Beginner / Improver pottery classes

Term based six week rolling pottery classes suitable for both beginners and improvers

Beginner/Improver pottery classes

Wednesday mornings 10.00 – 12.30

Wednesday Evenings 6.30-9.00pm

  • Want to create with clay?
  • Beginner or novice?
  • Then our regular pottery classes are perfect for you!

We design our classes so that all new participants are taught the main techniques of making and decorating with clay.  Handbuilding, throwing on the wheel and glazing are all included. They are then free to create as they please under the helpful guidance of our class leaders.

Regular class members can either refresh their skills by sitting in with new participants, or enjoy working on their own projects, secure in the knowledge that one of our experienced course leaders is there to help and support whenever required.

If the clay bug bites hard (and it often does!) and a  beginner’s course is no longer enough for you, then you can join our Flexible Pottery Classes and enjoy making with clay whenever you choose.

Classes dates 2024 :

Classes 4  22nd May – 26th June Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening

Classes 5 4th September  –  9th October Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening

Classes 6 16th October -20th November Wednesday morning and Wednesday evening

Price – per term

Each six week term is £220 . This includes all materials and firings.

Programme: – 

Clay Course programme- 6 weeks- Cheshire Clay Studio Apr24

Wheel Throwing Experiences

Our throwing experience sessions are a perfect 2 hours for those who are completely new to pottery and wheel throwing.

Wheel Throwing Courses

Aimed at both beginners and those who wish to improve their throwing skills.

Open Studio

Cheshire Clay Studio are proud to be able to display our class members and class leaders work through Open Studio weekends.

Barbara Duncalf
Barbara Duncalf
2023-10-28
Enjoyed a clay throwing experience today. Got struck straight in and had a great time with a ball of clay and loads of water! Plenty of guidance and encouragement from Sophie who made sure we all managed to produce our own ‘unique’ pots. No experience necessary just a willingness to get stuck in and give it a go. Great fun!
david cadman
david cadman
2023-09-18
Just a brief note to say how much I enjoyed my introductory pottery lesson. The session was nicely paced & easy going. We each produced a superb piece of pottery, so all in all, a great success. really worth giving a go & good fun.
Stephanie Driver
Stephanie Driver
2023-09-17
It’s only week 2 of my 6 week clay course, but I’ve already learnt so much! and I am loving using this knowledge to create freely in a lovely workspace with wonderful people and expert tuition. I am excited to glaze, coil and throw in the upcoming weeks and I would highly recommend the course to anyone wanting to learn. Roll on Wednesday for week 3 !!
Becky Womersley
Becky Womersley
2023-09-14
Excellent 2 hours enjoyed in different sessions with different tutors by both myself and my niece. We both had fun, learnt something and had a couple of creative pieces to keep. Both tutors were friendly, helpful and efficient. Would highly recommend.
Susan Winnington
Susan Winnington
2023-09-13
It's only week 2 of six and we've learnt and done so much already with lovely liza, can't wait to find out what we'll manage next week and how glazing goes .thanks for the great facilities and knowledge ,wonderful course.
Alice Beckerleg
Alice Beckerleg
2023-09-13
We had a fab time at the Cheshire Clay studio. The teacher was amazing and we had quite a laugh. Lovely and informal. Planning on doing it again.
melissa mclaverty
melissa mclaverty
2023-09-13
Who knew you could have so much fun with clay!! Started a 6 week workshop in this magical clay filled wonderland with Lise Moorcroft, she has the patience of a saint and the enthusiasm of a kid in a candy store!...and with her help I turned a blob of clay into a masterpiece! So, if your looking for a delightful, messy, and utterly entertaining way to spend your evening, then sign up for a pottery workshop!
Kira Farrell
Kira Farrell
2023-09-13
Really lovely staff and a really fun experience. Loved every minute!
Dan & Kate Willoughby
Dan & Kate Willoughby
2023-03-04
We did an afternoon throwing experience and it was brilliant! So much fun and we even managed to come out with some lovely bowls!! Ceri was a great teacher and joined in with our giggles along the way. A truly fabulous experience and brilliantly facilitated by Lisa & Ceri. Thank you both, Kate
Trish Rose
Trish Rose
2023-03-03
Love my Thursday afternoon classes everyone is so lovely.

Step by Step guides

Decorative Materials for Ceramics

Decorative Materials for Ceramics

Step by step guideDecorative Materials for CeramicsThe 3 stages of ceramicsRaw or Greenware.  This is the basic clay that we use to model. It is unfired. Bisque or Biscuit ware.  This is where the clay has received a firing up to 1000 degrees. It turns the raw clay...

Home Smoke Firing

Home Smoke Firing

Step by step guideHome Smoke FiringEquipment and Materials 1 standard domestic metal bin with lid Pack of firelighters (Natural Eco wood firelighters from Amazon are great as you get absolutely loads in the box for about £18.00 and you do use more than a few on each...

8 point Throwing Plan

8 point Throwing Plan

Step by step guide8 point throwing planStep by step guide to home throwingPrepare the clay first. Weigh out and wedge 1½ lb of clay. form into a ball about the size of an orange. Attach the clay to the wheel. Dry the wheel head and place ball in centre. Slap the clay...

Contact Us

07931 351183

cheshireclaystudio@gmail.com

Cheshire Clay Studio,

Lowes Farm

Moss Lane

Middlewich

Cheshire – CW10 9NG

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