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Have a go at pottery!

Why not have a go at pottery and find out what it's all about ! 

Cropped Image of Unrecognizable Female Ceramics Maker working with Pottery Wheel in Cozy W

If you've never used a pottery wheel and you'd like to try it, then come along to one of our Sunday morning sessions in Oxford, where we'll pack everything into a fun one-off class! This is for total beginners but everyone is welcome!

Have-a-go sessions are held on the first and last Sunday morning of every month with a start time of 9.30 am. Sorry no other times are available. Our experienced teacher will welcome you to the studio and show you how to use a pottery wheel and guide you through making your first pot.  Remember pottery is a craft - it takes years to master - so these sessions are really about having fun and enjoying the experience of trying out a pottery wheel.

These sessions are not suitable for children under the age of 12 and participants aged 12-18 must be accompanied by at least one adult throughout the session.

We have four wheels in the studio so class sizes are limited to four so everyone has their own wheel to work on. 

The class is 90 minutes long. This includes 15 minutes cleaning time at the end (potters have to clean up after themselves...even beginners!)

Please note anything you make will be too wet to take home straight away.  If you want to keep your pot, it will need to be fired in the kiln.  This uses a lot of energy - it goes in the kiln for about 12 hours at 1000 degrees centigrade - and once it is fired it will not bio-degrade.  So we ask you to think carefully about whether your pot should be fired ... maybe a photo will suffice?  If you do love your pot and want to fire it, we charge a nominal cost of £5 for every piece to cover the electricity costs.  Your teacher will be happy to discuss this with you.

Please bring an apron!

To book a session go to the Book Online Page and find the date in the calendar.  If you do not show up for your session you will still be charged as we'll need to cover the teacher's fees.  Also to make the class viable we need to have all four places booked up.  If we don't do this - unfortunately - we'll have to cancel the session.  We will give you at least 48 hours notice about this and refund your payment.  So bring your friends!

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