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Intensive Wheel Throwing Workshop

4.8(187 reviews)
This is a 2 hour throwing workshop. Beginners and intermediate throwers are welcome.
Hackney
In-person
£55 pp
2hrs
Beginner
Next available date:29th June 2024
What happens in this class?

On this throwing workshop, you will learn a little about the properties of clay and the importance of wedging. You will also learn how to centre, open and pull up the walls of your pot. There will be a maximum of seven people on this throwing workshop and each person will have their own dedicated wheel for the entire length of the session. There will also be two teachers with a teacher/student ratio of 1 teacher to 3.5 students. Please note, this is a group class. If you are looking for 1 to 1 teaching (one teacher to…

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Things to remember

Working with clay can be very messy, so it is worth bearing this in mind when choosing what to wear.

Latest Reviews
4.8(187 reviews)
Caz - 28 May 2024
What an incredible course! I will be going again and have recommended to all my friends family and colleagues. Th instruction was great and the space beautiful - what a great way to spend an evening. Cannot recommend enough!
Daniel - 3 May 2024
Wonderful class with talented engaging leaders. The end product is beautiful and high quality.
Claudine Hamp - 17 March 2024
Really lovely space and atmosphere, clear, concise instruction, excellent well constructed class. I really enjoyed it
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Booking Options
2hrs class1 class
£55
Private BookingFor groups of 5 to 6 guests
£55
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Age Requirement

18

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Your Teacher

Sak Beh Studio Pottery was founded by Tessa Robinson, who lives and works in London. Her idea was to create a comfortable, homey place to work and be creative. Situated in a very busy and central location, just off Stoke Newington High Street, the studio is a drop of calm in a very fast moving world.

Tessa trained in Fine Art, specialising in sculpture (modelling in clay). On completion of a three year Post Graduate Course at the Royal Academy of Arts, Tessa set up a studio in Hackney. The transition from sculptor to potter came many years later whilst…

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Class Location
Sak Beh Studio Pottery
Hackney
3 Garnham Street
Stoke Newington
N16 7JA
London

Reviews

Caz - 28 May 2024
What an incredible course! I will be going again and have recommended to all my friends family and colleagues. Th instruction was great and the space beautiful - what a great way to spend an evening. Cannot recommend enough!
Daniel - 3 May 2024
Wonderful class with talented engaging leaders. The end product is beautiful and high quality.
Claudine Hamp - 17 March 2024
Really lovely space and atmosphere, clear, concise instruction, excellent well constructed class. I really enjoyed it
Sarah Warman - 18 February 2024
An undoubtedly interesting experience held by people who had a good grasp on their craft and seemed to be passionate about it too. The studio is very pretty and clean. I liked all the pottery displayed. There were a few things that could be improved so the experience will be more relaxing, in my opinion. At times it was quite hard to see how the teacher positioned their hands on the clay. Either moving the wheel in a more suitable position (if that’s possible) or to be invited to gather around to observe from other angles could have helped with this issue. Sometimes the stuff seemed stressed and couldn’t find their words to explain clearly how to do something and what are the logical reasons for why a move should be done in a certain way. Therefore, I didn’t find all the explanations as clear as they could be and that made the experience a bit more stressful than I would like it to have been. That being said this was an interesting experience.
Filippo Chiodi - 12 November 2023
It was a fun and very interesting class! The laboratory is wonderful!
Michael Lerner - 24 October 2023
As absolute beginners, we quite enjoyed the class. We might have benefited from some more discussion of why we were doing each step on the wheel (not just what each step was). That said, we came out of the class more confident and excited to do more pottery classes.
Dan Epstein - 23 October 2023
nice studio and team but sadly course wasn't right for me.
Rose Baldwin - 3 September 2023
A great studio, warm and knowledgable teachers. Definitely recommend.
Anna - 3 August 2023
Always a pleasure to come here and make pots. Very friendly and with lots of good instructions and top tips to get the most out of your time here.
Connor Holmes - 31 July 2023
Perfect introduction into Pottery. Small class so not loads of people per instructor. Very helpful and friendly.
rosie crocker - 20 July 2023
Beautiful, clean studio with great teachers. Ratio of teachers to students is generous and great value for money. Would recommend!
CL - 25 June 2023
Lovely instructors! Felt guided during the session and didn’t feel too rushed. Recommend!
Pip - 11 June 2023
Although we are currently waiting to collect our recently made pots, we had a fantastic time at this class. Both teachers were very informative and helpful. Couldn't have asked for more! Thank you!
Claire - 15 May 2023
Really great class in a beautiful studio. The team was really patient with us and so helpful in describing basic techniques!
Herman - 16 April 2023
Great class! Time will fly by quickly as there’s so much to learn. Appreciate that they take the time to go through some theory so we understand what we're doing and not just going through the motions. It takes around 4 months to be proficient at wheel throwing, so you can imagine how packed it is condensed into a 2 hour session. But don’t worry, instructors are helpful and will remedy any issues that we have and guide you along. If you want a taster on wheel throwing, this is a great introduction to it.
Marie - 9 April 2023
Lovely and instructive workshop in a lovely place.
Kevin - 8 April 2023
Excellent workshop. The studio is beautiful and the teaching was really well paced. Would highly recommend!
Adam Wood - 23 March 2023
Tessa's space & offering is a treat from the first to last moment. I walk into a studio where her upkeep and communication are clear and warm, I felt easy in the understanding of each step, I get to take home my own piece. In all Tessa made me feel safe in exploring & gradually celebrating the very beginnings of such a tender craft. Ten minutes walk away for more? Yes, please & thank you.
Claudia - 23 March 2023
Perfection — lovely tranquil space, calm, confident teaching and free pita at the end!
Keely Taverner - 21 March 2023
I had a great time and would definitely recommend!
Anna Harvey - 20 March 2023
The time went so quickly! This was really enjoyable and very informative. I learnt to throw a pot and am inspired to do it again. The teachers are really clear and helpful. I went with my daughter and it is a really fun activity to do together.
Fi Hallett - 16 March 2023
Such a lovely evening class to go to - so calming yet engaging. Great hands-on help and guidance, but also enough time to practice and see how we could do ourselves. Thank you!
Karen - 26 February 2023
I really enjoyed my course. I was guided with great patience and learnt so much. I hope I can do another course with the same course le as fees. Thank you
Brett Banks - 7 February 2023
Great tutors lead you you through the process and help you quickly progress. More than happy that I was able to complete two pieces within the timeframe.
harrison maclean - 9 December 2022
Great space and great teacher. highly recommend!
Nicky - 30 October 2022
Well run class, friendly and patient tutors.
Sue - 30 October 2022
Super experience from a talented and experienced artist. A fantastic space to try my zero experienced hand and learn from the expert. Thoroughly recommend, wish I lived nearer to try again.
Susie - 22 October 2022
Really amazing experience for me and my mum. Highly recommend to any beginner!!!! The studio is beautiful
Victoria-Anne Tessa - 22 October 2022
Had a fab time throwing my first pots here, the teaching was great, lots of one on one help, our own throwing wheels and space to consolidate what we learned, and I came out with two beautiful pieces, a pot and a vase. The studio is also beautiful, v calm and quiet which I really liked.
Raakesh Ladva - 10 October 2022
A perfect way to start the day. Very relaxing, fun and creative. Small class sizes mean the teacher-student ratio is fantastic! Both our teachers were super friendly and helpful. I feel incredibly inspired and proud of my work! Can't wait to collect it in 3 weeks :)
Jac - 5 October 2022
Great class!
Thomas - 3 October 2022
Wonderful teacher and place. We will be back.
Tony KAKOURIS - 2 October 2022
Fantastic class. Both my husband and I were complete beginners and by the end of the session, we had grasped some basic skills in pottery and able to produce a bowl and a small vase. The art teacher was great, very patient and professional. I would definitely like to return and either repeat the beginners session or try the longer weekly course. Thanks
C - 18 July 2022
Fantastic time, Tessa is a brilliant teacher. Attended as complete beginners, highly recommend
Laura Rivas - 3 July 2022
I enjoyed greatly my Saturday afternoon workshop and Tessa has a really kind way of teaching. I will definitely be back!
Theo Neilson - 27 June 2022
Lovely studio /atmosphere but too many students doing it at the same time. It would have been better if we would have had more instruction whilst we were actually throwing the pots. As beginners it was a lot of information to take on all in one go. By the time we were throwing our own clay, we were struggling to remember all the precise instruction we had been given but the teachers weren't really able to help as they were running around helping other people and seemed to get frustrated and annoyed at us for making mistakes. Fun activity, beautiful studio, but for a difficult class a better student/teacher ratio would have made it a lot more enjoyable.
Tasmina Khanum - 26 June 2022
My friends and I went on this class. Whilst it was enjoyable, there were a few things that ruined the experience for us. They held a demonstration with 3 people in the class at the beginning and each room only fit 4 people, the tutors were not accommodating to the other participants who had not done the demonstration physically and oftentimes kept their attention only on those who had. One of the tutors had a go at us for washing our hands in the sink explaining that clay cannot go down the drain. If they had simply said that at the beginning of the class, no one would have but instead he got quite rude about it to several of us. It was a very expensive class and the tutors were very unenthusiastic individuals, they made what should have been an exciting experience, quite boring. Perhaps not worth the money in this particular studio but the concept of pottery is fascinating so worth trying elsewhere
Penelope Kupfer - 25 June 2022
Loved the workshop. Very well structured informative and no one went home without a positive result. Thank you!
Jess - 19 June 2022
Myself and my partner absolutely loved this workshop yesterday. The studio was spotlessly clean and a beautiful space. The instructor was welcoming, friendly and a great teacher, we both learnt so much and made 3 pieces each, 2 of which we each chose to keep. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to give pottery a go, we were really impressed at what we were both able to make in just 2 hours thanks to such a good teacher. Almost the whole session is spent hands on, on the wheel and I just can't recommend this enough. Thank you!
Emily Holm - 12 June 2022
Had such a fantastic day! Will definitely be booking on for more workshops in the future, can’t wait to collect our bowlsb
Grace Share - 5 June 2022
Amazing class!
Andrea - 31 May 2022
I enjoyed my first time ever doing pottery on a wheel. I arrived late unfortunately but I was able to observe then get instruction despite. I did 3 pieces. I bought a 2nd piece to collect in 3 weeks. The instructors were very good. I wish to go back to practice but will see if a pottery class is nearby to where I live. I loved it. I want to learn more and become good at it and create designs.
Philip Winstone - 30 May 2022
Excellent facilities. What I liked about the session was that the tutor walked you through the first throw, clearly explaining what needed to be done at each step, and assisted with any issues in order to enable you to have one completed piece; thereafter, you were left to see if you could recall the steps and techniques correctly and create your own pieces without assistance (unless you really needed it - tutor keeping a watchful eye all the while with gentle reminders of the techniques if required). For a complete beginner, a wonderful introduction to throwing.
Dawn - 24 May 2022
Beautiful studio, great teachers and looking forward to collecting my pot soon.
Tamsyn Parry - 9 May 2022
Went for a one off throw down workshop Which has resulted in booking the 5 day course. Loved it!! Great facilities and wonderful instructors.
Sibel Ugur - 6 May 2022
We had a wonderful time. The instructor was very kind and informative. Would highly recommend it to beginners.
Senwelo Foster - 16 April 2022
This is a brilliant workshop for learning how to throw cylinders. Tessa guides you through each step and her and Kwok are both such knowledgeable and calm teachers! I learned so much and will be back to do the practice sessions. The studio itself is also such a bright and relaxing space. I couldn't recommend Sak Beh more!
Emily - 3 April 2022
Loved the class, instructions and guidance was clear. Great morning!
Lewis - 18 March 2022
Really loved my first workshop at Sak Beh. Tessa and her colleague are really skilled and create a lovely atmosphere. Will be back to learn more!
David Wright - 13 March 2022
We had never done pottery before and really enjoyed the experience. Now looking forward to receiving our finished pieces and going to look at going back for another try!
Cecilia - 13 March 2022
Lo e it I will try to do more classes
Chloe - 6 March 2022
Super educational and enjoyable class in a beautiful studio. The perfect balance of hands on teaching and opportunity for experimentation. Would highly recommend!
Julian Russell - 27 February 2022
Excellent attention to the details of instructing us in the beginners class. So much to learn, but the teaching was methodical, helpful and inspiring. We learnt all the basics we need to go to a pottery studio in the future and make more pots. We each made 3 pots, and were able to choose the one we want finished, glazed and fired for collection later. A wonderful soulful experience.
Anonymous - 13 February 2022
I think the class has potential, but could be setup in a better way. The main instructor was very helpful, but a couple of things that could make the experience better are: - Better setup for the initial part where she described the steps. It would be better if we are all sitting and learning from her. - If the above is setup, then we don't need to memorize all the steps at once and can do it step by step in the first clay trial - When the assistant comes to help, he quickly jumps to doing things himself. However, this defeats the purposes. I am sure that most people go there to use their hands. - Centring the clay needs a lot of skill, and when not done properly it destroys the next steps (which are the aha moment of the class). However, multiple people (especially in the 2nd batch) forgot how to center properly (I think the group that was doing-as-the instructor had less problems with centring. The experience was good though. I enjoyed getting to know the process a bit more. And I also think there is a great room for improvement
Alexandra Miller - 31 January 2022
Fantastic course with a really brilliant teacher. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to go back.
Eira Bevan - 23 January 2022
Really enjoyed this session, first time on a wheel, managed to throw two little pots that I am very pleased with. The teachers were excellent and the class size was perfect!
Bradley Begley - 21 November 2021
I had a great time learning the basics. The teacher was very patient, I’ll recommend to friends!
Alison Fulker - 14 November 2021
Had great fun at the workshop. Highly recommend.
Hannah Corrie - 30 October 2021
Totally recommend. Me and my partner had such a good time and the instructor was so skilled, knowledgable and kind. We had to change the date of our booked class very last minute due to a covid scare (luckily we were fine!) and they got back to me within moments and let us move it to two weeks later. Very excited to go pick up our pots soon!
Lucy Lucy - 24 October 2021
We had a great morning on the wheel throwing session. Learnt so much in 2 hours and definitely looking forward to doing more in the future. Looking forward to picking up the finished results.
Francesca Francesca - 2 October 2021
I loved it!
Louise Beale - 19 September 2021
Tessa was very thorough with her instructions and tuition and she remained calm and patient. The morning was extremely enjoyable and satisfying.
Ray Shami - 5 July 2021
I really enjoyed the class. It was fun and informative.
Brie Gobel - 5 July 2021
Nice beginners introduction to wheel throwing. Our tutor was great and made sure everyone came home with at least one piece. Such a fun time!
Jocelyn Wellburn - 3 July 2021
I enjoyed the session very much. I wasn’t expecting to be able to throw a pot in the short time. But I enjoyed the whole experience of handling the fine porcelain(? ) I would have found it easier if there has been easily visible laminated reminder sheets of the sequence of required movements. It was all so new and different , my brain needed to take it in more slowly. The teacher was very helpful and somehow available to all of us! Thank you!
VERONICA LONDONO - 2 July 2021
We attended the Intensive Wheel Throwing Workshop on Saturday 19/07 in the afternoon. The experience was good but the course itself was not great: the teacher was clearly very good at pottery, but she didn’t even introduce herself to us, no name: nothing! my husband and I were offered coffee and water only because were arrived 15min before hand, the other 4 people in the class were not offered anything. Being an introductory course, we did not received any insights into how the pieces are finished or what the aftermath process is. Also, I do not recall being told when booking that only one piece was to be completed in the class any extra were charged at £8 a piece which was a bit out of order. Also, I was not happy with having to wash and clean all the tools and wheel myself, that should have been stated in the course overview as well.
Tavishi Pandya - 26 June 2021
Gorgeous little pottery studio! had a fantastic 2h learning how to throw clay! only down side is that its very difficult for a beginner and more tutoring would have been helpful. but for a beginner workshop can not fault it!
Stephanie Vega - 22 June 2021
This was a brilliant class. The space itself is beautiful and the teacher was welcoming and helpful. There was a perfect balance of watching to learn and having a go. I can't wait to sign up for more sessions and highly recommend this class to everyone!
STYLIANOS FOTEINOPOULOS - 8 June 2021
Bringing new friends at Sak Beh each time I want to do pottery, is what I like to do. I just did my second 2hour session and I m so pleased and happy with it. The space is cool and welcoming, the sanitary rules are always respected and the tutor is happy to give you the attention you need when you get your hands on the wheel. I m planning to do register for the 5 week intensive course, don't miss it!
Srishti Thapa - 5 June 2021
I had such a lovely time at Sak Beh Pottery! I was given a gift voucher for my birthday and opted to do the intensive wheel throwing workshop - something that was on my bucket list for a long time. Tessa was such a warm and kind teacher, expertly and patiently guiding us through the different hand techniques and educating us about the clay and the process. It was definitely challenging but so satisfying when you end up with what looks like a decent bowl or pot!! The first pot is free to keep and any others you want to keep you could buy. After 3 weeks you can come and collect the finished pots (they trim and glaze it for you) - can't wait to see mine!
Holly Smith - 5 June 2021
A fantastic class, highly recommend! Great fun and great patient teacher, thank you!
Ana - 5 June 2021
I loved this session! It was so much fun and I really enjoyed it. Tessa who was the instructor was lovely and patient and made sure everyone had made something nice to take home by the end of the session. The studio is so cute it's light and airy, we were socially distanced (only 7 of us including Tessa) and had our own space without needing PPE screens which sometimes can ruin the social aspect (although we wore masks which was good). Everything about this experience was a 10/10 and I definitely want to come back again :)
Lucy Fyffe - 30 May 2021
We absolutely loved having a go at the pottery wheel but felt Tessa spent a bit too long instructing at the start. It was a lot of information to retain before we got to have a go. We also felt that 6 people was too many in one class, as we each spent quite a bit of time waiting for help when we got stuck with something.
Vivienne Griffin - 21 May 2021
Fantastic class. Loved the space and the atmosphere also.
Alice Heber - 18 May 2021
Lovely studio and ambiance that s following covid regulations. I felt safe. The teacher explains the throwing process so well and takes time with everyone and patiently to practice. What a great course, thank you
Lucy Hunt - 11 May 2021
We loved it!! So much fun, we would definitely do it again and recommend it
Josh Hunnisett - 6 May 2021
We loved the class,but the time went by so quickly!
Anonymous - 5 May 2021
Loved the class and as you can leave with two bowls it feels like very good value! I would just say that it would be nice to have a bit of an introduction at the very beginning, explaining who the teacher is and what we'll be doing in the class. Cheers!
Elise Brimer - 29 April 2021
Had a great time. Straight to the point and lots of freedom and guidance. A feel for the process was encouraged through physical play rather than verbal explanation which was nice!
Hayley McDonald - 27 April 2021
A brilliant workshop in the most beautiful bright sunny studio. I am looking forward to attending future workshops.
Melin Karabulutoglu - 27 April 2021
It was a lovely class, very informative as well as plenty of time to practise on the wheel. I definitely recommend this class to many who are interested in pottery. I am even thinking of doing a longer course.
Maya - 24 April 2021
Really enjoyed taking this class ! A lovely first introduction to throwing clay. Can’t wait to do a more in depth course here in the future!
Vasso Hadwen - 20 April 2021
Very well organised class. Excellent teacher. I will definitely go back
Cecilia Barclay - 18 April 2021
My sister and I had the most wonderful and interesting afternoon yesterday and left feeling so inspired and creative. Excellent, soothing teaching and so kind despite the fact I was utterly talentless - was completely out-pottered by my little sister. A skill we are both now determined to learn. Huge thanks!
STYLIANOS FOTEINOPOULOS - 14 December 2020
Tessa is an excellent and very experienced teacher, very warm with a high degree of patience and love for what she is doing. We will definitely book more classes with her!
Kelly Coughlin - 12 December 2020
Great class! Lots of great tips and advice for beginners - highly recommend!
Clare Pierce - 12 December 2020
I really enjoyed the class and was pleased with the things I made. I had never done it before. The teacher was very helpful and explained things well. Can’t wait to do another class
Nina Rallo - 22 November 2020
Great session for beginners - Space and teaching was perfect! I would recomend!
Ekin Ozen - 3 November 2020
Phenomenal course! Loved it :)
Becky Snow - 31 October 2020
I had a great time at this class and looking forward to picking up the bowl that I made! The teacher was really helpful and was a great guide for the class. I learned lots of new techniques and would definitely recommend this class to beginners who want a fun and easy introduction to throwing.
Fong Chan - 20 October 2020
Bev was a patient and hands on teacher. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the session!
Rebecca Hutchinson - 14 October 2020
Great course, and really good teacher. I did the taster class, you won't come out of it an expert but it's deffinitely enough to make you realise how fun pottery is. The teacher will make sure you come out with some kind of pot. Would deffinitely recommend this course.
Sophie Long - 8 October 2020
Loved the class! Instructions were clear and quick so we could get the most out of the experience, the studio was so lovely and immaculately clean. Could have stayed all day! Highly recommend.
Amy Rebecca - 28 September 2020
It was great fun, I’m looking forward to going back for another workshop!
Leah Cowan - 23 September 2020
This was a great class. I booked it for my friend's birthday, and we were able to make lots of pots on the wheel and collect one once its been fired (plus an additional charge to take home a 2nd). The teacher was friendly and patient, and the studio was a calm and clean environment.
Ben Edwards - 16 September 2020
Great couple of hours. Clear instructions and good fun
Catherine Thomson - 28 August 2020
What a lovely class! Our teacher was great making everything really clear, and she was very attentive and helpful to everyone. She also very kindly allowed us to make several things to practise and I appreciated the fact that the making time was not cut off by cleaning time as this would have made the class much shorter. I was really pleased with my pots and I hope to do a longer course there!
Jenny Singh - 9 August 2020
My husband and i had a lovely time. It was our first time at wheel throwing. We had lots of laughs and fun with other couples and the tutor. She was clear with instructions and on hand to help.
Tamara Manuel - 9 August 2020
Amazing workshop! Rosie was a really patient teacher, the studio was really relaxing and it was an immersive class where I learnt a lot! Can't wait to pick up our pieces in 2 weeks!
Becca Gardiner - 9 August 2020
A really lovely introduction class to wheel throwing. The teacher was great, friendly and helpful, and the class was a lot of fun.
Stella Whalley - 3 August 2020
It was an excellent class really well organised and clear information and social distancing with PPE.We got to learn how to wedge and throw two pots and had step by step help on the way I fully recommend it !
Flora Meadmore - 29 July 2020
A wonderful experience.
Hannah Webster - 26 July 2020
So fun and really informative. Helped refresh my pottery skills and helped me with gaps in my knowledge. Everyone was really friendly, felt safe with everything going on with Covid and the space is so beautiful. Will hopefully go back soon :) Thank you!
Liz Parkes - 25 July 2020
I really enjoyed the class, the teacher was very patient and explained everything really well and was very knowledgeable. The class was paced well and good value for money, I would definitely do another workshop to build on what I learnt!
Eleanor Bailey - 6 June 2020
A really wonderfully well-run class in a beautiful studio! We had a great time, learnt loads and managed to make a collection of little bowls to take home! Thank you so much, we will be returning!
Emily Connick - 19 March 2020
I absolutely loved the workshop and can’t wait to sign up for another class
Toby Middleton - 9 February 2020
It was the first time throwing and I really enjoyed it! The tutor was very friendly and explained everything thoroughly. A great experience and definitely spurred me on to do more!
Gaby Oke - 8 February 2020
Lovely class size and lovely host, relaxing and welcoming and really well taught! Would highly recommend.
Dana Stancu - 20 January 2020
It was great fun and an amazing teacher. Definitely feel inspired to keep going :)
Meghan Cooley - 16 January 2020
:) very good class
Jess Trafford - 4 January 2020
This was a brilliant introduction to the basics of wheel throwing. We had lots of time on the wheel and everything was demonstrated really well. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Gemma Grant - 3 January 2020
Great workshop, a lot of explaining at the beginning and cleaning at the end, allows for minimal time on the wheel. It would be useful if there was less time allocated to cleaning so more time could be spent on the wheel. Also it would be better if they were able to email us to let us know when the items are ready for collection. All in all a great workshop that I would recommend.
Amanda Tran - 3 December 2019
Great workshop and teacher! It was just a bit difficult to collect the artwork. But we found a solution.
Tyra Ken - 10 November 2019
Great class and the instructor was helpful and very friendly!
Amy Forbes - 13 October 2019
Fantastic class. Eloise was a great teacher - gave really clear instructions, was very patient and made the class really fun. The 3 hours whizzed by and I learned loads. Would thoroughly recommend the class for any beginner or improver, and I'm considering going back for a longer course.
Giloux manon - 10 August 2019
We had a lovely time. Really clear explanations, we made 2 pieces during the classe
Kaf Abiola - 28 July 2019
The workshop was fun but for beginners, having only one instructor was not enough. We also spent nearly an hour being spoken at. I think this is an incredibly long time and took a lot of the workshop. Maybe smaller classes and actually let people know when their items are ready. I've been checking the site and my class date isn't even on there.
Josh Molnar - 24 July 2019
The workshop was very enjoyable and informative. We gained a good understanding of how the studio works and the process of making pots on the wheel. The studio is absolutely lovely and the teacher was great. In future, I would suggest that the class has fewer students or that the teacher has some support as the class ran-over a little and sometimes people were sitting waiting for help.
Claire Douay - 22 July 2019
The workshop was wonderful! Everything was explained clearly and in detail from start to finish and because of the size of the workshop each attendee is given a lot of time to be explained how to do things or why things are going wrong etc. - will definitely be coming back!
Robert Ogley - 21 July 2019
This course was just perfect. Very relaxed, super informative and our instructor was brilliant
karen taylor - 21 July 2019
Great environment. Great teacher, very patient and gave us all individual help as well as letting us just get on with it ourselves. Would highly recommend it.
Elisa Dg - 21 July 2019
The studio is really clean and everything is in place :) The teacher was good in explaining all the process step by step by as there are a lot of information and details to take in mind, time goes fast during the theory part. I believe should be added an extra 30 min. to have more time to dedicate to practice, otherwise nothing to say! I look forward collecting my pieces!
Harri Manku - 20 July 2019
Really enjoyable and therapeutic. Tessa is a great teacher!
Harri Manku - 16 July 2019
I really enjoyed the work shop, Tessa is a great teacher, helpful and knowledgable. Will definitely go back!
Diane Enever - 10 July 2019
We had a great time on our 3 hour course. The setting it very relaxing, clean and inviting. The teacher was very informative and helped when we needed it but also let us make mistakes so we could learn how to rectify then. Really enjoyed it.
Alona Malinovska - 8 July 2019
We had a great teacher; it was extremely interesting to learn about pottery. The workshop was engaging and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in wheel throwing.
Nadia Mokhlesi - 8 July 2019
Had a brilliant morning workshop learning to throw pottery. Very friendly and knowledgable teacher, and a beautiful studio to work in. Had time to make 3 pieces x some better than others!! Would 100% recommend the class.
Annie Ng - 6 July 2019
There was a lot of solid time in the wheel. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Be aware however that there isnt an opportunity to put handles on your cups unless you take the 6 or 12 week course.
Maya Sudarmana - 6 July 2019
Really enjoyed the class and the teacher was very helpful and thorough in explaining the whole process.
Anne Anne - 3 July 2019
Great course! Very thorough instructions from a very lovely, patient teacher, who helped all of us on the course throw some really quite impressive (for beginners!) mugs. bowls and vases on the wheel. Highly recommend!
Emma Jane - 30 June 2019
Rosie was lovely and very patient with all of us! Happy with what we made and can’t wait to visit again
C West - 24 June 2019
I really enjoyed this workshop! It was informative and great fun. The class was nice and small so we all had a chance to learn and get tips from the teacher, who offered clear guidance when needed but didn't interfere. I'd definitely recommend it for a fun afternoon of trying something new!
Kim Vanopstal - 24 June 2019
Good class, with detailed instructions and lots of one-on-one teaching time. Very clean space!
Lisa O’Dea - 22 June 2019
Maybe not a great class for beginners.
None None - 19 June 2019
Attended with friends. Was a fun two hours we made two pots and picked them up a few weeks later. Great if you have had no experience.
None None - 19 June 2019
I can't rate the experience this time as we were not able to participate. I had booked to attend the class with a friend but there was something wrong with the booking system and we were turned away at the door. We received a refund but the class was booked far in advance and it was disappointing not to be able to take part in the class as we had travelled to get there.
Tasha Tan - 17 June 2019
The instructor was intimidating, every time I made a mistake she would say that “well this is not good because you’ve done this wrong again”. It made me feel insecure and useless as it was my first time doing it. Also, the class ended 30minutes earlier that stated. I was surprised that we could only take 1 of our creations home and an additional £3.50 will be charged if u want to take more than that. I have seen many other places that allows us to take 4 of our pieces home for free. Not worth £50 for the service and the fact that it was less than 3 hours.
Philip Roberts - 16 June 2019
Lots of fun, great teacher and we’ll definitely be back
Joanne Murdock - 16 June 2019
I never expected to be able to actually throw a piece! So happy with what I made. The leader of the class was so nice and helpful and the studio was lovely
VIKTORIA Ivan - 11 June 2019
Eloise was a great instructor and the studio is really cool and neat. The theory/practice ratio was good and the effort they put in the pieces after is impressive. Can't wait to pick up my final piece!
Stephanie Au - 11 June 2019
Amazing experience! Went for my birthday with my friends and the instructor was so friendly and professional! Made it so much more fun. Highly recommend
Richard Osorio - 10 June 2019
A brilliant workshop in a lovely environment with a great and encouraging teacher.
Calli Field - 6 June 2019
Great way to try out throwing. Mallory was super helpful and knowledgable. Would recommend if you want to give pottery a go
Rebecca Wise - 5 June 2019
A fantastic way to get into throwing- my first experience and one I'd love to try again. We learnt the theory and tried out each step, a wonderful way to spend a sunday afternoon!
ula R - 3 June 2019
It was really interesting and relaxing.
Camila Sanchez - 3 June 2019
It was so much fun! we learned the basics and were able to keep the piece we loved. Also loved that they taught us about the importance of mindfulness with clay, making sure we don't waste it as we wash our hands in the sink.
marie lacaze - 3 June 2019
It was a very lovely experience. The teacher gave us very clear explanations. I really did appreciate the fact that the place was absolutely spotless. I only wish we could have done more trial by our self at the end (and a little less cleaning- even if i don't mind at all eheh :) ) I do highly recommend it! See you soon!
Dominique Sleet - 2 June 2019
It was a fun afternoon and the instructor was very knowledgeable but I would have liked more time actually playing with the clay as we only got two attempts on the wheel.
Felicity 'Flick' - 1 June 2019
This workshop was honestly one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in a while! It offered the perfect amount of teaching and hands-on practical experience so that you could get use to throwing in the time provided. I would 100% recommend it to anyone thinking about trying this art form out!
Lena Drapella - 29 May 2019
Really enjoyed it. Thank you!
Rollo Martin - 28 May 2019
Really good fun. Great teacher and nice studio 👏
Becky Wise - 27 May 2019
My first time throwing--we learnt all the important stages and I really enjoyed the process! Can't wait to pick up my pot.
Sofie Onderbeke - 26 May 2019
Great teacher who taught us a lot of techniques during a 3hours pottery session. Pretty studio where they respect all materials and are eco-friendly. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested and wants to learn more!
Nico Catro - 21 May 2019
Really great workshop, the studio is warm, clean, and cozy! Would highly recommend to anyone, found throwing really hard and satisfying at the same time.
Alicia Barry - 18 May 2019
It was our first time throwing and we loved it! Rosie is a really amazing teacher, she talks through everything so clearly and gives lots of help if you're not so confident. Highly recommended!
Violet Barrows - 18 May 2019
Such a nice instructor ! She went though everything so thoroughly and helped when needed but also allowed you to just have fun with it. Perfect for people who have never done something like it! X
Ernest Lim - 18 May 2019
Great introduction to wheel spinning. Would've liked better timekeeping!
VE Dvs - 11 May 2019
Fantastic instructor and beautiful studio. The beginners workshop I attended was really enjoyable with a lovely vibe. The instruction and modelling was perfect for absolute beginners. It’s a bit of a shame that the pots are glazed for you and that you’re only allowed to keep one - I hadn’t realised this beforehand - but do understand given time constraints. I’d love to come back for more sessions!
Sophie Begley - 8 May 2019
What a beautiful studio, the photos do not do it justice. Had a few problems with too many folks showing up for the class which the owner was not able to manage well and instead blamed Obby. Was an incredibly awkward start. The instructions and class were great, although the wheel throwing was more difficult that I thought it would be! The instructor was super hands on and helpful and was able to make some pots. They don't send you any reminders when your pots are done, you have to check their website for this - don't forget!
Elena Mag - 7 May 2019
Had a great time! Rosie was very patient. She talked through all the steps - excellent particularly for beginners!
Olivia Weightman - 6 May 2019
The class was very fun and the teachers worked were very knowledge and helpful.
Joyce C - 6 May 2019
Great taster experience, and good introduction to the fundamentals/basics. The instructor was very friendly and clear in her instructions, and the small group makes the experience all the more fun and engaging!
Choi-Ha Luu - 6 May 2019
Lovely studio! Very informative on basics and had a great time on the wheel as a beginner. Would definitely recommend!
Mollie Birchall - 5 May 2019
Really great class and helpful instructor.
Patricia Rodrigues - 5 May 2019
Really enjoyed my this workshop. Each person had their our own station (no sharing/split time), we learned a little about pottery and clay, as well as the techniques we would be using. We watched the teacher making a pot and then we applied what we learned to our piece. At the end, everyone helped clean the stations so we also learned about the cycle of clay and how you can reclaim it, as well as the care you should have with silica dust. The studio also offers classes if you're keen on that after the workshop. Can't wait to pick up my piece!
Clementine Fletcher-Smith - 5 May 2019
Great workshop, beautiful studio, incredibly useful tuition. Will come back!
Rebecca Killick - 1 May 2019
Such a great class. Delightful studio with wonderful facilities. Our teacher was brilliant- so patient and inspiring and clearly a true love for clay and ceramics.
Hazel Sarah - 30 April 2019
Really informative, fun class - can recommend!
Chris Paterson - 21 April 2019
Class was overbooked and I was not given any notice or cancellation. I showed up as booked but was told I could not attend. This is the second time something like this has happened. I can't comment on the teaching.
Sabrina azman - 21 April 2019
Such a lovely and supportive teacher! The number of students are perfect so everyone has equal amount of attention. The studio space is very very clean and comfortable. Go for it!
Emma Doyle - 20 April 2019
Gabby is a wonderful teacher! She has an extensive technical knowledge which allows for a very informative and insightful throwing experience. You do not feel rushed within the timeframe and are able to ask questions to get the most out of the workshop. It was a relaxed environment with no judgement and the studio is beautifully set up and organised, uncluttered and bright - a perfect creative atmosphere and I will definitely be coming back! Thank you to Gabby and Tessa for having me.
anna wilton - 20 April 2019
Was back for my 3rd class, and again was so much fun. Tessa is a great teacher!
Cristina Parente - 17 April 2019
Great space and great class!
Laura Meadows - 16 April 2019
I took my mum for mothers day and she really enjoyed the experience too! we can't wait to go pick up our creations and see how they turned out.
Laura Meadows - 16 April 2019
Such an enjoyable class, our instructor Gabbi was an amazing instructor. I will definitely be back for more lessons in the future.
ilaria niccoli - 15 April 2019
The course is was fun and I learned a lot. The teacher was very passionate and helpful. I'll definetely go back!
Emily Micalizzi - 8 April 2019
Such a lovely class with a passionate and talented teacher. The studio space was so inspiring and the class size was perfect. I'm totally addicted and can't wait to go back!
Danny James - 8 April 2019
The class was great! For the first 45-60 minutes we were shown the concepts and basics of throwing in a clear and comprehensive manner. We then spent about an hour and a half having a go ourselves. Gabby, the instructor, was friendly, welcoming, helpful, inclusive and gave clear direction while allowing room for creativity and error. It was exactly what I was looking for from a first session and has spurred me on to take up a five week course. Thanks!
Christina Carè - 8 April 2019
Great class, very enjoyable! Malory was a very detailed instructor. It would have been great though if Sak Beh had a few pictures of what you wanted to achieve at each step to keep you on track (also one step - centring - wasn't on the board of steps). Otherwise great session and really appreciated the feedback along the way! Thank you :)
Bushra Shaikha - 6 April 2019
I really enjoyed the workshop. The teacher was great, really enthusiastic, interested in what we were making and made sure we all ended up with something to take back from the session. I will definitely recommend this class! 5 star from me!
Jyoti Halai - 6 April 2019
Brilliant afternoon spent learning about pottery crafting and main techniques to shape and throw. Quite a challenge but the instructor as fab! Was such a laugh and would totally do it again :)
SAVIOUR ALFINO - 3 April 2019
Very good class which I really enjoyed. I will recommend to others.
Arianna Sardi - 31 March 2019
Rosie is very friendly and welcoming. She is explained very clearly all the process from start to finish to gives us instructions on what to do. She also made sure everyone got some help when needed. I would have wanted also to paint my piece after the firing, but looking forward for other sessions when that will be possible. Rosie makes pottery throwing achievable for everyone!
Michaela Kokavcova - 30 March 2019
Such a great class and I hope to do more in the future , absolutely brilliant teachers !
Hazel Will - 27 March 2019
Fantastic value for money. Session started promptly with a health and safety briefing and instructions about throwing the clay. Then we picked up our clay, choose a wheel and got started. It was a great learning environment and we were actively supported and instructed throughout.. I was very happy when I picked up my two pots, which had been fired and glazed. I would highly recommend this taster session.
Emma Thorby - 26 March 2019
Had such an amazing class with Malory,she was so thorough and really explained everything so well. A great first experience with Obby in a beautiful studio
Aaysha Sohal - 26 March 2019
A really enjoyable session. My husband and I thought that it was well organised. Rosie provides clear instructions and demonstrations - she made sure she gave everyone some individual time to help with their pottery. I was really pleased with the items I made. The venue was lovely: clean, bright and well equipped.
Isabelle Hanson - 23 March 2019
Sak Beh Studio is a beautiful space and Gabby is a lovely and really helpful and encouraging teacher. Great way to spend an evening..will be coming back !
Suzanne Reeves - 22 March 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this taster session - the studio is beautiful and Mallory was such a brilliant instructor. She was so passionate about ceramics it was impossible not to share her enthusiasm, and she was calm, patient, and supportive throughout. I unreservedly recommend this class!