Make your own beautiful ceramic art at our Brighton studio
Help me choose?
No need to worry! Here are your options:
This is the pottery you see in films and on TV.
It takes a lot of time and practice to get good
at throwing, and as a beginner in a one-off
workshop you will end up with two or three
small bowls you could use for olives or jewellery.
However: You will absolutely love that little bowl!
If outcomes matter to you more than experience you should choose this. You could make a mug, a vase, a bowl, a decorative tealight holder, a wall hanging, or a little otter with a cactus for hair. Or anything else you can dream up!
Here are some pieces made in hand-building workshops by our students These are reasonably representative of the sort of thing you could create.
Once you're done, you'll have the option to try using underglazes (they work a lot like standard acrylic paints) or choose from our range of dipping glazes.
Can't choose won't choose
You can just about fit both throwing and hand-building into a half-day, as long as you're happy with only making two small and relatively simple pieces. You wouldn't have time to make a mug as well as try throwing, but you could manage a smaller, simpler pinch-pot. And we can negotiate things on the day as well.
You can't fit throwing and a body-bits mug into a half-day. Sorry!
For a full day booking you definitely don't have to choose; you can do both!
However, in order to try both throwing and hand-building you either need to book a workshop for 2 people, or be in a smallish group of friends.
*If you want to try both types of pottery, choose a throwing workshop when booking online. Or you can just email us with your request.
Private Workshop Prices:
£180 for two people
£250 for three people
£50 for each additional person (max 6 people in total)
(includes a nice lunch, and you can have a go at throwing if you want to)
£360 for two people
£480 for three people
£100 for each additional person (max 6 people in total)
Please see our group booking page for groups larger than 6.
The price includes clay, a selection of glazes and firing. Hot drinks and aprons are also provided.
On-street parking is free at weekends and you can park on our drive at other times.
If needed we can post your finished pots to you for a small cost (usually around £7).