Pottery Workshops


Pottery Workshops – March Onwards

Please note, due to Covid-19 health crisis, the Art House is closed to the public, and some classes have been, or will be, postponed. Please continue to book your classes and purchase vouchers in the meantime! And join our Facebook group The Big Art Lock In to help stay connected and creative.

As well as our regular term time classes we offer a developing programme of weekend and evening workshops, including workshops from invited guest tutors regarding their own personal approaches to design and technical construction of pieces.

Cost includes all materials and kiln-firing.  Suitable for all abilities.  The Tea Studio café will be open on Saturdays for refreshments.

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 course 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 for a complementary cup of tea or coffee, it will be time to have a go on the potter’s wheel.  After an hour break for lunch, you will return to finish off your hand built project.  All under excellent 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 – 4pm and cost £75 per session

Tuesday 31st March POSTPONED 

Saturday 4th April POSTPONED

Tuesday 7th April POSTPONED

Saturday 16th May POSTPONED

Saturday 6th June POSTPONED

Saturday 4th July POSTPONED

Saturday 1st August 

An introduction to the techniques of throwing on an electric potter’s wheel.  Our classes are small (maximum of 10 people, 10 wheels) so you will get plenty of demonstrations and input from our tutors.

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.

Saturday 18th April, 10.00am – 12.00pm, £40, FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 18th April, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, £40, FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 23rd May,10.00am – 12.00pm £40, FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 23rd May, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, £40, FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 13th June, 10.00am – 12.00pm, £40 POSTPONED

Saturday 13th June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, £40 POSTPONED

Saturday 11th July, 10.00am – 12.00pm,£40 POSTPONED

Saturday 11th July, 2.00pm – 4.00pm,£40 POSTPONED

Saturday 8th August, 10.00am – 12.00pm, £40

Saturday 8th August 2.00pm – 4.00pm, £40


In this workshop Krishna will show you how to make a perched bird.  Birds will be slip decorated and then left to dry before clear glazing and ready for collection after 3 weeks.

Suitable from beginners.

Saturday 21st March POSTPONED
10.00am – 4.00pm




More details to follow….

Monday 6th April POSTPONED
10.00am – 3.00pm



More details to follow….

Tuesday 7th April POSTPONED
10.00am – 3.00pm

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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