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4.8(244 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
from £40 pp
Next available date:23rd October 2021
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 hours class. Your work will…

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Things to remember

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

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4.8(244 reviews)
Sita - October 11th
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 - October 11th
Fabulous! Fabulous venue, fabulous tutor, fabulous session! Highly recommend.
Lizzie Walsh - October 4th
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
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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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Cernamic studio
Stoke Newington
36A Windus road
N16 6UP
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Sita - October 11th
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 - October 11th
Fabulous! Fabulous venue, fabulous tutor, fabulous session! Highly recommend.
Lizzie Walsh - October 4th
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 - September 25th
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 - September 13th
Fantastic time,recommend everyone
sylvie gonera - September 13th
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 - September 12th
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 - September 6th
Brilliant class. Nam and Susie were so helpful and patient. Highly recommend.
Jo Dadd - September 5th
Was great fun to try … and strangely relaxing. Davide was so patient and kind! Highly recommend…thanks all!
Clare O’Brien - August 28th
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 - August 15th
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 - August 9th
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 - July 26th
Amazing experience! We all have the bug!
Stuart Mackay - July 13th
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 - July 13th
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 - July 7th
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 - June 29th
Very nice experience
Farva - June 28th
Lovely & peaceful pottery oasis! Really enjoyed the 3hr class and would recommend it.
Dhara Patel - June 28th
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 - June 28th
Brilliant intro class, and I really enjoyed the process of learning pottery. Nam is a great teacher.
Ashok Menon - June 27th
Really great experience. Nam was enthusiastic and explained the process well. Highly recommend this class!
Alicia Titchmarsh - June 22nd
A great experience!
Annapina Fattorusso - June 20th
It was an amazing experience. We’ll go back again!
Carmen - June 13th
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 - June 7th
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 - June 1st
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 - June 1st
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 - June 1st
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 18th
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 18th
Amazing! 100% going back
Vanessa Seymour - May 18th
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 17th
Just brilliant
Catrina - May 15th
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 - April 27th
Excellent tutors, beautiful space, great session
Apurva Jaishankar - April 25th
Fun experience. Would highly recommend it!
Hana - April 18th
Amazing work shop! Nam and Casey and the team were lovely. Totally recommend x
Camilla Penzo - March 23rd
The class was very clearly explained and engaging. the studio is super nice. I would definitely recommend it
Kamal - December 15th
The teacher was very friendly, very patient and explained things really well. He made the workshop fun, informative and relaxed.
HARPREET - December 14th
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 - December 7th
Absolutely brilliant, would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
Zeynep - December 7th
Nam was very friendly and I really enjoyed the workshop, will definitely be going back.
Alexander - December 5th
Great workshop! Fantastic teacher
Erin - November 29th
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 - November 15th
Really fun and informative class. The instructor Nam is a great tutor and we came away with some cool pieces! Fantastic experience.
Shelley - November 8th
Fun afternoon and learnt something new, can't wait to see the final products!
Yasmina - November 6th
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 - November 4th
Such a great class! We all learnt a lot and the studio was impressive 😊
Karolina - November 4th
Very good workshop :) friendly stuff, nice space. no rush. relax and make some pottery
Phoebe - November 3rd
Really lovely, relaxing and fun class! Thoroughly recommend.
Christine - November 2nd
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 - November 1st
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 - October 26th
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 - October 25th
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 - October 24th
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 - October 19th
Fun workshop, learned the basics of wheel throwing. Really nice studio and atmosphere.
Sarah - October 18th
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 - October 18th
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 - October 17th
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 - October 14th
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 - October 12th
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 - October 4th
Heidi - September 30th
We really enjoyed our pottery taster workshop! It was lots of fun and Nam was a great teacher.
Rachel - September 29th
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 - September 27th
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 - September 20th
Was super fun and the teacher Nam was very helpful and friendly, great experience.
Lauren - September 6th
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 - September 6th
It was my first time and it was fun. The teacher was helpful and I will definetely go back for more classes.
Innes - September 5th
It was very fun and interesting workshop. I will defo do another class with ceramic
Vigotha - September 2nd
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 - September 1st
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 - September 1st
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 - August 17th
Lovely studio, great teacher !
Maryam - August 16th
Really great experience!
Sophie - March 12th
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 - February 7th
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 - February 3rd
Really fun and managed to pack a lot into a short session! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, would recommend and go again.
katie - January 27th
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 - January 27th
Really enjoyable class - Nam was a great instructor and it was fun to try something new!
Matthew - December 21st
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 - November 26th
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 - November 9th
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 - August 4th
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 - July 22nd
Great venue, excellent teaching! Very interesting introduction and super fun!
Sabrina - July 22nd
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 - July 21st
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 - July 21st
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 - July 15th
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 - June 17th
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 - June 7th
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 - June 3rd
Wish the class was a little longer. But overall it was cool to learn the different techniques used in ceramics
Rob - June 2nd
A great class for beginners! I had so much fun and would definitely go back !
Rob - May 29th
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 29th
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 24th
A great introduction to pottery!
Emmaleigh - May 20th
such a nice vibe, great for beginners!
Emily - May 20th
Great workshop, Nam was super knowledgeable and friendly, really laid back chilled work shop, would definitely recommend.
Charlotte - May 20th
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 19th
Super friendly and engaging hosts, who took the time to provide advice and a great sense of humour. Highly recommend!
Judy - May 11th
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 10th
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 7th
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 6th
Awsome workshop look forward to doing it again
Kristine - May 5th
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 1st
Great experience and lots of fun. Wish I had more time there. Thank you
Andy - April 17th
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 - April 17th
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 - April 15th
Great class, brilliant teacher. I learnt loads and was a great way to spend an evening. Would definitely recommend for anyone.
Beatriz - April 10th
Fantastic!!!!! Nam and Susy were fabulous. Excellent knowledge, fantastic resources, and very good managing skills. A WONDERFUL Experience.
Niki - April 9th
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 - April 8th
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 - April 8th
Lovely and relaxing - a very thorough and enjoyable class. Would recommend to anyone wanting to give pottery a go!
Lydia - April 4th
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 - April 3rd
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 - April 1st
Excellent teaching style and they really took the time to explain and talk us through the different stages
Gurdas - March 31st
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 - March 27th
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 - March 26th
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 - March 26th
Fantastic atmosphere and great friendly teachers. Felt it is worth much more than I paid.
Tom Batting - March 23rd
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 - February 25th
A brilliant workshop! The teachers were patient, helpful, and it was really fun. Thank you!
Jenny - February 18th
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 - February 14th
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 - February 8th
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 - January 28th
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 - January 25th
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 - January 14th
Really great taster session. learned a lot and you get to do a lot in the 2 hours.
Johanna - December 18th
My friends and I had a really great time and the teacher was amazing and really inspiring!!
Peter - December 17th
Excellent workshop - the instructor was engaging and very helpful. If highly recommend to anyone.
Yeona - December 10th
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 - December 10th
Good fun and a good level of teaching into basic pottery, both by hand and on the wheel.
Nishi - December 3rd
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 - November 11th
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 - November 7th
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 - October 8th
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 - October 8th
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 - October 8th
Really fun. Good chance to experience taster for pottery - tougher than it looks. Highly recommended.
Anh - October 7th
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 - October 7th
Great class 👍
Georgina - October 7th
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 - October 6th
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 - October 1st
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 - September 30th
Really nice to discover different methods of pottery : )! Thanks
Steven - September 30th
We had a great time at the pottery taster workshop, and felt it was value for the experience.
Ilyssa - September 2nd
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 - August 20th
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 - August 20th
It was a wonderful experience! The workshop was amazing! Ideal to try something new and explore your creative side! I loved it!
Almas - August 20th
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 - August 20th
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 - August 19th
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 - August 19th
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 - August 13th
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 - August 13th
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 - August 13th
Perfect taster. Nam got us straight into making, with right balance of pace, great narrative, inspiration & exploration. Just Do it!
Kasmeena - August 13th
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 - August 13th
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 - August 13th
The teacher in this class was awesome. Really nice space and I enjoyed the hell out of throwing.
Dionne - August 6th
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 - August 6th
Really fun and well organised class for beginners. Would recommend
Denise - August 5th
Really enjoyed the afternoon. Hoping to do the 4 week course now
Denise - August 5th
Thoroughly enjoyable! Can't wait until the next course.
Lena - August 3rd
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 - July 30th
Really helpful teacher. Great workshop - awesome value for money!
Mvs - July 30th
Excellent workshop & great teacher ... A very therapeutic experience
Danielle - July 29th
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 - July 24th
So much fun - and it was great to be taught by Nam!
Suzie - July 24th
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 - July 16th
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 - July 2nd
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 - June 30th
So much fun, had an amazing time. Definitely recommend this class.
Hiu Man Eunice - June 20th
A nice class that is good for beginners.
Frank - June 18th
Fantastic taster pottery class! It was fun to try to make a bowl and make some ceramics on the wheel.
Geoffrey - June 12th
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 - June 12th
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 - June 12th
Great class, great teacher!
Chloe - June 11th
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 - June 11th
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 - June 10th
This workshop was great!
seetul - June 10th
Such a great class, had a really really fun and enjoyable time. Wonderful teacher, I highly recommend!!
Isobel - June 9th
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 - June 9th
Fun class but wished it was longer!
D - June 4th
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 - June 3rd
Great! We really enjoyed it!
benedetta - June 3rd
Great course, very reasonable price and good fun for someone who wants to try something new!
Nirusha - June 3rd
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 - June 2nd
great and helpful
valentine - May 28th
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 27th
This was a great workshop with two fantastic tutors
lydia - May 27th
Great fun!
Seraphina - May 24th
It was a really fun and informative session!
Purvi - May 21st
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 19th
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 13th
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 10th
The class seemed disorganised and crowded. At the start
Sofia - May 7th
Loved it! Staff were very helpful and I will def be coming back!
Denise - May 6th
Had a fun afternoon. Nam the tutor, was very informative, enthusiastic and passionate about the art of pottery.
Adeline - April 30th
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 - April 30th
Class was super informative and Nam was a great teacher. Lots of fun and definitely worth it.
Vijay - April 30th
Great taster class, would definitely recommend for a first timer. Nam explained and taught us two techniques 1)Coil 2)Throwing.
Anisha - April 30th
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 - April 29th
Excellent experience really enjoyed it, very good atmosphere , people super nice, I wish it could have last longer!
Chris - April 29th
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 - April 29th
Great short workshop perfect for a weekend getaway to learn a new skill.
Celine - April 29th
Great workshop, great atmosphere
Sofie - April 29th
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 - April 27th
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 - April 25th
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 - April 22nd
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 - April 22nd
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 - April 16th
Really fun class - I think I have the throwing bug!
jasmine - April 16th
Very insightful as my first ever attempt at pottery. Great teacher and managed to finish a few pieces that I can take home.
Karen - April 16th
Quite fun to learn the basic skills and very enthusiastic tutors. It would be good to have a bit more time though.
Jenny - April 15th
Really enjoyed this class
Julia - April 15th
Really fun, great staff
Rose - April 15th
This was a lovely taster workshop. Enjoyed both the coiling and throwing parts. Very relaxed and friendly.
Sophia - April 9th
Really enjoyed this class - would definitely recommend.
Ruth - April 8th
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 - April 8th
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 - April 8th
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 - April 2nd
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 - April 1st
Super fun with enthusiastic and encouraging instructors!
Emily - March 25th
Really fun workshop! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Suitable for beginners. Looking forward to another Obby class soon.
Linn - March 25th
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 - March 18th
Great class! Always wanted to try it and Nam is so creative he made the class so enjoyable. Definitely worth going to!
Carmel - March 18th
Nam was a brilliant teacher. Good value for money as well.
Naomi - March 18th
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 - March 18th
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 - March 11th
It was a really fun workshop. Nam was a patient and knowledgable instructor.
Nehal - March 4th
Had a great time at the 2 hour session, highly recommended!
Laura - February 16th
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 - January 14th
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 - December 25th
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 - December 24th
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 - November 26th
Great class, worth every penny. Birthday girl loved the experience.
Clemence - November 26th
The workshop was great! I learnt a lot in just 2 hours and really enjoyed the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Letrang - November 26th
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 - November 24th
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 - November 19th
Mac - October 3rd
Fantastic class! So much fun and the instructor was amazing. Would highly recommend.
claudia - October 3rd
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 - September 27th
Perfect introduction to throwing! Really fun afternoon with friends
Vania - September 26th
Really good fun, got to try both hand building and the wheel. Definitely recommend it!
Debashis - September 19th
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 - September 19th
Great class! Loved it :)