Pottery Class

Clay Handbuilding

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Clay Handbuilding

Clay Handbuilding is an ancient pottery technique that involves creating forms using hands, fingers and simple tools. The 3 main techniques are coil pots, slab building and pinch pots. Using these simple methods opens up a whole world of exciting handbuilding projects and allows for your creativity to run wild. We run lots of sessions using these different technique during term time for adults, and in the school holidays for children. We also run Home Education classes on Fridays during term time.


Open clay hand building sessions. - Wednesday, 10:30am

£8 session fee plus the price of the clay used (£8 per small piece of clay, £10 per medium)

Come along and make anything you like from clay. We will be on hand to give you tips and guidance and have lots of clay tools to help you out, but you are free to make whatever you like, so come prepared with some ideas. The cost includes 1 firing of your item(s). If you would like to return to paint what you have made, there will be an additional £6 session fee.

  • Home Education Classes

Runs every Friday in term time. Booked in blocks of 3 weeks. Session one and two will be clay making sessions and session 3 will be painting what you have made. The next block starts 28th January.

Session 1 - Making a clay meal

Session 2 - Making a castle tea light holder

Session 3 - painting the above items

Price - £15 per person per session. The first session is paid for in advance and then each subsequent session will be paid for at the session before.

For bookings, please call 01268 270892 or email info@peacockpotterybarn.co.uk


Our Address:

Units 33-35 Barleylands Craft Centre

Barleylands Road 



CM11 2UD


01268 270892