Bowl with volcanic glaze

Pottery Courses at Ashbrook Studio

I honestly enjoyed every part of the course,
so I don't have any comments - apart from I loved it!

Louise Parker

Beginner’s Taster Session
The taster session is an ideal way if you have always wanted to have a go at throwing on a potters' wheel. You will learn to prepare the clay, work with the clay on the wheel and remove the finished item ready for the next processes. It will be relaxed and you will learn at your own pace.

Hand Building
If throwing on a potters' wheel doesn’t appeal, then we offer the chance to hand build. You will learn to prepare the clay, construct a simple vessel using a number of techniques and decorate using clay slip. It will be relaxed and you will learn at your own pace.

Couple’s Taster Session
We've found that two can have as much enjoyment as one. While one is learning to throw the other can be hand-building. At suitable points, they swap. This course has proved very popular. 

Longer courses
Go on, challenge yourself. We have students who have booked a whole week, to completely immerse themself in the subject. If you are up for the challenge simply call us and we will tailor something specifically for you. 

Mix-and-Match courses
Not found what you're looking for? Why not ask us to build something around your skill level and interests? We like a challenge... 

Studio Space to Rent
Are you already competent but have nowhere to use your skill? Why not use our facilities. We don't use them all the time and we can arrange for access. So why not come and see and rent some space and get making.  

But, I can’t draw...’ Many people struggled with this at school, but there is no need to be Da Vinci to enjoy working with clay. When you leave you will have the opportunity of having your work sent on to you after firing and all the relevant course notes relating to your time with us.

As mentioned above, we also offer individually tailored courses. We give you our undivided attention, will work at your own pace, and help you develop.

For details of costs and availability and how to find us, please telephone or use the contact form.

Courses for adults start from just £40 per person.

Student at the wheel.

Breakfast bowl.

We can arrange bed and breakfast accommodation for you. Our students stay in private homes and farmhouses in or near the village. Alternatives are a local caravan park, camping, hotels and inns. (Lists can be supplied on request.)

Other courses

We also offer tuition in photography at Ashbrook Studio in conjunction with Paul Jerome Photography.