Learn how to throw pottery on a wheel

Aberfoyle, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Cindy

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

What you'll do

First be welcomed with a good Scottish tea and biscuit!
Let me then talk you through some basics of technique and watch a demonstration of how to throw a pot. Including, centering, opening and wall building. At this point you can choose whether you would like to just have a go, or be talked through step by step.

You can make two pots, choose your best one for firing and glazing! Take the other home to show off your creation! Pots will be glazed in a neutral white gloss.

Information will then be given on turning, glaze and firing if you would like that.

I will turn your pot bases for you the next day, and glaze and fire when dried.
I also have a small selection of bisque for paint a pot, if you don’t like the idea of messy clay! :-)

I can post your pot on to you for a small extra postage fee of £5, or you can collect them when ready.

The focus will be on fun : - ) and experience, getting your hands messy and making something functional and beautiful to take home as a special memory.

New corona virus measures....gel hands and forearms prior to throwing. Masks on whilst in the studio. Tea and coffee can be taken in the front porch of studio, to allow masks off in there. Only one group per day is taken with anti bacterial wiping of all surfaces in between. Towels are washed at high temperature between groups :-) Other things to note Sleeves that roll up are useful!
First be welcomed with a good Scottish tea and biscuit!
Let me then talk you through some basics of technique and watch a demonstration of how to throw a pot. Including, centering, opening and wall building. At this point you can choose whether you would like to just have a go, or be talked through step by step.

You can make two pots, choose your best one for firing and glazing! Take the other home to show off your creation! P…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea or coffee and a wee biscuit.
  • Equipment
    Clay and tools will provided, along with an apron to protect clothes. <br /...

Meet your Host, Cindy

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 78 Reviews
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Join me in the heart of Scotland, in my hill top cottage to learn either the electric or push wheel. I am a passionate about pottery, I sleep and dream shapes and colours. I love people and love helping them find the method that suits them best to learn. I have excellent communication skills and will make you feel right at home. I have been teaching people in many different areas for years and I am happy to choose methods that work for you. My main aim is for people to have great fun and learn skills to let their creativity flourish.
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From $66/ person

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Where you'll be

Come and spend time in my off grid studio in a purpose built cabin on Dukes Pass.
The studio is located beside my cottage, which is the last house standing of a small village which used to house slate quarry workers. Walks can be taken to view the old slate quarry.
The house is located 2 minutes from the scenic three lochs drive, which offers beautiful view points and picnic stops.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 78 reviews.

Lorraine
November 2021
Had a simply wondeful time. Cindy was extremely patient, friendly, knowledgeable and made us instantly feel at home. Have always wanted to try throwing a pot and was so very glad that it was with Cindy. Cannot recommend this experience more highly. Dont miss out on a truely magical experience!
Kaleidh
October 2021
We had a fabulous time learning to throw with Cindy, she’s an incredibly informative host, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience as first timers! Very down to earth experience and a lovely warm welcome. Definitely inspired to do more 10/10
Rebecca
October 2021
Thank you Cindy we could have stayed all day perfecting our new skills. Looking forward to collecting our creations (well I am anyway)😂!
Netta
September 2021
Completely magical experience. made new friends, felt very encouraged and well taught. Beautiful setting. Spotlessly clean; until we got going with the clay! Cindy was fun and kind and the most positive teacher.
Sophie
September 2021
We had a great time on our pottery class! Cindy is a wonderful, welcoming host and the class was really fun and enjoyable! I enjoyed it being a small group as it meant there was plenty of individual help when it was required! We are very excited to see our pots when they are ready! :) Would definitely recommend this!!!
Stuart
September 2021
Cindy was amazing from start to finish. she was friendly, helpful and made you feel welcome. there was no awkwardness and just felt like I was talking and catching up with an old friend. the experience with the class was very supportive and has a great balance of teaching but also making it fun. she was great in accommodating to covid rules and made everything extra clean and tidy to help anyone who may be nervous about the situation. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to try something different but also is looking for a fun messy pottery experience. Thank you Cindy!

Choose from available dates

3 available

Things to know

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sleeves that can roll up, and hair band to tie long hair back. (Optional!)

Please bring your own face mask, hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities will be provided.