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Been watching the pottery thrown down, or just keen to learn. Our throwing lessons will be perfect for you! We have a variety of full and half day courses available for you join. You will be sure to not only have great fun but come away with some amazing pieces too. 

Beginners Day Course

Our full day beginners course is from 10am-4pm and will cover clay preparation, centring the clay and understanding and developing basic forms.


At the end of the day you will have learn't how to make two different shapes of bowl and contemporary jugs. Choosing your four favourites to go through our double firing process before they are ready to take home. 

There are a maximum of 5 spaces per workshop to keep tuition directed, meaning they book up quickly. So be sure to book well in advance.


Refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.


Our full day beginners course is £180

Evening Classes:
Starts Thursday 18th January 2024
6-8pm for six weeks.

Course Tutor

The courses are run by trained potter and teacher Mathew Dimbleby in his ceramics studio.


Mathew has worked in ceramics and the arts for over 30 years. This has included manufacturing, teaching, Education Management and lecturing.


Mathew holds a BA Hons Degree in Ceramic Design plus a PGCE teaching qualification. He also holds a current DBS certificate.


Past Student Success

Everyone will create at least four thrown items. These will be dried, twice fired and clear glazed before they are ready for collection or can be sent too you for an extra charge to cover the P&P.



My Mom and I had the most wonderful day at Matt's class. We'd never thrown clay before, but thanks to Matt's expertise, we'd thrown our first bowl within half an hour, and came away with five pieces (3 bowls, 2 jugs) each!

From Mat & Rachel's warm hospitality, to Mat's patient tutorage and the mesmerizing experience of working on the wheel, the whole day was faultless. I'd highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to scratch a creative itch, try a new skill, or just wants to have fun doing something a bit different!


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