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Throwing a cup on the potters' wheel

Helston, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Jake

2.5 hoursHosted in 11 languages
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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
  • 52 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 clear communication.
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Where you'll be

We will be in my ceramics studio, cosy often warmed by the kiln. Set in woodland with sculpture garden, you can see the sights and hear the sounds of the babbling brook and chirping birds.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

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.
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 whil…
Nisha
August 2019
This was a fantastic experience. Jake took us through basic pottery skills with great patience and expertise. He was friendly and welcoming. A highlight of our trip to Cornwall!
Martin
July 2019
🇬🇧 This was a really super experience, Jake is very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his subject! He made the activities very fun and he’s great at explaining and making it all seem super simple! We would highly recommend this experience! 🇩🇪 Eine Super Erfahrung! Jake ist sehr freundlich und kennt sich sehr gut mit seinem Fach aus. Er ist sehr motivierend und hat dazu beigetragen den Tag sehr lustig zu machen. Außerdem hat er gezeigt wie leicht Töpfern aussehen kann - es ist aber schwerer als es aussieht. :D Wir können es nur jedem empfehlen!
🇬🇧 This was a really super experience, Jake is very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his subject! He made the activities very fun and he’s great at explaining and mak…
Kathryn
July 2019
A lovely zen way to spend a rainy afternoon in Porthleven. Jake made the whole process really inclusive from the moment he welcomed me at the roadside. Great instruction withoutbeing overbearing. Looking forward to seeing my finished work. Highly recommended!
A lovely zen way to spend a rainy afternoon in Porthleven. Jake made the whole process really inclusive from the moment he welcomed me at the roadside. Great instruction withoutbei…
Chantelle
July 2019
Our morning throwing a cup on the wheel with Jake was so much fun! Jake showed real passion for his trade, which kept us super engaged throughout our workshop. Absolutely delighted with our cups and very much looking forward to receiving them in the post!
Our morning throwing a cup on the wheel with Jake was so much fun! Jake showed real passion for his trade, which kept us super engaged throughout our workshop. Absolutely delighte…
Anna
July 2019
Set in Jake's handmade workshop, you are taken on a wonderful experience into throwing a cup. The morning flew by as he took us through, step by step, in crafting a cup. Who knew I had such skills! Extremely knowledgeable and knew how to ensure that you got the most out of the experience. Highly recommend.
Set in Jake's handmade workshop, you are taken on a wonderful experience into throwing a cup. The morning flew by as he took us through, step by step, in crafting a cup. Who knew I…

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.

What to bring

Cloths that don't mind having clay on them, clay can be washed of.