Clover & Emilia Pottery art classes in London
Clover & Emilia Pottery art classes in London

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Clover & Emilia Pottery

32 reviews
32 reviews

About the Studio: Located in a light industry building 10 minute walk from South Wimbledon or Morden Station (Northern Line), Studio 3 is run by two resident ceramic artists Clover and Emilia. The studio is equipped with 8 pottery wheels, and over 20 glazes, two on site kilns and plenty of shelving to store works.

About the Classes: You will be taught in a relaxing and creative environment in a small group of up to 8, targeting on throwing on a potter's wheel. No previous experience of working with clay is required. 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.

Our theTutors: Clover Lee: a London base craft potter, a finalist of BBC reality talent show The Great Pottery Throwdown 2017. She started her pottery journey in 2011 as an evening student before becoming a full time potter in 2018. Clover is proud of her Asian heritage and creates a mixture of functional and stunning items - such as bonsai planters, decorative vases, sake sets, mugs and tableware. She says she is "inspired by the traditional art and culture of China and Japan".

Emilia Radlinska: trained as a ceramicist at the Australian National University (Canberra School of Art). Since graduating in 2002 she has practised, exhibited and taught ceramics in Australia, the USA and for the last five years, at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio in Scotland.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting Clover.

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Charlotte
7 Aug
Clover ran a brilliant class and I was surprised how much I managed to achieve in just a 2 hour session. Would most definitely recommend!
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James
29 May
Really enjoyed it, friendly and reassuring teacher - good for absolute begineers (like me) but I'm sure good opportunity for those with more experience too.
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Christina
5 Aug
Thanks so much Clover, Frankie and I had such a great morning with you. It was such a relaxed and inspiring environment - you helped us so much with our pieces and we're so happy with what we made! Can't believe we managed to make so much! Can't wait to pick them up 😊 Would definitely recommend and we're already looking to plan another session with our friends.
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Sarah
10 Sep
The basics of throwing were covered and we enjoyed lots of hands-on experience on the wheel.

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Charlotte
7 Aug
Clover ran a brilliant class and I was surprised how much I managed to achieve in just a 2 hour session. Would most definitely recommend!
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James
29 May
Really enjoyed it, friendly and reassuring teacher - good for absolute begineers (like me) but I'm sure good opportunity for those with more experience too.
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Christina
5 Aug
Thanks so much Clover, Frankie and I had such a great morning with you. It was such a relaxed and inspiring environment - you helped us so much with our pieces and we're so happy with what we made! Can't believe we managed to make so much! Can't wait to pick them up 😊 Would definitely recommend and we're already looking to plan another session with our friends.
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Sarah
10 Sep
The basics of throwing were covered and we enjoyed lots of hands-on experience on the wheel.
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Siobhan
10 Sep
The 2 hour workshop was great fun and it was good that we could take away 3 items we made at the end. It would have been good to have a little bit more time to go through the techniques but she came round and helped us individually and we managed to get a lot done in the time. Great fun and very relaxing!
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Stacey
14 Sep
Great class, and Clover is an excellent teacher!
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Ruth
8 Oct
This workshop was so much fun! The class size was perfect, so everyone got the attention they needed. Clover was an amazing teacher. We got stuck straight in and I made so many more pieces than I expected. I'll definitely be doing more!
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Gillian
10 Oct
Really enjoyed the class it was a relaxed atmosphere and I learnt a lot from Clover. Looking forward to collecting my pots and doing some more classes. Gillian
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Juin
11 Oct
Lovely environment ~ I learnt a lot with fantastic results ~ thank you.
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Judy
3 Dec
A lovely introduction to pottery in a relaxed atmosphere. Clover is friendly and helpful and a great teacher. Two hours flew by, it's totally absorbing, and by the end we had all succeeded in making 3 or 4 pots.
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Antonia
10 Dec
We had the best time! Excellent tuition and the studio was warm and comfy with a great (forgiving!) atmosphere. It was such a fun way to spend our Sunday. We'd recommend it to anyone up for getting stuck into clay. Antonia and Nick
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Sophie Shao
18 Dec
Clover's pottery workshop was a fab introduction to the foundations of using a pottery wheel. First she gave us a demonstration of how to attatch the clay to the wheel, how to work the clay and how to gradually shape it. Then we spent the rest of the workshop using these techniques to make our own 3 or 4 pieces of work. It would have been nice to be able to make bigger pieces after we'd had some practice, and the workshop did feel a little bit rushed at some points, but not a problem given it was only 2 hours and we had to leave time at the end for clearing up and choosing a colour for the glaze. Overall I would highly recommend this workshop for anyone wanting to learn the basics of working clay. We had a lot of fun in a really relaxed environment in Clover's studio - thanks again! - Sophie and Val
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Susan
17 Jun
We had a wonderful, creative afternoon with Clover, who was patient and very accommodating to a friend who arrived late. Highly recommend.
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Bryony
23 Jun
This workshop was a great introduction. Very friendly atmosphere and our teacher Clover was very clear and methodical. I’ve never done any pottery before so pretty pleased I managed to make 3 pots in the two hour workshop. We got to pick the glazes for our 3 best pots so I’m looking forward to getting the finished product back from the kiln in a couple of weeks!
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Aqeelah
24 Jun
brillaint class. I had never thrown clay before so it was nice to learn some simple techniques and make something to take home.
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Stuart
22 Jul
I had an amazing time, a great introduction into pottery that has left me wanting to come back again. Clover is an excellent teacher and was extremely helpful throughout the entire session. A great size of class as well, small enough so that you can get help throughout. And you get 3 pieces fired for you, I can't wait to see how mine have come out
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Karen
8 Oct
I had the most amazing day with Clover. I’ve never done anything with clay before and haven’t been creative in years. The hours just flew by as Clover taught me ‘step by step’ throwing technique. She is down to earth and patient and made learning a new skill fun! I can’t recommend enough. I will be back!
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Harry Elliott
10 Oct
I loved the class! Clover got us stuck in right away. Just the right amount of guidance and letting us try it for ourselves. Loved the studio - a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!
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Catherine
12 Nov
I really enjoyed the class and great learning experience. Very therapeutic too!
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Melanie Condon
7 Feb
Clover is amazing! She is a fantastic teacher, explaining the art of throwing in simple terms with the patience of a saint. She encourages you to go beyond your limits with any wild creative ideas you might have. She is a calming influence and I will return many times as having had some teaching with other potters Clover is way ahead. I cannot recommend her more
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Jez
24 Mar
The workshop was excellent. Clover is a very talented and patient teacher. I can’t wait to collect my pots! I would highly recommend this class!
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Eleanor
30 Mar
Great fun - would love to come again! Can’t wait to see the finished pots!
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Oliver
3 May
Amazing experience and great teaching
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Richard
4 May
I really enjoyed this class. Learned so much, so quickly off Clover, the pottery teacher. I left feeling like it was definitely worth the money! Thank you!
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Annie Gould
26 May
Clover was an excellent teacher, very friendly and welcoming and brilliantly well organised. She gave us clear instructions and was very attentive and encouraging throughout the process and everyone came away feeling they had learned alot.
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Annie Gould
26 May
Clover was an excellent teacher, very friendly and welcoming and brilliantly well organised. She gave us clear instructions and was very attentive and encouraging throughout the process and everyone came away feeling they had learned alot.
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Annie
8 Jun
I really enjoyed the day. Clover is an excellent teacher and she clearly demonstrated and explained all the stages of throwing first. We then had ample time to work on our own while she went around supporting each of us, helping where necessary and showing us what to do. I’m looking forward to collecting my glazed and fired pots. I was really delighted with the results. All in all a very enjoyable days class.
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Jenny
29 Jun
Had a wonderful day of pottery! Was a long enough session to properly consolidate the skill.. learned loads! Thank you
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Elizabeth
23 Jul
This was my first time throwing on the wheel - I have done pinch pot classes before and loved it so I thought I'd try the wheel. I wasn't sure what to expect and tried to arrive with an open mind. Clover gave us a demonstration where she explained everything very clearly, but I was thinking gosh that looks difficult and my first pot wasn't a great success...neither was my second. Clover was so patient and helpful and really took the time to make sure everyone was progressing and I feel that I got better really quickly as I could really learn from her clear and kind advice after my mistakes. By my 3rd pot I was getting the hang of things and I was really happy with the 6 pots I chose at the end and also the choice of glazes. I'm now thinking of coming back and doing a series of evening classes with Clover to learn even more!
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Margaret
18 Jul
Clover is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher, always happy to advise and encourage. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first classes with her and will certainly continue my potting - there is so much to learn.
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Olivia
10 Dec
I have absolutely loved my 6 week pottery course with Clover. As a complete beginner I have really enjoyed learning a new skill and Clover has been thorough and helpful in every session, giving skills and advice, whilst also allowing you the freedom to create exactly what you want. A huge thank you!
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Kirsten
4 Sep
Clover was an amazing teacher! I'm to excited to see my finished pots, I did better than I thought and I think a lot of that is down to how accessible the course was. I went on my own and everybody was super friendly and I have the bug now, I'll certainly be booking another course at some point!