Flexible Pottery Classes

Flexible Pottery Classes

Here at Cheshire Clay Studio we know people have busy lives and lots of commitments. To accommodate this we have flexible pottery classes for people who want to enjoy this rewarding hobby, but sometimes find it difficult to commit to a regular day and time week in and week out.

How does it work?  Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions.

Is there help and guidance?

We have six class sessions running every week, staffed with enthusiastic leaders who are there to help and guide whenever you need assistance.

If you are a complete beginner we recommend that you book onto one of our six week structured clay courses before coming along to the Flexible Pottery Classes.

What do I have to bring?

We make it easy for you.  You have your own storage space at the studio so no lugging stuff back and forth.  All decorating materials, tools and firings up to 6kg per month are included in your class fee. Buy your clay from us as you go along.

I want a regular class time and day, can I do this?

If you want to come the same day and time every week, then great – you’ll have your ‘home class’.  Come for the whole 3 hour session, or leave early and come late, no problem.

Can I just call in?

Want to just finish off some work – trim a pot, finish a sculpture, glaze a piece? That’s fine, just pop in onto one of the other sessions.  Or just come to another one of the six sessions for the whole time, it’s all up to you.

Is there a booking system?

Not at the moment. We restrict our membership of flexible classes to 50 and so far no session has ever been overcrowded. The studio can comfortably seat 12 people at the tables and a further six at our pottery wheels.

What if I have to take a few weeks off?

Going on holiday, or have reasons why you can’t come for a while? Not a problem, your place is kept for you through your monthly payment.

I think I need some extra learning, how can I do this?

Want extra support?  We have monthly mini-workshops held on Saturday afternoons where we concentrate on one aspect of ceramics. These are either free of charge or just £10 for our members.

 This sounds a bit too good to be true, how much does it cost?

Flexible classes cost £98.00 per month.  You can come as often as you like to the studio for that.

How do I join?

Get in touch with us to say you want to join our flexible pottery classes and we’ll set you up with our monthly subscription. You can leave at any time providing you give us a month’s notice, so there is no annual commitment.

We’ll send you an information pack and then all you have to do is let us know when you are coming for your first session so we know to expect you, get you settled in and generally make you feel at home.

Is there a wait list?

There are occasions when the flexible classes are full – we’ll pop you on a wait list and let you know as soon as a vacancy comes up.

Can I visit you before making a decision?

Yes of course! We are always delighted to see people who want to take up pottery, or who are already experienced and want to use our super facilities to make more creations.  You can call in any day and see what it’s all about. Just let us know to expect you so that our class leaders can show you around.

Studio Flexible pottery class sessions

Tuesdays        9.30am – 12.30pm.

1.30pm – 4.30pm

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Wednesdays  1.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursdays       1.30pm – 4.30pm

6.00pm – 9.00pm






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.

Step by Step guides

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07931 351183


Cheshire Clay Studio,

Lowes Farm

Moss Lane


Cheshire – CW10 9NG

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