Covid-19 update - We are please to announce our Adult Potter's Wheel Sessions will resume on 18th May and Children's sessions on 22nd June. Please get in touch to book your sessions.
The potters wheel is an ancient craft that fascinates many people, and here at Peacock Pottery Barn we offer a range of classes and opportunities for all ages and stages.
Children's clay to finished pot sessions
for ages 6-15 years. A short one-to-one session with one of our potters to make a pot. Sessions are available Sundays, Bank Holidays and weekdays during school holidays. It costs £25.00 to have a throw on the potters wheel. Your pot will be fired to bisque, you then return to decorate it before it is glazed and fired to a finished pot. The complete process in 2 visits!
Potters Wheel Experience Sessions
£48.00. For ages 12+. This is a session for total beginners and is an ideal way to introduce yourself to the Potters Wheel and have some fun. This session lasts for around an hour and a quarter and starts with an introduction from the Potter. You will have the opportunity to make two pots under the Potters guidance. The price includes the bisque firing of two pots and a decorating session with glaze firing at a later date. Small friendly groups of up to 4 available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:30am during school term times, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am and 2pm. If you have a gift voucher, please call or email to book. A 50% deposit will be taken upon booking. Potter's Wheel Experience Vouchers can be purchased here
Adult Classes - Call or email to book
£45 per session. For those who wish to learn the art of potting, and designed to follow on from the above Potter's Wheel Experience session, we offer classes from beginners to advanced potters. Sessions usually last for around 2 hours - they are project based rather than time based. We do try to group the classes according to ability levels and/or experience. The class includes tuition and the bisque firing of two pots (additional pots made can be fired at an extra cost) Small friendly groups of up to 4. Book classes at intervals to suit you and progress at your own pace, learning new skills and taking time to practise the skills you have gained until you feel ready to throw pots independently. Available on selected weekdays during school term time and Saturdays at 10:30am. Call us or email for booking.
NEW - Complete introduction to Potters Wheel for beginners
4 sessions for £120. The first session will be an introduction to the potters wheel. You will learn to centre your clay and make 2 pots. The second session is all about handles - you will make a mug and a jug, or 2 mugs and make and attach handles. The third session will be plant pots. You will make 2 plant pots of different sizes, one of which will have side handles. The final session is the decorating session where you paint and glaze your items. Selected week days at 10:30am. The next class with availability will begin in September 2021.
One-to One Sessions - Call or email to book
£70 per hour. Want to learn how to throw like a pro? We now offer one-to-one sessions with our experienced potters. Book sessions at intervals to suit you and progress at your own pace. The price includes firing of the items you make. Sessions take place mid week during term time. Call or email us for booking.
To read our Terms and Conditions for booking Potters Wheel please click here
To book a potters wheel session, please give us a call on 01268 270892.
Units 33-35 Barleylands Craft Centre