Workshop 305 Community Interest Company art classes in London
Workshop 305 Community Interest Company art classes in London

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Workshop 305 Community Interest Company

114 reviews
114 reviews

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

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

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

Our evening and weekend workshops, team building days and specialist workshops all support the work that we do.

FIND US

  • The nearest tube station is Wimbledon Park.
  • The nearest train stations are Haydon’s Road and Earlsfield.
  • Buses: 156, 200.
  • We have ample free parking.
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Pottery And Mosaics

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Reviews(114)View all reviews

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Chelsie
20 Jul
Thanks for the informative workshop!
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Nancy
28 Sep
Teacher explained really well all the techniques and outcomes. Love it!
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Gemma
1 Mar
The glazing workshop was really good. We were taught different techniques and then helped throughout, the teachers gave hints and tips to make things better :)
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Nancy
18 Nov
Love it! Amazing teacher, space, very nice atmosphere. Lots of utensils to work, cant wait to see the results!

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Chelsie
20 Jul
Thanks for the informative workshop!
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Nancy
28 Sep
Teacher explained really well all the techniques and outcomes. Love it!
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Gemma
1 Mar
The glazing workshop was really good. We were taught different techniques and then helped throughout, the teachers gave hints and tips to make things better :)
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Nancy
18 Nov
Love it! Amazing teacher, space, very nice atmosphere. Lots of utensils to work, cant wait to see the results!
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Helen
8 Dec
Very informative and personalised session, tutor was patient and helpful, warm and positive learning environment, would highly recommend.
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Helen
15 Dec
Had so much fun glazing the pots I made last week. Didn't get to do mosaic - maybe next year!
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Grace
18 May
A great afternoon! Everyone was super friendly and helpful, although it's in a bit of an awkward location I'd definitely recommend to anyone looking to have a fun afternoon getting your hands dirty!
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Chelsie
17 Jul
I bought this workshop as a birthday gift for my mother. She didn’t think she would be any good at it and therefore was very apprehensive about the session. She was pleasently surprised and we both enjoyed everything from start to finish. Our tutor Emily was so patient and helpful. Needless to say we will be back for more.
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Clare
10 Jan
Great class, lets you try several different techniques and the instructors are so friendly and helpful! Can't wait for the next!
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Rebecca
25 Jan
I attended a introduction to pottery workshop just before Christmas. It was a lot fun. The class size was small and intimate which meant plenty of time to get on the wheel and moulding. We were taught some great techniques for both the wheel and moulding. The teachers were patient, friendly, made the class and even let us rest our arms with a midway tea and biscuit break
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Francesca
6 Feb
Really enjoyed the session - it felt like a nice balance of being able to try different things with the clay, plus between being supported by the staff and left to your own devices.
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Ellie
20 Feb
Lovely friendly staff, very welcoming. The venue was easy to find and very interesting to look around all the good work they do there. I bought the taster session as a present for my partner and wasn't expecting to enjoy it so much myself, we are now going to book the next session to glaze the bits we made on the evening.
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Sarah
14 Mar
Really informative and relaxed, definitely recommend on your own or with a friend
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Izabella
18 Jun
Lovely- helpful staff and very relaxing as an activity! Loved it.
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Christina
12 Jan
I love this place. It is the best post work wind down. Great people to give you as much (or little) advise, help or encouragement as you want. Good vibe and enough equipment to keep learning new things. Give it a try.
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Izabella
11 Mar
Loved it and will go again. Staff are lovely, helpful & encouraging!
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Izabella
5 Jun
Lovely staff & atmosphere. Many different types of techniques to try out too.
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Izabella
30 Jul
Lovely workshops & lovely helpful and supportive staff!
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Izabella
7 Dec
Great class- good facilities and tutors are lovely 😊
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Daniela
25 Feb
As a beginner to pottery, I thoroughly enjoyed the course! The teachers are very friendly and the class was very relaxed. Will definitely come back :)
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Ivett
16 Mar
It was an amazing experience, enjoyed a lot, nice friendly people in a place what reminds me for my kindergarten back in a days... I highly recommend to Everyone, specially if you want to relax your mind and escape from our running “everyday-life”... Hope to go back soon! :)
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Sylvia
9 Dec
A lovely evening, very welcoming and highly inspirational. Totally recommend
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Monica
29 Jan
Loved every minute of it! The team is great, good engagement and support in doing your best work!! I had the glazing class booked 2 weeks after the pottery one and I would recommend to anyone to book both of them! Much fulfilling to see the pieces developing and shaping in little decorations that could be displayed at home or even made into gifts!
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Lylie
2 Mar
Another lovely evening spent here, originally for making pottery, on this visit to glaze our pottery. The ladies are inviting, patient and knowledgeable - I absolutely recommend giving it a go; it's really relaxing!
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A
16 Mar
Excellent as ever. WorkshopStaff are extremely knowledgeable - most are artists themselves to a greater or lesser degree -
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Sheila Rayner
3 Nov
305 was a lovely venue very light and spacious the staff were very friendly and helpful the children made Christmas decorations they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and couldn’t wait to go back each year
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Jo rayner
3 Nov
305 is a very spacious and has lots of room to work . I am a foster carer and the children made Christmas decorations for their parents they really enjoyed it ,the staff were very patient and helpful with the children. Really looking forward to going this year .
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Sally
18 Nov
Enjoyed the start of the festive period making porcelain decorations. Can’t wait to get the finished items ready for the tree.
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Alison
30 Jul
Lovely! I had a really relaxing and creative time. All the staff are really friendly and helpful. Facilities and equipment were just right and tea and biscuits, a very welcome extra!
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Lily
9 Jul
The taster session was brilliant. The studio is really relaxed and welcoming. You can have a try at anything and the tutors give you all the guidance you need. Would really recommend
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David
8 Oct
My wife and I both really enjoyed it. It was a friendly and relaxed environment. The teachers gave you guidance and some space to experiment. Their enthusiasm and love of clay was apparent and it made us enjoy it even more. Thank you.
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Gaurav
8 Oct
I had a great time - 5 stars!
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Lorraine
29 Oct
I really enjoyed it. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
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Nicola
29 Oct
Awesome pottery session. Extremely helpful team, fabulous materials and equipment. Wholly recommend.
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Viktoriya
20 Nov
Very creative , inspiring and relaxed atmosphere, friendly people.The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because of the location-industrial zone, it was a bit scary in the darkness to get there.And one tip-have an idea what do you want to create, at least kind of idea. After all WORTH IT!
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Daniel
24 Nov
Absolutely brilliant time with obby. Myself and my wife decided to try out some pottery and it was fantastic, really got stuck in, got to try wheel throwing and even managed to do some moulds. Really impressed and happy to go again any time.
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Nele
24 Nov
We had a great time getting to know the different techniques in pottery. The staff was super friendly and made us feel relaxed.
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Fiona
8 Dec
Loved the pottery taster session! Our tutor Sorcha was lovely and very friendly! I really enjoyed being able to try out the wheel, looking forward to glaze the pottery in our next taster session!! :)
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Lavina
8 Dec
Nice spacious and homely workshop. Very friendly staff!
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Lavina
8 Dec
Nice spacious and homely workshop. Very friendly staff!
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Fiona
15 Dec
Another great session where we did the glazing of our small pots from the first session. It would have been even better if we had been given a few samples beforehand as example to get some ideas on different ways how to glaze. Overall, really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and it was real fun! Will be signing up for the pottery course!
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Margot
12 Jan
The Pottery Mosaic Taster session was great.They very kindly listened to what I wanted to do and guided me to all the materials and gave me help and suggestions when ever I asked.It is run in a large room with lots going on and people of every age which mean there is a lovely community spirit.It is rare to see people of so many different ages working alongside one another to be creative.Thank you I will now be doing the whole 10 weeks
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Ernie
7 Feb
Great experience, great teachers, all round great experience. Highly recommend
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Kirsten
27 Apr
This was a great session! The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and we were given the opportunity to try lots of techniques. It’s a great way to try out pottery and mosaic to see if you want to sign up for a full course!
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Jackie
4 May
The mosaic taster was so interesting that I shall be joining hopefully the last three weeks of the course. There are many interesting projects to begin and there are piles of mosaics and tiles to make your imagination go wild! Having already had a taster session for Pottery I was able to find my fired work and get it glazed. What a friendly place to have a go and the tutors are very helpful.
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Sophie
11 May
Although the place was difficult to find, the atmosphere and teachers were great! Emily helped us a lot with throwing on the wheel and we really enjoyed our time! Looking forward to coming back to do glazing
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Nicole
25 May
So relaxed and wonderful!
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Jessica
6 Jun
Loved this taster session. Pottery is lots of fun & the team are all so friendly. If you would like to try the potters wheel then book this taster session today! Thank you!
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Allison
6 Jun
Great fun, Glad I have learned Pottery, Cannot wait to be back!
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Georgia
27 Jun
Lovely places, lovely staff. They were so helpful and let us be as creative as we wanted. Definitely going back!
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Kit
20 Jul
Great fun and the teachers are really helpful
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Helen
27 Sep
We had a great time at the pottery beginners session. Everyone was so welcoming and Mike our teacher was great. Would recommend to anyone. Helen
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Tristan
30 Sep
My fiancee thoroughly enjoyed her evening, Mike was a great teacher and the environment was lovely too.
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Sylvia
8 Oct
Very sociable, friendly and a fun way to spend an evening learning a new skill 💖
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David
13 Oct
Would highly recommend! Staff were great and a lovely environment in which to work
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Mandy Harwar
22 Oct
Had a great time everyone was friendly and very helpful, there was plenty of parking and learnt a new skill.
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Emma
16 Nov
Completed a pottery taster session with my partner. Both loved it. It was great fun and would defo recommend to others. Made vases, box and a dish.
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Carly
16 Nov
Thoroughly enjoyable Pottery session. Patient attentive staff ...and a lovely friendly chilled atmosphere. Would highly recommend !
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Catriona
3 Jan
A blooming lovely way to spend an evening. Plenty of time to try different techniques. Everyone was really friendly too.
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Stephen
8 Jan
Very helpful and informative staff, and a very enjoyable evening for two complete beginners to pottery.
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Yuhong
8 Jan
I had a great fun and teachers were very helpful, I made three pieces of items through my class, will go back to glaze them in the future ! Definitely recommend other to try the class
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Olly
10 Jan
Great fun and our teachers were very patient. The time flew by and looking forward to going to another session
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Lylie
10 Jan
Both my partner and I had a fabulous time. A really knowledgeable team, who had both patience and skill in a lovely working environment with pottery and art on display, some of which could even be purchased. Highly recommend giving it a go!
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Monica
29 Jan
Lovely and engaging team. Loved the experience and I’m planing to go back for more fun! I recommend to book the glazing class together as they are both great experiences!
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Samantha
1 Feb
Really loved this session. The workshop is calming and lots of fun stuff to look at around the walls. Working in a corporate office but being quite arty at heart, I really loved being here for a few hours. It is so calm, after the running around I do daily in my job! Very much considering doing a full course as I enjoyed it so much The girls at the workshop are all very nice and know their stuff. Great teachers, and very patient. Went through techniques such as: - pottery on the wheel - hand building with different techniques - using moulds - using stamps to pattern the clay I wll be returning to Glaze, very soon - and discuss full courses. Thanks team, Sam -
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Katia
1 Feb
I really enjoyed tgis f7n as it was an amazing way to express my creativity and what is going on in my life at the moment. I would highly reccommend this class. The teachers were really great as they helped you on anything yiu were unsyre of and they demostrated the steps very well. You could choose up to 4 things to make including anything made by hand and also made on the wheel. It would be abpleasure to come agin, Aglaé
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Vanessa
7 Feb
This session was great, really informative, great teachers and really good fun! We were shown a number of different techniques and learnt how to use the potters wheel. The teachers were patient, very knowledgeable and friendly. I found the session very relaxing as it's in a very nice, calm environment.
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Philip
9 Feb
Thanks for a fantastic session trying pottery for the first time. Very knowledgeable teachers helped me with my very own bowl and tea light holders. Will be booking the glazing session and in the near future will sign up to a longer course to really learn the intricacies of pottery, especially the wheel.
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Anna
11 Feb
The Pottery Taster Session was brilliant, my girlfriend and I had a great time! The people running it were lovely, funny and helpful. It was exciting to learn a new skill, and a good laugh when it didn't go quite to plan on the wheel. We can't wait to come back and glaze our creations :)
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Marine
13 Feb
I really enjoyed this class. I could try 2 pottery techniques in just enough time to make 3 nice pots. The teachers are really nice and give plenty of techniques and advices to help you doing the best work possible
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Gemma Patten
20 Feb
Our pottery taster workshop was so much fun, and the ladies taking the class were so lovely and helpful. We learnt so much more than what I was expecting. The teachers really took such an interest in everyone's work and gave you hints and tips on how to make things better :D
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Jonty Naismith
21 Feb
We came to the Pottery session on Weds 13 February and had a great time - and were even pleased with some of the pots we made! :) It was great fun, the teachers were really helpful and friendly, and we particularly enjoyed the opportunity to have a go on the wheel. Thank you!
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Michael Addo
22 Feb
In this pottery taster session we learnt how to prepare the clay before working with it. We also learnt about the differnt techniques involved in modelling and using the wheel. The teachers were very helpful and gave hands on support were needed. The venue was a decent sized space and had plenty of tools and equipment for all the students in the class. I had a great time and look forwards to the glazing class
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Billie Cobb
24 Feb
We learned how to hand make pottery, and throw a bowl! The teachers were all super friendly and helpful very approachable, and we had a great laugh. The venue was easy to get to, had lots of parking and the workshop was fully equipped anything we needed.
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Gabrielle Hedley
26 Feb
I had a great time at this workshop! I was late arriving as I'd gotten a little lost on the way. I called up and spoke to Kerry, who was really lovely and offered to come and pick me up. I was a bit nervous at first as the class had already started but Saoirse made me feel very welcome and started filling me in on what I'd missed. I made 3 pieces and had a go at throwing clay on the wheel, which as great fun! It was such a fun evening, I can't wait to go back a do a glazing session. I would thoroughly recommend this place for anyone who likes to get creative and fancies trying out pottery! I will be recommending it to friends!
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Ronnie Reeve
2 Mar
The venue was wonderfully laid out displaying art for sale made by others who attend the venue. Easy parking. The teachers were lovely; patient and knowledgeable and made us feel welcomed. It was a birthday gift to me and we learnt a number of things during our two hour lesson including using the potters wheel. We enjoyed ourselves so much we booked onto the glazing class to decorate what we made. I highly recommend this course.
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Claudia
14 Mar
I had a fantastic time - the teachers were wonderful and allowed me to be creative! Loved it, and would highly recommend the Pottery Taster Session.
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Siobhan
14 Mar
Absolutely loved the course, I’ve always wanted to try a pottery class so was delighted when I was given a gift voucher for Christmas and I wasn’t disappointed. The teachers are extremely helpful and very patience. Not only do you get the opportunity to create your own clay masterpieces you get to have a go on the pottery wheel, which I found very therapeutic. I can’t wait to go back and glaze my pieces. Thank you.
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Emma
14 Mar
I thought it was very well run and l enjoyed it. The teachers were helpful and informative.
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Afra Cory
15 Mar
I learnt how to throw on the wheel which was great fun and also how to mould the clay into any shape! The teachers were AMAZING. Caroline (I think!) was so encouraging on the wheel and explained it in a way which made sense and the Irish lady (I'm not even going to attempt to spell her name) was excellent at showing how to use the moulds and make whatever shapes we wanted. She was also hilarious! The venue was lovely and spacious and loved all of the work that was displayed around the place, including the giant whale!
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Rebecca Wyatt
17 Mar
The pottery taster session was excellent, both teachers were really friendly and informative and very patient with my novice pottery skills! The class was great fun and the workshop was really creative and inspiring. Thank you!
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Catriona Wyatt
17 Mar
The class was absolutely great, both the teachers were really friendly and super helpful. It was an incredibly enjoyable evening and really interesting to learn about the different methods of making pottery, both freehand and the techniques on the wheel too. All in all a really fantastic experience - would definitely recommend!
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Anja
24 Mar
This was a fantastic activity for us as a family, we loved every minute of it and made some new pots and animals to take home. All the teachers were amazing and so friendly and patient with my over excited children. Can't wait to go back
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Jackie
24 Mar
What a great class to learn what can be done with clay. Learnt how to make an animal and also turned out a bowl on the Potter's wheel with a lot of help. The staff were very helpful and it was very interesting to see what everybody else made.
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Daniella
25 Mar
Great teachers, wonderful space and great new skills learnt. Thank you!!
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Lisa
26 Mar
My son with complex needs very much enjoyed attending Hey Clay this past weekend. The leaders there were all very encouraging and geared their input to my son's abilities nicely. I will look out for further workshops in the future. Thanks very much!
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Rodney
22 May
Took my friend to the Hey Clay! Workshop. He has Down’s Syndrome and a visual/hearing impairment. He absolutely loved the session and was very skilled at the potter’s wheel, which was unexpected and amazing!!! His parents were delighted to hear about his skills and that he had such a fun filled and fantastic day! We are looking forward to returning for a glazing session in the future. A BIG thumbs up from us!!! Raz and Bex
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Anonymous
14 Jan
Everyone is very helpful and the class has a great atmosphere.
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Loren
18 Jun
A wonderful atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. It's the highlight of my week.
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Sally
17 Sep
I had a fabulous first workshop! It was so friendly and a very calm relaxed atmosphere. I also managed to make two pots, which I was not expecting.I am looking forward to the next workshop and cannot praise Sorsha, Mike & Jos for their help on the day.
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Sam
17 Sep
My first time here and very much enjoying the course. The staffing level is great. Always someone on hand to help with queries and s. The staff are very hands on and incredibly approachable. I take my 8 year old child with me and she can be a handful, but the staff are fabulous with her.
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Sally
5 Nov
I am thoroughly enjoying the pottery & mosaic evening class held at Workshop 305. It has been a revelation to have access to a variety of pottery forms and complete creative freedom, with assistance on hand when required. A great group of people with huge imaginations.
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Loren
17 Sep
Fantastic!
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Sam
15 Jan
This is my third booking for this session. There is a good balance of people doing mosaics and Pottery. The teachers are very approachable and helpful. Materials in abundance and lots of good company. Very enjoyable (from a complete novice!).
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Karen
11 Mar
Fantastic environment for all levels - both for pottery and mosaics. Lovely informal classes - with help and advice always available.
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Ragna
11 Mar
I have been going to this pottery and mosaics workshop for two years now and I absolutely love it. The teachers are amazing, very knowledgeable and lovely people. I couldn't recommend this workshop more highly.
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Sam
12 Mar
I'm thoroughly enjoying this class. The teachers are supportive, approachable and very knowledgeable. the group is friendly and mostly made of those who come back again and again, term after term. Highly recommended.
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Ragna
13 Mar
Absolutely brilliant workshop.
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Sally
16 Mar
I have now completed 3 terms at the Pottery & Mosaic class, and I’m hooked! The tutors are so adorable, helpful but not overpowering. It is such a creative environment with people of all abilities. As soon as you arrive you clear your head and get your hands dirty. I absolutely love it!
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Diana
16 Mar
Workshop305 Excellent facilities and very good tutors. Friendly atmosphere. Also if the class supports people with learning difficulties or physical difficulties, it's even better as the photographs and evidence of work by them is brilliant.
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TJ
18 Mar
lovely people and great, relaxed atmosphere. Great for all experience levels
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Jackie
27 May
Joined for last 3 week of course and found the mosaic workshop really interesting. Hope to get back to finish project on the next course. The personnel who were available for the mosaics and pottery were very friendly and the course was held in a venue that had a lot of interesting projects going on.
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Sally
2 Jun
Love the pottery & mosaic course at Workshop 305. I’m completely addicted. The tutors are so helpful and inspiring always so encouraging as are the group.
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Sam
4 Jun
I really this course. Very informal and relaxing. the staff are great, approachable and knowledgeable. You can pretty much get on with what you want and ask for advice or you take guidance if you are out of ideas. I've learnt so much in a very short time.
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Sally
28 Jul
Last Pottery & Mosaic evening class, I will really miss it. But signed up for September and planning my next project. It’s a great class and lovely tutors. Try taster session.
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Ragna Mueller Bowen
19 Oct
I‘ve been doing this amazing pottery and mosaics class for nearly 3 years now and I absolutely love it. The tutors are very knowledgeable and incredibly lovely and I’ve learned a lot of stuff to do with how to make pots and mostly how to create great mosaics. I highly recommend it.
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Sally
30 Oct
I am addicted. I really enjoy the complete freedom to create. Workshop 305 have great facilities and the tutors are very knowledgeable. I can’t give it up.
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Jacqui
1 Nov
Lovely studio, great resources, really helpful staff and have met some great friends.
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Loren
2 Nov
Now on my second year and it continues to be the highlight of my week!
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Sally
10 Dec
Another term doing what I love! Workshop 305 is the perfect place to put your creativity to use. Love it!
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Laura
25 Feb
Very helpful staff, I would definitely recommend!
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Sally Gomes
26 Feb
Loved learning to use the potters wheel, lifelong ambition. I just want to do it again. Great tutors and facilities, just add your imagination and you’re good to go.
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Sam
11 Mar
I've made a number of lovely things on this course using a potters wheel, moulds and constructing. I've struggled a bit with the glazing, but the staff are always on hand to help so I need to make more of this when I'm glazing in future. I've recently attending with my 10 year old daughter and she loves the course. she's always made some rather lovely things too. The guys there support her really well and are particularly motivational.
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Sally
4 Feb
Great afternoon a relaxing session with really helpful, friendly, informative tutor . So easy to be creative and get good results with this simple technique.