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Pottery Courses

We hope to add short courses in the Art House soon, keep checking this page.

For Saturday and one-off workshops – go to our Pottery Workshops page, where we will be adding more small-group, pottery workshops soon.

Pottery Taster Sessions

These four week pottery taster sessions are perfect if you’re an absolute beginner who just wants to have a go, or for more experienced throwers and handbuilders who would like to access the studio space with a tutor on hand. Over four sessions, you’ll be led by one our experienced tutors in the basics of either throwing on our electric potters wheel, or handbuilding using techniques such as coiling, slabbing and pinching.

Please bring your own apron.


Throwing On The Wheel

Tuesdays
22nd September – 13th October
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£80
BOOK HERE

Wednesdays
23rd September – 14th October
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£80
BOOK HERE


Coming Soon!

World Ceramics (Zoom Course with Krishna Alageswaran)

Six sessions from September. Express your interest here.

1.5 hours - 6.30-8.00pm


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.

Important:  There is an additional charge of £2 for 1lb weight of clay for kiln firing and glazing for all pottery courses. Please bring your own apron.

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 course you must do so at least 14 days before the course 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 course starts, you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course).  If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee or you can transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

After a course 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 with no administrative fee deducted.


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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