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Tuesdays:                        Wednesdays:

         10:00 -12:30                  10:00 -12:30
         19:00 – 21:30                 19:00 – 21:30


Summer Term will start as soon as possible after the
lockdown ends.


Half term (no classes): 27 May and 2, 3 & 9 June


Autumn Term starts on 29th & 30th September 2020

Half term (no classes): 27th & 28th October


Watch the latest “Great Pottery Throwdown” on 4oD


The Exhibition of Students' work on Friday 20 March to Sunday 22 March had to be called off



Hosting the Westcountry Potters Association Social Firing Day (each August)


For beginners and students already with some experience, the first term starts
with learning and refreshing technical skills with:

  • Thumb pots

  • Coiling

  • Slabs

  • Wheel work

  • Glazing

always using one's own ideas, or those chosen from a project sheet.


After which, all students follow their own programme, according to knowledge and ability, both technical and artistic, using own ideas and imagination. This can be gleaned in the studio (talking to others), seen elsewhere by observing nature, going to exhibitions, the media, machinery, buildings, sculptures ... and 101 other subjects/ideas. This may be a one-off project, or become a theme for a term, or even a year. No two people are likely to be doing the same thing.


2½ hour lessons cost £25 each and include ALL of the following:

Professional Tuition by a fully qualified ceramics teacher

Clay (3 different types)

Coloured Slips & Oxides

Glazes (Earthenware & Stoneware)

Use of all Tools

Use of all the Wheels (2 Electric & 1 Kick Wheel)

Firings (normally 2 per pot in Electric Kiln or by Smoke Firing)

Cup of Coffee or Tea

Just bring yourself and an old shirt or apron.


A full term costs for adults is £250 (for a 10 lesson block)

Students (16+) in full-time education receive a £50 discount, i.e. £200 for a term



Following two full terms, at full price, a third consecutive term is half price :
 £125 for adults   and  £100 for students)
reducing the price over the full year (30 lessons)

to £20.83 per lesson  and  £16.67 for students




A missed lesson can be made up at another time within the term  (only by prior arrangement).


For those who are new to pottery, the mere nature of clay work means that one can not take work home immediately. The object, once made, has to dry, be fired, glazed and fired again!

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