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Ceramic taster workshop - Hand-building and throwing on the wheel (London)

4.9(58 reviews)
Ultimate taster session: Hand sculpt a vessel and throw a dish. All to be taken home.
Walworth
In-person
£45 pp
2hrs
Beginner
Next available date:22nd May 2022
What happens in this class?

Want to have a go on the potter's wheel and also hand-build a beautiful pot ? We welcome you to have a taste of both at The Ceramicists Studio!

Our studio is very spacious, warm, cosy and full of clay-spiration. We are passionate ceramicists and will make sure you make the most of it.

A demo of hand building with coils will kick off the workshop and after that, you can get your hands messy with pre-made coils by us (so the boring prep part is out of the way!).

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Things to remember

Please make sure to have your nails trimmed prior to the class.

Aprons will be provided. You might get messy so wear clothes you don't mind mucking up.

LOCATION: We are at SPACE Studios, Unit 4G, 90 Haymerle Road, SE15 6SB London.

You should arrive at the corner (where…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(58 reviews)
Bruna Roselli - May 16, 2022
I would definitely recommend The Ceramicist to my friends and I am planning on coming back for the 12 weeks course.
Mahesh Patil - May 1, 2022
Great space, relaxed atmosphere and surprisingly good fun. (The teacher) Lenny's natural enthusiasm was infectious, and she made sure everyone walked away having achieved something. A nice introduction to pottery.
Alex Dafforn - May 1, 2022
Really intimate and relaxed classes led by Some great individuals who were informative and friendly Can’t wait for the next visit :)
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Age Requirement

10All 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

The Ceramicists is a highly skilled ceramic studio run by Stephanie and Lenny and Co! from Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Arts. Since 2014 , they have been working on unique projects with Architects, designers, artists, galleries and restaurants...

Their versatile workshops can take your experience further, e.g they can help if you wish to small batch produce your items with plaster mould making workshops, create unique glazes or commission them to create a one off gift!

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The Ceramicists workshops
Walworth
90 Haymerle Road
SE15 6SB
london

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Ceramic taster workshop - Hand-building and throwing on the wheel (London)

Reviews

Bruna Roselli - May 16, 2022
I would definitely recommend The Ceramicist to my friends and I am planning on coming back for the 12 weeks course.
Mahesh Patil - May 1, 2022
Great space, relaxed atmosphere and surprisingly good fun. (The teacher) Lenny's natural enthusiasm was infectious, and she made sure everyone walked away having achieved something. A nice introduction to pottery.
Alex Dafforn - May 1, 2022
Really intimate and relaxed classes led by Some great individuals who were informative and friendly Can’t wait for the next visit :)
Gareth Newton-Williams - Apr 19, 2022
We attended this class as a date. The space, people, equipment and tools were all excellent. We felt comfortable and had a really enjoyable experience. It is worth arriving a few minutes early so you can work out exactly where the studio and the entrance are and get settled in before the class starts. The most difficult part was deciding what to try to make and how to decorate it. The group instruction was clear and well-structured. The class and activities moved along at a good pace so we didn't feel rushed or dawdling. Help was provided to fix mistakes and recover pieces which had started to go wrong. (I dug a whole clean through my wheel thrown piece - deftly fixed with a lump of clay.) Some individual instruction was provided, along with feedback on errors or issues. We felt able to ask questions and get sensible answers we could understand. Getting the pieces back takes a few weeks (don't have ours yet). That could be a bit better, and some more guidance (such as some clear options to choose from - make A, B, C or whatever you want, and some more examples of designs and how to achieve them would be welcome improvements - but these aren't complaints - just thinking about whether there's any way to make this taster class better.
Louise Manson - Apr 12, 2022
Really great fun, got to try throwing on the wheel and hand building, had all our own equipment and the teacher was very helpful! Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of trying pottery for the first time
Jen - Apr 5, 2022
Very fun, relaxed session learning coiling and throwing on the wheel. The teacher was very welcoming and helpful, and I enjoyed myself thoroughly - looking forward to picking up my creations, however wonky they might be! Highly recommended.
Jen - Apr 5, 2022
Very fun, relaxed session learning coiling and throwing on the wheel. The teacher was very welcoming and helpful, and I enjoyed myself thoroughly - looking forward to picking up my creations, however wonky they might be! Highly recommended.
Jen - Apr 5, 2022
Very fun, relaxed session learning coiling and throwing on the wheel. The teacher was very welcoming and helpful, and I enjoyed myself thoroughly - looking forward to picking up my creations, however wonky they might be! Highly recommended.
Vanesa Van Vlerken - Apr 4, 2022
Amazing! Greatly recommend doing this to all ages. Very kind and supportive teachers. I am 9 and made 3 pieces I am very proud of with their help.
Becky Lund - Apr 4, 2022
Really lovely intro workshop - well explained and good atmosphere. Our facilitator (Melissa?) was great and was able to gauge how much help was needed for each person and created a really calm learning environment. We were both completely new to pottery and this was a accessible and fun session.
Murdo Moyse - Apr 4, 2022
Stephanie and the team were super helpful on my taster day and sorted everything out so that we had maximum time to try the wheel and hand building.
Philip Hall - Mar 28, 2022
Had a great time at this class for my wife’s birthday. Perfect for beginners and really relaxed environment. Option to have pieces delivered is also really handy. Thanks!
Sam Acors - Mar 21, 2022
The class was great fun and our teacher, Melissa, was really helpful and nice. A little tight on time at the end for painting but great value for money and would definitely recommend.
Anna White - Mar 18, 2022
Love this class - so much so that I have done it twice! Great class to try ceramics if you've never done it before; helpful instruction but overall a very chilled vibe and are left to get creative to your hearts content!
Rosalind Bates - Mar 14, 2022
Great introduction to ceramics - very clear instructions and a great mix of help and being left to work independently.
Mary Chan - Mar 13, 2022
The teachers were all very friendly and helpful, it was a fun class.
Diana - Mar 10, 2022
Had such a nice morning in this class! The ambient and music was great, and the teachers were super friendly and helpful when I had any questions.
Jeanne Delebarre - Mar 10, 2022
The teachers were very friendly and promoting a relaxed atmosphere but I was expecting this to be a much smaller group from the previous description of the class. There were 14 people which meant everything felt quite rushed and it wasn’t easy to ask questions or get help when needed. Overall it meant it was fun but not very relaxing.
Lola Afolabi - Mar 8, 2022
Was so much fun and really enjoyed getting to try pottery! Just wish it was slightly longer as felt rushed in the end :(
Fei Hou - Mar 6, 2022
Loved this place and my pieces, friendly staff too
Rebecca Visona - Mar 6, 2022
Had a great time and felt like I was able to get help when needed. Can’t wait for my items to be delivered!
Chiara Shenoy - Feb 21, 2022
Loved it , so much fun and made 2 great pieces , can't wait to see them fired. Will definitely go back with friends, Thanks much Steph is an expert!
Maja Hilton - Feb 21, 2022
An excellent couple of hours fun and learning. Perfect for my daughter’s birthday with a couple of friends. Expertly delivered and a real taster for more.
Naomi Graffe - Feb 20, 2022
Fab! Our teacher was so kind and I love how they give us a brief but helpful lesson on pottery. Great!!
Calum Knox - Feb 15, 2022
Had a great time! Lenny was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend
Ana Carpenter - Feb 13, 2022
Great instructions! Even with a large group, they were on top of checking in with each of us and helping to fix any problems, such as holes in the clay.
Caroleen - Feb 13, 2022
Such a great introduction to coiling & using a wheel! Stefanie was really soothing and covered everything in the few hours, we didn’t feel rushed at all and had a great time as a family. Would highly recommend ! Excited to pick our pieces up in a few weeks.
Clare Green - Feb 12, 2022
Really great class, learnt how to hand sculpt and throw, our instructor was lovely! All in all great experience
Sumitra Tase - Feb 6, 2022
stephanie was really nice, it was a great saturday!
Jeffrey Seow - Feb 2, 2022
Very fun class, highly recommend.
Wenjia - Feb 1, 2022
It was a great experience and the wheel throwing part was absolutely magical! The instructors were really friendly and encouraging. I'll probably come back for a proper course once I save up enough money :)
DL - Jan 31, 2022
Really fun introduction to pottery. Was able to make 3 things, and the wheel was the most fun. Team was very helpful, friendly and capable of teach us. Only slight neg is there were more people than anticipated, but did not affect class just space to move around. Recommend it!
MC - Jan 30, 2022
Had a wonderful time! Would absolutely recommend!
James Meija - Jan 30, 2022
Had such a great time! Would highly recommend. Will definitely go again
Bami Jolaoso - Jan 16, 2022
My friends and I had a really great time at the pottery class. A few of us were late due to transport issues but Lenny and Stephanie were really accommodating and helpful. You can make anything you want and you also get to throw clay, so you make two pieces. Great vibes, cool music, I would definitely recommend!
Charlie Winefield - Jan 9, 2022
The session was lots fun. Had a lot of freedom to make what we wanted and had some really good direction from the teachers. Would recommend!
Lucy - Dec 19, 2021
An excellent taster class including hand moulding with coiling and wheel throwing - came away with three pieces, even with time to paint them! The team were super friendly and helped save many a pottery fail, thanks again for a great afternoon!
Natalie Godec - Nov 22, 2021
Excellent workshop with attentive teachers.
Cher - Nov 15, 2021
The class was good, Lenny was very attentive and a great teacher to be around. Had a lot of fun with the clay and both teachers were really helpful with the practical side of the classy. The only thing lacking was towards the end, as the class didn't feel as though it was rounded up. No telling us what would happen with the ceramics we made, no explanation of the next processes or why we were not able to take our work away. Other than that really good fun
Leo Thomas - Nov 14, 2021
Steph and Lenny are really great at delivering the perfect balance of instruction, advice, teaching, support, a sense of humour; and knowing when to leave you to your own devices and create. The class was fun, inspiring, collaborative, mellow and the flow throughout the two hours was great. Enough time to learn, create, feel proud and then want to return already! Whether you have some experience, or none at all, you will be looked after and will walk away having made something to be proud of for sure.
Katy de Main - Oct 18, 2021
had an excellent time in the class and was surprised by how much we managed to do in 2 hours
Beatriz E. - Oct 18, 2021
The workshop was extremely fun, entertaining and informative and the hosts were patient, helpful and extremely friendly. All around, it was an amazing experience, 10/10 recommend it :)
Brigita Paskeviciute - Oct 9, 2021
Had the most lovely time with my partner! I had zero experience in the field, yet because of the super welcoming and amazing instructors, I managed to create something of my own. It was a beautiful and relaxed time at the studio, hopefully, we will have a chance to visit again! 10/10
Tim Salinger - Oct 4, 2021
fun class, everyone was v friendly and helpful!!
Sam Moorhouse - Oct 3, 2021
Me and my wife took the taster course and absolutely loved it! Stephanie is a great teacher and the space has a really wonderful atmosphere. Can’t wait to see what we made!
Danielle Osei-Boateng - Sep 16, 2021
My friends and I went for a pottery taser session. The teachers were very helpful and made the session lots of fun. I only wish the session was longer because it went by quickly.
Clotilde Bayle - Aug 2, 2021
So much fun!
Anonymous - Aug 1, 2021
Really fun afternoon - the group size was perfect such that you could get individual instruction, but it wasn’t overbearing. Would highly recommend!
Laetitia Maes - Jul 13, 2021
Very nice workshop and teachers were super friendly and helpful! Would definitely go again
Sofia Gomez Pedroso Zamorano - Jul 4, 2021
The taster class was great and the teacher amazing! Definitely would love to go back
Cati - Jun 12, 2021
I highly recommend this workshop - the teachers are very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Can't wait to bring my clay babies home!
Charlotte - Jun 12, 2021
excellent!
Jenny W - Jun 9, 2021
I loved this class, the space is cosy , friendly and professional , I can't wait to go back with more friends! Thanks
Jamie Chow - Jun 5, 2021
Friendly instructor and great result! Can't wait to use the first bowl I made myself :)
Lauren - Nov 19, 2020
Stephanie was helpful, caring and calming. Once my confidence grew over a few classes, she was laid back and happy to let me get on. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants a chilled evening of learning new skills.
Esther - Nov 12, 2020
The session was lots of fun and Stephanie was very warm and friendly. I am excited to see how my vase turns out!
Viktorija - Aug 10, 2020
Such a great workshop! Stephanie is a patient, kind and inspiring teacher! It is a lovely way how to get introduced to a wonderful world of ceramics! Plus you can always stay a little bit longer ( for a little extra fee) if you need a bit extra time to finish off your work! The workshop is held in a cosy studio where you can play and get creative!
Joe - Jan 19, 2020
It was fun experience and I really enjoy it!