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Taster: Ceramic Hand-Building And Glazing Workshop in Peckham

4.9(74 reviews)
Learn to hand-build and glaze your own functional and/or decorative pieces
Peckham
In-person
£50 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:26th May 2024
What happens in this class?

IG: @stuff_n_fings

Take a leap of inspiration and create something that is truly you, with this hand-building workshop.

Playing with colour, shape and texture, pushing your ideas to create something functional and/or purely decorative out of clay.

This workshop will provide you with basic hand-building techniques (slab building, pinch, coiling), that give you the confidence to go ahead and create your desired piece/s. It's all about being relaxed and finding your happy place.

This workshops main focus is about pushing the boundaries of traditional forms/pieces. We explore alternative colours, shapes and textures, adding a…

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Things to remember

Come dressed in something comfortable, that you don't mind getting a little bit of clay on (it's not really messy).

The studio is in the exciting hub that is Peckham Levels. Grab yourself a drink and something to eat, which you are welcome to have during the workshop…

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FAQs
I am a novice, will I be able to follow the instructions easily?
Yes, all levels of experience are welcome.
Do you have step free access?
Yes. Step free access is available via the lifts and ramps on the ground floor. If you need assistance, please get in touch prior to your session.
What equipment do I need to bring with me?
Nothing, just bring yourself. All materials and equipment are provided. Come dressed in something comfortable, that you don't mind getting a little clay on.
What can I make?
Anything! We suggest small and medium sized pieces. Some students manage to make up to 3 pieces.
Can I take away my pieces after the session?
No. The pieces need to go through a drying process, then 2 firings - before they are ready to collect approx. 4 weeks later. Once they are ready to collect, you will be notified via email/mobile.
Do you have evening sessions?
Yes. By appointment only, so please get in touch.
Do you host parties or team building sessions?
Yes. These are very popular. Please get in touch with your request.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes. You can purchase them directly from here.
I have more questions?
Please feel free to get in touch with any further questions you may have.
Latest Reviews
4.9(74 reviews)
Sarah - 2 February 2024
This was a great workshop for a first introduction to Pottery. It was relaxed yet you are given all the instructions and support to create your first item of pottery. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it!
Patricia - 13 November 2023
Fabulous, brilliant and wonderful! Great afternoon with my daughter. Thank you!
Tobore - 28 September 2023
Fun and therapeutic. The class had a relaxed and free-flowing atmosphere. Mandisa had the knowledge and the tools to help me bring my ideas to life. Overall, a great introduction to working with ceramics and a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
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Booking Options
2hrs 30min workshop1 class
£50
Private BookingFor groups of 4 to 15 guests
£55
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Age Requirement

7
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

'Stuff and Fings' was born out of Mandisa's love of tinkering with, well, 'Stuff and Fings'. Playing with textures and shapes, art and design, experimentation and fun are at the core of all things, 'Stuff and Fings'.

Having studied 'Surface Pattern Design' at Jacob Kramer college in Leeds, clay was never a medium she'd ever seriously considered, until recently. As a mother (to a young child), looking for something new to get her teeth into and to fit around the busy school schedule. She absolutely fell in love with clay on her first pottery taster workshop.

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Class Location
Stuff And Fings | Ceramics
Peckham
Studio 221A, 95A Rye Lane
Peckham Levels
SE15 4ST
London

Reviews

Sarah - 2 February 2024
This was a great workshop for a first introduction to Pottery. It was relaxed yet you are given all the instructions and support to create your first item of pottery. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it!
Patricia - 13 November 2023
Fabulous, brilliant and wonderful! Great afternoon with my daughter. Thank you!
Tobore - 28 September 2023
Fun and therapeutic. The class had a relaxed and free-flowing atmosphere. Mandisa had the knowledge and the tools to help me bring my ideas to life. Overall, a great introduction to working with ceramics and a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Mark - 31 July 2023
Works shop was fantastic fun , with great instruction ! Looking forward to seeing the finished products
Aye - 29 July 2023
Such a great workshop - we learnt so much from Mandisa and it was a really nice space and atmosphere in the class. Even if the pots started to go a little wrong she was very attentive and helped us bring it back. It was really fun doing the moulding and then glazing - such good value. Can't wait to pick up our bowls!
Natasha - 17 April 2023
Great taster session. Mandisa was so welcoming and made you feel very relaxed as soon as you arrived. We had total freedom over what we wanted to make, and she was there to offer advice. We cant wait to see the final product and we are looking at doing some drop in sessions.
Sara - 6 April 2023
We had the best time a couple of weeks back, a really great class which was very well taught. The instructions were clear and if things didn't go quite to plan for whatever reason then we had another go! It was fun and relaxed and we'd highly recommend it.
Emma Jenkins - 14 March 2023
Really friendly and down-to-earth teacher. Pure mindfulness and enjoyment. Suitable for all abilities. Highly recommend.
Constantina - 27 February 2023
Great and fun experience! Would do it again but I was hoping for a bit more time overall.
Sofia Rudi Kent - 20 February 2023
I spent such a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in the ceramics studio It was a lot of fun and so informative. Highly recommend.
Maria Lucas-Williams - 13 February 2023
Had a fantastic afternoon last Sunday. The students were attended to individually and our ideas were supported and encouraged. Lovely environment.
Jo Skidmore - 6 February 2023
What a brilliant end to the weekend. Totally absorbing and just the right amount of instruction. Fabulous and fun tutor. Highly recommend.
Iman El Ouarayni Howden - 24 January 2023
My boyfriend and I both enjoyed the workshop very much. Mandisa was lovely, really helpful and created a friendly atmosphere amongst the group. Would recommend to anyone looking to have a fun, wholesome afternoon where you can express your creativity!
Chris Elliott - 16 January 2023
A great introductory class, our teacher Mandisa was excellent; knowledgeable and patient. Would recommend to anyone!
Carmen Ercilla - 31 October 2022
Fantastic!! I learned so much! And really enjoy it!
Lottie - 17 August 2022
Bought this sessions as a gift for my Dad and he absolutely loved it. He felt really comfortable and found it fun and informative. Definitely recommend.
Sophia - 4 July 2022
We had a wonderful time. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and Mandisa was great guiding us through the process. We loved it and will definitely come back.
Emma Hurwitz - 14 June 2022
Had the best time with Mandisa! Was such a great introduction to ceramics and very inspiring. Will definitely be booking another session, such a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommend!
simon - 6 June 2022
Really enjoyed my time on the taster; Mandisa created a great atmosphere for working and was efficient and helpful with the practicals.
Finlay Taylor - 30 May 2022
A really great time was had by us, two visiting families. We were made to feel welcome and given clear and open ended instruction. Serious Fun! Have a go.
Jess Slater - 4 May 2022
I loved taking part in this workshop run by Mandisa! It had such a lovely relaxed and friendly feel and I left feeling super inspired. I will definitely be coming back.
Bella - 24 April 2022
Really enjoyable chilled class where we could work at our own pace. I was really happy with my final piece too
Nandita Devika Shankardass - 18 April 2022
A lovely cosy intimate space with attention given to learn and explore all about how to create a ceramic piece. Only wish there was more time! Thank you for the session!
Rosie - 11 April 2022
We had a wonderful class. It was a small class so plenty of attention from the teacher. It was very open ended so we were all free to make what we fancied. All in all a lovely experience!
Julie - 10 April 2022
Lovely afternoon of pottery - enjoyed by 3 generations of our family. Would highly recommend.
Laura - 14 March 2022
Fantastic class! Hope to do another one soon!
Max Cobain - 14 March 2022
Really fun and relaxing class
Lesley - 2 March 2022
Great course, good instructor, most enjoyable.
Cindy - 21 February 2022
Mandisa was super lovely, and hands on! She taught us how to make create bowls for our new flat - we can't wait to pick them up!
Liz Waldy - 21 February 2022
Just brilliant, so much fun! Mandisa was a great teacher, practical hands on guidance but then giving us the space to be creative, I love what different things we came up with, I will definitely be back, great class.
Gimo - 21 February 2022
Great experience. Really worth it. Really nice, friendly teacher. Will be going again!
Ama Ogwo - 18 February 2022
A really great experience. It was a fun and relaxing atmosphere, the teacher was lovely, really chilled and clear with instructions/techniques. Would go again!
Jade Thorpe - 9 February 2022
Really great fun and excellent teacher! Would definitely go again :)
Wenjia - 1 February 2022
Super fun taster session in a cute little studio! It was a small class so everyone got a fair share of attention. Mandisa was so helpful and patient, answering all my questions and giving me lots of guidance. Thank you!
POPPY MILLER - 23 January 2022
Take a ceramics class with Stuff and Fings! A totally relaxed, creative learning environment with an inspiring teacher. It’s really good fun and enabling. I’d go every week if I could... thank you! And for your patience with my 10 year old..
Giulia Parati - 17 January 2022
The workshop was great! Mandisa is an excellent teacher, she showed us techniques and gave many useful tips. Very satisfied with the experience - highly recommended!
EI - 26 December 2021
Absolutely brilliant workshop. I bought this as a gift for my husband and son (aged 11) and they loved every minute. Great teacher, patient and helpful. Highly recommended!
Viktor Grubesic - 20 December 2021
Most amazing experience...Mandisa is such loving and attentive lady.She made the experience for my wife and myself ever so beautiful and joyful.Try the class,you won't regret it.
Michela Damone - 7 December 2021
Really nice workshop, super recommended.
Cheryl & KK - 26 November 2021
I brought my 8 year old nephew with me and he asked "can we go every Sunday?" . I think that says it all. Great class in a relaxed atmosphere with a very patient teacher.
Helen Vicary - 15 November 2021
My partner and I had so much fun at Mandisa's workshop. There were six of us there, so there was plenty of opportunity to chat about what we were doing and learn from each other as we tried different techniques. Mandisa is a great teacher, the class had a really relaxed and welcoming vibe. The content was accessible, nothing super technical, just getting to grips with the materials and the fundamental hand-building techniques. Having time to decorate our pieces at the end was a brilliant finishing touch. I fully recommend if you are curious about pottery or just want to try something new.
Kitty McDonald - 15 November 2021
Loved the class! A really relaxed, fun and informative session
Donald Bogle - 2 November 2021
Great class, with good balance of teaching and letting us make something interesting ourselves. Hope to return!
Isha McCulloch - 20 October 2021
Wonderful experience and lovely tutor Mandisa. Haven’t picked up bowl yet but no matter how it turns out I loved the session and will definitely go back. Nice chilled vibe and relaxing atmosphere (fully forget your in an ex-car park. If you get the chance have a go!
Rachel Ransley - 18 October 2021
We had a great time, learnt so much and it was really fun!
Karen and Syra Knight - 17 October 2021
Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our taster session!! The tutor Mandisa was really patient and we both finished the session with something we can take home and cherish. Thank you and we plan to go along again to see what other creations we can make and cherish
Louise Hercules - 17 October 2021
The course was excellent. Mandisa guided us throughout the session and I learnt a lot. I have already recommended the workshop to my friends.
Jacob Willis - 13 September 2021
Mandisa was absolutely great and she ran a fantastic workshop! We had an amazing session and we will absolutely be back for more!
Laura Saunders - 23 August 2021
It was a great workshop, lots of fun and really helpful. I cannot wait to pick up the finished piece!
Anonymous - 16 August 2021
Really great experience. I was a beginner and Mandisa was incredibly kind and patient with me. She helped me make two pieces, a bowl and a plate, intervened when necessary but was also careful not to alter my original idea or construction. She has an incredible energy and great talent, which she finds a way of sharing with the rest of the class. I recommend this class to anyone who wants a chill (and relaxingly productive!) Sunday afternoon.
Sonia - 5 August 2021
This was a great introduction into the world of clay work. Mandisa was great and her knowledgeable and friendly approach to teaching really made it fun. I recently picked up the piece I made and was very happy with it! I'll definitely be back again.
Robin - 28 June 2021
Great introduction session, I'm in love with ceramic now!
RIKO - 28 June 2021
Super fun! Super crafty, Mandisa was extremely friendly and would love to come back for longer courses
RS - 28 June 2021
Mandisa was fabulous and very patient with all our requests. My friend and I each had 2 very different things we wanted to make and gave us even more clay when we run out of it. It was generally a very friendly environment having a conversation with Mandisa about her work, techniques and workshops. It was an inspiring and definitely crafty session and made me want to come back for sure.
RS - 28 June 2021
Mandisa was fabulous and very patient with all our requests. My friend and I each had 2 very different things we wanted to make and gave us even more clay when we run out of it. It was generally a very friendly environment having a conversation with Mandisa about her work, techniques and workshops. It was an inspiring and definitely crafty session and made me want to come back for sure.
Robin - 28 June 2021
Sooooo good! nice vibe, introductions are easy to follow, and I come up with two pieces that I love so much!!!
Antoine Marinot - 14 June 2021
It was a great introduction to ceramic, Mandisa is very friendly and gives easy tips! Highly recommended.
emily - 8 November 2020
Lovely class, the lady was very helpful and knowledgeable and walked me through everything clearly. Can't wait to get it back all finished!
Ivana - 1 November 2020
Great workshop! I can't recommend it enough.
Caroline - 14 October 2020
Very knowledgeable teacher, encouraged me to try something different. It was a friendly atmosphere whilst being educational.
Zoe - 28 September 2020
such an enjoyable afternoon with a very good, patient teacher
Lauren - 28 September 2020
Really excellent workshop, Mandisa is a great teacher and this was a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Ottilie - 19 September 2020
Relaxed atmosphere, very helpful teacher.
Richard - 14 September 2020
I really enjoyed this. Mandisa was really warm and engaging and flexible to everyone's needs.
Sarah - 7 September 2020
My husband and I loved this class! The class was really enjoyable, super hands on which we liked and the teacher gave us great guidance and advice throughout- would 100% recommend!
Samantha - 19 August 2020
Very relaxing time and was guided through various techniques clearly and patiently. Would definitely recommend and go myself again.
Amy - 4 February 2020
I really enjoyed this class. Mandisa was very welcoming and helpful without being overbearing. I liked the loose structure that allowed one to play. There was still someone experienced there to instruct when necessary.
Katie - 27 January 2020
Such a great way to spend a Sunday evening, which for me can often be filled with Monday anxiety and boring work prep. Mandisa was welcoming, easy-going and clearly super talented. She whizzed through a really helpful demo before letting us get on with our own work. She had loads of tips, ideas and suggestions - and was really great at explaining the processes. The hand building was challenging but very therapeutic and I cant recommend it enough to anyone wanting to give clay work a go. Thanks so much Mandisa! Katie x
India - 26 January 2020
Great workshop with a lovely teacher. Learned the basic techniques for hand building with the freedom to make whatever you fancy. Thanks!
Miranda - 20 November 2019
Mandisa was lovely, helpful and the class was so much fun! Can't wait to pick our pieces up!
Kate - 8 October 2019
Absolutely brilliant time was had by all 6 of us during this class. Mindisa was a fab teacher and also lovely to spend our Sunday afternoon with. Mindisa was super knowledgeable and very patient with us as well! The 6 of us chose the class (as complete beginners!) for a chilled sunday afternoon experimenting and learning a new skill. However, I'd say that the class would be suitable for all levels of experience and whatever the occasion, whether it be a birthday celebration, Hen party, or to acquire a new/ more advanced skill.
Daisy - 1 July 2019
We did this for a company social and had a great time! We were all beginners but Mandisa walked us through and helped with everything.
Ella - 25 June 2019
This workshop was so much fun! A big group of us came and all had a great time - it was really well organised, we got given a tonne of help and she put up with us asking a million questions. Loved it x
Gigi - 23 May 2019
We absolutely loved this class and would totally recommend! Mandisa was great, she gave us a little demo and instruction but mostly let us get on with it, but was always around to help and give us some handy tips. I found the booking process on here to be a bit confusing but Mandisa’s communication is great and things were sorted quickly. We can’t wait to see how our work turns out! Thanks so much for this!