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Weekend Pottery Throwing Classes

COST: £285

Held most months these pottery classes are designed to develop the skills of throwing on the potters wheel. All levels are welcome, from absolute beginners wanting to learn to throw, to competent throwers wishing to increase their confidence and the size of their pots.


Pottery throwing classes are limited to a maximum of 8, each student having a dedicated quality wheel. Tuition is by a combination of demonstrations, one to one instruction, and plenty of repetitive practice. All the facilities of a professional workshop are available and there is an unlimited amount of top quality clay ready to throw.


Topics such as clay preparation, decorating and glazing, kiln packing and firing can all be covered if any students wish.

It may be hard work but you will have fun!

2024 Dates

March 23rd-24th

May 25th-26th

October 19th-20th

November 9th-10th

Ruardean Garden Pottery is a professional production workshop established in 1979. For 25 years the pottery produced a wide range of wheel thrown terracotta. Now it concentrates on a much smaller range of thrown traditional garden pottery together with a range of limited edition press moulded plant pots.


The aim of the pottery throwing classes is to develop skills rather than take home a lot of pots. Any pots you might want to keep can be collected later once they have been fired: the materials charge for fired pots averages £15.


If you would like to discuss anything about the course, ring me at the pottery on 07752900328.


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Gift vouchers for the Weekend pottery classes, as well as Half-Day and Day classes, are available here.


Schedule: Saturday and Sunday 9am - 4pm.

Cost: £285. Includes tea and coffee at mid-morning & mid-afternoon. Lunches of bread, cheese, fruit & salad etc.

Terms & Conditions:

In the event of having to cancel a booked place, you will always be offered alternative dates. Please, however, give us as much notice as possible.

£50 of each place booked will be regarded as a non-refundable deposit. In the event of cancellation, all the remaining money will be refunded, provided we are notified more than 30 days before the start date of the class.

In the event that we need to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be provided, or alternative dates offered. However, our liability will not extend to bookings made with third parties e.g. travel/accommodation etc.

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