Pottery classes:

2-Hour Taster Session Pottery Class

Pottery wheel throwing for beginners

Our 2-hour throwing taster class is for those who are absolute beginners. A fantastic introduction to the potter’s wheel, you’ll learn to craft a range of objects under the watchful eye of a master potter in our beautiful countryside studio.

You will learn the very basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel, including weighing and preparing balls of clay, centring your clay, pulling, shaping, and working with tools. Over the course of the session, you’ll get to grips with the basic techniques of throwing bowls and cylinders and end up with something beautiful to be glazed, fired, and cherished.

What does a pottery taster session include?

Our introductory wheel throwing sessions take place at Stupots Studio in Rangeworthy, just outside Bristol. In these stunning countryside surroundings, you’ll learn the basics of throwing a pot on the wheel – and have a lot of fun.

Every session includes:

  • All materials, aprons, glazes, and firings.
  • As much clay as you’d like!
  • Use of your own wheel for the duration of the session.
  • Adults only.
  • The glazing and firing of one of your finished pieces.
  • A choice of glaze colours.
  • A maximum of 10 people.

Please wear appropriate clothing as you will get clay on yourself.

Each person has their own dedicated potters wheel.

There will be a maximum of 10 people attending this class.

All classes will take place in the pottery at Stupots Studio.

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

Corporate pottery classes, hen parties, and birthday parties

Whether you want to get together with friends, loved ones, or colleagues, Stupots offers a range of options for parties and corporate events. Based in the countryside just outside Bristol, booking an event with Stupots is the perfect escape whatever the occasion.

With the capacity to cater for up to 18 guests, our group pottery sessions make a fun, relaxing, and highly unique outing! Every attendee will be able to try out wheel throwing and hand building, and will end the session with 2 finished pieces they can have glazed and fired.

Advanced Pottery Classes Bristol

Already completed a taster session? Continue your journey of discovery into this age-old art and book an advanced course! Ideal for those looking to deepen their knowledge of the potter’s wheel, our advanced sessions will help you refine your skills and improve your consistency over a period of 12 weeks.

With plenty of one-to-one guidance, beautiful surroundings, and relaxed studio environment, this is the perfect way to gain greater proficiency on the wheel. You’ll even have the option at the end of our 12-week course to extend your time with us.

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.