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Pottery Wheel-Throwing Lesson : Taster | Top-up

4.9(15 reviews)
Learn to wheel-throw or perfect your skills with us!
Borough
In-person
from £75 pp
2hrs 30min
What happens in this class?

Join us for a 2.5 hour wheel-throwing lesson in our cosy studio in central London.

During each session we provide unlimited materials included in the price (fire everything you make!), access to our tools & machines alongside the expert guidance from our tutors.

Small groups – up to 6 makers per session.

FOR

  • Complete beginners who wish to try wheel-throwing for the first time
  • People with some basic throwing skills, short courses graduates, who wish to have a refresher on some of the techniques.
  • Intermediate or advanced potters who would like to polish up on their technique & learn to…
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Things to remember

BOOKING OPTIONS:

Wheel-Throwing Taster Ticket : For complete beginners, perfect for those with no prior experience. The class will start with a 15 minute demo from one of our experienced tutors teaching you how to centre, position your hands and pull up a small vessel shape on the wheel. Expect…

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FAQs
How many people will there be in each class?
There will be up to 6 students per session. We pride ourselves in our more relaxed intimate environment allowing more one on one time with the teacher.
What Should I Wear?
While the majority of clay can easily be washed out of your clothing, working with terracotta and deeper colours can leave stains. Please come dressed in clothing you do not mind getting dirty and can easily be put through the washing machine. We will provide each maker with an apron for their use during the session.
What Should I bring?
Each class will be fully stocked with all the materials and tools needed. All clay, glazes and firings are included within the cost of the course.
Will there be food provided?
We will provide a range of teas and coffees and some biscuits. If you would like some a more substantial meal we are conveniently located near Mercato Metropolitano and Borough Market where you can find a range of local restaurants and delis.
Do you have disability access?
Our studio is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know in advance and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
Latest Reviews
4.9(15 reviews)
Dominic Mcguire - 6 May 2024
Great drop in session on throwing - from nothing I learnt a lot in two hours due to fantastic teaching at every stage of the process
Lee - 26 March 2024
Great class! The teacher was nice, left us to it in the parts we were confident in and supported the rest! Great thing to do and we made some cool pots!
Eden Dan - 31 January 2024
Was great!
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Creative space in Central London in an intimate setting, with on-hand expert guidance from professional ceramic artists.

-SE1 location: within 10 minutes walk from London Bridge and Borough -Professional excellence: all teachers are Royal College of Art alumni -No hidden fees: materials, firings and technical assistance included -Personalised approach: small groups and individualised tuition 

We do everything to enable your creativity, helping you transform your ideas into objects!

Class Location
Decima Clay Borough
Borough
1-5 Newington Causeway
SE1 6ED
London

Reviews

Dominic Mcguire - 6 May 2024
Great drop in session on throwing - from nothing I learnt a lot in two hours due to fantastic teaching at every stage of the process
Lee - 26 March 2024
Great class! The teacher was nice, left us to it in the parts we were confident in and supported the rest! Great thing to do and we made some cool pots!
Eden Dan - 31 January 2024
Was great!
Karrie Lo - 15 January 2024
Had a great time learning with Unu, she was really helpful and gave all the necessary guidance. Thank you!
Anu Akinbamidele - 3 November 2023
Was so much fun and relaxing and got to take home nice pieces that I use.
Anna Kotova - 30 August 2023
The throwing taster was a great experience, a lot of personal attention and guidance. The time went really fast. Throwing a pot is much harder than it looks, and is a great way to practice concentration!
Sarah Bull - 24 April 2023
The private pottery wheel-throwing class was really well structured from arriving to introductions, demonstration and having a go. The time went really quickly and had a wonderful knowledgeable dedicated tutor. I'd definitely recommend as a gift experience or if you're interested in taking up wheel-throwing. Now I can't wait to see our work after glaze and firing :)
Hugh - 3 April 2023
What a brilliant way to spend 2 hours! Uhu was a great teacher, really patient and encouraging. Looking forward to seeing my fully glazed creations in a few weeks.
Carol Yan - 20 March 2023
Had the best evening at Decima Clay. This class was perfect for two people - with a great balance of education and hands-on experience. So fun, can't wait to come back!
Clodagh McGuire - 2 March 2023
This was a great class: the teacher was really clear and gave lots of support and we had a choice of different clays we could use. However, the class finished early to do the washing up and I don't think clean up time should be included as part of the 2-hour teaching time you pay for. In addition, when we went to collect our pots from the studio after glazing they'd been labelled incorrectly so no one knew where they were; we had to go through all the pots from workshops to try to identify the ones we made
Harrigan Phillips - 20 February 2023
Our instructor was so friendly and patient with us, and very good at instructing!
Florian Behrens - 13 February 2023
We are absolute beginners and had a great first session at the wheel with lots of fun! With the good introduction an guidance we were able to finish two cups each! Thanks!!
Callum Osullivan - 24 January 2023
Monica was so so helpful me and Laura loved our class! Would definitely go again!
Jack Pickering - 14 November 2022
A great afternoon class learning the fundamentals of wheel throwing and creating a few pots with help form our instructor Irina. Very fun and would highly recommend!
Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez - 26 September 2022
Great class! Love it.