Throwing a cup on the potters' wheel

Porthleven, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Jake

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 2 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Introduction to clay, where does it come from and how does it feel.

Hand-building techniques, use coils of clay to build a pot.

Pottery as a process, history and modern methods.

Ceramics and how clay becomes a cup, how does this simple cup come to be, how the potters' wheel can be used to create a cup.

Using the potters' wheel, guided step-by-step to experience the process of throwing on the potters' wheel.

Throwing yourself in at the deep-end, making a cup on your own.

Cleaning the hands.
Sharing experiences.
Other things to note
No prior experience needed, I will provide all the tools and equipment plus tea and coffee. The process is fun and engaging yet relaxing. Soon after, you will receive your cup in the post.
Introduction to clay, where does it come from and how does it feel.

Hand-building techniques, use coils of clay to build a pot.

Pottery as a process, history and modern methods.

Ceramics and how clay becomes a cup, how does this simple cup come to be, how the potters' wheel can be used to create a cup.

Using the potters' wheel, guided step-by-step to experience the process of throwing on the potters' w…

What's included

  • Drinks
    water
  • Equipment
    potters' wheel, firing, and onward postage

Meet your host, Jake

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 58 Reviews
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Pottery is playing with clay and I'm passionate about this, I run my own ceramics business. I have a background in creation education and communication, I grew up in a creative household both parents artists and went on to love the process of making too. I've also taught science and geography in both schools and university and so feel comfortable with communication.
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Where you'll be

We will be in my ceramics studio, cosy often warmed by the kiln, a converted fisherman's net loft located in the heart of Porthleven, just off the high street.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Darren
October 2021
Fabulous day with Jake. As I had done pottery before ( not on a wheel though) , it allowed me a head start, meaning I had lots of time on the wheel. Jake is a very good teacher and I learned so much. His studio is also warm and welcoming . I would highly recommend his sessions to anyone . I will certainly be looking to get my own little wheel soon, so I can continue to practice . Wonderful day. Thanks so much Jake
Laura
September 2021
Fantastic experience learning about clay and how to throw a pot. Jake was informative and friendly but happy to let you play without being too hands on. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely go again. Thanks Jake .From David & Laura
Sowmya
August 2021
This is a great workshop and worth the time and price. Jake is very experienced, accommodating and easy to talk to. He was very helpful and very positive :) both my partner and I had not worked on a potter’s wheel before but we somehow managed to make a cup each with Jake’s guidance and knowledge. It was a great 2.5 hour workshop and we came out feeling very satisfied!
Erika
August 2021
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed throwing our cups on the potter's wheel. Jake made us feel very welcome and put us at ease. He explained the process clearly and thoroughly which was great. Then, we were given the freedom to get creative with our cups (which turned out to be bowls😊). We would both highly recommend this experience and are even thinking of doing this again when we go back home. Many thanks, Jake!
Rosalind
August 2021
Wonderful way to spend a few hours. Loved learning how to make a cup, and inspired me to look up courses to do it again 🙂
Paul
August 2020
My daughter and I really enjoyed the pottery class and we are inspired to continue with it coz of Jake. The experience was personalised and Jake was very friendly and helpful while also letting us take control. We really liked how hands on it was.

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Thu, 21 Oct
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Fri, 22 Oct
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Sat, 23 Oct
    10:00 - 12:30
    £80 per person
  • Tue, 26 Oct
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Wed, 27 Oct
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Fri, 29 Oct
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person
  • Sat, 30 Oct
    10:00 - 12:30
    £80 per person
  • Wed, 3 Nov
    14:00 - 16:30
    £80 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.