About Us

Welcome to Stupots

Stupots is based in the beautiful South West countryside just outside Bristol. With a large mature garden and long reaching views, it’s a fun, creative, and relaxing escape for potters of all abilities.

The art of pottery is often described as therapeutic and relaxing. While spinning clay, your mind and body are in natural synergy. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries and stress.

Remember, there are no mistakes in pottery, just wonderful surprises to take home and cherish. Try your hand at this ancient art and create unforgettable memories with friends, family, or colleagues.

Discover the joy of pottery in our taster sessions

Never even touched a piece of clay before? Don’t worry; our taster sessions offer a fun, relaxed environment for people of all abilities to try out the wheel, allowing you to pick up the basic skills quickly.

During our 2-hour taster sessions, you’ll learn how to centre, work, and finesse your clay, and end up with a beautiful final piece to take home.

Bring your team together with our corporate classes

Go beyond the ordinary with the next work social and treat your teammates to a fun and creative pottery class! The ideal way to blow off some steam after a busy week, our corporate classes bring colleagues together.

During the class, we’ll help everyone get to grips with skills and knowledge needed to create on the wheel. And, by the end of the session, everyone will have something to keep forever.

Learn how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel

Stupots is passionate about spreading the joy of pottery and helping people of all abilities take their first steps with clay. Though wheel throwing might seem difficult and does take a while to master, the basic skills can be picked up in no time at all.

If you’d like to learn more about pottery, the history of wheel throwing, and how a pot is made on the potter’s wheel, we’re here to start your journey of discovery!

Don’t just take our word for it

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  • As my friend and I left our pottery wheel taster session we both looked at each other and exclaimed ‘I LOVED that’!! Not knowing what to expect I assumed I’d be terrible and be lucky to end up with a wonky little pot or something but with Stu’s expert and friendly guidance we all made several things and I loved them all! The studio was beautiful with lots of inspiration displayed all around us. Our group were very soon chatting and laughing together and everyone had such a good time. I’m sure there was a great deal of behind the scenes preparation which meant there was a plentiful supply of clay ready to go and as soon as we’d finished one piece we were on to another one and I was amazed at how many we made in a couple of fun packed hours. Would love to return and I’ve been recommending Stu Pots Pottery Studio to everyone! Can’t wait to see the fired results! Thank you so much for a fabulous experience!

    Helen Phillips
  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Bought a gift voucher for my friend and so glad I got me one too. Such a fun morning. Stu and his entire family were super welcoming, including Ted and Burt 😍 anybody who has anxiety, do not stress! Stu is so friendly and genuinely lovely, you'll feel at ease immediately. Lots of humour, fun learning and just all round great. The cost too is incredible considering the time your getting, the pots you make and the effort that goes into them after you've left! Thank you Stu for a wonderful experience. We will be back 🙌 P.s. anyone looking to buy someone a unique gift-get a gift voucher for the two hour taster session!

    Caz Thompson
  • I attended my first pottery class today wow 🤩 what an amazing afternoon. Great fun highly recommended. Stu is absolutely brilliant teacher so helpful and supportive. As a newbie with Stu help managed to create and complete three unique pieces of pottery which I’m thrilled with. If you’ve always wanted to have a go Stu Pots is the ideal class to attend. He is a credit to the Pottery world. Thank you, Stu, for making my experience so memorable.

    Lorraine Dolton
  • I cannot wait to go back again and would thoroughly recommend anyone wanting to try something fun and different to go.... guarantee you will have a brilliant time 💯👍 informative introduction talk. I even managed to make a bowl, although slightly wobbly. Stu has a wonderful studio in lovely surroundings which was very comfortable, as a group of eight we had plenty of room. I would highly recommend the two-hour taster session, A+.

    Tracy Eliot

Have a question?

Can I wear jewellery while throwing? What do the classes include? And how many people can attend?

For answers to some of our most commonly asked questions, feel free to check out our FAQs page.