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Pottery Taster Workshop

4.9(352 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!.
Various Locations
from £50 pp
Next available date:27th July 2024
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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Things to remember

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

Latest Reviews
4.9(352 reviews)
Tom - 20 May 2024
Ariana delivered an amazing class! It was really relaxed and she provided help and assistance to everyone that needed it. The space was pretty cool too!
Pamela Jones - 24 March 2024
Wow- what a brilliant day! From the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcomed and within minutes it was clear we were in very safe hands and in for a fun and rewarding experience. Arianna and India made a great team: their passion for what they do is both infectious and inspirational. But they haven’t forgotten what being a complete novice is like and demonstrated the requisite patience and encouragement to make sure everyone got as much out of their experience as possible. The time absolutely rocketed past- so sad when it was time to go home but we are already planning a return visit!
Sam - 23 March 2024
Really enjoyable and great hands on intro from Nam - and all our creations came out great after we opted to have them glazed and fired!
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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
This workshop takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
Cernamic Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington
36A Windus road
N16 6UP


Tom - 20 May 2024
Ariana delivered an amazing class! It was really relaxed and she provided help and assistance to everyone that needed it. The space was pretty cool too!
Pamela Jones - 24 March 2024
Wow- what a brilliant day! From the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcomed and within minutes it was clear we were in very safe hands and in for a fun and rewarding experience. Arianna and India made a great team: their passion for what they do is both infectious and inspirational. But they haven’t forgotten what being a complete novice is like and demonstrated the requisite patience and encouragement to make sure everyone got as much out of their experience as possible. The time absolutely rocketed past- so sad when it was time to go home but we are already planning a return visit!
Sam - 23 March 2024
Really enjoyable and great hands on intro from Nam - and all our creations came out great after we opted to have them glazed and fired!
Donte - 18 March 2024
Such lovely experience- Nam made it so interesting and easy to understand, made me want to buy my own pottery wheel
Jes - 4 March 2024
Fantastic class! 3 hours went by in a flash. Was thoroughly enjoyable being anble to throw on the wheel and hand build. Ari, our instructor was great and we felt supported during the whole session. Would highly recommend!
Gillian - 28 January 2024
It was a brilliant class of not too many people. Held by the ever patient teacher Simon, we all attempted to reinvent “the wheel”!! And redecorate the studio with clay spatters 🫣. Christians advice was also invaluable Don’t wear your Sunday best and dress warmly if visiting in the winter. A lovely experience and possibly going back for more. Thanks team
Fynn - 3 December 2023
Great first experience, the teacher was very patient, the explanations were slightly slow at times (perhaps I was too excited to get started) but overall really good experience
Laura - 25 November 2023
Had a great time learning the basics of throwing.
Sian - 23 November 2023
Really great intro class into pottery and using a pottery wheel. The class was the perfect size and you got a lot of one on one time with the instructor. Great vibes in the studio and definitely looking to come back to keep learning.
Mary - 19 November 2023
Super afternoon's fun at the pottery taster workshop under the expert guidance of Rosa, Ariana and the team at Cernamic. Would thoroughly recommend.
Hope - 30 October 2023
Great class! Felt like they really tried to teach as much as possible in the time given. Friendly, easy to approach teacher. Can’t wait to pick up my pieces!
Seb Jones - 30 October 2023
Was really good.
Hannah - 29 October 2023
Absolutely fantastic class! The teachers were so friendly and helpful and everyone successfully made 3 pots of their choice! Super cool space with lots of creative inspiration. Honestly such a great first experience with pottery!
Annette - 11 September 2023
Had a brilliant time at the Pottery Taster, loved trying the pottery wheel, as well as hand building with the clay. Our teacher was highly knowledgeable ,clear with instructions and always happy to help. A great balance of hands on and listening. Learnt a lot and it was so fun! Thank you :)
Alysia - 4 March 2023
We really enjoyed the pottery class! Great teaching experience and a lovely space to work in. Perfect for any level of pottery experience as they give plenty of assistance / demos.
Karolina - 20 February 2023
We've had a great time, the teachers were fun and very attentive!
Roy - 19 February 2023
Very friendly and supportive in teaching the class and helps when needed. Definitely enjoyed the pottery class and will return soon
Marie-Claire - 2 February 2023
Such a lovely Friday night! The studio is fantastic and Rosa, who led our class, is super talented and helpful. I’d never thrown pottery before, so an absolute beginner, but it’s made me want to do more.
Zadie - 15 January 2023
This was such a wonderful class 10/10, loved the explanation - I will be back
Laura - 12 December 2022
The teacher was so brilliant - funny, clear, helpful, and the whole class was really enjoyable. I'm amazed how much we learnt in such a short amount of time, and feel so happy to have left with three pots! I got such a sense of the pottery wheel and can't wait for more!
Janine - 3 December 2022
The session was great, there were many gems taught alongside the clay making which were actually life lessons. ‘If you don’t do anything different, the clay won’t change’.
Loesja & Lewis - 28 November 2022
We went to this class as a birthday treat and we both absolutely loved it! Nam and the other tutors were such brilliant teachers and we learnt so much in the short time we were there. It was really clear and they were all so helpful, but not in a way that felt like you weren't still doing the work yourself, which meant we had a real sense of achievement at the end. Would highly recommend this class! It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon :-)
Ingenious - 27 November 2022
It was worth attending! The tutors were so good, attentive, patient and knowledgeable.
Maia - 17 October 2022
Really great class – learned a lot about wheel throwing, was good fun and value for money.
Alysia - 10 October 2022
Brilliant class! Nam, Susi, and the other instructors were great, very patient, and explained things in a clear and understandable way. We had so much fun, would definitely recommend!
Laurène - 3 October 2022
It was great, amazing teachers and very cool place ! Would 100% recommend.
Charlene - 19 September 2022
Great session at Cernamic, would highly recommend.
Jenny - 18 September 2022
The workshop was brilliant, really relaxed and enjoyable, and we felt we learnt a lot. The glaze added after made my pots look really fab.
Lisa - 4 September 2022
I booked a group of four of us. We all were so impressed. The tutor was enthusiastic, so knowledgeable and fun. We were all comfortable, had time to practice and also make more pots. We also had helpers to assist us. Thoroughly recommended. We all want to go back again. Even the friend in our group that usually doesn't like crafts!
Hannah - 29 August 2022
Amazing. Done a few classes. This was by far my fave!
Michelle Moroney - 16 August 2022
Booked a 2-hour taster class with a few friends and loved it! Nam's a great teacher, he gives a great insight into pottery as an art medium. The studio is light, airy, full of plants and dog-friendly which is a plus - and I'm very proud of the 3 pieces I produced. Would recommend Cernamics to anyone who is curious in pottery!
Sam - 1 August 2022
I had the best time and did not want to leave! They were so kind and let me finish my project after the time had already run out! Can't recommend enough!!
Iman - 1 August 2022
What a fantastic afternoon! We had the loveliest time and really got to enjoy creating and playing with clay. The whole experience was so relaxed and fun, we will be back very soon!
Muna - 1 August 2022
It was a wonderful class. The team were so welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end!
Peter - 31 July 2022
Great teachers, lovely studio. Highly recommended
Jane - 17 July 2022
Excellent teaching. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. and a great step-by-step introduction to using potters wheel. Thank you so much.
Djunaa - 13 July 2022
It was a really fun experience.
Simon Radford - 10 July 2022
Booked for my partners birthday, fantastic experience, loved every minute, looking forward to getting our pots.
Melisa - 4 July 2022
This is my second time in a pottery session with Nam, i would 100% recommend for a lovely time and guided pottery workshop where you will have multiple chances and guidance to experiment, explore and create with the clay during the 2 hours!
Rita - 4 July 2022
Had an absolutely amazing time at the workshop! Neither me or by boyfriend had ever done wheel throwing pottery so we had a mix of excitement and fear of the unknown before going; but everyone was super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and we left with a smile on our faces a great feeling of accomplishment and some pretty cute pieces to bring home that we were super proud of!! Time went so quickly we wanted to go for another workshop right after, so we’ll be sure to come back.
Maya - 26 June 2022
I was given this class as a gift, and I loved every minute! Different, fun and set in a really cool studio with fantastic and inspirational pieces all around. I’m already hoping to come back ASAP. Strongly recommend.
Sophie - 20 June 2022
Had an amazing time at Cernamic’s Pottery Taster Workshop - all the staff were so friendly, supportive and knowledgeable. I came away with more of an understanding of pottery and a desire to do more! Can’t wait to see how my finished mug looks once it has been fired and glazed. Thank you so much - it was an absolutely amazing class
Raphaelle - 20 June 2022
The class was great. Both our teachers were amazing and very friendly. They gave as much support as you wanted and I feel like we got a good feel for pottery - my partner has even decided to take it up as a hobby! I recommend this class wholeheartedly.
CD - 12 June 2022
A really fun relaxed workshop, where we learned throwing technique and came away with some beautiful glazed pieces! A great few hours
Kyle - 13 May 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 - 6 May 2022
Excellent class!
Alice - 3 May 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 - 3 May 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 - 2 May 2022
Great class and very informative.
Dawn - 1 May 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 - 1 May 2022
Fantastic class! All the staff were super helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
Aparna - 30 April 2022
Lot of fun. Highly recommend
Chile - 23 April 2022
Great experience. Perfect for an engaging day with friends or family.
Deena - 17 April 2022
Lovely experience very attentive staff kept us all engaged and had fun
Rachel - 11 April 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 - 11 April 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 - 4 April 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 - 4 April 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 - 4 April 2022
Class was interesting, the people there were helpful - really enjoyable way to spend 2 hours!
Amy Needham - 3 April 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 - 3 April 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 - 3 April 2022
Such a good class, amazing environment and lovely teachers. I would definitely recommend.
Charlotte - 29 March 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!
Sara - 20 March 2022
Great experience totally recommended. The instructor was really friendly and knowledgable, we had so much! Will book again for sure.
Elijah - 20 March 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 - 17 March 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!!
Agnieszka - 13 March 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 - 13 March 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 - 10 March 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 - 7 March 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 - 6 March 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 - 6 March 2022
Great course and super friendly and knowledgeable tutors. Had such an amazing time that I’ll definitely go back
YanWan - 6 March 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 - 6 March 2022
Great teachers, fab class. I highly recommend.
A - 5 March 2022
The class was amazing. The staff were very helpful and lovely. A very therapeutic session. Will be coming back!
Rosie - 2 March 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 - 28 February 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 - 24 February 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!
Ali - 21 February 2022
Would re book in an instant! Nam and Susie are brilliant teachers :) Great price too!
Matthew - 20 February 2022
Amazing class, loads of fun!
Lindsay - 20 February 2022
Relaxed but informative , really enjoyed the pottery taster class.
Joshua Wright - 14 February 2022
Well taught and a fun environment, also nice to have a good pot to show off at the end of it
Kush Kush - 14 February 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 - 13 February 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 - 9 February 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 - 5 February 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 - 30 January 2022
Fantastic experience with me and my friends Nam and the team were lovely
cleo whitehead - 30 January 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 Justyna - 23 January 2022
What can I say, such a fantastic experience! Great and really helpful teacher :) Would 100% recommend.
Elisa D - 22 January 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 - 16 January 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 - 10 January 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 - 10 January 2022
Really friendly and helpful tutors in a homely atmosphere. I look forward to going back.
James Burrell - 10 January 2022
Good fun, fast paced and left feeling that we had gained some new skills.
Kiki - 10 January 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 - 18 December 2021
Amazing experience! Great teacher, really helpful and nice. Would 100% recommend.
Merve Ozer - 12 December 2021
A very welcoming and friendly environment. I highly recommend the session to anyone interested. Thank you Nam and Susi
Fusha Merchant - 27 November 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 - 25 November 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 - 22 November 2021
The class was a lot of fun and the teacher excellent!
Huda Almeer - 15 November 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 - 15 November 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 Cole - 14 November 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 Kaya - 8 November 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 - 31 October 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 - 31 October 2021
Great experience!
David Clark - 24 October 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 - 18 October 2021
Nam and Susi were brilliant teachers - very friendly and great at explaining. Had a fab time, thank you!
Sita - 11 October 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 - 11 October 2021
Fabulous! Fabulous venue, fabulous tutor, fabulous session! Highly recommend.
Lizzie Walsh - 4 October 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 - 25 September 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 PeterS - 13 September 2021
Fantastic time,recommend everyone
sylvie gonera - 13 September 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 - 12 September 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 - 6 September 2021
Brilliant class. Nam and Susie were so helpful and patient. Highly recommend.
Jo Dadd - 5 September 2021
Was great fun to try … and strangely relaxing. Davide was so patient and kind! Highly recommend…thanks all!
Clare O’Brien - 28 August 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 - 15 August 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 - 9 August 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 - 26 July 2021
Amazing experience! We all have the bug!
Stuart Mackay - 13 July 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 - 13 July 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 - 7 July 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 - 29 June 2021
Very nice experience
Farva Farva - 28 June 2021
Lovely & peaceful pottery oasis! Really enjoyed the 3hr class and would recommend it.
Dhara Patel - 28 June 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 Teni - 28 June 2021
Brilliant intro class, and I really enjoyed the process of learning pottery. Nam is a great teacher.
Ashok Menon - 27 June 2021
Really great experience. Nam was enthusiastic and explained the process well. Highly recommend this class!
Alicia Titchmarsh - 22 June 2021
A great experience!
Annapina Fattorusso - 20 June 2021
It was an amazing experience. We’ll go back again!
Carmen Carmen - 13 June 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 - 7 June 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 - 1 June 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 - 1 June 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 - 1 June 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 - 18 May 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 - 18 May 2021
Amazing! 100% going back
Vanessa Seymour - 18 May 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 - 17 May 2021
Just brilliant
Catrina John - 15 May 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 - 27 April 2021
Excellent tutors, beautiful space, great session
Apurva Jaishankar - 25 April 2021
Fun experience. Would highly recommend it!
Hana - 18 April 2021
Amazing work shop! Nam and Casey and the team were lovely. Totally recommend x
Camilla Penzo - 23 March 2021
The class was very clearly explained and engaging. the studio is super nice. I would definitely recommend it
Kamal Panchal - 15 December 2020
The teacher was very friendly, very patient and explained things really well. He made the workshop fun, informative and relaxed.
HARPREET KAUR - 14 December 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 Penn - 7 December 2020
Absolutely brilliant, would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
Zeynep Guler - 7 December 2020
Nam was very friendly and I really enjoyed the workshop, will definitely be going back.
Alexander Webb - 5 December 2020
Great workshop! Fantastic teacher
Erin Copping - 29 November 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 Bergamin - 15 November 2020
Really fun and informative class. The instructor Nam is a great tutor and we came away with some cool pieces! Fantastic experience.
Shelley Guo - 8 November 2020
Fun afternoon and learnt something new, can't wait to see the final products!
Yasmina Kone - 6 November 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 Chowdhury - 4 November 2020
Such a great class! We all learnt a lot and the studio was impressive 😊
Karolina Bakowska - 4 November 2020
Very good workshop :) friendly stuff, nice space. no rush. relax and make some pottery
Phoebe Cross - 3 November 2020
Really lovely, relaxing and fun class! Thoroughly recommend.
Christine Lynch - 2 November 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 Simpson - 1 November 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 Lim - 26 October 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 Yıldırım - 25 October 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 Lim - 24 October 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 Bayomi - 19 October 2020
Fun workshop, learned the basics of wheel throwing. Really nice studio and atmosphere.
Sarah Moore - 18 October 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 Nelson - 18 October 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 Bakowska - 17 October 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 Veale - 14 October 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 Demirdjian - 12 October 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 Jones - 4 October 2020
Heidi Duncan - 30 September 2020
We really enjoyed our pottery taster workshop! It was lots of fun and Nam was a great teacher.
Rachel Pereira - 29 September 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 Vallière - 27 September 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 Nawar - 20 September 2020
Was super fun and the teacher Nam was very helpful and friendly, great experience.
Lauren Williams - 6 September 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 Garcia - 6 September 2020
It was my first time and it was fun. The teacher was helpful and I will definetely go back for more classes.
Innes Woo - 5 September 2020
It was very fun and interesting workshop. I will defo do another class with ceramic
Vigotha Tharmarajah - 2 September 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 Mackenzie - 1 September 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 Ozcan - 1 September 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 - 17 August 2020
Lovely studio, great teacher !
Maryam Goralwalla - 16 August 2020
Really great experience!
Sophie Pawson - 12 March 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 Usher - 7 February 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 Walsh - 3 February 2020
Really fun and managed to pack a lot into a short session! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, would recommend and go again.
katie kk - 27 January 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 Warwick - 27 January 2020
Really enjoyable class - Nam was a great instructor and it was fun to try something new!
Matthew Walton - 21 December 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 Baxter - 26 November 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 Sharp - 9 November 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 - 4 August 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 Alex - 22 July 2019
Great venue, excellent teaching! Very interesting introduction and super fun!
Sabrina Sabrina - 22 July 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 - 21 July 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 Penny - 21 July 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 Kunder - 15 July 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 Tu - 17 June 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 Simmons - 7 June 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 Adenegan - 3 June 2019
Wish the class was a little longer. But overall it was cool to learn the different techniques used in ceramics
Rob Towler - 2 June 2019
A great class for beginners! I had so much fun and would definitely go back !
Rob Towler - 30 May 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 Horton - 29 May 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 Gibbs - 24 May 2019
A great introduction to pottery!
Emmaleigh Pepe-Winshell - 20 May 2019
such a nice vibe, great for beginners!
Emily Richardson - 20 May 2019
Great workshop, Nam was super knowledgeable and friendly, really laid back chilled work shop, would definitely recommend.
Charlotte Cross - 20 May 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 Nath - 19 May 2019
Super friendly and engaging hosts, who took the time to provide advice and a great sense of humour. Highly recommend!
Judy Pak - 11 May 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 Purvis - 10 May 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 Simms - 7 May 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 griffiths - 6 May 2019
Awsome workshop look forward to doing it again
Kristine Wong - 5 May 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 Ahmad - 1 May 2019
Great experience and lots of fun. Wish I had more time there. Thank you
Andy Peel - 17 April 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 Lu - 17 April 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 McCarthy - 15 April 2019
Great class, brilliant teacher. I learnt loads and was a great way to spend an evening. Would definitely recommend for anyone.
Beatriz Caulonga - 10 April 2019
Fantastic!!!!! Nam and Susy were fabulous. Excellent knowledge, fantastic resources, and very good managing skills. A WONDERFUL Experience.
Niki Fisher - 9 April 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 Zajacová - 8 April 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 Mittnacht - 8 April 2019
Lovely and relaxing - a very thorough and enjoyable class. Would recommend to anyone wanting to give pottery a go!
Lydia Scheuermann - 4 April 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 Meyer - 3 April 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 Fazio - 1 April 2019
Excellent teaching style and they really took the time to explain and talk us through the different stages
Gurdas Singh - 1 April 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 Prosser - 27 March 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 Lynch - 26 March 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 Wright - 26 March 2019
Fantastic atmosphere and great friendly teachers. Felt it is worth much more than I paid.
Tom Batting - 23 March 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!