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Wheel Throwing Workshop - Single Session

4.9(116 reviews)
Various Locations
from £60 pp
Next available date:13th May 2024
What happens in this class?

Please be aware that the minimum age for participants is 14.

This 3 hour throwing workshop will take you through the basics of pottery throwing on the wheel. No previous experience of working with clay is required as you will be expertly guided by the tutor. Our tutor's are all experienced potters with over 10 years of experience working with ceramics and tutoring. With classes capped at 6 participants, you’ll have plenty of guidance and support throughout the session and you’ll have your own wheel throughout.

Experienced potters are also welcome, and we can help focus on…

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Things to remember

Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy, we do not provide aprons.

Please be aware that clean up time starts at least 15 minutes before the end of the session.

Latest Reviews
4.9(116 reviews)
Louise - 14 April 2024
Brilliant introduction to the pottery wheel. Our tutor Zoe was wonderful at demonstrating and supporting each student. The time flew by. Would definitely recommend and will be back for more!
Alison Day - 5 February 2024
Fantastic afternoon in a lovely space. The instructor was very patient and I really enjoyed the session. Will definitely be back for another try at pottery in the future.
Lisa - 4 February 2024
Nice studio and really friendly teacher who gave very clear instruction. Was surprised given price of the workshop that not even one bowl was included in the price and this was only mentioned at the end of the class. Also out of a group of six, two of us didn’t feel we had a lot of 1:1 time.
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Age Requirement

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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A social enterprise based in Wimbledon offering pottery, mosaics & print making at evening and weekend workshops.

Workshop 305 have created a relaxed studio atmosphere with a spacious ground floor that is divided into 2 large studios with a kiln room as well as a kitchen/dining area. The fully accessible building allows access for everyone.

Day to day, the workshop has classes for students with disabilities but also runs evening workshops in pottery, mosaics and print making for both adults and children with all abilities.

Our evening and weekend workshops, team building days and specialist workshops all support the work…

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Class Location
This class takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
Workshop 305 Community Interest Company
9 Weir Road, Wimbledon
SW19 8UG


Louise - 14 April 2024
Brilliant introduction to the pottery wheel. Our tutor Zoe was wonderful at demonstrating and supporting each student. The time flew by. Would definitely recommend and will be back for more!
Alison Day - 5 February 2024
Fantastic afternoon in a lovely space. The instructor was very patient and I really enjoyed the session. Will definitely be back for another try at pottery in the future.
Lisa - 4 February 2024
Nice studio and really friendly teacher who gave very clear instruction. Was surprised given price of the workshop that not even one bowl was included in the price and this was only mentioned at the end of the class. Also out of a group of six, two of us didn’t feel we had a lot of 1:1 time.
Anna - 14 January 2024
Me and my husband had a really good time. Zoe was very patient while taking us through the basics of pottery making. It's harder than it looks! Great class , great fun and good value for money. Highly recommend.
Rebecca - 25 June 2023
Really enjoyable pottery taster session. Our teacher Ella was very helpful and informative. Great fun. Would highly recommend.
Richard Pollok - 28 April 2023
Excellent Morning really enjoyed it Ella Porter is a wonderful teacher Do you offer a package/term of lessons over say 6 to 10 sessions?
Angela Maureen Cina - 8 April 2023
Pottery is something that I have always wanted to try my hand at. I recently attended the pottery throwing workshop and will be booking the pottery taster workshop too at Workshop 305. The staff were friendly and helpful and even though I went to the class alone I was made to feel part of the group. I loved it, it was fun, challenging and definitely not as easy as it looks. I managed to make items I considered worthy of taking home and hope this is the start of the hobby I had hoped to realise years ago but never managed to. The throwing workshop is perfect as an experience before taking a longer course and I definitely recommend it. I'm looking forwards for my next opportunity to take another class.
Luc Genest - 11 March 2023
We had a great workshop and experience and we were well guided during this memorable afternoon. A very welcoming team and really recommend it! We know look forward to collecting our creations !
Emma Sturgess - 5 March 2023
This session ticked a lot of boxes - it was great to (well, begin to) learn a new skill; it was stressful and relaxing; it was fun and hilarious; sensory and creative; made me use my brain, concentrate and think about what my body was really doing! The time just flew by… I wish I lived nearer so I could come in a regular basis - thank you Ellie for your expertise and making the session so enjoyable.
Abby Herring - 4 March 2023
Tutor was very easy to understand and gave great simple instructions. Supporting where needed and great at encouraging our individual learning. Thank you for a fun session - I really enjoy it. Looking forward to deciding what to do next at workshop 305
charlotte - 23 January 2023
Fabulous throwing class. Lovely studio. Marvellous teacher. Thoroughly recommend.
Sarah T - 7 January 2023
Wonderful relaxed environment with the perfect amount of instruction along side trial and error. So much fun to share the evening with my teenager!
Benjamin Zi Hern Tan - 6 November 2022
Fun and stress relieving workshop! Perfect for Friday evening!
Michael - 16 October 2022
This was a really wonderful experience and I’d highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning how to do this. Lovely environment and people :)
Khyati - 15 October 2022
Absolutely loved it! Ella was an amazing teacher and really helped us all create some keepers. I loved that we really got to practice and get familiar with all the steps involved. It’s a lovely space and I highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking at giving pottery a go!
Portia Dadley - 27 September 2022
Lovely session led by Ella, with the right balance of instruction and leaving us to get on with it.
Cathy Reynolds - 7 September 2022
Excellent class, I achieved so much more than I expected. Our tutor pitched the amount of explanation, demonstration and support exactly right for our small and inexperienced group.
Andi17 - 28 August 2022
Our 15 year old daughter really enjoyed a three hour workshop recently. It was a small class so she was able to get plenty of support and advice along the way. Highly recommend for beginner level.
Karen - 25 August 2022
Had an amazing experience lady was very helpful and informative built my confidence as i was nervous recommend this workshop 100%
Charlie Tierney - 25 August 2022
Very enjoyable session - the 3 hours flew by but there was plenty of time to produce 3-6 pots. The tutoring and help throughout the session was excellent.
Ananya Jaswal - 24 August 2022
It was a great session with Ella! The workshop was calm and peaceful. Ella guided us as we tried to focus on the skills we personally wanted to learn better...
David - 21 August 2022
This was my third pottery lesson/course and by far the best. Tutor was incredibly patient and explained everything in detail, while allowing for self directed learning. Couldn't recommend enough!
Stephanie - 19 August 2022
Very good class with a great instructor! Would highly recommend :)
Jack - 15 August 2022
Fantastic workshop with everything well organised and explained! The time really flew when we were there and it was excellent value for money. We will definitely be thinking about doing another workshop in the future!
Sajida Khan - 14 August 2022
It was a unique experience.. However I dont think for a taster session we should to do the cleaning up of the materials. If a longer course, then yes.
Idil - 6 August 2022
I had such a lovely session on the Saturday morning class with Ella, she was very patient and walked us through the process, taking time to explain everything!
Keith Sandford - 30 July 2022
Great fun and a great teacher - we had a fab time and looking forward to seeing the finished pots! We would definitely recommend this to our friends especially as it supports the workshop's wider works.
Nicola - 24 July 2022
Was not sure what to expect at the pottery throwing workshop but throughly enjoyed every minute
Paulina - 10 July 2022
Absolutely wonderful Saturday morning wheel throwing. I learnt so much. The tutor was brilliant. Very patient and genuinely cared. I just want to go back as soon as I can!
Lisa Davis - 9 July 2022
This experience was fantastic. Ella, our instructor, was very patient and encouraging. She was happy to help, demonstrate whenever required and knew her stuff! The space is great, well equipped and just right for a beginner experience. Kerry was very friendly, and also very encouraging. If in doubt, give it a go!
Lana - 28 June 2022
I absolutely loved this workshop! The time sped by but I was able to make four creations in this time. Our instructor Eloise was lovely, she was patience and explained each step so clearly. Thank you!
Emily Richardson - 20 June 2022
Such a wonderful afternoon! The lady was so helpful and made our bowl dreams come true 😊 can't wait to pick them up. Thanks for a great day
Cinnamon - 25 May 2022
This was a great introduction to wheel throwing. Ella was very patient and helpful in teaching us the correct techniques. It was a lovely, meditative experience :) I would have given it 5 stars if we had a bit more time at the wheel and didn’t have to clean up afterwards!
Amanda Saunders - 25 May 2022
Went on my own and really enjoyed the relaxed class. Can’t wait to pick up my pots!
Zita - 25 May 2022
I learnt a lot and had a brilliant time. Lots of laughing! Great teacher. Well worth the money.
Becca - 25 May 2022
Ella was an amazing teacher and made the class thoroughly enjoyable - a really fantastic experience
Stacey Horton - 24 May 2022
Absolutely brilliant!! Loved every minute. Fantastic studio space, brilliant class, very knowledgeable and patient teacher who explained everything perfectly. Really can't wait to go back and collect my little pot and I will definitely be signing up for more classes in the near future
Sarah - 22 May 2022
Lovely tutor and studio!! Really relaxing, and a lot of fun! Perfect for those who have never done wheel throwing before. X
Sarah - 1 May 2022
This workshop was great fun. The techniques required were clearly explained and our instructor was always willing to help particularly if things were going a-wry. Our pots were left to be fired and glazed. I would have liked there to be an option to have the finished item(s) delivered by post as I live at some distance and will have to make a specific journey back to collect them. Overall would recommend.
Sandra - 1 May 2022
Amazing experience! I had so much fun. Now, thinking when I am going to repeat It. The place was really nice and the staff very welcoming.
Sarah - 24 April 2022
The workshop was great overall. Ella was helpful, skilled and talented! I think it would be better if instead of doing a full demo from start to finish at the beginning, we did it in stages together. Otherwise, no complaints! It was great. Thanks!
Delyth - 24 April 2022
Great teaching, happy room and so much fun!
Freya - 11 April 2022
Loved this class! The instructors were very warm and welcoming. Really enjoyed that the class was shown a demonstration but also that there was plenty of time to experiment independently. Would highly recommend
Jen - 4 April 2022
This was a really fun class. The teacher was fantastic, she explained everything really clearly with great techniques and demonstrations and excellent continued support throughout the class
Jazmin - 4 April 2022
The class was excellent. The instructor was very thorough and she took time to show us the techniques as many times as we needed. As the class was small, everyone could get help and we ended up with at least 3 pieces each. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.
Jordan - 21 March 2022
I am completely hooked! I had such a fun morning learning the throw on the wheel. The instructors were so clear and very supportive. I’m already looking for future classes to do with them. Couldn’t recommend it more!
Marta - 13 March 2022
Amazing and relaxing class, teacher very knowledgeable and patient. Would recommend
Chris - 1 March 2022
Fantastic beginners lesson. Ella was very knowledgeable and helpful. Small group classes and enough wheels for everyone to use at all times. Highly recommend!
Kate - 28 February 2022
Loved it! Small class so plenty of support from tutor and really nice to chat to each other with still plenty of space for yourself. Brilliant space and really lovely team. Will definitely do it again.
Joe - 27 February 2022
Excellent value for money, very friendly, accessible and no -pressure.
Budd Nicholson - 21 February 2022
Had an amazing time - Eloise, our instructor was incredibly helpful. I will definitely be back!
Becca-Jane Schofield - 5 February 2022
What a wonderful evening! The teacher was so knowledgable and helpful, and made sure everyone got plenty of one on one time so everyone progressed really well. I loved how she encouraged me to embrace the (many!) mistakes I made to create my own unique piece, different to what others made and we all left with a piece we can be proud of. I would really recommend this to anyone, and I'll for sure come back!
Sam Oxley - 5 February 2022
My partner had such a great evening here! We learnt tons, especially how difficult it is to centre your clay lol. Our teacher was super knowledgeable very kind, and very helping! We want to come again. Thanks
Ben Skyrme - 2 February 2022
did a 3 hour wheel throwing workshop here. Teacher and facilities were great and to know that the funds from the weekend courses are used for a good cause.
Laura Fletcher - 25 January 2022
I loved this class! The teacher was great and I managed to create 2 bowls that I’m happy with. Would definitely recommend!
Nina Cowdry - 24 January 2022
Work shop was very good
Caz - 23 January 2022
I loved this course. So much fun and Ella was a fantastic tutor. Would highly recommend it. Will definitely return for more!
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Zhen May Cheung - 10 January 2022
Really enjoyed our session lead by Ella. I didn’t realise the class sizes were so small (our class size was 5). Learnt a lot and was able to make multiple items. Will definitely bring my friends to more classes. Thank you
Lucy Knell-Taylor - 5 December 2021
My friends and I had the best time - such a lovely way to spend an afternoon ☺️ Our tutor Ella was super helpful and encouraging which meant that we were all able to create something that we actually wanted to take home! Thank you 🙏🏼 We’ll definitely be back soon! ❤️
Robin Batt - 20 November 2021
Great class. Made great progress with Ella, and 4 decent pots. Thanks!
Grace Di Benedetto - 16 November 2021
Great course, made 3 pots!! Thank you!
Chloe Powell - 13 November 2021
Such a lovely, calm and relaxing space. We had a good time using the pottery wheel and for someone who is a real beginner even I managed to produce some pots I could use! Thank you.
Dave Pimm - 2 November 2021
Loved the throwing workshop! We had such a great time. Brilliant, encouraging teaching, and a lovely atmosphere. Thanks so much
Sally Clarke - 13 October 2021
Very select class which really concentrated on throwing skills. Ella was a great teacher, pick up lots of helpful tips. Another fun evening!
Jules Dawson - 10 October 2021
Excellent tuition from Eloise, I would highly recommend it.
Anna Petrikova - 9 October 2021
AMAZING EXPERIENCE !!! My son and I were doing the "Wheel Throwing Workshop. It was extremely great fun and time and my 10yrs old son loved it VERY MUCH. We made a nice pottery with lady's help who was doing this workshop and she was just AMAZING... Whenever my son needed help she was always happy to help him with very friendly smile and she could fix everything:))as she was very experienced.We would like to say Thank you for a lovely and creative Saturday we had at your workshop...Anna with Filip
Aidan Shields - 4 October 2021
Really enjoyable, relaxed and great learning experience. Thank you!
Marilyn Stegmann - 3 October 2021
Had a lovely morning doing the throwing class, was well organised and thorough
Sophie - 3 October 2021
Absolutely loved the workshop. Eloise was a great teacher, she explained everything clearly and was very patient. The class size of just 5 was great as it meant we each got plenty of time with Eloise. It was the perfect way to spend a wet and grey Saturday afternoon. I would highly recommend attending a workshop here.
Rachel Bergo - 9 August 2021
Brilliant class for beginners! Friendly and helpful tutor, wonderful workspace, and a great introduction to throwing. I definitely got the ‘bug’ and plan to go back!
Juliet - 8 August 2021
The class was a really good introduction into throwing on the wheel. With a small group it was easy to get lots of practical hands on help which was really appreciated. The tutor was clear and patient with an adaptable approach and it was easy to ask questions. Overall I really enjoyed it and managed to make a couple of not too wonky items!
Hannah Stone - 25 July 2021
I absolutely loved this workshop. The tutors were kind, fun and really helpful and the space is brilliant and calming - I didn't want to leave! Really proud of what we were all able to achieve in just one evening.
Amy Papa-Hughes - 20 June 2021
Will be coming again! The class was so much fun, the facilities and workshop space was great and we really felt like we had lots of care and attention to help us go from complete novices to creating some nice pieces!
Anonymous - 13 June 2021
Great workshop, and loads of fun. The tutor was attentive, and explained everything carefully, but also let us get on with it when we had got the hang of the basics.
Jessica Chen - 10 June 2021
The workshop was nice. Emily was very friendly and helpful. I had a good time.
Emily Tudor-Williams - 7 June 2021
Thank you for such a wonderful pottery throwing class- my whole family enjoyed this special birthday experience with me as it was something I had always wanted to try. It was so well explained and expertly led throughout. Thank you all. Can’t wait to pick up our pottery soon.
Shirley Butler - 6 June 2021
Very relaxing everything explained thoroughly. Lovely professional tutor. Would recommend anyone thinking about taking this class.
Sarah Ainsworth - 20 May 2021
I really enjoyed the wheel throwing class. The teacher was excellent - with clear instructions and guidance at the beginning and during the class. With only 4 of us there, there was time for individual help and the 3 hours felt long enough to complete some good pieces of work. I would highly recommend this class.
Hollie Copas - 18 May 2021
Had such a great day, learned so much. The workshop is lovely and the class size of 4 is just perfect :) thanks!
Katie G - 10 May 2021
Really lovely class learning how to throw on the wheel. Eloise was a great teacher, giving clear instructions and a patient calm manner. This along with small class sizes meant we all produced successful pots and I can't wait to see the end result once fired and finished!
Doug Stafford - 24 April 2021
Bought this for my girlfriend for her birthday and went along to support/try. It was soooo much fun, way above expectation! Learned loads, very good teacher who was very helpful and personable. Class size of just 4 means there is plenty of 1 on 1 time to teach individually and 3 hours is a good amount of time to keep practicing and learn the neccessary skills. My girlfriend has already booked another class to go with her friend! I can't recommend highly enough!!
Dominika Sawicka-Harris - 20 April 2021
Great fun and introduction to something different. Thank you 😊
Amanda Kendall - 18 April 2021
Fantastic workshop with Eloise - clear instructions and very supportive. Keen to learn more now!
Nilusha - 16 December 2020
Lovely place and a really fun class!
Alexia - 16 December 2020
This was fantastic. A great way to spend the evening and super therapeutic. I was a total beginner (still am) but thoroughly enjoyed learning the process. Our teacher was fantastic everyone was really welcoming and friendly. I am looking forward to seeing my work fired and glazed. Would definitely recommend.
Rob - 13 December 2020
This was a really fun and well managed class! I hadnt used a wheel since being at school, but managed to turn out 5 pieces by the end of the afternoon. The Worshop is a friendly and comfortable space, and is well worth your support! Definately going back for more and a “mystery class” too! You will love it!
geraldine - 13 December 2020
Absolutely loved this workshop. Our excellent instructor showed us the ropes and was ever patient when helping us individually. It was very relaxing and the three hours flew by. None of our class of four had done hand throwing before yet we all made pots that we were very happy with. Covid rules were scrupulously observed throughout.
Joanna - 5 December 2020
Fantastic as always! Really good about matching you feel safe and comfortable with the COVID restrictions.
Joanna - 30 October 2020
Excellent for both beginners and those just wanting more practice!
Kelly - 21 October 2020
AMAZING! Great! I have tried 3 different pottery workshops and so far this one is the best!! Great teacher, she explains very well, in detail and with patience! Also the clay is high quality, it really allows you to do thin objects rather than chunky ones. 100% recommended!
Fatima - 19 October 2020
All I can say AMAZING
Vicky - 19 October 2020
We had a really lovely day learning how to throw with Elouise. She was a great teacher and we had a lot of great instruction and guidance. It was a really fun activity and we’re excited to see our final pieces once they’ve been glazed and put in the kiln!
Serge - 19 October 2020
Great session led by the team, the instruction was clear and there were a lot of opportunities to get 1-2-1 with the teacher to practice the techniques Also, the care and attention to being COVID safe was exemplary, would highly recommend
Joanna - 19 October 2020
Eloise is a great teacher and explains each step! She is also great at coming round and helping you on the wheel! Would recommend for a beginner or someone with not many hours on the wheel!
Hannah - 18 October 2020
We attended the Wheel Throwing workshop as total beginners and were amazed with what we managed to achieve in just a few hours! Eloise is a spectacular teacher, clear with instructions and incredibly patient. Considered us hooked - we can't wait to come back.
Janneke - 18 October 2020
This was my first time throwing and Eloise was absolutely fantastic, giving me enough guidance to get the right technique, but also giving me the space to explore a new hobby. I can't wait to go back!
Jonah - 11 October 2020
Learnt a lot and even came away with some good pieces as a beginner
Zoe - 10 October 2020
Excellent! Eloise was a fab and patient teacher and I was really pleased with what I achieved!
Lea - 6 October 2020
A fantastic class! Eloise is a really good tutor and explains things in a calm and patient manner. We all had plenty of time at our own wheel to get to grips with the basics of throwing and manage to produce some pieces for firing. I'm looking forward to attending another session soon!
Molly - 5 October 2020
Highly recommend, the teachers were lovely and made it really easy to understand. Would even go again
Sarah - 5 October 2020
Another wonderful class which I would highly recommend. My son and his friend really enjoyed their 3 hours of wheel throwing. The workshop was very relaxed and Eloise the teacher was brilliant at explaining everything and helping them. They both managed to get 3 pieces off the wheel. We will definitely be back.
Lucy - 4 October 2020
Very enjoyable class with Eloise. With only four of us we got a wheel each and plenty of (needed!) attention from the class teacher, with all of us able to produce 2-3 pieces we can collect later. Would highly recommend :)
Jo - 27 September 2020
Great session, learnt a lot and had plenty of time with the tutor for one to one help.
Fatima - 21 September 2020
As always workshop 305 is a joy too be and teacher very well informed and a very good teacher. 👍👍👍👍👍
Fatima - 21 September 2020
I enjoyed and learned to perfect my weel throwing Elawawies is an excellent teacher and and gives you good tips. 👍👍👍
Tanel - 21 September 2020
It was really great fun! Ellouise was really patient and knowledgeable. The three hour workshop flew by and left us wanting to come back for more.
Sally - 21 September 2020
A really comprehensive tutorial for throwing from base level. Eloise was a superb teacher taking us through step by step instruction at a social distance. Facility is great lots of space and well organised. Learnt a lot!!
Paper - 20 September 2020
Having patience and support, through the initial stages of throwing, felt important for me and to have a good foundation to throw. I'm very happy to be given the time in this session to focus on this. Eloise, our teacher, had this perfect way of being there for you - being there to explain and acknowledge your personal goals in this limited time. It was definitely worth the experience. I know I will definitely be coming back!
Ann - 7 September 2020
It's an excellent workshop. I have never thrown on a wheel, yet it's a great and playful experience. The teacher was very informative and demonstrated well how to start throwing.
Joanne - 7 September 2020
This was such a good workshop. Sufficient tuition to get me started quickly (having never used a wheel before). Most of the workshop was spent using the wheel and having a go at making things. One to one help as required. Felt safe and very clean with all the measures put in place. Inspired me to sign up for the regular Thursday night workshop.
Connie - 6 September 2020
I had a great time at the wheel throwing workshop. Perfect for beginners, lots of fun and a great teacher. I liked how relaxed the workshop was. We were allowed to make anything we wanted and had plenty of clay. I will definitely book on to another class in the future!!!
Frankie - 6 September 2020
This Workshop was great! The teacher was really lovely, experienced and helpful. I would recommend to anyone who wants to give this ago!
Tilly - 6 September 2020
Really enjoyed this class. Instructor was great and did a really good job of showing us what to do despite distancing. I would really recommend.
Ann - 29 August 2020
I like wheel throwing. The teacher was informative and very patient in helping us to start throwing!
Yen - 29 August 2020
Incredible atmosphere facilitated by a talented ceramicist!! Can't wait for my next class