Pottery Workshops


Pottery Workshops November –  December


Following the latest government guidance, we are closed until 3rd December.

The safety of our participants and staff continues to be our number 1 priority.  We look forward to welcoming you again as soon as we can.

If you have booked a class, we will credit your account and will be in touch when we have new dates to offer you.

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.

Attending Classes: Shared equipment and what to bring   

As usual (unless otherwise notified) all materials and equipment will be provided, with the exception of aprons and tea-towels (both of which are optional but useful, particularly in clay and oil classes).  In the interests of safety, we do encourage participants to use their own equipment if possible (e.g. paint brushes, sculpting tools), but rest assured, all shared materials will have been thoroughly cleansed before and after each use.


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 5th December 10.00am – 3.00pm FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 19th December 10.00am – 3.00pm FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 30th January 10.00am – 3.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 27th February 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 12th December 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 12th December 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 9th January 10.00am – 12.00pm FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 9th January 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 16th January 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 16th January 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 23rd January 10.00am – 12.00pm BOOK HERE

Saturday 23rd January 2.00pm – 4.00pm BOOK HERE







Make a collection of Christmas themed ornaments, hanging decorations and personalised gift tags using rolled out clay, shape cutters and simple slab building techniques. You will be introduced to a variety of decorative techniques to finish your pieces including the use of pattern stamps, clay embellishment, painting with coloured slip and glaze.

No previous experience working with clay is needed and there will be time during the session to produce a number of decorations.

All of your work will be fired and ready to collect by Friday 18th December

Saturday 5th December 
10.00am – 12.30pm

Saturday 5th December 
1.30pm – 4.00pm


Between Monday 7th – Friday 18th of December we are offering bespoke sessions for households/support bubbles at a special price of £150 for a maximum of 6 people.

Please email info@arthousesheffield.co.uk with your preferred date and times and any additional requirements.

You can add on festive canapes and fizzy for an additional £5 per head to make the event even more special!

You can choose from: Throwing on the Wheel; Hand built mugs; Tile Carving or ‘Ornaments and Hanging Decorations’  Or you can speak to us to discuss your ideas.




The Art House will fire and glaze your work for collection three weeks after your party (collection by appointment) Please note that work created in these pre-holiday classes will not be ready for collection until January.

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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