Pottery Wheel beginners taster session

Bristol, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Stuart

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Top-rated Host
Stuart's rated 5 stars by 100% of guests.

What you'll do

A 2 hour introductory class for those who are absolute beginners - you will learn the very basics of throwing on the potters wheel. This will include weighing and preparing balls of clay before you start, then the basics of the wheel - from centering your clay, pulling, shaping and working with your tools, beginning to learn the techniques of throwing bowls and cylinders. This is a fun and quick way to introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel and is suitable for complete beginners.

This is a fantastic way to enjoy and learn the age old art of the potters wheel

At the end of the session you will be able to choose 1 of your pieces which will be bisque fired for you then glazed in a colour of your choice and fired again.

Your pieces will be ready for pickup usually within 2 months of your class, but sometimes longer. Pick up will be arranged via an email or can be posted at a small charge

There will be a maximum of 6 people attending this class.

Each person has their own dedicated potters wheel
A 2 hour introductory class for those who are absolute beginners - you will learn the very basics of throwing on the potters wheel. This will include weighing and preparing balls of clay before you start, then the basics of the wheel - from centering your clay, pulling, shaping and working with your tools, beginning to learn the techniques of throwing bowls and cylinders. This is a fun and quick way to introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Pottery wheel per person

Meet your Host, Stuart

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I became fascinated with pottery after watching the TV show the great pottery throw down in 2015, I began taking lessons at a local pottery and instantly fell in love with the pottery wheel, after 3 years I left and set up my own studio called Stupots.
I have been giving lessons for the last 3 years in my studio, the studio is a purpose built unit with 6 pottery wheels and situated in 3/4 of an acre of beautiful mature gardens.
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Where you'll be

The pottery studio was purpose built in 2017 and recently extended to allow 2m social distancing between each Of the 6 pottery wheels. The studio is in 3/4 of an acre of mature gardens, with beautiful views over open fields.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Gabriella
October 2021
Always wanted to do this. So it was a great experience for me and my partner. Stuart was amazing, patient and funny. If I didn’t live so far I would definitely do this again 🥰
Lucy
October 2021
Really awesome pottery class, we learned a lot and it was really relaxed and fun. Stu is a great teacher and his studio is really cool. Great afternoon out even if you’re not particularly arty or creative!
Jessica
October 2021
Great experience - was great to get stuck into the wheel turning straight away and keep trying to make a good pot! Looking forward to receiving my dried and glazed version when ready.
Eve
October 2021
This experience was so much fun and Stu made everyone feel welcome and supported. It went so quickly, we could’ve gone for hours! Receiving a piece of pottery at the end is a nice touch and we can’t wait to see our final pieces when they are ready.
Oliver
September 2021
Had a really great 2 hours with Stu who is generous with his time & clay. He knows his craft! and he gets across his knowledge in a really relaxed environment. It made a perfect birthday gift. The studio is also brilliant, can’t wait to see how our pots turn out! 10/10
Paige
September 2021
We had such an amazing time! Stu is a fantastic instructor, really friendly. Lovely environment, really relaxed and a great activity if you want to do something a bit different.

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  • Sat, Oct 30
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sat, Oct 30
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sun, Oct 31
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sun, Oct 31
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sat, Nov 6
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sun, Nov 7
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sun, Nov 7
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $76 per person
  • Sun, Nov 14
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $76 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes which will get dirty

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.