Pottery Workshops


Pottery Workshops – August Onwards

We are working on opening safely from August 1st.  

Please note, initially we will be offering a reduced service and we will only be open to pre-booked participants.

Cost includes all materials and kiln-firing.  Suitable for all abilities, age 18+ (unless otherwise noted)

How to book your course:   To book and pay please click on the preferred course link below – if you have a gift voucher please see bottom of page for further instructions. By booking on a class you are confirming that you have read and agree to our payment terms and conditions, cancellation, refunds and privacy policy set out at the bottom of the page.


This full-day workshop will provide a great introduction to traditional hand-building techniques and give you a guided session on the electric potter’s wheel.  In the morning by you will start to make a hand built project, such as a lidded container.  After a short break, it will be time to have a go on the potter’s wheel.  After a break for lunch, you will return to finish off your hand built project.  All under expert tuition and guidance from our in house tutors.  At the end of the workshop, you can pick what colour you would like you pots to be glazed in, they will then be ready to collect 3 weeks later.

This workshop has been designed for beginners, but is also suitable for those who have some experience.

Courses run from 10am – 3pm and costs £85 per session
Please note:
places have been offered first to participants who have booked on classes that were postponed.  More places may become available so keep your eye on this page!

Saturday 26th September 10.00am – 3.00pm FULLY BOOKED 

Saturday 31st October 10.00am – 3.00pm FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 28th November 10.00am – 3.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 19th December 10.00am – 3.00pm BOOK HERE


An introduction to the techniques of throwing on an electric potter’s wheel.  We have new, safe distancing measures in place and there will be a maximum of 6 people per class, plus your tutor.

Your pieces will be left to dry and then a simple glaze added by Art House staff before firing – ready for collection three weeks after the workshop.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

Classes coming up:
Please note: places have been offered first to participants who have booked on classes that were postponed.  More places may become available so keep your eye on this page!

£50 per person

Saturday 17th October 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 17th October 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 24th October 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 7th November 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 7th November 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 14th November 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 14th November 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 21st November 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 21st November 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 5th December 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 5th December 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE 

Saturday 12th December 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 12th December 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE


Saturday 3rd 10am – 2pm
& Sunday 4th October 10am – 3pm

Have you ever wanted to make an ocarina? (It’s an ancient pottery musical instrument that was brought to Europe from the Aztec empire.) The ocarina has a mysterious and beautiful sound but is actually really easy to play.

Over the course of a two-day workshop you will build and sculpt the bodies for at least two ocarinas, adding carving and decorative elements to make each your own unique piece.  To allow the ocarina to make its sound is challenging and requires some precise work, but Tom has built over 200 ocarinas during lockdown and is on hand to make your vision come to life!

You will leave with at least one fully working ocarina at the Art House (for collection in three weeks) to be fired twice and glazed (optional) so that it will last forever.

£100 per person


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.

Saturday 3rd October
9.30am – 12.30pm

PINCH POTS with Charlotte Berry 

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.

Saturday 17th October
9.30am – 12.30pm

Pottery Party Bookings: Maximum 6 participants

We are now offering small ‘friends and family’ classes in a safe environment for your group!

Most of our pottery workshops can now be booked for your own private group!

Each session is 2 hours
£240 (£40pp if 6 attend)

For more information and to book a bespoke workshop, please email: info@arthousesheffield.co.uk 

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

Payments: All courses or workshops must be fully paid in advance and all major cheques, cash and credit/debit cards are acceptable methods of payment. To pay by cheque please click here to download a booking form and send back with a cheque made payable to “St Matthews House Ltd”.  You can also drop in Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm to pay in person.

Cancellation and refunds: If you wish to cancel your place on a workshop you must do so at least 14 days before the workshop starts in order to receive a full refund. Cancellation must be made in writing or email. If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee.  Alternatively you may transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

If you cancel your place less than 14 days before your workshop starts, you will only receive a refund of 50% fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course or workshop).  If you require a refund we will charge a further £15 administrative fee.

After a workshop begins we do not offer any refund unless in exceptional circumstances.

If we have to cancel a course for any reason, then you will receive a full refund.

If you have an Art House gift voucher please follow the instructions below:

• Pay the full price of the course online.
• Email us prior to the course date to tell us you have used a voucher.
• Bring the voucher with you on the day to receive your cash back.

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