St. Ives Pottery Taster Session

Welcome; if you have found this page then you have probably been given a voucher from someone quite wonderful for a Pottery Taster Session with us. Contact us or pop into our shop to book yourself in.

Come and have a go at pottery wheel-throwing in St. Ives and be part of the great tradition of St. Ives Potters. Our resident potter Angela has been a trained ceramicist for over 20 years and has run workshops for all ages and abilities.

Your session will focus on learning the fundamentals of wheel-throwing on a vintage electric wheel including centering the clay, hand positions, forming it into a pot and different tools you can use. You will watch a demonstration first, then be guided through making your own creation until you have a pot you are happy with.

The classes cater for any skill level and are tailored to suit different ages. We have taught people from 2 – 75 so far (and all ages in between) and everyone has created a viable pot. These are make-and-take sessions so your pot does not get fired but can be air-dried and wrapped for safe transportation. If painted and varnished it can be used for display purposes or you can fire it elsewhere. This is because the clay takes a couple of weeks to dry fully. Sessions last for as long as it takes for everyone to make a pot they’re happy with, which is normally around 20 minutes per person. It is relaxed and fun and a great taster of ceramics.

We look forward to meeting you.

You can contact us via this form, please include the type of voucher you have and the possible date you would like.