The Ceramics Studio Classes

The Ceramics Studio pottery classes are open to everyone. Whether you’re a novice or professional and whether you’re looking for a one off taster or a more regular course to hone your skills – we offer something for everyone.All of our classes are delivered in a relaxed and creative environment at our tranquil studio in Warwickshire, on the edge of the Cotswolds. With a maximum class size of 10, equal focus is given to learning skills, creative development and giving each individual space to carve their own pottery experience. Our approach to teaching is friendly, simple and open with a relaxed and informal environment allowing all students to follow their own preferences. We offer demonstrations and tuition in all the basic building skills: coiling, slabbing, press moulding and of course throwing, but we are also more than happy to leave you to explore the clay on your own and guide you when you seek advice.What makes The Ceramics Studio classes different is our flexibility and how we encourage individuality. We have created a space for you to explore as many sides of ceramics as you wish, and always give you the freedom to choose what suits you most. Leyla’s informative but informal teaching style ensures that you are always learning but in a manner that unfolds with your preferences. If you’re interested in our classes, we offer a number of different sessions and ways to book; find out more below!

"My ceramics class takes the stress out of life, a totally absorbing and relaxing experience! I love it!"

- Sue, Newbold-on-Stour

Summer Term

23rd April - 18th July

Weekly Pottery Classes

(We currently have a waiting list for these, please get in touch to be added to your preferred session)

Our regular pottery classes are perfect for people wanting to make a commitment to a regular creative hobby. These classes are suitable for all levels and all pottery styles; whether you want to learn about hand building techniques, throwing or surface decoration. Individuality is encouraged and throughout the term you will be able to try your hand at as many or few techniques as you would like. To see what previous students have created, have a gander at our Facebook page. Classes are either 2 or 3 hours long.

Regular weekly classes are sold in a package of 10 classes, with a block booking discount.  As our terms are 13 weeks long, you can choose which sessions suit your schedule and therefore never have to feel like you’re missing out when duvet days come calling! But if you can’t get enough of us, then you can always top up your package with individual classes and attend the whole term!

Below is a list of the current sessions for this term, all that we ask is that you commit to a certain time slot as this ensures we can guarantee a small class size.

Our weekly Spring sessions run:

Tuesdays Afternoon sessions – 2 – 4pm Evening sessions – 6.30 – 8.30pm

To join the waiting list please send us an e-mail.

Thursdays Morning sessions – 10am – 1pm Evening sessions – 6.30 – 8.30pm

To join the waiting list please send us an e-mail.


Treat a friend to a pottery session with us. Most of our classes are suitable for beginners and make a lovely present.
Choose your gift here, print off the voucher and then the code can been entered at the time of booking the session.
Please note vouchers expire after six months.

There is so much on offer in the world of pottery that we organise monthly workshops in speciality topics such as raku firings, working with porcelain and other fun styles of pottery, including in-depth sessions for real pottery geeks.  We announce these several weeks before they’re scheduled and with limited places in each workshop, make sure you’re on our mailing list or following us on Facebook to be the first to hear about them.

Weekend Pottery

Weekend Pottery

For those looking for a chilled and less regular commitment, we will be running our ever popular Saturday sessions. Again, all pottery techniques are on offer but as these classes are only once a month they also make the ideal gift or family day out. We love having children along at these sessions, provided they come with a friendly grown up in tow, and always welcome our regular weekday students if they fancy a bit of weekend pottery time. If a morning just isn’t enough, extend your day into the afternoon with our add on hours option.

Hand Building Sessions!

Fancy trying something different next term? Learn some hand-building techniques and discover the endless possibilities of clay!

Press Moulding & Decorating

Try our Press-Moulding Workshop. It is perfect for the nervous beginner or as a nice relaxing session to bring a friend to.

Slab Building

Slabbing is a skill worth having if you love your pottery! Once you have mastered this there is nothing you cannot do and will open up a world of possibilities!


Simply to most tranquil activity in ceramics! Learn to make beautiful large creations and voluptuous forms. This technique lends itself to both functional and sculptural.

Throwing Classes

Come and learn to throw a pot on the wheel.  Perfect for beginners, you will make a couple of pots on the wheel and decorate them with slips. Classes are relaxed and start with a friendly chat and demo with a cup of tea! Children are very welcome at these sessions, provided they come with a friendly grown-up in tow.

All material and firing included. Limit of three pots per session.

Beginner sessions: These are suitable for anybody who is up for a challenge! We will totally look after you. Children welcome with an adult.

Intermediate sessions: For anyone who has previously attended two of our beginner session. This will be an opportunity to explore different shapes and advanced techniques like handles and lids.

Class size 10 max.

Please choose the date you wish to attend and chose a Beginners  or Intermediate  throwing session to book with us.

We will release more days soon via the mailing list - make sure you are on it! 

We also offer gift vouchers which make the perfect present so please contact us if you would like to book a friend in for a Saturday Session gift voucher (also available for other days of the week!)

Specialist Workshops

Saturday 19th October - Hand-building Animals with Jane Adams (Fully Booked)

10 am  - 4 pm

£ 120 per person , 12 spaces ( lunch included )

Saturday 16th November - Porcelain Christmas Decorations with Rhian Malin

10:30 am  - 12:30 pm   & 1:30 pm - 3:30pm

£ 50 per person , 8 spaces

Saturday 23rd November - Christmas Ceramic Garlands

10:30 am  - 12:30 pm

£ 50 per person , 8 spaces

To book a workshop, please choose a date on the calendar below that you wish to attend! 

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