Odile Cadiot art classes in London
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Odile Cadiot art classes in London
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Odile Cadiot

92 reviews
92 reviews

Odile studied chemistry, but fell in love with pottery after trying some evening classes in Farnham. After learning to throw and run a studio by working with other artists, she decided to set up her own space in West London which she runs with her partner Kieran.

Their studio is in a beautiful old Victorian school building in Maida Vale which houses 150+ artists and creative makers. They've invented many of the tools, teaching aids and techniques they use at the studio and are constantly experimenting with new ideas and processes.

Odile works full time as a potter and pottery teacher. She also likes cooking and gardening because she can make the dishes...

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Jenny
21 May
I absolutely loved this class! The studio is part of a larger shared artists space (Kindred Studios) which is based near Maida Vale and super easy to get to. When I arrived Odile had a cup of tea brewing, and I had a chance to have a look around before the class started. The studio itself is really lovely and bright, and gives such a great insight in to the inner workings of a full time ceramicist. The class started with such an expert demonstration from Odile that I thought I would be picking up the wheel throwing in no time, little did I realise that her skills make it look a lot easier than it is (it's also totally mesmerising to watch)! We then spent some time cutting and shaping our clay into usable pieces ready to start throwing on the wheel. Of course this was my favourite part of the workshop, and after a few failed attempts, and lots of help and patience from Odile, I finally got the hang of it (I think!) and managed to create a bowl that I was incredibly happy with. It's such a great feeling of accomplishment, and I can't wait to see the bowl once it's glazed and fired. Something I didn't know, glazing is basically like a light coat of paint, and Odile gave us choices on the colour - bonus! I left the studio with a big smile on my face and have definitely got the pottery bug. Thank you so much to Odile and Obby for the perfect Sunday - 5 stars!!!
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Holly
6 Aug
It was a really great workshop, and as it was a small group we were able to get a lot of help and attention throughout. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to try out the pottery wheel and have a little Ghost moment!
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Joelle
21 Aug
Enjoyed the workshop tremendously, the teaching was very clear and personal. Workshop is big, airy, wonderful environment to learn pottery. Would definitely signing up for more!
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Joelle
21 Aug
Very enjoyable workshop.

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Jenny
21 May
I absolutely loved this class! The studio is part of a larger shared artists space (Kindred Studios) which is based near Maida Vale and super easy to get to. When I arrived Odile had a cup of tea brewing, and I had a chance to have a look around before the class started. The studio itself is really lovely and bright, and gives such a great insight in to the inner workings of a full time ceramicist. The class started with such an expert demonstration from Odile that I thought I would be picking up the wheel throwing in no time, little did I realise that her skills make it look a lot easier than it is (it's also totally mesmerising to watch)! We then spent some time cutting and shaping our clay into usable pieces ready to start throwing on the wheel. Of course this was my favourite part of the workshop, and after a few failed attempts, and lots of help and patience from Odile, I finally got the hang of it (I think!) and managed to create a bowl that I was incredibly happy with. It's such a great feeling of accomplishment, and I can't wait to see the bowl once it's glazed and fired. Something I didn't know, glazing is basically like a light coat of paint, and Odile gave us choices on the colour - bonus! I left the studio with a big smile on my face and have definitely got the pottery bug. Thank you so much to Odile and Obby for the perfect Sunday - 5 stars!!!
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Holly
6 Aug
It was a really great workshop, and as it was a small group we were able to get a lot of help and attention throughout. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to try out the pottery wheel and have a little Ghost moment!
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Joelle
21 Aug
Enjoyed the workshop tremendously, the teaching was very clear and personal. Workshop is big, airy, wonderful environment to learn pottery. Would definitely signing up for more!
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Joelle
21 Aug
Very enjoyable workshop.
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Carla
3 Sep
The course was intimate and a lot of fun. I definitely recommend it!
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Lucy
9 Sep
I loved this class. Odile is a great teacher and I am now completely hooked. I’ve already booked more classes with her. Absolutely recommend this
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Stephanie
30 Sep
The workshop was really great! Would highly recommend this workshop for anyone wanting to try out the pottery wheel!
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Céline
14 Aug
Odile is really nice and provide clear explanations. I was happy with the result... can't wait to receive my mug in a few weeks!
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Fran
10 Sep
The workshop was great. Odile was lovely and her tips were on point! I had a fantastic time
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liu
14 May
It was really nice! We enjoyed it a lot. We will definitely come again and make more bowls and mugs :D
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Harjhot
28 May
Odile is a fantastic teacher. There are only 3 people in total so she's able to give great individual attention. Odile teaches you how to get started using a pottery wheel and how to shape a bowl, which she will glaze and send to you.
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Debbie
28 May
We had such a fun afternoon and despite our intial misgivings that we would make a complete mess, we made two pots that Odile is kindly glazing and posting to us.It was our first time using a pottery wheel, however Odile, with her initial demonstration, made it all seem so simple. She then guided us through the process step by step, giving assistance and encouragement when needed and making the experience throughly enjoyable and positive. Odile is welcoming and friendly and we would definitely recommend her workshop. Both of us would like to go back to have another go!
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Hiu Man Eunice
17 Jun
Enjoyed the workshop very much. Learnt a lot of throwing techniques and had sufficient time to practice the skills. Highly recommended.
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Anna
1 Jul
Odile' pottery wheel class was absolutely superb. I can't thank her enough for the best fun I've had in ages. I came away feeling over the moon at having started learning a new skill in the most relaxed and supportive environment. Odile is a truly wonderful teacher and is brimming with expert knowledge, enthusiasm and encouragement. Her passion for her work really shines through. Thank you Odile - I will definitely be returning very soon.
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Adam
3 Jul
This workshop was great - really fun and rewarding. It was a class of three so we each got a lot of one-on-one attention. It's harder than it looks but Odile was great at guiding me through the steps. Can't wait to see my glazed pot!
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Hiu Man Eunice
4 Jul
Enjoyed the class very much.
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Sarah
16 Jul
Odile’s workshop was so much fun! Odile was super friendly, a fantastic teacher, informative and fun. The venue is an old college turned into creative studios which is a really nice idea! I’ve never worked with clay before and made my own bowl! I would highly recommend and definitely return for more workshops.
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Sarah
16 Jul
Odile’s workshop was so much fun! Odile was super friendly, a fantastic teacher, informative and fun. The venue is an old college turned into creative studios which is a really nice idea! I’ve never worked with clay before and made my own bowl! I would highly recommend and definitely return for more workshops.
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Selma and Adam
16 Jul
Very friendly hosting coupled with an amazing time learning how to make our first piece of pottery and will not be our last!
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Tamara
18 Jul
Odile was wonderfully helpful and clear with her teaching, in which we made great use of the hour and a half making 2 bowls. She has fantastic troubleshooting skills to make any mistake into a purpose ;) An intimate session with 3 people in total so you really do get attention and help. I'll be back! Great environment and thank you for making my first experience so memorable and positive! :)
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Alena
22 Jul
Great class, really enjoyed it, Odile was very friendly and made sure we all had something made by the end of the class! Looking forward to receive our pieces!
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Laura
24 Jul
Great workshop - Odile is a wonderful, patient teacher and explains everything really clearly. It is a very relaxed class in a lovely bright, airy studio. Would highly recommend!
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Charmaine
28 Jul
My partner and I had so much fun centre-ing and throwing on the wheel, making our own breakfast/pasta/salad bowls. We are so excited to see the glazed and fired products in a few weeks' time! Odile is an amazing tutor and an impressive artist and potter. She gave very clear instructions, was incredibly patient, and extremely encouraging. Odile was also fantastic at meeting her students at our different experience levels and making sure that we were all able to achieve our goals for the lesson. We had a such a wonderful time today and will definitely be back for more lessons!
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Hs
30 Jul
Place it self was very cute . Odille was amazing with instructions , it was super easy to follow and make stuff. Definitely going back to learn more.
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Manuella
30 Jul
Odile was a thoughtful and helpful teacher who took time with each workshop participant one-on-one. The class was great value and I would definitely come again. Her studio is beautiful too!
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Book
5 Aug
It is a nice experience for my first wheel pottery workshop, Odile explains everything so clear for beginners. Enjoy the workshop so much!☺️☺️
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Alyona
7 Aug
That was very interesting experience! thank you, Odile!
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Julie-Anne
14 Aug
Makes a brilliant cup of tea and has a great simple method of explaining how to work on a wheel. Classes are a good size which means everyone gets help. I can't wait to see the end result!!!
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Giloux
14 Aug
Thank you Odile for this really relaxing moment. Looking forward to do it again.
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Manuela
15 Aug
I took part to the Wheel pottery workshop and I found it absolutely brilliant. Odille is very sweet and she explains everything clearly, breaking down in steps in order to make everything even simpler. I went there with a friend with Asperger Syndrome and Odille has been superb. Herself and her activity is very inclusive for whom has got conditions and hasn't: touching clay and all other materials is very primordial, very therapeutic and everyone can benefit from it. As I suggested he it would be fantastic if she could run a weekly course to enter in depth in the art. Thank you Odille
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Jola
18 Aug
Lovely idea for a date. Small teaching group. Great session! Definitely would recommend.
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Andrew
3 Sep
Fantastic time at this workshop - I just wish I had longer to spend on the wheel. Odile was a great tutor and I can't wait to see the bowls we produced.
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Collee
10 Sep
Such a nice surprise to walk into the class and find out that it was only for myself and another person. With such a small class it was really easy to develop the skills quickly. Odile was friendly and supportive. She gave clear demos and instructions. Really nice way to spend a weekend. Highly recommend!
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Kate
10 Sep
Odile was a perfect teacher, very patient and gave a couple of demos so we could really get to grips with the process of using the wheel. She guided very calmly and stepped in to save the day when things start to go pear-shaped! Beautiful studio and surroundings. Will definitely go back again!
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Pauline
12 Sep
A very enjoyable class that has given me the bug! We used the wheel to make a bowl or two and it was great fun. A lot harder than you think. Odile was very friendly and with only 3 people in the class you get lots of attention! Odile finishes off the bowls and will send to us in 3 weeks, I can't wait to see my creation! I only wish it was longer as time seem to fly!
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Eric
15 Sep
Great facilities and a wonderful teacher! Odile is extremely welcoming and friendly. The class started with us learning how to prep the clay before centering it on the wheel and finally throwing. Odile was very encouraging and really knows her stuff. It was a wonderful experience and I'd highly recommend it
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Eric
15 Sep
Great facilities and a wonderful teacher! Odile is extremely welcoming and friendly. The class started with us learning how to prep the clay before centering it on the wheel and finally throwing. Odile was very encouraging and really knows her stuff. It was a wonderful experience and I'd highly recommend it
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Debbie
17 Sep
Brilliant session & great tuition from Odile who is really friendly. The small group size means its almost 1:1 guidance, which is a bonus. The space to work is lovely too. Definitely would recommend it. We were enjoying it so much, the only disappointment was with how quickly the time flew by!
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J
5 Oct
Great experience with Odile. The slot was created for us and as soon as we arrived Odile was welcoming, a great teacher and was both informative and interactive. 90 minutes later I was only left wishing we had longer. Would recommend to anyone!
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Sophie
8 Oct
Odile was so friendly and a brilliant teacher. Her class was really informative and a great first foray into pottery
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Sophie
8 Oct
Odile was so friendly and a brilliant teacher. Her class was really informative and a great first foray into pottery
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Jamie Walling
9 Oct
I learned how to work with clay on the wheel: how to form it and dry it ready for firing. I was blown away with the bowl I made. It was brilliant. Odile is an amazing teacher with such a gentle calm manner. I loved the workshop !
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Becks harman
12 Oct
The pottery workshop was a surprise present by my boyfriend. It was such a joy. Wonderful tuition and fun making a pot. Looking forward to get it in the future.
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Becks harman
12 Oct
The pottery workshop was a surprise present by my boyfriend. It was such a joy. Wonderful tuition and fun making a pot. Looking forward to get it in the future.
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Lauren
15 Oct
Odile was the perfect host and great teacher. Despite me being complete a complete beginner (with no hidden talents on the wheel) she was patient and helped me each step of the way. A great way to try something new!
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Anika
18 Oct
Highly recommend - would do again!
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Ishrat
4 Nov
5 stars for the class and the teacher. I went on my own and had such great fun. The teacher is amazing and so super talented.
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Cheryl
5 Nov
Had a great time at the Wheel Workshop! Very informative and fun, and the small group helped to make sure I/we had individual attention and help. It was a lovely 90 minutes, and I can't wait to see my "bowls" in their finished product! Thank you Odile, you were lovely and very helpful!
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Sheena
11 Nov
Odile was such an amazing teacher and very kind throughout. She made us all feel very comfortable and encouraged us to keep persisting with our throwing techniques even if we were struggling. Wonderful workshop, definitely recommend and well worth the money!
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Gabrielle
20 Nov
I had a great time! Odile was lovely, really helpful and patient. Would go again!
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George
21 Nov
Oddie was great! I arranged this workshop for my partners birthday and we really enjoyed it. I'm sure we'll be back soon.
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Martha
24 Nov
The class was wonderful and so was Odile! The step-based approach to using the wheel and preparing the clay was concise and useful when put into practice. Odile was unendingly patient with a first-time wheel-er like me, and her love of clay and of teaching her art was a joy to experience! Thank you, Odile; I can’t wait to come back!
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Jemima
25 Nov
An excellent introduction to the pottery wheel! Odile was a brilliant, patient teacher who taught us the basics and aided us in producing our bowls. Nice , accessible venue.
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Melanie
27 Nov
Best experience!
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nadia
2 Dec
A fun, relaxed and enjoyable workshop, lovely studio, inspirational and very friendly teacher, will definitely be booking more workshops here and recommending to friends 😊💖
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Saskia
9 Dec
We went to Odile's class as a group of 3 for one of the girls birthdays. We all had a wonderful time! Odile is super friendly and very good at walking you through the process of making your first piece. We only wished we could have stayed all afternoon and kept playing. It was a lot of fun. Thanks Odile!!
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Andrea
10 Dec
Excellent facilities. Friendly and highly skilled teacher. Small group of 3 students. Thoroughly enjoyed my first pottery class. Thank you!
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Christina
1 Nov
I was really happy to compete this course. Studio is brilliant, very bright and clean, very well equipped. They have any tool you could possibly need. I was very pleased with structured and detailed information Odile gave us. She introduced to the group basic technics of making pottery. Her guidance was very kind and cheerful. She is very experienced and knowledgeable potter. I've decided to continue with pottery making after this course.
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Dharpana
5 Dec
Odile is a wonderful, incredibly talented teacher and she makes you feel so at home as you're working your way through the skills of pottery. It's such an enjoyable experience. 10/10 would recommend
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Laura
5 Dec
Odile’s pottery class was one of my favourite experiences this year. She was not only incredibly talented, but also approachable, attentive, kind and always willing to help! I can’t wait to go back to doing classes every Monday!
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Steph
16 Jul
I attended this workshop with 4 friends as part of a Hen Do, Odile was amazing and made the whole experience really enjoyable. Odile coached and encouraged us throughout the whole session and I'm really excited to receive the finished article in the post in the next few weeks. I would definitely recommend this workshop.
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Emilie
17 Jul
It was a brilliant class, Odile was friend and easy going and made everything fun. We learnt loads and now looking forward to seeing he finished product!
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Emilie
17 Jul
It was a brilliant class, Odile was friend and easy going and made everything fun. We learnt loads and now looking forward to seeing he finished product!
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Cathy
1 Aug
Odile was a fantastic, friendly teacher who guided us through the plate-making process in a very informative, relaxed and positive way. She made it very fun for us and reassured us if we thought we'd made a mistake. The room was prepared and organised upon our arrival and we had everything we needed in front of us. The workshop was brilliant we ended up with beautiful plates!! Thank you very much Odile.
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Hollie
10 Oct
Great teacher and really fun, relaxing class.
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Charley
13 May
Brilliant workshop, lots of fun and very relaxing!
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Cara
24 May
Really pleased with the session! Loved it.
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Yasmina
18 Jun
Fantastic class and lovely lady leading it! It was such good fun. 10/10 would recommend.
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Oli Town
16 Jul
A great workshop for beginners in a very friendly studio learning the basic skills required to work clay on a wheel. Started with an in depth demonstration of all the techniques we would be using before getting our hands dirty and making our bowls (with a little help)! Would highly recommend!
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Ollie
8 Aug
Odile is an absolute delight! Fun, professional and clearly a master at her craft. I highly recommend for a calm Sunday afternoon activity. We had a great time. Thank you!
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Renata
13 Aug
Super nice class! Really reccommend to try it!
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Kathryn
20 Aug
A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours learning something new. Odile was fantastic. She explained everything really well and was very patient and helpful. The space and group size were also good and it feels great to make something with your own hands! Thank you.
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Melissa
21 Aug
Everything about the class was wonderful! Good location and Odile is a great teacher - looking forward to signing up for more!
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Melissa
22 Aug
Wonderful class! Great location and Odile was a lovely teacher. Looking forward to signing up for more!
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Caroline
11 Sep
I had a fantastic time at Odile’s workshop. She was hugely instructive and made pottery seem easy. She didn’t rush us and allowed us to take our time and just have fun with it. Highly recommend the class!
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Vanessa
8 Oct
Great pottery session suitable for beginners as well! Odile created a lovely relaxed environnement for us to form our very own breakfast bowl-authentic, no-fuss, simply a nice experience I d recomend to anyone looking to get their hands full with clay:) Thanks Odile-looking forward to receiving the bowls
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Angus Abbott
2 Nov
A really fun evening with an excellent casual environment to have fun and learn the basics of pottery. Would thoroughly recommend as a fun evening with a partner, a date or just generally!
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Yuhong
10 Dec
Great class,teacher was very patient to teach us and I will definitely come back again! Had a lot of fun
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Rebecca
10 Dec
The class was so enjoyable and Odile a fantastic and v friendly teacher. Can't wait to see my fired bowel!
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Jasmine
5 Aug
Odile is such a lovely teacher, super patient and super clear with instructions. The class is great for beginners and people with some experience but want to learn more. The studio is absolutely stunning, such a lovely creative environment, I am definitely going back for more classes with Odile!
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Alena
6 Aug
Great class, Odile was great at explaining every step and was very helpful and encouraging. I have only tried wheel pottery (once and it was also a class with Odile!) before this class and I was surprised at how well my mug turned out to be!
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Alfie
13 Aug
Brilliant
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Sam
13 Aug
Really enjoyed making my mug! Every step was explained in detail, the atmosphere was lovely and relaxed, lots of encouragement from Odile and a great mug made by the end of the class - highly recommend!
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Yvonne
8 Oct
Really enjoyed the class with Odile! Would come back again
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Lucy
24 Oct
Odile is an amazing teacher and the space is great. And I now own a gorgeous mug that I made myself!!!
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Eric
3 Dec
Odile is great! Her instructions are clear and helpful, which makes the class so much easier if you have no idea what you're doing. I really enjoyed her creative advice which helped to turn my ideas into something real. She really knows what she's doing!
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Martha
3 Dec
We had another brilliant session with Odile. Space to work independently, with support when you need it. Excited for the next class!
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Meriel
22 Oct
I’ve been doing pottery with Odile for two years now and I am addicted! I started in the weekly beginner course and now come each week. Odile is a kind and patient teacher who is very talented and explains things really clearly and simply. She’s really friendly, helpful and approachable. The studio is a wonderful space full of goodies and there are always interesting people to meet; many are now friends outside of class. I’ve made so many things and always look forward to pottery therapy each week! I’m tempted to say it’s not good so I can keep it my little secret...
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Martina Schmid
22 Oct
Odile is an amazing teacher with knowledge on every aspect of pottery and glazing. She enjoys sharing her expertise and is able to explain all processes and techniques in impressive detail. The pottery studio is beautiful and has a relaxing yet focused atmosphere. I would recommend the evening classes for anyone who enjoys experimenting with new techniques but will benefit from getting expert advice when necessary.
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Julia
31 Oct
Fantastic class - you come away with items you never imagined making, created in a relaxed, collaborative atmosphere with a great instructor.
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Danielle
6 Dec
Odile classes were well organised and I learned a lot. I really enjoyed every session.
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balfourlynn
9 Dec
Odile is the most informative and patient teacher. It was the most enjoyable way to spend 1 evening a week getting creative. I would definitely do it again and definitely recommend anyone interested in pottery giving this class a go.