Pottery Classes and Workshops

Milford, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Claire

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

I offer introductory lessons in throwing on the potters wheel. The class includes a full demonstration and then you will have fun throwing your own pots! The lesson can be one-to-one, or a party can be arranged. Pottery is fired and glazed on site and is ready for collection 4 weeks later, or can be posted to you. There are a number of options for tailor made classes and workshops. Classes are designed for beginners as well as the more experienced. The pottery garden is a safe space and you may want to feed the friendly hens too!
Other things to note
Please wear comfortable cloths that you don’t mind getting dirty! Towels and washing facilities are available, but the stairs are steep to go to the loo. A very friendly Staffie dog called Izzy lives in site and will greet you as if she’s known you all her life!
I offer introductory lessons in throwing on the potters wheel. The class includes a full demonstration and then you will have fun throwing your own pots! The lesson can be one-to-one, or a party can be arranged. Pottery is fired and glazed on site and is ready for collection 4 weeks later, or can be posted to you. There are a number of options for tailor made classes and workshops. Classes are designed for beginners as well as the more experience…

What's included

  • Food
    Hot drinks and biscuits are also provided. There is plenty of comfortable s...
  • Equipment
    All materials are included, and there is a wide range of glaze colours for...

Meet your host, Claire

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 19 Reviews
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I’m an expert in teaching all aspects of ceramics, but my specialism is throwing on the potters wheel. I’ve have taught ceramics for over 30 years now! I run a pottery studio from my large comfortable garden studio that is fully equipped with safety screens.I’m also able to organise one-to-one tuition or a range of workshops/ parties suitable for groups of people in my garden, under a 3X3 metre marquee.
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From £80/ person

£80 per person
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Where you'll be

Pottery lessons are held in the hosts large garden studio, which is fully equipped. There are five potters wheels, and a full range of making tools to use. It is possible to work outside under a large marquee. You may wish to visit the famous Secretts Farm Shop at the end of the Lane to purchase a picnic. There are facilities for raku firing and pit firing in the large garden, with a log burning fire pit to huddle around in the evening.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Julie
January 2022
Claire was a very friendly teacher. She demonstrates pottery well and is very patient with her students. Time went quickly, and it was a very enjoyable experience.
Lucy
November 2021
We had a wonderful time. Me and my sister took our mum for a surprise birthday treat. Such a great teacher and had loads of fun!
Phillip
October 2021
Claire is a fabulous teacher, with excellent guidance making what is a very difficult skil seem straight forward. This was a birthday gift, Claire’s charismatic personality made this experience not only educational but amazing fun! We travelled from Nottingham for this workshop, the only regret we have is that it is so far away as we would love to do this regularly. Thank you Claire for making my birthday gift extra special, and a birthday experience that I will never forget!
Diane
October 2021
Claire is a fantastic teacher, very talented and obviously enjoys sharing her love of pottery with others. We had a fun afternoon and were pleasantly surprised that we actually managed to make 2 bowls, mainly down to the fact that Claire was so patient and an extremely good tutor.
Tanya
October 2021
What a lovely little experience! Thank you Claire for guiding us both through our pottery making session. We had a lovely time and it was so therapeutic and calm. Made extra special by the greeting at the gate by gorgeous Izzy! Looking forward to collecting our 'pots' and definitely want to return for more creative time on the wheels!
Timi
July 2021
Enjoyed our session with Claire. She is clearly very passionate about pottery and takes pride in sharing all of the craft's wonders. We especially appreciated the intimacy and thoroughness of the experience.

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, 28 Jan
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Sat, 29 Jan
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Fri, 4 Feb
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Sat, 5 Feb
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Sun, 6 Feb
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Fri, 11 Feb
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Sat, 12 Feb
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Fri, 18 Feb
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 4 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Guests need to ensure short nails!
Wear comfortable clothes!

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.