Pottery Parties


Pottery Party Bookings

For more information and to book on bespoke pottery bookings, please email: info@arthousesheffield.co.uk
For more information on bespoke art bookings, please email: lisa.parkes@arthousesheffield.co.uk 

The Art House will fire and glaze your work for collection three weeks after your party (collection by appointment)

For ‘Friends & Family’ 

Maximum of 6 people

Class price is £250
Price includes all materials, glazing and firing charges.

Pinch pots are created by using your hands to shape the clay. Pinch pots are some of the oldest archaeological artefacts found on the planet.

Join two pinch pots together to shape them into birds and animals or to create a lidded trinket box. Alternatively, make small pots for succulents or dipping bowls or larger ones for the table.

We should have time during the session to decorate your pot(s) with coloured slips. Alternatively, complete your piece with a choice of glazes.


Using a simple pinched oval shape to create the mask, clay is pinched and added to create a portrait, an animal face or a creature from your imagination.

A perfect project for families, the masks look very striking grouped together.

There may be time within the session to add detail with coloured slips. Alternatively, complete your piece with a choice of glazes.


Bas relief is sort of flat and sort of 3D.
Using ready prepared tile shapes, create relief tiles by a mix of carving in to the tile and adding clay to provide raised shapes.

Simple shapes such as birds, animals and flowers work well and it would be a good plan to come with a few ideas for your design.

You should have time to make a couple of tiles or work as a group to create your own clay relief wall panel.

There may be time within the session to add detail with coloured slips. Alternatively, complete your piece with a choice of glazes.

Christmas Parties

If you want something different for your staff Christmas party this year, then why not try an art or pottery activity at The Art House? Break the ice and bond the gang with a crafty class where you can learn a new skill and get everyone talking.

We can offer throwing on the wheel, painting, sculpting, fabric printing and more!  We’ll even provide the glasses if you would like to bring your own alcoholic beverages.

Give the office a call for more information 0114 – 2723970

Kids1Clay modelling and potter’s wheel taster sessions for individuals, families and friends (all ages & levels catered for – children must be accompanied).

Choose from an exciting range of potter’s wheel, coiled, slab & pinch-pot projects. Use coloured slips to decorate your masterpiece, then leave your work to be fired and available for collection at a later date. A perfect birthday activity with a unique and lasting memento.

“We attended a mixed child/adult pottery wheel session and everyone had a fantastic time and even the youngest (aged 5) managed to produce a couple of bowls. The tutor was fantastically patient with us all and we’ll definitely be booking more sessions in the future.”

“The children loved their pottery lesson. The Art House is an excellent venue, the teachers were very patient, and made the class great fun. Everyone was a complete novice and everyone managed to make two pots. A great result!. Thank you.”

Hen Parties

Looking for a totally memorable and unique hen party experience? 

Relax and have fun in the pottery studio given over solely to your use. Come and make pots on the potter’s wheel, create tea lights or vases for the wedding day or make and paint personalised pottery for the bride and groom to be!

Generally the sessions are for a two hour period (but we will try to accommodate your preference).

“The tutor was so welcoming and really positive about all our different creative talents (!). She was a great teacher, which meant that everyone came away from the session having learnt something new, made something to take home, and had a lot of fun and laughs, too!  Some of the girls are talking about signing up for a course they enjoyed it so much. Thank you!” 

Away Days and Team Building

Looking for an innovative team-building activitiy for your group, company or organisation?  Consider the Art House for a fun, creative and inclusive pottery workshop to experience:

  • Increased creativity and self-development
  • Lowering stress through fun, engaging activities
  • Enhanced group communication and building stronger relationships
  • Make individual pieces or collective projects 

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein

Colleagues will be in constant dialogue with each other, exchanging ideas whilst new skills are discovered and hidden talents revealed. Workshops are led by experienced tutors and we can tailor a workshop to meet your needs.

“Thanks for an awesome activity that you put on for own team!  You really helped us to bring the team together.  We will certainly keep you in mind for any future events we are doing”, Nick Butler, PWLC Projects