea - 18 November 2021
Great studio set up and relaxed atmosphere. In only 2 hours i created a vase and 'large' mug. Highly recommended for those looking for an insight in to ceramics.
Hajara Iyal - 9 November 2021
The class was great and I was pleasantly surprised that we had enough time to make two pieces - a pinch pot and a mug!
Isabelle Oubron - 4 November 2021
This was my first time ever in a pottery studio. The place was spacious, light and straight away you felt at ease not only with the surroundings but also with the teacher! Friendly, organised and giving very clear and supportive instructions she made it thoroughly enjoyable! I have no hesitation in recommending this course!
Isabel - 12 August 2021
We had a great time at our taster session and will definitely be coming back!
Amie McGovern - 5 August 2021
Lovely thing to do with freinds the lady was super friendly and helpful would recommend :)
Minoo Esat - 3 June 2021
The 5 stars doesn’t scratch the surface for this studio . Absolutely excellent in every way. Martha creates an immersive and friendly environment that soon becomes like a friend’s house.
Katja Osterwalder - 24 April 2021
Really relaxing and fun ceramics experience!
Lauren Griffiths - 22 April 2021
Martha was great and the class was so relaxing, a nice spacious studio which felt perfectly safe with social distancing, will definitely be going again :)
Elsa W - 15 April 2021
A really fun class if you want to try pottery. Loads of fun tools to use to personalise your makes. Lovely teacher in a bright airy studio.
evehoogewerf - 23 December 2020
Martha was brilliant , we would definitely recommend this class and look forward to coming back !
Helena - 27 October 2020
Really great introduction of handling clay. Our lovely teacher showed us two ways of making an item of our choice such as bowl/cup/candle holder and was really great for a total newbie such as myself. Lovely studio also :)
Eva - 21 October 2020
It was brilliant we loved it.
Julian - 20 October 2020
My boyfriend and I had a really fun class led by Martha as a way to do something not staring at a screen together. Neither of us have done any pottery before and it was a very well led and chilled class. We each made a pinch pot (where you mould the shape by hand) and a coil pot (where you build a pot up from a base and add layers of coils to form the wall). The 2 hours flew by and we also got to pain our work too. Can't wait to collect them in a few weeks! There were just three of us in the class so COVID precautions were easy to maintain. Everyone had masks on all the time and it was perfectly fine. We would definitely do another workshop/class with Martha again.
Sophie - 19 October 2020
Martha was a very chill teacher and we had such a fun time making a couple of pots each. The time quite literally flew by! Would recommend highly.
Nicky - 12 October 2020
Three of us went for a 2-hour taster class and had so much fun! I'd recommend this class to anyone who wants to get their hands dirty and play with clay. We'll be booking more sessions with Martha in the future :)
Charmaine - 24 June 2019
I booked a private lesson for myself, my partner, and his parents and we had a wonderful time. Martha was patient, instructive, and kind, and we managed to make quite a few items (cups, jars, pots...) that day, and it was really fun to think about what we would like to make and see the items come to life! We left the class feeling happy and relaxed, and excited to pick up our fired items in 2 weeks time. The finished items turned out so well and has brought all of us so much joy. Thank you Martha for such a lovely experience.
Emma - 27 May 2019
Lovely small class, friendly and relaxing
fiona - 22 May 2019
Great session- lovely, patient teacher. Will look to book again!
Rosa - 18 May 2019
Loved the class as always. Xxx
Madeleine - 17 April 2019
Really enjoyable relaxing session, was so pleased to be able to make two things to take home. Took place in such a lovely location too.
Julie - 15 April 2019
Friendly tutor and participants and freedom to make what your want. I have now been to 4 sessions since November and just booked for a four week course to learn more about techniques and glazing. With only spaces for 5 people you get a lot of help if you need it.
Kelly - 21 March 2019
I really enjoyed the taster session last week, so I have already booked another session. Martha was an excellent teacher and the atmosphere of the class was friendly and relaxed. Highly recommend to anyone interested in making their own ceramics.
Nina - 19 December 2018
The Taster Session is a really good way to try out ceramics. It does make you want to come back for a full course! I highly recommend this class.
Kamilla - 18 November 2018
I love this class, the tutor is very supportive of self creativity and creates a relaxed atmosphere.
Julie - 15 November 2018
I attended a beginner's class last night and it was very enjoyable. It was a small group, we were shown basic techniques. People were friendly and the tutor was knowledgeable, relaxed and even made us a hot drink! I am definitely going to be booking more sessions for January and February.
Andra - 12 October 2018
This was a great taster session! I learnt a lot about making different types of pots and I understand the process a lot better. Martha was a great teacher and provided all the equipment needed. It's a fantastic class and I highly recommend it!
Ntina - 28 September 2018
for taster session it was great
Estela - 20 September 2018
My taster session at Studio 1 was brilliant - Martha is so knowledgeable and friendly, she was happy to cater to all levels and ideas. Would definitely recommend, I'll be back for the 4 week course!
Bethan - 20 September 2018
Martha was a great teacher! Very knowledgeable and made the class fun for all. I can't wait to go back and collect our pieces :)
Su - 6 September 2018
We had such a good time in our taster session. Martha was a great tutor, and lovely company, with excellent taste in music! We were all inspired by the lovely pots and sculptures in the studio, and found the whole experience relaxing and fun. Two awesome hours of ceramics!
Dan - 12 August 2018
Really enjoyed the session. Was really laid back and fun, and Martha was very knowledgeable and helpful! Would definitely recommend.
Hannah - 30 July 2018
Absolutely loved my taster ceramics session! So much fun and really therapeutic. I took my mum for her birthday and we had such a good time. Thank you!
Susie - 28 June 2018
It was a small space, but fit 5 comfortably. Really enjoyed my session and getting hands on with clay. I have used a wheel before but this was the first time I have used clay in this way. Definitely would recommend this class - and I will be attending again!
Hiu Man Eunice - 11 June 2018
The studio is in a very nice place. Martha is very cheerful and patience. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
Pauline - 3 June 2018
The Ceramics Taster Session was delightful I really enjoyed it, it was totally relaxing. I will definitely be going again. Martha was very welcoming and a great teacher.
Ruth - 24 May 2018
It was really great. Everything was very clear and relaxed. It certainly made me want to come back for more sessions - and if I can find a clear time I will book in for a course for definite.
Anastasia - 24 May 2018
Very fun but informative at the same time
claire - 30 April 2018
Really useful and engaging fun session.
Rachel - 26 April 2018
I loved everything about the session - the duration and location was perfect. Martha is a great teacher and I think she did a fantastic job of introducing me to the basics of pottery. Would highly recommend!
Maura - 26 April 2018
It was great! Martha was really helpful - with only two of us in the class it was such great value. We were able to work at our own pace and I feel I learned loads. I will definitely be going back!
Carina - 19 April 2018
Super evening with Martha and others - the time flew by. We made two pots, using two different techniques, as well as learning about glazing and finishing, and were able to decorate the pots ready for firing. Martha is lovely, very friendly and very supportive of absolute beginners as well as those with some experience. Highly recommended.
Polly - 12 April 2018
This taster session was the perfect course! It was the right amount of time and the right side. I felt I got a really good introduction to the techniques used, the types of clay, the different tools and what they can be used for as well as a taster into how to decorate the pots. It made me want to book onto a full course. Getting to make not one, but two pots was a bonus. Can't wait to pick them up!
Sophie - 9 April 2018
We loved our taster session with Martha! She was very friendly and flexible to help us make what we wanted to. The studio is lovely too and we were left inspired! Thank you.
Nadia - 5 April 2018
A great introduction to ceramics! Martha was really friendly, her studio is a lovely relaxed place to enjoy learning about ceramics. I was really pleased with what I learned and will definitely be going back to try my hand at a few new designs!
Hannah - 5 April 2018
Very knowledgable and friendly. Lots of fun!
Laura - 15 March 2018
Great taster course, has definitely whetted my appetite. Nice small group size.
Amy - 3 March 2018
Friendly, open minded teaching. Made a great pot with coiling technique and had a great time. If you are looking for something relaxed and fun then the introductory session is perfect!
Anonymous - 28 February 2018
Martha is a fantastic tutor. Always there to help and assist and her knowledge and experience with clay is so golden. She is also great fun! I really enjoyed my taster class and looking forward to working with her when I book my next sculpture class.
Anonymous - 21 February 2018
I very much enjoyed the class....Martha is a friendly and patient teacher...who knows a lot about ceramics.....I am looking forward to my next class....Mick
Anonymous - 20 February 2018
I came with my two sons who are 7 and 3. My oldest is very proud of his Cheetah and his Eagle and he'd taken it to school for 'show and tell' and he's got some lovely feedback from his classmates. I'm quite happy with my plant pot, so is the Aloe Vera which now resides. Martha was great with the kids, definitely would go again for a family session.