What you will do
Six session course
This 6 weeks mixed ability course will take you through the basics of the pottery throwing. No previous experience of working with clay is required!
You will be guided through clay preparation, from throwing on the pottery wheel, to refining and glazing your works. Beginners will learn clay preparation, throwing and trimming. For experienced learners, we can tailor the workshop to focus on any techniques or shapes you would like to improve on.
It will be taught in a relaxing environment in a small group of five, and you will be guaranteed a wheel to use every class, with no need to share. All tools and materials are included. Firing is charged at £1 per 100g weight of clay.
Included among techniques, but not limited to:
- Clay preparation
- Throwing on the potter's wheel: centring, opening, pulling up, shaping.
You would be expected to attend all sessions, however, if under exceptional circumstances that you have to miss sessions, you will be allowed to make up a maximum of one session in another class provided availability. You will not be entitled to refund for any missing sessions.
Select a class time
Wed 17 Jun, 6:45am - 9:15pm
Wed 24 Jun, 6:45am - 9:15pm
Wed 1 Jul, 6:45am - 9:15pm
Wed 8 Jul, 6:45am - 9:15pm
Wed 15 Jul, 6:45am - 9:15pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Clover Studio
About the Studio: Located in a residential area just 10 minute walk from Clapham South Station, Clover Studio was formally a stable, and had been transformed into a pottery teaching studio in 2020 by the owner of the building previously have their property featured in Grand Design, known as The Curved House.
The studio is equipped with 8 wheels, one kiln and all the necessities for day to day running of a ceramic studio. We also have access to a beautiful bamboo garden shared with the resident of the house, plus a dog and a cat that occasionally visit the studio to help keeping an eye on everything.
About our tutors: Clover: started as an evening class hobby potter in 2010 and now proud owner of Clover studio in London, she is a finalist of The Great Pottery Throwdown 2017. Her works are largely influenced by traditional Chinese and Japanese culture, inspired by the interaction of nature and human to promote flow of energy and harmony. (http://www.clover-lee.com)
Emilia: trained as a ceramicist at the Australian National University (Canberra School of Art). She has practiced, exhibited and taught ceramics in Australia, the USA and Scotland.
kiko: born in Kanagawa, Japan, graduated fromTama Art University in Tokyo which she majored in ceramics. Website: https://akikomatsuda.com
Davide: born in a small town near Milan, graduated in chemistry and deeply passionate about various forms of craftmanship since childhood. Instagram: Davide Genovese Pottery
Charlotte: Resident potter of the studio. “I like crafts in general like sewing and knitting because there is a physical output, and pottery is the same. I used to work in communications where I enjoyed making brochures, but that is all digital now.”
Mel: Resident potter of the studio. “What really motivated me was making a pot that was really good and feeling like I had accomplished something and that I could be good at something - I felt like I can do this and that this was something I could do for me.”
Please bring any inspirational items, such as sketchbooks, examples of works you really like, or your own works. As well as this, comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and your own apron if you have one. If you have long hair please tie them back.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.