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Pottery Taster Workshop

4.8(308 reviews)
Learn to throw like a pro from expert tutors, relaxing atmosphere in a former zip factory hidden away from the crazy world and step in to a ceramic world!.
Stoke Newington
£45 pp
Next available date:4th June 2022
What happens in this class?

Pottery wheel taster - learn to throw like a pro from expert tutors, relaxing atmosphere with in the old zip factory hidden away from the crazy world.

Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel. Get creative and relax and find your inner peace through the art of throwing on the wheel. Skills to be learn on the day will include hand building using coils and slabs then the pottery wheel throwing .

Our tutors will go over the basic steps to help you transform a piece of clay into a piece of art with the 2 to 3 hours class. Your…

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Comfortable shoes and clothing, short finger nails, Material provided.

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4.8(308 reviews)
Kyle - May 13, 2022
Great class, very friendly tutors. Felt like we had a lot of support and really enjoyed it. Can’t wait to go back and get our pots.
Joe - May 6, 2022
Excellent class!
Alice - May 3, 2022
Really enjoyed the class! The teachers (we had 4 for about 15-20 of us, so a good ratio) are super skilful and helpful. You get to work on 3 different pieces (you decide what to make) from start to finish. I just wished they tell you what to do so that you know what the final product looks like and you can work on the different techniques, knowing what the end goal is. Apart from this, highly recommend it!
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Your Teacher

Nam Tran is an award-winning practitioner who gives lectures and demos at universities and exhibits internationally. A ceramic lecturer and head of the departments in design and multi media with Kensington and Chelsea college. Nam specialising in wheel thrown raku, bringing years of experience and craftsmanship to every object made. Tran's work focused primarily on exploring the physical properties of clay and material experimentation is a strong characteristics of his work. He has been developing making enclosed forms that are much stronger than open forms and therefore resonates well with the alternative firing technique he uses. His work…

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Class Location
Cernamic studio
Stoke Newington
36A Windus road
N16 6UP


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Pottery Taster Workshop


Kyle Adams - May 13, 2022
Great class, very friendly tutors. Felt like we had a lot of support and really enjoyed it. Can’t wait to go back and get our pots.
Joe Leo - May 6, 2022
Excellent class!
Alice Piapi - May 3, 2022
Really enjoyed the class! The teachers (we had 4 for about 15-20 of us, so a good ratio) are super skilful and helpful. You get to work on 3 different pieces (you decide what to make) from start to finish. I just wished they tell you what to do so that you know what the final product looks like and you can work on the different techniques, knowing what the end goal is. Apart from this, highly recommend it!
Helen Fewings - May 3, 2022
A beautiful form of escapism, super great teachers + helpers who were all so lovely, I got lost in the wheel for over 2 hours and I left feeling like I'd found my inner child once more and couldn't have been happier. I was messy with the clay but this is part of the fun. I loved it so much I booked onto the beginner course the next day! I definitely recommend - I can't wait to go back! Watching Nam mould and play with the clay is honestly like watching magic!
Joe Crane - May 2, 2022
Great class and very informative.
Dawn Oldfield - May 1, 2022
Brilliant class, well taught with great guidance, encouragement and humour. I’ve done a couple of taster sessions elsewhere but going this was the one I connected with the most. Thank you Nam and all at the studio
Leah Jones - May 1, 2022
Fantastic class! All the staff were super helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
Aparna Dileep - Apr 30, 2022
Lot of fun. Highly recommend
Yen Le - Apr 23, 2022
Great experience. Perfect for an engaging day with friends or family.
Deena Champaneria - Apr 17, 2022
Lovely experience very attentive staff kept us all engaged and had fun
Rachel Jones - Apr 11, 2022
The studio at cernamic was fantastic, Nam was a really thorough and charismatic teacher and I learnt a lot in the three hours. It was great to learn the two different techniques for creating pottery and there was plenty of support offered from both Nam and Susy. Would highly recommend this course and I plan to go back to learn more!
Natasha Matthews - Apr 11, 2022
We booked this as a group for Mother’s Day and we all had the best time. Susi and Nam who run the studio we’re so knowledgable and so patient, we all came out with something we were pleased with. One of our party had done classes at another studio in london and couldn’t get over how much more in depth and involved this was. All teachers were so willing to help and were hilarious at the same time. My brother in law loved it so much my sister bought him a voucher for the 5 week course for his birthday. Would 100% recommend!
Jack Morris - Apr 4, 2022
The venue, the equipment, the staff and Nam (the instructor) were all amazing. The class was so enjoyable that we are thinking of starting Cernmaic's 8 week beginners course!
Tom Hill - Apr 4, 2022
This pottery session was amazing! Thank you to everyone involved in running the activity. The instructions and demonstations were really clear and the team were always on hand to help out. The session itself was fun, therapeutic (I wasn't expecting it to be) and we came away with a few items to take home to remember the day so a perfect activity all round! Thank you!
James Morton - Apr 4, 2022
Class was interesting, the people there were helpful - really enjoyable way to spend 2 hours!
Amy Needham - Apr 3, 2022
Four of us attended the “introduction to pottery” workshop and we all had a great time. The tutors were really friendly, very helpful and their instructions were clear and concise. Whether we could follow them was another matter. I would recommend this for anyone who has always wanted to try making pottery.
Julia Pohl - Apr 3, 2022
Overall the class was wonderful, a great introduction to pottery. There was a general introduction to both techniques when we arrived, which was helpful. We started with wheel throwing, which was explained really well and supervised in an excellent way with help readily available whenever we needed it. We managed to make 3 pieces each and will definitely be back to practice further. We felt like the handbuilding part of the course however wasn't thought out well enough, it was more of a 'sit down and play around with play dough' feel. There wasn't any explanation or enough help throughout this part, and we didn't know what the aim of the session was / no explanation of techniques to make pieces. When the lady did explain how to start, her explanation of techniques was completely different to what had been explained at the beginning of the day. The lady disappeared every now and then, making it difficult to ask questions, get help and obtain fresh clay. I feel like this part of the course left all 3 of us feeling dissatisfied and brought the whole experience down a notch. It wasn't just us who felt a bit let down by this part of the course as the mood in our subgroup of 9 generally seemed to drop throughout this activity.
Alice Cunningham - Apr 3, 2022
Such a good class, amazing environment and lovely teachers. I would definitely recommend.
Charlotte Burton - Mar 29, 2022
I went with my boyfriend and we thoroughly enjoyed this experience! We had 3 hours and it was split equally between the hand building and throwing. Perfect amount of time to create and learn lots! The staff were super attentive and helpful. We made five pieces in total! We definitely recommend for a fun morning doing something a bit different!
Bianca Carretti - Mar 20, 2022
Great experience totally recommended. The instructor was really friendly and knowledgable, we had so much! Will book again for sure.
Elijah Mulamba - Mar 20, 2022
The Workshop was great. The instructor and assistants were very kind and helpful. Definitely, a place I would recommend to anyone looking for a place to do clay pottery class.
Hannah Morgan - Mar 17, 2022
Such a fun night! Nam and Susi were so friendly and knowledgeable, made us feel super comfortable and really cared that what we made went well. Would highly recommend and plan to go again in the future!!
Magdalena Chworostowska - Mar 13, 2022
It was a great experience and a lot of fun. The class has exceeded my expectation and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to start with the pottery.
Daniel Rattigan - Mar 13, 2022
Excellent class with incredible tutors in a relaxed atmosphere. We left feeling we had learnt a new skill and with some really nice pieces to take home - would absolutely recommend!
Neil Bhullar - Mar 10, 2022
Great fun & intro to pottery with the wheel. Nam is an excellent teacher. I made a lovely bowl with the assistance of the teachers which I will use for years to come and two completely awful ashtrays when left to my own devices (I am not naturally gifted at pottery apparently). 100% recommend, great value, would go again.
Rosie Crane-Davis - Mar 7, 2022
The session was so fun! All of the Cernamic employees were lovely, they helped us with the pottery process without being overpowering. We all left the session feeling very happy with what we made and learnt at the same time ☺️
Greg Haslett - Mar 6, 2022
The course was fantastic, would definitely recommend it to beginners. Had never done any pottery before but people made 2-3 pieces in the 2 h. There were lots of tutors who were all really friendly and skilful so if you messed up they were able to quickly fix it for you and provide instructions.
Bernadette Engel - Mar 6, 2022
Great course and super friendly and knowledgeable tutors. Had such an amazing time that I’ll definitely go back
Yan Wan Foo - Mar 6, 2022
Great experience, the tutors were helpful and explained the techniques very well. Had plenty of time of the wheel (which in my opinion was the more fun part), the 3 hour workshop is a recommended one!
Catherine Reiser - Mar 6, 2022
Great teachers, fab class. I highly recommend.
Aisha Sugal - Mar 5, 2022
The class was amazing. The staff were very helpful and lovely. A very therapeutic session. Will be coming back!
Rosie Wakefield - Mar 2, 2022
I booked the pottery taster workshop at Cernamic for my friend's birthday. It was a great experience! Nam and the the other two women supporting the class were really friendly and helpful. It was so much fun and something new that we both came away wanting to do again. We made three pieces in the workshop and look forward to collecting them in a couple of weeks. Would recommend for something fun and creative to do with friends, family or as a different date idea.
Jason Brown - Feb 28, 2022
It was excellent, i really got the grips of making my basic little cups. The studio is nice, and the teaching was very helpful - there was 3 assistants to a class of 25 people. I'd definitely pursue learning further.
Dariusz Kabulski - Feb 24, 2022
Great classes led by a teacher. The instructions and support are so good that you can really pick it up fairly quickly. Will be coming back for a full course!
Alessandra Kurr - Feb 21, 2022
Would re book in an instant! Nam and Susie are brilliant teachers :) Great price too!
Matthew Woolley - Feb 20, 2022
Amazing class, loads of fun!
Lindsay Miller - Feb 20, 2022
Relaxed but informative , really enjoyed the pottery taster class.
Joshua Wright - Feb 14, 2022
Well taught and a fun environment, also nice to have a good pot to show off at the end of it
Kush - Feb 14, 2022
Had a great class with Nam, Suzie and Charlotte! They were super helpful and provided the right amount of guidance where required. Was able to make three pots on the wheel and one using a coiling method. People in the class were allowed to create whatever they wanted and the class had the right amount of teachers
Chris Sillitoe - Feb 13, 2022
Avery friendly and thorough class for the time. Quite a few people attending which made for a good atmosphere - and lots of friendly staff members there to make sure you will walk away with something to keep and a good basis for further pottery adventures :)
Rikke Huque-Iversen - Feb 9, 2022
Lovely experience! We have never tried pottery before in any shape or form, and the taster session gave us a great introduction to both throwing at the wheel and coiling. Nam Tran is a great teacher who delivers the intro in a humoristic way, making it a really enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommend, great value for money, just all round good experience....
Alice Wordsworth - Feb 5, 2022
Best way to spend a Saturday! They are so talented, friendly, generous and fun! You get loads of time on the wheel and then the chance to try coiling. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Anonymous - Jan 30, 2022
Fantastic experience with me and my friends Nam and the team were lovely
cleo whitehead - Jan 30, 2022
This workshop was brilliant. The teachers were helpful, kind, informative and funny. We learnt so much in such a short space of time and they made sure we had something lovely to take home. It was well worth travelling from Leicestershire for. We had 1.5 hours on the wheel and 1.5 hours hand making something of our choice and would recommend to anyone who wants a special day out learning something new in the company of great people. We will be going back! Cleo & Yas
Justyna - Jan 23, 2022
What can I say, such a fantastic experience! Great and really helpful teacher :) Would 100% recommend.
Elisa D - Jan 22, 2022
This studio is so colorful, full of beautiful creations and people! The 3hrs class is interesting as you get to learn both hand building and throwing technique. I found the idea to split the group is very good as you get full attention of the teacher on both part of the class. They do also offer memberships for the more experienced ones :) Thank you for opening up your space and knowledge to everyone
Fiona Melville - Jan 16, 2022
There is enough time to make your own pot and receive really thorough instruction from friendly teachers. A lovely space as well. Will definitely return for more.
Deborah Doidge - Jan 10, 2022
I honestly cannot recommend this class enough. The studio space is amazing and really well set up for groups. Nam is a total clay guru full of infectious energy and he and Susi give you all the support and help you need even within the group setting. The class was such good fun, was really productive and we definitely walked away with some skills. 10/10 for sure!
Claire Couchman - Jan 10, 2022
Really friendly and helpful tutors in a homely atmosphere. I look forward to going back.
James Burrell - Jan 10, 2022
Good fun, fast paced and left feeling that we had gained some new skills.
Kiki - Jan 10, 2022
It was a great experience. The two people teaching the class were very knowledgable and always there to help. Most importantly they made it fun
Chloé Delhumeau - Dec 18, 2021
Amazing experience! Great teacher, really helpful and nice. Would 100% recommend.
Merve Ozer - Dec 12, 2021
A very welcoming and friendly environment. I highly recommend the session to anyone interested. Thank you Nam and Susi
Fusha Merchant - Nov 27, 2021
This was an enjoyable class. It was quite intimate. I do think the class should be an hour longer though. Overall a good experience. The instructor was very nice and patient. He really wanted us to be able to take our pieces home.
Chloe Connolly - Nov 25, 2021
This class was great for a first-timer like me, as the teachers were methodical and hands on, but there were also different levels in the class. Spent a good amount of time on the wheel and we could choose which pieces we wanted to have fired and glazed. Definitely recommend this class as a comprehensive taster session!
chiara galletti - Nov 22, 2021
The class was a lot of fun and the teacher excellent!
Huda Almeer - Nov 15, 2021
Relaxed atmosphere and the instructors were friendly :) I had to leave early and they offered me a discount if I want to come back which is nice
Natasha Rhone - Nov 15, 2021
I booked this as a treat for a friends birthday. We had a great time doing something we have not done since we were children. The teacher Nam was great, very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend booking a class with Cernamic.
Monique - Nov 14, 2021
Booked this just for fun for my friend's birthday. We both had a great afternoon and learned so much in such a short space of time. Totally ruined my first pot but with Nam's help I left having made two beautiful bowls. Would highly recommend!
Busra - Nov 8, 2021
Nam is honestly a great teacher always making an effort to help each and every person in the class. The studio and staff are all lovely creating a relaxing fun environment. After a quick demo going over the basics you get to get hands on the wheel straight away. Once you get throwing on the wheel you lose track of time and the class is over before you know it leaving you wanting to go back for more. I've gone back for another session since. Would definitely recommend this taster workshop.
Anonymous - Oct 31, 2021
Very fun, instructor is clear and laid back. Never done pottery before but now I feel like I know the basic steps needed to make something. You don’t get amazing at it in the 2 hours but that’s to be expected. Good vibe in the workshop. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in getting started in pottery.
Lúcia Salgueiro - Oct 31, 2021
Great experience!
David Clark - Oct 24, 2021
I really enjoyed this taster course, it was very informative with lots of hands on practice. Nam and the team were very good explaining things in a very clear considered way, giving plenty of time for questions and of course for actually using a potter's wheel ! I would highly recommend this.
Ciara Cakebread - Oct 18, 2021
Nam and Susi were brilliant teachers - very friendly and great at explaining. Had a fab time, thank you!
Sita - Oct 11, 2021
Thank you, Nam, for an excellent pottery workshop. A wonderful experience and I certainly learnt a lot. Nam is a great tutor who brings vast knowledge. Fantastic studio too!
jackie gilbey - Oct 11, 2021
Fabulous! Fabulous venue, fabulous tutor, fabulous session! Highly recommend.
Lizzie Walsh - Oct 4, 2021
Had such a lovely afternoon learning pottery basics and beyond with Nam! He was a brilliant tutor - very patient with us all, gave us really helpful advice and ensured we were all able to take something home with us at the end of the session. Also really appreciate of the fact that he was flexible in letting us all take part when some of the group arrived late. Couldn't fault him. Thank you so much xx
Bronwen Goodbar - Sep 25, 2021
Absolutely love it. The venue is a beautiful warehouse with lots of plants and a cute little pug. The class was wonderful and teacher was very good at explaining the techniques. Will definitely be back for the full workshop.
PeterS - Sep 13, 2021
Fantastic time,recommend everyone
sylvie gonera - Sep 13, 2021
What a lovely experience. All of my 4 friends shared the sentiment of feeling rather inspired, relaxed and excited all at the same time. Everyone was really helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you :)
Anonymous - Sep 12, 2021
I liked the studio a lot, the instructor was polite and knowledgeable and the groups were of good size. The pace of the class was good for beginners. The only thing that could be better was the quality of the recycled clay as it was gritty and I injured my hands.
Katie Robjent - Sep 6, 2021
Brilliant class. Nam and Susie were so helpful and patient. Highly recommend.
Jo Dadd - Sep 5, 2021
Was great fun to try … and strangely relaxing. Davide was so patient and kind! Highly recommend…thanks all!
Clare O’Brien - Aug 28, 2021
This was a great class. The teacher Davide gave clear instructions at the perfect pace. He encouraged calm and focus which led everyone to make really quick progress. The two assistants were incredibly helpful and made the process go smoothly. We threw three pots in two hours, which felt like a lot of progress having never used a wheel before. It was so good to be making things again - a brilliant, open and airy studio to get creative in during the pandemic.
Grace Pindi - Aug 15, 2021
Fantastic session! Actually finished the class with 2 decently shaped bowls which was more than I was expecting. We started off with a detailed tutorial by Nam which included various techniques . Nam and Susie were very helpful & always there to lend a hand if anything did go wrong. A huge bonus is the impressive studio which definitely gave a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend :)
Sapphire Elisha - Aug 9, 2021
Absolutely wonderful experience! I booked this session over a year ago but delayed it due to covid. The ceramics tutor was super friendly and really helpful, and the studio was spacious, clean and beautifully presented. Location was a lot easier to get to than I initially thought from the map. The session was very relaxed and enjoyable and definitely worth the wait!
Lottie Fox-Jones - Jul 26, 2021
Amazing experience! We all have the bug!
Stuart Mackay - Jul 13, 2021
Excellent class. Informative, supportive, constructive and productive! We made 3 different pots each in the 2 hours. Nam is a patient and charming host/teacher. Highly recommended…
Meredith Loper - Jul 13, 2021
Excellent class! A lot packed into 2 hours but a very enjoyable, relaxing experience. Nam was an excellent teacher and gave each student 1:1 assistance.
Anonymous - Jul 7, 2021
Had such a great time! Everyone was so welcoming and helpful and it was a very cool studio. Made some great pieces. I’ve recommended this class to friends and they’ve already booked to go! Would definitely come back!
Yuval Assayag - Jun 29, 2021
Very nice experience
Farva - Jun 28, 2021
Lovely & peaceful pottery oasis! Really enjoyed the 3hr class and would recommend it.
Dhara Patel - Jun 28, 2021
Had such a fun day attending the taster course! Nam and Susi are so welcoming and are super helpful. This was my third time going to their classes and it has been consistently fun! Would highly recommend giving it a go.
Teni - Jun 28, 2021
Brilliant intro class, and I really enjoyed the process of learning pottery. Nam is a great teacher.
Ashok Menon - Jun 27, 2021
Really great experience. Nam was enthusiastic and explained the process well. Highly recommend this class!
Alicia Titchmarsh - Jun 22, 2021
A great experience!
Annapina Fattorusso - Jun 20, 2021
It was an amazing experience. We’ll go back again!
Carmen - Jun 13, 2021
We had such a brilliant time at Cernamic. It's a beautiful space and Nam was a welcoming, fun and helpful teacher - had such an enjoyable time learning how to throw on the wheel! Nam also went above and beyond to make it a special birthday for my friend - thank you!
Pippa & Alex - Jun 7, 2021
A really great taster workshop for using the pottery wheel - and a bonus that we left with something resembling a bowl! Nam is a brilliant teacher, and the studio is a lovely space to learn in. Would highly recommend and can't wait to receive our pieces back from the kiln!
Daniel Price - Jun 1, 2021
Learnt the basics of throwing in an fun and relaxed atmosphere. Space is amazing and felt very comfortable throughout the whole class. Would definitely do again and recommend to all.
Augustina Meniru - Jun 1, 2021
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Enjoyed my time and Nam, the teacher is very good. Class is very good too, learn a lot in 3 hours. Very calming.
Holly Chapman - Jun 1, 2021
Really enjoyable and relaxed class!
Had such a nice time!! It was so therapeutic and the studio space is lovely. The instructors were all super helpful and patient. Will definitely be back and recommending to all my friends!
Rosie - May 18, 2021
This was really fun, even for someone as uncoordinated as I am! Nam is a great tutor, very relaxed and happy to jump in and help if you're getting stuck or to give you room to experiment in at your own pace. Only thing to note is that, unlike other reviews, we only focused on the wheel techniques & not hand crafting but this was fine as it felt like the time flew by anyway.
Nicola Brindle - May 18, 2021
Amazing! 100% going back
Vanessa Seymour - May 18, 2021
I booked the class with my friend for her birthday. We had such an amazing time, 10/10 recommend this class to everyone!
Humphrey Hendrix - May 17, 2021
Just brilliant
Catrina - May 15, 2021
Such an amazing experience! My partner and I attended the Sat class where the team were very helpful taking the time to explain/help with creations and allowing enough time to experiment. The studio was very spacious and homely and we were supplied with more than enough clay, we had a really fun time I would throughly recommend! Catrina.
Baz Acar - Apr 27, 2021
Excellent tutors, beautiful space, great session
Apurva Jaishankar - Apr 25, 2021
Fun experience. Would highly recommend it!
Hana - Apr 18, 2021
Amazing work shop! Nam and Casey and the team were lovely. Totally recommend x
Camilla Penzo - Mar 23, 2021
The class was very clearly explained and engaging. the studio is super nice. I would definitely recommend it
Kamal - Dec 15, 2020
The teacher was very friendly, very patient and explained things really well. He made the workshop fun, informative and relaxed.
HARPREET - Dec 14, 2020
This was a great taster workshop. We had a reasonable amount of time using both hand methods and spin wheel methods. The studio is wonderful and very open spaced. The workshop itself was structured but relaxed allowing me to spend quality time making my pota. Nam is very patient and knowledgeable on pottery making and I left the workshop with three wonderfully made pots. Recommending to all my friends!
Katie - Dec 7, 2020
Absolutely brilliant, would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
Zeynep - Dec 7, 2020
Nam was very friendly and I really enjoyed the workshop, will definitely be going back.
Alexander - Dec 5, 2020
Great workshop! Fantastic teacher
Erin - Nov 29, 2020
Nam's class was excellent - he was knowledgeable, patient and made it really fun. I loved his approach to the craft, part physics, part philosophy! I'm looking forward to coming back.
Daniel - Nov 15, 2020
Really fun and informative class. The instructor Nam is a great tutor and we came away with some cool pieces! Fantastic experience.
Shelley - Nov 8, 2020
Fun afternoon and learnt something new, can't wait to see the final products!
Yasmina - Nov 6, 2020
Nam’s classes are the best! He is a fantastic teacher and you leave not only with beautiful bowls, vases etc. but with a new skill. A bonus is that the studio is absolutely beautiful and a lovely space to work in. I’d definitely recommend his class - and it’s a great way to make some Christmas presents!
Sadia - Nov 4, 2020
Such a great class! We all learnt a lot and the studio was impressive 😊
Karolina - Nov 4, 2020
Very good workshop :) friendly stuff, nice space. no rush. relax and make some pottery
Phoebe - Nov 3, 2020
Really lovely, relaxing and fun class! Thoroughly recommend.
Christine - Nov 2, 2020
I really loved my first pottery experience which was the 3 hour pottery taster session in Cernamics. Half the session was spent handbuilding with Rachel and the other half throwing on the wheel with Christina. We had 5 in the class and we all still had enough individual attention to really develop our skills! The instructors were so creative, helpful and patient, and I was really pleased with how much I improved and came away with some lovely personal pieces for a small extra cost (to fire and glaze them). Would definitely recommend to a friend and I will go again!
Sedayah - Nov 1, 2020
This was an amazing workshop! Nam is super helpful and attentive and really lets you play around and be experimental with the clay. Great for beginners who just want to have a bit of fun and whilst also learning the basic techniques of wheel throwing. I could not recommend this class enough! Will definitely be returning, thanks Nam!! :)
Hui - Oct 26, 2020
Nam was so attentive! He has wonderful knowledge on pottery and a great collection of his own works on show at the studio. Our class was 3 hrs in total, we had an introduction to hand coiling and then half the time on the pottery wheel. We left feeling very happy with our efforts.
Esra - Oct 25, 2020
I love this place! And will definitely be back for the course 🥰 Teacher is very friendly and has got enthusiasm and passion to teach .. I would recommend everyone who would like to give it a go and learn something new..
Yokey - Oct 24, 2020
Nam was very patient and enthusiastic when teaching us in the class, we covered coiling, slabbing and wheel throwing. The space is perfect for trying out first hand a few techniques on pottery making (all with safe social distancing). Time just flew and actually have 3 pieces that I’m proud of from the class. Will definitely return to try some of their other classes
Danya - Oct 19, 2020
Fun workshop, learned the basics of wheel throwing. Really nice studio and atmosphere.
Sarah - Oct 18, 2020
Really enjoyed the workshop. Nam is a great teacher and I felt we learnt a lot in just a few hours. It was a nice relaxed atmosphere too and a fantastic spacious studio. Would definitely like to go back for another class in the future.
Rosalie - Oct 18, 2020
Nam is a really great and hands on teacher! Pottery is much more difficult than I remembered and his techniques and instructions really made it easier to get lovely products at the end. The studio space is beautiful and open, and has a huge amount of pottery to inspire you. I’ll be booking another class ASAP :)
Karolina - Oct 17, 2020
Very nice studio. Good workshop for beginners. Fairly small group. You can take your stuff home after the glaze is done. Maybe a little bit of a generic explanation how to do the certain shapes would be good instead of showing only to certain people after they requested specifically.
Kate - Oct 14, 2020
The taster workshop was great. I'd never tried pottery before but Nam explained the techniques really well and helped out when we needed it. It was a really fun and relaxed atmosphere and I came away with two little pieces that I love!
Caroune - Oct 12, 2020
The workshop was great ! Nam, the teacher, explained and showed each step in details and he was very helpful. Good value for money, I highly recommend.
Harvey - Oct 4, 2020
Heidi - Sep 30, 2020
We really enjoyed our pottery taster workshop! It was lots of fun and Nam was a great teacher.
Rachel - Sep 29, 2020
Brilliant experience, we had a great time and will definitely come back for more! The studio is huge and the class was really fun and informative.
Nathalie - Sep 27, 2020
Beautiful space, felt quite safe in small group being taught. Very informative and am considering taking more classes here. Would have preferred it if the instructor kept his mask on the entire time. I understand it's difficult to speak / teach with the mask on but we all have to deal with this, there's no excuse considering the current climate.
Nishat - Sep 20, 2020
Was super fun and the teacher Nam was very helpful and friendly, great experience.
Lauren - Sep 6, 2020
Great class for a beginner - took a friend for her birthday and we had a blast! Staff were very friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend!
Glenny - Sep 6, 2020
It was my first time and it was fun. The teacher was helpful and I will definetely go back for more classes.
Innes - Sep 5, 2020
It was very fun and interesting workshop. I will defo do another class with ceramic
Vigotha - Sep 2, 2020
Nam was a great teacher and it was a good small sized class. It's the right amount of time on the wheel too. Made even better by the pups we could say hi to after 😊
Bella - Sep 1, 2020
Really fun workshop! Great teacher too - Nam showed us the basics of throwing and stepped us up to shaping our own pieces independently, with plenty of practice and guidance where needed. Definitely going back! Thanks
Zehra - Sep 1, 2020
Really good! We were the only ones there for the class, and our teacher was very thorough and helpful, providing tips along the way. Would definitely recommend and would go back!
Harriet - Aug 17, 2020
Lovely studio, great teacher !
Maryam - Aug 16, 2020
Really great experience!
Sophie - Mar 12, 2020
This was a fab taster workshop! You get split into two groups with the opportunity to try the wheel and by hand and it was great to give both a go, and work in small enough teams that you can always be helped out and actually learn some technique! I can't recommend strongly enough!!!
Kate - Feb 7, 2020
Could not recommend this more!! Such a fun morning- learning different pottery techniques and making 4 lovely pots. The teachers were so knowledgable, helpful and friendly and even brought in biscuits for the class. 10/10 thank you!!
Jessica - Feb 3, 2020
Really fun and managed to pack a lot into a short session! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, would recommend and go again.
katie - Jan 27, 2020
Amazing class, the right pace for everyone, clear instructions, so much covered in such a short space. Excellent teachers kept it light and fun yet still managed to learn a lot. Really great value and very inspiring.
Elizabeth - Jan 27, 2020
Really enjoyable class - Nam was a great instructor and it was fun to try something new!
Matthew - Dec 21, 2019
A wonderful experience! Nam is patient, knowledgable and really passionate. We came away knowing far more than when going in, with a couple of great pots and bowls too, which wouldn’t look as they do without great guidance. Thank you and hope to visit again one day!
Fiona - Nov 26, 2019
For anyone wanting to try pottery then this class is a must...and for anyone who isn't thinking of a pottery class, go anyway! Excellent guidance and support was offered throughout the entire session, which was relaxing, fun and inspiring! You'll learn different types of pottery making and are given ample time to throw your creations! Would absolutely recommend in giving this a try.
Nicola - Nov 9, 2019
Fantastic workshop. We were completely new to pottery and we had so much fun. You get to try throwing some pottery on the wheel and also have a go at hand making some yourself. You learn so much in 3 hours. Highly recommend.
Ben Mackrow - Aug 4, 2019
Really enjoyed the class and Nam was a great teacher. Nice atmosphere with the group and relaxed environment. Would have liked slightly more time "throwing" on the wheel to get a better grasp of the technique, but the time was split 50/50 with trying the "coiling" method at the table.
Alex - Jul 22, 2019
Great venue, excellent teaching! Very interesting introduction and super fun!
Sabrina - Jul 22, 2019
Great lesson in wheel throwing and coling from Nam and Susi. They explained everything well and it was throroughly enjoyable class. Would definitely recommend
Youara Ahmed - Jul 21, 2019
Yes Nam and Suzie were both extremely helpful and useful. I went for my birthday with 6 of my other friends so were a big group all trying out pottery for the first time and they walked us through it step by step very patiently. We arrived a few minutes late but they let us hang around at the end to make up for the lost time and finish up our pieces till we were happy with them and kindly took many group photos of us! Only feedback point is to include a map with directions for how to get to the biscuit factory because google maps gives a completely different location and 100 Clements road building F and entrance isn’t very obvious. I’ll definitely be back again and sign up to be a member!
Penny - Jul 21, 2019
I got my first taste of pottery in this 2-hour class. The teachers were really patient and helpful. The class size was small enough for everyone to get attention and the help needed. I really enjoyed the class! The venue is a bit hard to find, but they were responsive on the phone to help navigate. Definitely go early to find the venue. The venue itself was nice, have everything we need.
Sahil - Jul 15, 2019
Amazing experience, Cernamic hosts were super helpful and friendly! This taster workshop is a great way for beginners to get an insight into pottery. All-round positive experience, highly recommend!
Josephiine - Jun 17, 2019
A very fun and informative pottery workshop! Nam is also very knowledgeable and helpful. Such a great experience and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try out pottery :)
Emma - Jun 7, 2019
I booked this as a present for my partner for his birthday as he has been considering completing a pottery course and was not sure if he would like it. We had a really enjoyable time and had an equal chance at using the wheel and hand building, both of which were great fun and we learnt a lot. The group was small (8) which meant we all got help from the instructor and could all work at the same time. We definitely would book to come back again!
Lore - Jun 3, 2019
Wish the class was a little longer. But overall it was cool to learn the different techniques used in ceramics
Rob - Jun 2, 2019
A great class for beginners! I had so much fun and would definitely go back !
Rob - May 29, 2019
The class was really close to the station which is great when you don’t know the area very well. Detailed demos and advise given throughout, all questioned answered. Would definitely recommend for a first timer or someone wanting to bring friends to try something new.
Michael - May 29, 2019
Had a wonderful experience. The teachers were very helpful and ensured we had fun as well as learned some new skills. Would love to come back for another go!
Christopher - May 24, 2019
A great introduction to pottery!
Emmaleigh - May 20, 2019
such a nice vibe, great for beginners!
Emily - May 20, 2019
Great workshop, Nam was super knowledgeable and friendly, really laid back chilled work shop, would definitely recommend.
Charlotte - May 20, 2019
Brilliant workshop in a very cool space in Bermondsey (if a little difficult to find!). The session is split into 2 sections - one part on the wheel, one part on the table - with the wheel being good fun but tricky and the table part meaning you'll at least go home with something! You can then leave whatever you make with them to be baked and pick up in a couple of weeks time, for a supplement of £3 per item. Fantastic to try out something different in a fun, relaxed space - and the time flew by.
Mehul - May 19, 2019
Super friendly and engaging hosts, who took the time to provide advice and a great sense of humour. Highly recommend!
Judy - May 11, 2019
It was my first experience in pottery, love it. Great skill and patience to go with it. Hopefully will get to do more.
Katherine - May 10, 2019
I absolutely loved the class. Nam is a great teacher and it was amazing to come away with pieces I had created myself, in only two hours! I'll definitely be looking to sign up for a longer course with Cernamic.
Jon - May 7, 2019
A really friendly and enjoyable session. The tuition was clear and simple and the help and assistance provided during the afternoon made for successful pot making. I would thoroughly recommend this!
mike - May 6, 2019
Awsome workshop look forward to doing it again
Kristine - May 5, 2019
It was a great class! Really enjoyed it and will recommend to anyone who is interested to learn more about pottery. Will definitely be sign up again!
Ataul - May 1, 2019
Great experience and lots of fun. Wish I had more time there. Thank you
Andy - Apr 17, 2019
Very enjoyable taster session. After an intro you get hands on making a coil pot, then another couple more on the wheel. Decided to take home all the creations, which you get fired and in a choice of colours.
Lucy - Apr 17, 2019
It was a fun experience! We had great fun and everyone enjoyed it! But I wish we had more time on the wheel part to practice.
Michelle - Apr 15, 2019
Great class, brilliant teacher. I learnt loads and was a great way to spend an evening. Would definitely recommend for anyone.
Beatriz - Apr 10, 2019
Fantastic!!!!! Nam and Susy were fabulous. Excellent knowledge, fantastic resources, and very good managing skills. A WONDERFUL Experience.
Niki - Apr 9, 2019
The tuition was fantastic! Nam (the teacher) was brilliant and made it easy to understand and good fun. He tried to make it relaxing rather than stressful. Being a novice, I was a bit worried! I wish we had had more time on the wheel and less time doing the coil clay, but I understand that is part of pottery making! The time just flew by much too quickly. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Denisa - Apr 8, 2019
For complete beginner this is excellent class. This class was very relaxed and getting working with clay was satisfing. Teachers are very friendly and dedicated to they job. Think of what you wear don’t want to get your shoes dirty :).
Hannah - Apr 8, 2019
Lovely and relaxing - a very thorough and enjoyable class. Would recommend to anyone wanting to give pottery a go!
Lydia - Apr 4, 2019
Really enjoyed it. Relaxing atmosphere. Teacher was good, explained and showed us how the pottery is been done. Definitely would do more and would recommend it to anyone.
Catherine - Apr 3, 2019
It was a really fun Sunday. Nam and the team are brilliant and really get to show you the different elements of pottery. I will be taking up a further workshop with them soon!
Maria - Apr 1, 2019
Excellent teaching style and they really took the time to explain and talk us through the different stages
Gurdas - Mar 31, 2019
We really enjoyed the pottery workshop and the teaching was very good. We were taught how to use the wheel and the manual method to make various ornaments. All the staff were very friendly and they welcomed anyone at any skill level!
Katie - Mar 27, 2019
Great day out! Nam was an excellent teacher and made sure that we all left with something we were happy with, regardless of our incompetence. The facilities were good and we had plenty of clay to work with. He glazed them to a professional standard and we’re left with something that looks excellent! I’d definitely go again. 10/10 :)
Kelly - Mar 26, 2019
Really enjoyed this class! Ideal for complete beginners. Nam was extremely helpful and made sure to allocate time with every student regarding technique etc. Perfect Sunday morning activity :)
Joshua - Mar 26, 2019
Fantastic atmosphere and great friendly teachers. Felt it is worth much more than I paid.
Tom Batting - Mar 23, 2019
Nam is an excellent teacher and the taster workshop is such a great way to be introduced to pottery. I can't wait for my next one!
Miriam - Feb 25, 2019
A brilliant workshop! The teachers were patient, helpful, and it was really fun. Thank you!
Jenny - Feb 18, 2019
Had a lot of fun with this class! A good mix of hand building and wheel throwing. Plan to go back to the studio when I can.
Jane - Feb 14, 2019
We both absolutely loved this workshop and for two hours we got a lot fitted in! Our teacher was great, really knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour! Thanks so much!
Nicola - Feb 8, 2019
A really lovely introduction to pottery with the chance to make three items of ones imagination (and importantly ability). I would love to have heard more about the rationale for doing things, especially on the wheel, but the team really whetted my appetite to learn more and great to be able to trial whether I would like to pursue pottery further.
Carla - Jan 28, 2019
It was an amazing class. It is therapeutical, and the teacher is so good at explaining the techniques, very patient. I can't wait to get my bowl back. The only thing you need to be aware of: the location is tricky...
Kerala - Jan 25, 2019
Nam’s pottery workshop is a great introduction to working on the wheel, and using the coiling technique. He is a great teacher, with a hands on but relaxed approach, which is needed when getting started on the wheel. He was happy to let us be creative and make whatever we wanted. We’ll definitely be back for a drop in class now that we know the basics. Highly recommend.
Tom - Jan 14, 2019
Really great taster session. learned a lot and you get to do a lot in the 2 hours.
Johanna - Dec 18, 2018
My friends and I had a really great time and the teacher was amazing and really inspiring!!
Peter - Dec 17, 2018
Excellent workshop - the instructor was engaging and very helpful. If highly recommend to anyone.
Yeona - Dec 10, 2018
We had a great time! Got to play with some clay and also work on the wheel. Excited to pick my clay babies up
Dunstan - Dec 10, 2018
Good fun and a good level of teaching into basic pottery, both by hand and on the wheel.
Nishi - Dec 3, 2018
Took my sister for her birthday and she absolutely loved the class! The instructors were really friendly and informative, as well as ensuring we all left with something to be proud of! However I think better directions to building F would have been handy as we reached the class 20 minutes late after aimlessly wondering around looking for the hidden building. Can’t wait to book another class just for the pottery wheel!
Gabrielle - Nov 11, 2018
I loved it! Nam was a great teacher, the class was relaxing, and I was very happy with the pottery I made. Definitely recommend doing this class.
Sandra - Nov 7, 2018
The teachers were very helpful, just wish we could've stayed on the wheel for a bit longer as 1 hour didn't feel quite enough (looking forward to taking more classes though).
Natasha - Oct 8, 2018
I had so much fun! It was very therapeutic, and the mentors were very helpful, engaging and they are really concise and clear in their teaching styles. Definitely a thumbs up!
Meera - Oct 8, 2018
Great informative class with a chance to learn two different techniques. The main instructor is very knowledgable and helped us through each step whilst also letting us be creative.
Lisa - Oct 8, 2018
Really fun. Good chance to experience taster for pottery - tougher than it looks. Highly recommended.
Anh - Oct 7, 2018
Great class with lots of fun and the instructor was very passionate about what he does. Definitely recommended if you want to relax and try out new things.
Eleni - Oct 7, 2018
Great class 👍
Georgina - Oct 7, 2018
The instructors were lovely! My friend and I had a good time :) I'd recommend to anyone willing to try pottery for the first time.
Nazia - Oct 6, 2018
It was a really nice and relaxed environment. I truly had a wonderful time and would recommend anyone who is looking for a pottery taster session. I wou
Zoja - Oct 1, 2018
I chose this as an experiential birhtday gift for a friend. We went together and had an absolute blast whilst learning something completely new. Who knew throwing could be SO therapeutic! Couldn't recommend enough.
Marie - Sep 30, 2018
Really nice to discover different methods of pottery : )! Thanks
Steven - Sep 30, 2018
We had a great time at the pottery taster workshop, and felt it was value for the experience.
Ilyssa - Sep 2, 2018
It was a lot of fun. Surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and we both enjoyed the workshop. Time really flies in there and the two hours went by in the blink in the eye.
Panisha - Aug 20, 2018
The workshop was fab - there was a lot of support to make sure we were on track and doing everything correctly as well as not wasting time and resource so we all came out with pottery we were proud of, even as first timers! Highly recommend :)
Nicole - Aug 20, 2018
It was a wonderful experience! The workshop was amazing! Ideal to try something new and explore your creative side! I loved it!
Almas - Aug 20, 2018
The teachers were great, helpful, chatty and very personable! The class itself was very interesting and you are taught two different styles of pottery making, and you’re encouraged to make whatever you would like to. A great class!
Laura - Aug 20, 2018
It was the perfect balance of learning new techniques quickly and being able to 'freestyle' it - the teachers were great and gave us a lot to play with! I will 100% go back and do this again - so much fun.
Victoria - Aug 19, 2018
Really good teachers, very friendly atmosphere and great location. We learn't really quickly and it was incredibly satisfying how quickly we got to make something. Highly recommend it for beginners
soomaiya - Aug 19, 2018
Lovely laid back workshop where we were able to make anything we wanted with and without a wheel. I made three pots and chose to take two home which will be glazed in the colours I chose. very excited to pick them up. Would definitely do this workshop again and would love a longer class
Jinal - Aug 13, 2018
This was one of the most fun class I took in a very long time! I had always wanted to learn the technical skills needed to create clay pots and the instructor did a fabulous job guiding us learn the skill! Definitely coming back here for more sessions!
Sunniva - Aug 13, 2018
It was a good mix between practising & exploring ourselves, and teaching & support ... Very creative & knowledgable teacher, so I enjoyed it & recommend it for anyone interested!
Ann - Aug 13, 2018
Perfect taster. Nam got us straight into making, with right balance of pace, great narrative, inspiration & exploration. Just Do it!
Kasmeena - Aug 13, 2018
Really enjoyed the part of the class on the pottery wheel. Good guidance given during the work and help was provided. Very attentive. Could do with a better location, difficult to find the place
Shiban - Aug 13, 2018
Attended this workshop with my partner. Session went as we were expecting, very relaxing and informative. Both instructors were great at guiding us in the creation process.
Riccardo - Aug 13, 2018
The teacher in this class was awesome. Really nice space and I enjoyed the hell out of throwing.
Dionne - Aug 6, 2018
Small class so we all got a little individual attention. There was a lot packed into the two hours. Very relaxed, very professional. Really inspired me to continue pottery. Highlight was being taught by Nam Tran himself. Such a cool guy. Planning to book a weekend of pottery in October. Would definitely recommend.
Rowan - Aug 6, 2018
Really fun and well organised class for beginners. Would recommend
Denise - Aug 5, 2018
Really enjoyed the afternoon. Hoping to do the 4 week course now
Denise - Aug 5, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable! Can't wait until the next course.
Lena - Aug 3, 2018
The class was much larger than anticipated (about 15+ people) so individual attention was less than I'd hoped. It was nice to have half the class split between hand building and throwing on the wheel, so that we could try both, and the instructor was very friendly. However, the class description made it seem like (at least one of) our works would be included in the price - but each piece that we made and wanted fired and glazed was an additional £2 on top of the workshop price.
Ellie - Jul 30, 2018
Really helpful teacher. Great workshop - awesome value for money!
Mvs - Jul 30, 2018
Excellent workshop & great teacher ... A very therapeutic experience
Danielle - Jul 29, 2018
Very informative and fun class jam packed with technique. Great introduction to the wheel and other clay techniques, makes you want to go back for more. Thanks!
Laura - Jul 24, 2018
So much fun - and it was great to be taught by Nam!
Suzie - Jul 24, 2018
A really good class, with excellent demonstrations. However, the class was very full, and I thought we would have more time on the wheel.
Anne - Jul 16, 2018
I loved this pottery class. Nam is a great teacher but also let’s you do your own thing and there’s no pressure creating anything you don’t want. I’m really pleased with the pots I made and was happy that we could get them glazed and take home! Will definitely be back for more.
Arianna - Jul 2, 2018
Really nice experience. If you never tried pottery class, this is the right way to understand if you really like it. A general imprinting about pottery can let you decide to sign up for a class. Otherwise you can spend relaxing hours followed by two good and kind teachers. Thank you guys hope to see you soon again.
Auna - Jun 30, 2018
So much fun, had an amazing time. Definitely recommend this class.
Hiu Man Eunice - Jun 20, 2018
A nice class that is good for beginners.
Frank - Jun 18, 2018
Fantastic taster pottery class! It was fun to try to make a bowl and make some ceramics on the wheel.
Geoffrey - Jun 12, 2018
I know nothing about Potter, but the instructors made the class very enjoyable and easy to learn. Really had a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend it to newbies or even those who have done it before.
Grace - Jun 12, 2018
Really great class! The teacher's were really supportive and helpful. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone wanting to give pottery a go!
Simone - Jun 12, 2018
Great class, great teacher!
Chloe - Jun 11, 2018
Great 2 hour taster session with Nam and his enthusiastic team on Sunday afternoon. Large easy to reach studio - clay throwing was the highlight! Looking forward to seeing my creations soon!
Ellie - Jun 11, 2018
The class was great fun, relaxed, creative and I was able to make 3 pots using two methods or creating the pot. There was flexibility in what you made and the teacher was professional, helpful and relaxed. 2 hours didn't feel like enough purely out of a new found enjoyment for pottery! Really enjoyed my first session and can't wait to come back for some more lessons!
Pen - Jun 10, 2018
This workshop was great!
seetul - Jun 10, 2018
Such a great class, had a really really fun and enjoyable time. Wonderful teacher, I highly recommend!!
Isobel - Jun 9, 2018
This workshop was great and I'd definitely recommend it! Nam and Suzie are both friendly, great teachers and ensured we all had something to take home, as well as making the class really fun.
B - Jun 9, 2018
Fun class but wished it was longer!
D - Jun 4, 2018
This is the perfect workshop for anyone who wants to get a taste of pottery. Nam was excellent and the class allows the participants to experience different types of pottery as well as keep the goodies! Materials were generously available and Nam is great at giving everyone personal time as well as working with the whole group. Highly recommend!!!
Laure - Jun 3, 2018
Great! We really enjoyed it!
benedetta - Jun 3, 2018
Great course, very reasonable price and good fun for someone who wants to try something new!
Nirusha - Jun 3, 2018
This was such a fun class. Got to learn about two types of pottery making, the coil pottery and the wheel pottery. The the teacher gave us a lot of information about the the clay types and techniques and I learnt so much in 2 hours.
Atifa - Jun 2, 2018
great and helpful
valentine - May 28, 2018
This workshop was great. I had a very nice time. Nam was friendly and explained us well. I strongly recommend if you want to try something different and are interested in pottery!
Claudia - May 27, 2018
This was a great workshop with two fantastic tutors
lydia - May 27, 2018
Great fun!
Seraphina - May 24, 2018
It was a really fun and informative session!
Purvi - May 21, 2018
Great workshop; good balance between hand building and throwing. Very much enjoyed it for a Sunday afternoon. Could have had another hour of throwing.
Sarah - May 19, 2018
Absolutely amazing workshop! Nam and Suzie were so experienced, supportive, and made the class so much fun..I was laughing and smiling for the whole 2 hours! The class size was small (only 5 of us) which meant that it was extremely hands on. Even came away with a some free pots!
Carmel - May 13, 2018
Brilliant fun! The instructors were informative yet relaxed and I felt like I learned a lot in just two hours (which flew by!). Throwing on a pottery wheel is much harder than it looks and is a bit of a work out for the core and arms - added bonus ;-) Recommended.
Taqmina - May 10, 2018
The class seemed disorganised and crowded. At the start
Sofia - May 7, 2018
Loved it! Staff were very helpful and I will def be coming back!
Denise - May 6, 2018
Had a fun afternoon. Nam the tutor, was very informative, enthusiastic and passionate about the art of pottery.
Adeline - Apr 30, 2018
Nam and Charlotte were great teachers. The workshop was such a fun , new experience for me and has made me want to try more pottery sessions! Highly recommend it
Adrikha - Apr 30, 2018
Class was super informative and Nam was a great teacher. Lots of fun and definitely worth it.
Vijay - Apr 30, 2018
Great taster class, would definitely recommend for a first timer. Nam explained and taught us two techniques 1)Coil 2)Throwing.
Anisha - Apr 30, 2018
If you’ve been umming and aring about going to try this out, just book it! It’s a fun couple of hours and it goes so quickly! Nam makes the instructions clear and helps you as much as you need and although I’m defiantly no good at coiling (or I need more practice) it was fun to try an alternative to throwing! Recommend this to anyone!
aurelie - Apr 29, 2018
Excellent experience really enjoyed it, very good atmosphere , people super nice, I wish it could have last longer!
Chris - Apr 29, 2018
Nam and the team where great tutors, and very tentative even when in a medium to large sized group. The class was fun, enjoyable and a perfect intro to coiling and throwing on a wheel. The pottery itself was relaxing but also the added bonus of being able to collect your work for a small fee after its been glazed and fired. Highly recommend!
Brenda - Apr 29, 2018
Great short workshop perfect for a weekend getaway to learn a new skill.
Celine - Apr 29, 2018
Great workshop, great atmosphere
Sofie - Apr 29, 2018
It was my first pottery class and I had a great time and managed to make three wonderful pots! I will definitely recommend this class.
Maddy - Apr 27, 2018
Really loved this session! I was a complete beginner and felt like I was able to walk away after 2 hours having already learnt basic ceramic skills. Keen to go back again, the group was a perfect size which meant the tutors were on hand to provide focussed attention on each individual’s performance to help you properly master your skill. Easy to book through Obby.
karen - Apr 25, 2018
The class was a nice experience.Tutor made everyone feel at ease.very friendly and was very good with instructions.I would recommend this course @ The old Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey...
Jack - Apr 22, 2018
Really enjoyed the class. The tutors were really friendly and helpful and provided a great intro to pottery and ceramics. Looking forward to picking up the pieces we made and will definitely go back. Thanks!
Sheena - Apr 22, 2018
This was such a fun and different day out. The class was well organised and the instructors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable of their craft, but still made it fun and enjoyable! I would high recommend this class!
Rebecca - Apr 16, 2018
Really fun class - I think I have the throwing bug!
jasmine - Apr 16, 2018
Very insightful as my first ever attempt at pottery. Great teacher and managed to finish a few pieces that I can take home.
Karen - Apr 16, 2018
Quite fun to learn the basic skills and very enthusiastic tutors. It would be good to have a bit more time though.
Jenny - Apr 15, 2018
Really enjoyed this class
Julia - Apr 15, 2018
Really fun, great staff
Rose - Apr 15, 2018
This was a lovely taster workshop. Enjoyed both the coiling and throwing parts. Very relaxed and friendly.
Sophia - Apr 9, 2018
Really enjoyed this class - would definitely recommend.
Ruth - Apr 8, 2018
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A great introductory workshop and can’t wait to go on a full day course. Thanks nam for a fantastic afternoon
Bernarda - Apr 8, 2018
Really enjoyed the taster workshop! Great for people who have never done anything similar as everything is explained well and you also get individual help if you need it. You also get to keep the amazing things you create as evidence of your great skills :-) There are 2 parts to the workshop where you learn 2 different techniques to pottery. Only thing I would say is that it'd be nice if you had an idea of how much time is spent on each as it felt a bit rushed towards the end of both. But that's a minor point as other than that everyone and everything was really great there!
Koyrun - Apr 8, 2018
I had a lovely time. It relaxing and casual, just what I needed. I had a chance to build something by hand and on the wheel. It is a taster session so time does go quick, but it was enough for me to be interested in a full course.
Kim - Apr 2, 2018
The taster class was great! The teacher helps you centre the clay and from that point its not too difficult to make a first pot design, which you can pick up once its dried, so even a first timer can have a souvenir from the class! Would definitely recommend!
Sze-Von - Apr 1, 2018
Super fun with enthusiastic and encouraging instructors!
Emily - Mar 25, 2018
Really fun workshop! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Suitable for beginners. Looking forward to another Obby class soon.
Linn - Mar 25, 2018
Lots of fun! The birthday girl was very pleased... Feel like a real artist with my imperfect-perfect vase :) I really liked it and I will be coming back.
Mark - Mar 18, 2018
Great class! Always wanted to try it and Nam is so creative he made the class so enjoyable. Definitely worth going to!
Carmel - Mar 18, 2018
Nam was a brilliant teacher. Good value for money as well.
Naomi - Mar 18, 2018
Great taster session, Nam was welcoming and informative. I'd recommend it if you want to get out of the house and just see if pottery is your thing. You practice hand building and the wheel within the 2 hour session.
anne - Mar 18, 2018
Had a great time playing with clay and even made something out of it! Great course and very cool teachers who are themselves great artists. Learned a lot whilst having fun. Would definitely recommend!
Judith - Mar 11, 2018
It was a really fun workshop. Nam was a patient and knowledgable instructor.
Nehal - Mar 4, 2018
Had a great time at the 2 hour session, highly recommended!
Laura - Feb 16, 2018
Absolutely loved the class! It's really well taught, with excellent materials and equipment. I would've loved to spend more time of the wheel, rather than the handmade pottery, but still really enjoyable. Will definitely be back for another class!
Hannah - Jan 14, 2018
Such a great class! Really relaxed and fun environment. Spent the first hour doing hand building and then an hour learning how to throw on the wheel. Nam and Suzie were so helpful, and ensured we all made something to take home. Will definitely be signing up again!! Thanks :)
uzma - Dec 25, 2017
The class was in a very relaxed environment. The tutor had great expertise in this field and supported everyone with great hospitality and respect. Effective communication throughout and a fantastic field to get into!
khushbu - Dec 24, 2017
This was a wonderful workshop! It was everything I expected. The small class size means that each person gets individual attention. I liked the format of the class, the interesting facts given about ceramics and the overall calming atmosphere. Would definitely do it again!
Jason - Nov 26, 2017
Great class, worth every penny. Birthday girl loved the experience.
Clemence - Nov 26, 2017
The workshop was great! I learnt a lot in just 2 hours and really enjoyed the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Letrang - Nov 26, 2017
I had a really great time and it was better than I expected. Teacher was good at explaining the techniques and it was conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. The only suggestion I have is that to make the room a bit warmer as I was very cold:)
Lixia - Nov 24, 2017
We had a wonderful time at this class with Nam! He is an amazing ceramicist and a great teacher. He made everything easy, even for the untalented ones like me! Would love to go back.
Diep - Nov 19, 2017
Mac - Oct 3, 2017
Fantastic class! So much fun and the instructor was amazing. Would highly recommend.
claudia - Oct 3, 2017
I really enjoyed the taster course. Two hours of pottery. throwing on wheel was my favourite. Might need to go back to learn more.
Felicity - Sep 27, 2017
Perfect introduction to throwing! Really fun afternoon with friends
Vania - Sep 26, 2017
Really good fun, got to try both hand building and the wheel. Definitely recommend it!
Debashis - Sep 19, 2017
Great! Nam is extremly nice as a teacher and as person. Enjoyed thoroughly the entire session of throwing a small pot in terracotta and making a pot using coiling technique.
Alicia - Sep 19, 2017
Great class! Loved it :)