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Pottery taster- Hand-building & Throwing on the potter wheel

4.9(178 reviews)
Hand sculpt a vessel and throw a dish. All to be taken home.
Various Locations
In-person
from £45 pp
2hrs
Beginner
Next available date:25th May 2024
What happens in this class?

Want to have a go on the potter's wheel and also hand-sculpt a beautiful pot? We welcome you to have a taste of both at Maison S.Sommet!

This experienced and friendly team offers a warm, stylish and spacious pottery studio, the perfect place to unwind with clay. They are passionate ceramicists and will make sure you make the most of it.

You will be welcomed with a beautiful set-up of your own tools and your own desk space to create amazing handmade pottery. You'll then kick off the learning portion of…

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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.
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the class starts…
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FAQs
What is the refund and rescheduling policy?
If we are given 7 or more days notice, we will reschedule you to future class. If we are given 6 or less days notice, we are unable to offer you a refund or reschedule as this is not enough time to resell your place. We do however allow you to send any friend or family member of your choice to the class in your place. We have a no refunds policy, due to our business being tiny! We hope you understand.
I want to make a massive vase! Can I do that in this class?
This is a two hour class, so we suggest making small things such as mugs! Remember this is a taster class, so you're getting a taste for coil building and throwing tiny items :) It'll still be super fun, we promise.
Can my child (6 years +) come?
Yes! Definitely! We think 6 year olds (and kids in general) make the best ceramic pots ever! They will need a bought ticket as they are using the same materials and slip glazes, which will lead to their beautiful pieces needing two firings in the kiln, just like everyone else attending.
Can I lock my bike up or park my car at the studio?
Yes you can, we have parking outside our studio and bike stands outside too.
How long does it take for my pieces to be ready after the class?
So you will be able to collect your pieces or have them delivered after we fire them in the kiln (twice). This takes 3 to 4 weeks! But sometimes it can take longer, so please give us time :) We send out a text / email to tell you they are ready to collect.
I want to book a group ticket, but I have more than 6 people in my group! How do I book this?
If you have 6+ people, please book the group ticket and get in contact with us via workshops@theceramicists.co.uk and we can arrange a larger group ticket for you. Please note, it is £45 per person. We also offer times and days out of our usual weekend classes - so please get in touch if you’re interested in doing a corporate workshop (we can come to your offices!) or want a special party, let it be a birthday party, hen-do or any other celebration - we are here to get the party messy!
Latest Reviews
4.9(178 reviews)
Josephine Hannan - 19 May 2024
Great class - perfect balance of instructing + freedom - highly recommend!
undefined - 19 May 2024
Super chilled activity, the staff were really lovely and helpful. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Would visit again in a heartbeat.
undefined - 15 May 2024
I went for a tester session with my work colleagues and we had a wonderful time with Emma. She tailored her approach to each of us (we were 7) understanding our different levels, skills and curiosities. Emma encouraged us to experiment with the materials and most of all have fun while getting creative!
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Booking Options
2hrs workshop1 class
from £45
Private BookingFor groups of 6 to 20 guests
£45
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Age Requirement

6
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

Maison S.Sommet is a highly skilled ceramic studio run by Stephanie, 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 mold making workshops, create unique glazes or commission them to create a one off gift!

Class Location
This workshop takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
Maison S.Sommet
Southwark
90 Haymerle Road
unit 4G
SE15 6SB
London

Reviews

Josephine Hannan - 19 May 2024
Great class - perfect balance of instructing + freedom - highly recommend!
undefined - 19 May 2024
Super chilled activity, the staff were really lovely and helpful. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Would visit again in a heartbeat.
undefined - 15 May 2024
I went for a tester session with my work colleagues and we had a wonderful time with Emma. She tailored her approach to each of us (we were 7) understanding our different levels, skills and curiosities. Emma encouraged us to experiment with the materials and most of all have fun while getting creative!
Blair Mclaughlin - 13 May 2024
Great experience. My girlfriend and I had a great time trying out pottery for the first time. The instructor was very helpful! Highly recommend!
Afii Marshall - 9 May 2024
great chilled class, defo reccomend.
undefined - 6 May 2024
Had a very good time
undefined - 2 May 2024
We joined with two adults and two 8 year olds, and had an absolutely wonderful time! The instruction was excellent, and the pace was relaxed. Everyone got the level of attention necessary to be successful making a few objects. We all plan the return with more of our family to make more!
undefined - 29 April 2024
Excellent intimate class with a passionate teacher, who was happy to give everyone time. Nice background music to accompany. Professional setup. Such an enjoyable experience and great to do with friends! Makes me want to book in and go again. Would highly recommend!
undefined - 28 April 2024
We had a lovely time learning how to coil build and throw on the wheel. It was a small and intimate class which meant we were able to get help easily. Would definitely recommend as a solo, date or group activity! We went to celebrate a birthday and had a great time!
undefined - 30 March 2024
A bit disappointing unfortunately. We were 12 people for one teacher who was completely overwhelmed. And the result is not glorious, one of my cup is broken… I don’t know how it happened but nobody apologized for this. On top of that, the colors don’t look good… I would not go back unfortunately
Helen Liu - 26 March 2024
I attended this class with my partner just before giving birth and my partner really enjoyed it. My piece exploded in the kiln ( I was aware this is always a possibility ), and they have kindly agreed to me going back to remake something, or a small refund (£5) can be given to me. I look forward to going back!
undefined - 24 March 2024
We had a really lovely time doing the taster lesson with T. She was very warm and welcoming and taught us a lot in the 2 hours we spent doing hand-building and throwing on the potter wheel. The other groups that attended there too were all very friendly. Overall a great atmosphere and would highly recommend.
Sahar Abdulrahman - 10 March 2024
We had such a fun time!!!!! Stephanie was awesome!!!!
Frances Li - 26 February 2024
A nice day! Slightly rushed to finish off at the end.
LINA ZAPASNIKAITE - 19 February 2024
What a delightful experience! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Highly recommended!
Pauline BARTHELEMY - 11 February 2024
We had an amazing time at Maison S. Sommet!! We loved the pottery workshop a lot, we got to try 2 different techniques and it was a lot of fun! Highly recommend 😊
Edward Rudd - 5 February 2024
Really enjoyed the 2 hour introductory session with my 11 year old son. We were given useful tuition and were helped whenever we needed it. I can't wait to see our pots, mugs and figurine in a few weeks when they have been fired. We could easily have wiled away another 2 hours without noticing. I recommend for anyone - no prior experience or skills necessary - just great fun. Thank you very much
Martin - 5 February 2024
A lovely session with a skilled tutor. Highly recommended
Hazel Ramage - 23 January 2024
Lovely experience, we had a great time. Thank you so much!
Nora Rahman - 22 January 2024
A great way to spend your Sunday morning. I found the class very relaxing. Teacher was good and fun and made sure everyone received her attention. Looking forward to joining them again.
Jasleen Heer - 22 January 2024
Booked the 5pm class with Alex and had the BEST time. We got to coil build, and have two turns on the wheel and then paint our items. For those 2 hours, my brain was completely focused on pottery and it was the perfect activity to just turn off thoughts and focus. This class has really kick started my love for pottery so much so im looking at doing a 6 week course. Highly recommend to go alone, or with friends like I did or even a date night. You will not regret! I’m so excited for my pieces to arrive (you can arrange for an extra £10 to have them delivered)!
Cristina - 21 January 2024
Great teachers and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Ayo - 15 January 2024
Great experience! We had booked this as a birthday activity for kids. They had lots of fun, and created beautiful (and useful!) works of art. I’d definitely recommend this, and will consider doing it myself in the future. Thanks for a great time!
Adam Cooney - 23 December 2023
Had a great time. Went alone and the instructor was very welcoming and kind. The whole environment was very relaxing and felt pressure free. I learnt a lot and feel very fulfilled having learnt the basics of a new skill.
Kasia Kaminska - 18 December 2023
Lenny was brilliant. Thank you for a relaxed and friendly morning of pottery making!
Fatima - 18 December 2023
Such a fun experience! The perfect balance between independent and guided work and you are allowed to go at your own pace. Nice mixture of hand building and throwing working which was fun to experience both! The studio was beautiful and spacious and Lenny was AMAZING! Super kind and professional and very helpful in every step. Definitely will come again!
Krishna Tailor - 17 December 2023
Fantastic experience
Kirstin - 10 December 2023
As a beginner who has only worked with air dry clay, it’s been super helpful to learn a few more techniques. Price for the session is really good considering materials are included, just wish it could be longer, I would definitely pay a bit more for the time!
Thomas - 20 November 2023
Fantastic. Really good fun. Covered a lot in the two hours. Plus go home with whatever you create. Highly recommend!
Ed Birch - 5 November 2023
Hugely enjoyable. I hope to come back
Rachel - 24 October 2023
My daughter celebrated her 14th birthday with 4 friends here. The pottery tasting workshop was expertly lead and the kids were well engaged. I'd highly recommend this. All kids made some cool pieces on the wheel.
Sudesh - 22 October 2023
An amazing afternoon. The class was a great mix of educational and letting your creative spirit run free. Would recommend.
Liz - 22 October 2023
A fantastic afternoon- well organised and great fun. Thanks
Jessica Raquel Jennebach Varela - 2 October 2023
Everything good, I needed some help with my piece and they came to help a few times and made sure I could finish it and explained to me the mistakes. Loved it
Chris Dougherty - 23 September 2023
We went as a party of 4 and we’re hoping to have some light fun to start a weekend in London. We did and so much more, it was brilliant. The staff (led by Leny) we amazingly helpful. We enjoyed the taster experience so much we have searched for pottery in our area. Thank you
Andre Stern - 17 September 2023
The taster class was delightful, more fun than O thought it would be frankly. It's surprisingly easily to get something made, albeit not well of course. Lenny was fantastic, very helpful, patient and generous. This was a treat
Gomati - 30 July 2023
Well worth it. Alex really involved our 7 year old and made the experience extra fun for her. Thank you!
Adrian Scragg - 27 July 2023
I can’t speak highly enough about the experience we had at the studio. We booked a private session as a family and Stephanie was kind enough to allow us to bring our three year old son to the session. We were hosted for the session by Lenny who really made the whole session enjoyable. Not only did she make the session fun for us, she really helped us to quickly get to grips with all the various techniques. Our son was in his element building clay rubbish trucks! We had the best time ever at the studio and we’d go back again in a heartbeat.
Elena Rosu - 17 July 2023
Amazing Experience for my 7 years old doughter and I, so much fun. The team was so frendly and helpful!!! Thank you
Elizabeth Cheng - 15 July 2023
Amazing size studio and informative teacher Alex. The class is very organised & hands on from start to finish and you get to try coil and on the wheel work. The only thing is that there’s not enough time, 3 hours would have been ideal. Overall great first pottery experience at the Ceramicists & will try book more pottery classes for this new love for pottery!
Diana Tavares - 10 July 2023
I really enjoyed this workshop. It was good to give it a try to both hand-building and throwing on the potter wheel, as a first-timer into pottery I had no clue about each way of building a clay piece. The teacher was really good and took the time to assist everyone. It would be great if the workshop took a little longer, an additional hour or two. In two hours, you have to rush to get things done. Apart from that, I liked it and would recommend it to anyone interested in giving pottery a try.
Melisa Erdem - 27 June 2023
I booked this pottery taster workshop for my family as a surprise and would highly recommend it! It was super relaxed and fun, whilst learning key techniques to practice whilst building your pots and mugs. We really enjoyed it and felt like we tapped out of reality for the little while we were there. Great location if you're based in south east ldn too :)
Ines - 14 June 2023
We had a great time with this workshop! I was so impressed we got to try to much, hand building, wheel throwing and even colouring our pieces. The time was super well managed and I felt we really made the most of the 2 hours. The studio was such a lovely space and the instructor was so helpful. Would absolutely recommend!
Victoria Bello - 4 June 2023
Came here to celebrate my birthday, Alex was lovely and so helpful showing us all the different techniques . We all had such a good time, well worth the money!
Laura Fontana - 30 May 2023
Really nice workshop!
Olamide Dele-Adeniyi - 26 May 2023
Great class taught by Alex, enough time to try both aspects of potery and make something at least usable!
Millie - 22 May 2023
An amazing introduction to pottery! Great and easy to follow instructions and a good chance to try pottery. Only thing is I would have wanted more time which can only be a positive thing!!!
Bassel Ghazali - 21 May 2023
Super fun experience; the atmosphere was great and the instructor was welcoming.
Jeremy Glasgow - 16 May 2023
Twelve of us booked a private taster session at The Ceramicists as part of a 60th birthday celebration. We all had a great time during the two hours each marking or (trying to make) three clay pieces, two on the potter's wheel and one from coiled clay, with the birthday girl's music playlist in the background. Our teacher Meli was an excellent, fun host and a very good teacher. We all felt we had genuinely learnt a new skill, all be it requiring some more practice. Looking forward to seeing all of the fired pieces when we pick them up in a few days. Definitely recommend!
Sean Fox - 15 May 2023
Absolutely LOVED our time with the Ceramicists! Had such fun both coiling and throwing on the wheel - with so much time and guidance offered, to make sure we were able to make something that looked great. At the end of the session we had plenty of time for decoration too, and throughout we were encouraged to be as creative as our minds would allow. Would DEFINITELY recommend to anyone curious about the hobby - you'll leave feeling excited about pottery and most likely start sizing up areas at home to keep on going! 😅 Brilliant workshop. 10/10
Joss - 10 May 2023
Excellent class. Really good, welcoming instruction in an encouraging atmosphere.
kefhira pintos - 1 May 2023
Great instruction and great set up. Felt welcomed and relaxed during the experience. Can't wait to try pottery again!
Holly Phillips - 30 April 2023
Myself and my family had the best time at the Ceramicists for my sisters birthday. Laura was a great teacher and her enthusiasm and knowledge made for an engaging experience. We all came away with a little bit more knowledge about throwing and coiling and with some half decent looking pieces too! Thanks Laura and the Ceramicists! Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in trying pottery out.
Ruth Clery - 23 April 2023
The session was great fun... lots of hands-on help to get us making some pretty impressive stuff... looking forward to collecting the finished pieces.!!
Ayesha - 17 April 2023
Super fun, exceeded expectations for a pottery class - felt like you had more than enough time with the clay. Didn’t feel like you were being overly managed, given a lot of creative freedom and time to explore the skill. Would highly recommend- the team are so friendly and helpful! Ready to pick this up as a hobby because of this session!
Richard Breitschwerdt - 9 April 2023
Very nice introduction into pottery and how to use the wheel! It was a fun experience and a great date idea. £55 is on the heavy side, given that you need to rush to finish up and need to pay an additional £5 per item you crafted on the wheel. Alex was very nice in letting us finish up our items even after the allocated time and was a very good instructor. It would be a nice idea to have her to take pictures of the participants while crafting.
Deborah - 3 April 2023
We loved this class. It was such a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Both instructors were very helpful in guiding us on our first pottery wheel experience.
Geoffrey Low - 22 March 2023
It's worth coming out and doing the pottery class here. it was so fun and the instruction was very clear and helpful, making the experience fantastic.
Bethan Emery - 20 March 2023
Great activity, staff were friendly and the environment was great, we got a chance to make an item using a coil Method which was included in the ticket price and we also had 2 chances to throw on the wheel. If you wanted to keep any of the pieces we made on the wheel this was at an additional cost of £5 per piece.
Rebecca Davies - 19 March 2023
Really relaxed and fun atmosphere! We had Lenny and Alex as our instructors who were really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their craft. The studio is light and communal (our work station, including pottery wheel) was in a group of 4 so my husband and friend could chat and see each other's creations). A lovely taster session if you want to try both coiling and wheel throwing techniques for pottery, and generally an interactive and wholesome activity for a romantic or friend date! Thanks very much Ceramicists!
Hope - 18 March 2023
Thoroughly enjoyable few hours. Great teaching. Friendly and welcoming staff. Thank you.
IVANNA ZAHYNAILO - 11 March 2023
I really enjoyed the taster class. It was great to try something new. Lenny's explanations were fun and easy to follow, which made the whole experience a joy. Will definitely be back to develop my ceramics skills further :) Can't recommend enough!
Joe - 27 February 2023
Had a brilliant time! The instructors were so friendly, and greaf teachers too. Would absolutely do it again!
Emma - 19 February 2023
Did this course with my mum who is a total beginner. I had done some clay work before but I loved this course, tailored to our different levels of experience and made everything clear, accessible, challenging and fun. We went home with 3 vessels each and a lot of learning! Such a fabulous place to do it too, tidy, organised, friendly. Loved it! Thank you
John Stead - 19 February 2023
Really interesting and fun event…:. Really recommend
Catherine Mahoney - 13 February 2023
I absolutely loved this workshop. The approach and technique was really clearly explained and the teacher was really patient. We got stuck in straight away and actually had lots of things to bring home. I really recommend it.
Georgia Wright - 11 February 2023
This was a fantastic taster workshop, it was my first time working with clay and I enjoyed the introduction to hand building and throwing on the wheel. I have picked up my fired pieces and everything looks fantastic. I’m now looking forward to taking the 6 week course!
Karen Low - 4 February 2023
We had a really great time in this class. It was nicely paced and we got to make three different items. We came away feeling we'd learned something and look forward to going back again sometime.
Nayeem Murshed - 30 January 2023
Had a great time - would highly recommend to even those who don't like arts and craft (like myself)
Arlene Barclay - 30 January 2023
amazing experience!! thank you so much
Sarah-Jane - 30 January 2023
A great morning spent at the taster class. I took my daughter (5 year old) and she absolutely loved it. Throughly recommend this class!
Clea Relly - 30 January 2023
We had a really lovely taster session with Melissa and each came away with a few pieces we could be proud of! Melissa was great at explaining the process and was helpful during the session. Fun afternoon!
Maria - 29 January 2023
Great taster workshop. Teachers were thorough and attentive and covered a lot in just two hours. Very pleased, I’m now thinking of attending a longer ceramic workshop.
Sabine Bailey - 24 January 2023
Very informative and therapeutic. I love that there wasn’t any pressure to make our designs something perfect and our instructors did a great job helping us make our pieces maintain structure. Deffo would recommend!
Tom - 22 January 2023
Great fun! Really enjoyed trying the pottery wheel even if my bowl collapsed. Would highly recommend if you want to try something new and are willing to get your hands dirty.
Megan Watkinson - 22 January 2023
Myself and Kate absolutely loved our pottery workshop. Both Alex and Leni were amazing and felt the pace and atmosphere were both really good. Loved it and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Ben - 17 January 2023
Went to starter course with my 12yr old daughter, we both had great fun, and were expertly led by Lenny who was fun, enthusiastic, and exactly what you would want to make it a wholeheartedly enjoyable experience. Looking forward to booking another session.
Nicky - 16 January 2023
This was such a fun session, everyone got the chance to create three pieces and decorate them. The teachers were fun, kind and patient. They made learning the basics of throwing easy to understand and achieveable. Huge thank you to the team for accommodating my son ( age 9) as not so many courses will do this. He absolutely loved his afternoon and was supported throughout the session.
Anna Busuttil - 15 January 2023
A really lovely, open atmosphere, with the opportunity to learn 2 different techniques and use glazes. Our instructor was patient, clear and friendly, and the other participants were fun and creative. I'd very highly recommend the Ceramicsts!
Claire Hubble - 9 January 2023
Had a fabulous afternoon, I will definitely be back!
Sian Whitmore - 9 January 2023
We really enjoyed our taster session. Thanks!
Ella Penny - 9 January 2023
Amazing pottery experience and super friendly staff. Will definitely go back!
Jack Owens - 26 December 2022
Learnt two new techniques and the teacher was very friendly and patient. Would love to come back!
Sara - 19 December 2022
Really fun taster class!
Kathryn - 18 December 2022
Cool, welcoming space to have a go at two different aspects of pottery. Our teacher, Leni, was calm, kind, patient and super helpful. Learned loads and have come away with new knowledge and a spark to follow. Highly recommended!
Claudia Singer - 11 December 2022
We have loved our two hour session at the studio. Everything was good - our instructor was brilliant, funny and kind. The clay was great, the paints were cool and the space was beautiful and spacious. we will be back. thank you
Indi Miller - 30 November 2022
Great class
Renee Butler - 28 November 2022
Amazing workshop - the ladies were super helpful and lovely. You got to create much more than I excepted. And our creations came out amazing - would recommend to anyone keen to give pottery a go.
Anshuni Kaneria - 27 November 2022
Really fun morning trying out a completely unique experience. Not particularly arty but was encouraged and guided and our ceramics turned out great
Anna Ahlers - 23 November 2022
My friend and I really enjoyed the workshop. The intructions and demo were great - but admittedly doing it ourselves was a lot harder than expected :) I think 2hrs was a good time for a pottery taster without it being too expensive, but we would have also happily spent more time in the end on the decoration. I could imagine a 3hrs workshop also working very well. I also really enjoyed the vibes - it just seemed a very relaxed and welcoming place and I would happily do another course on day.
Iseult Harding - 20 November 2022
Great workshop - Stephanie was brilliant!
Stephanie Cannon - 13 November 2022
I thoroughly loved our taster ceramics session. Our teacher was helpful and we were given a lot to work with. The atmosphere was lovely to experiment in - a collective creative space with good light and a nice vibe. I’d definitely go back for another course or self lead play!
Lucas Doherty - 30 October 2022
Lots of fun! Nice space and people :)
George - 24 October 2022
Such a fun course for a complete beginner, instructors are super friendly and passed on lots of great information and tips
Alice Jaunet - 24 October 2022
Great fun!
Kylie Hopwood - 23 October 2022
Really fun and interesting class, teachers made it really relaxed and fun learning how to do the basics of hand building and throwing. Highly recommend for an enjoyable afternoon! Would be great for a date, with a pal or solo.
Mikaela Green - 16 October 2022
Cannot rate these people enough! Me and my neice had THE BEST day together, Lenny was amazing, took her time with everyone, explained everything so clearly. Great experience, I will definitely be back with others and well worth every penny!
Rosie Ashbourne - 10 October 2022
Had an wonderful class, the teaching was informative and fun. Very laid back atmosphere - can’t wait to pick up our pots and mug!
hannah cook - 9 October 2022
A great studio full of lovely people. The tuition is brilliant, knowledgable and patient, you will be taught clearly and given plenty of time to develop your own pieces. Really glad I found the Ceramicists!
Adonia Vodoan - 3 October 2022
Good class, we’ll explained however more time should of been given or advised for the painting/decor time. We only had aprox 15-20min to decor all 3 items and alot of pressure to finish up once approaching the last 5 min. So didn’t end the class as enjoyable as it started…
Andrea Bolzoni - 2 October 2022
Great fun in a friendly environment. Really enjoyed our time and want to go back.
Eleanor Horne - 30 September 2022
Highly recommend! Really fun introduction to pottery and we were surprised by what we managed to produce in the end
Adebisi Odole - 17 September 2022
very patient which we appreciated. Love our time would defo recommend
Grace Shutti - 4 September 2022
It’s a very open introduction to pottery throwing and coiling. They’re open, friendly, explain everything well and they have a very good energy in the studio! We loved our instructor who had a 10/10 sense of humour. Looking forward to getting our creations back.
Anastasja Comrie - 16 August 2022
Fun interactive clads. Would definitely return. Thanks Lenny x
Piyushaa Newatia - 7 August 2022
Really enjoyed the class - its hands on but small enough that you get lots of individual attention
Priyanka Roychoudhury - 7 August 2022
It was wonderful session. Stephanie was attentive and showed us how to both work with coils and throw on the wheel. Good taster class. Looking forward to see how my creations turn out after glazing and firing :)
Stacey Cain - 6 August 2022
We both really enjoyed the workshop. Lenny was so detailed in demonstrating the technique, and can tell she’s passionate about what she does. We had a couple of tries on the wheel which was enjoyable, even if it’s just to get the feel of what it’s like. Had plenty of time to decorate the pieces - Lenny would check each of us, and would help when it went wrong! I would recommend this workshop to friends, and would go back to another workshop. Thanks for a lovely afternoon!
sara edilbe - 1 August 2022
Great teacher and great taster session, made me realise I wanted to carry on learning wheel throwing rather than hand building !
CHITRA SOUNDARARAJAN - 31 July 2022
I enjoyed my taster session. It has inspired me to try and do a course and learn more.
Joe Clowsley - 25 July 2022
Great session. Brilliant instructors, fantastic music choice, would definitely recommend.
Rino (Tomomi - Parent) McMaster - 16 July 2022
The ceramicist team were FANTASTIC, definitely will go back again.
Zey Mehmet - 5 July 2022
Absolutely loved the pottery class. Excellent standard of teaching and very therapeutic too! Will definitely be returning. Thank you :)
Jevan Levy - 3 July 2022
Had such an incredible time at The Ceramicist: ceramic taster session this weekend, the tutor was really lovely, as well as professional, informative and very helpful throughout. I’m super proud of what I was able to achieve within the session, although I still cannot believe how quickly two hour went by…but I guess that’s a real indicator of how much fun the session actually was. Pottery in strangely therapeutic & I would definitely recommend everyone try it.
Joveta Walker - 3 July 2022
Had a great time at my taster. The tutor was friendly funny patient and informative. Felt completely comfortable and felt like she was there every time I needed advice. We covered a lot of stuff and also seeing the work of the other taster lessons got me excited at what we'd be able to do. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone interested in pottery even if you're not interested I think you'd still love this class and find that actually you are interested you just didn't know it. I can't wait to see my finished work, I'm also contemplating doing a course to see what else I can do. So overall if you couldn't tell already I'm a very satisfied customer.
Thushaan Rajaratnam - 28 June 2022
Had a lovely experience! Stephanie was really accomodating (we got there a bit late) and was just super fun making stuff with your hands :)
Lauren Mooney - 13 June 2022
I loved the taster workshop - it was such a fun, exciting, hands-on way to try something new, and the teachers were so talented and patient. The time totally flew by.
James Davies - 13 June 2022
A brilliant class. Cannot fault it. Teachers were absolutely great!
Elizabeth Freedman. - 5 June 2022
The session was extremely enjoyable, with professional but friendly teaching and an upbeat, creative atmosphere. The level of support was just right so that we all succeeded in making pots but felt that we’d learned some independent skills too. I’d strongly recommend this, and thought it was very good value for money. It was especially good to do it with someone else, so a great present.
Jen - 28 May 2022
Well explained and relaxing class. It was a very well spent Saturday afternoon
Bruna Roselli - 16 May 2022
I would definitely recommend The Ceramicist to my friends and I am planning on coming back for the 12 weeks course.
Mahesh Patil - 1 May 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 - 1 May 2022
Really intimate and relaxed classes led by Some great individuals who were informative and friendly Can’t wait for the next visit :)
Gareth - 19 April 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 - 12 April 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 Williams - 5 April 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 Williams - 5 April 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 Williams - 5 April 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 - 4 April 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 - 4 April 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 - 4 April 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 - 28 March 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 - 21 March 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 - 18 March 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 - 14 March 2022
Great introduction to ceramics - very clear instructions and a great mix of help and being left to work independently.
Mary Chan - 13 March 2022
The teachers were all very friendly and helpful, it was a fun class.
Diana - 10 March 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 - 10 March 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 - 8 March 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 - 6 March 2022
Loved this place and my pieces, friendly staff too
Rebecca - 6 March 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 - 21 February 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 - 21 February 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 - 20 February 2022
Fab! Our teacher was so kind and I love how they give us a brief but helpful lesson on pottery. Great!!
Calum Knox - 15 February 2022
Had a great time! Lenny was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend
Ana Carpenter - 13 February 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 - 13 February 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 - 12 February 2022
Really great class, learnt how to hand sculpt and throw, our instructor was lovely! All in all great experience
Sumitra Tase - 6 February 2022
stephanie was really nice, it was a great saturday!
Jeffrey Seow - 2 February 2022
Very fun class, highly recommend.
Wenjia - 1 February 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 - 31 January 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 - 30 January 2022
Had a wonderful time! Would absolutely recommend!
James Meija - 30 January 2022
Had such a great time! Would highly recommend. Will definitely go again
Bami Jolaoso - 16 January 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 - 9 January 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 - 19 December 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 - 22 November 2021
Excellent workshop with attentive teachers.
Cher - 15 November 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 - 14 November 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 - 18 October 2021
had an excellent time in the class and was surprised by how much we managed to do in 2 hours
Beatriz E. - 18 October 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 - 9 October 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 - 4 October 2021
fun class, everyone was v friendly and helpful!!
Sam Moorhouse - 3 October 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 - 16 September 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 - 2 August 2021
So much fun!
Anonymous - 1 August 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 - 13 July 2021
Very nice workshop and teachers were super friendly and helpful! Would definitely go again
Sofia Gomez Pedroso Zamorano - 4 July 2021
The taster class was great and the teacher amazing! Definitely would love to go back
Cati - 13 June 2021
I highly recommend this workshop - the teachers are very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Can't wait to bring my clay babies home!
Charlotte - 13 June 2021
excellent!
Jenny W - 9 June 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 - 5 June 2021
Friendly instructor and great result! Can't wait to use the first bowl I made myself :)
Lauren - 19 November 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 - 12 November 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 - 10 August 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 - 19 January 2020
It was fun experience and I really enjoy it!