Ashbrook Ceramics, Waterrow, Somerset, England

Pottery Courses at Ashbrook Studio

Thank you so much for a totally fabulous day! We loved your studio, the ambience, tuition, patience, hospitality (you make a grand cuppa), banter, therapy – in fact everything about a special mother and daughter day, fulfilling long time desires to 'have a go at throwing a pot'.
Refining a pot's lip at Ashbrook Ceramics.
Judith Williams

Beginner’s Pottery Taster Session
Our beginner’s pottery taster session is ideal if you have always wanted to have a go at throwing on a potters’ wheel. You will learn to prepare the clay, work with the clay on the wheel and remove the finished item ready for the next processes. It will be relaxed and you will learn at your own pace. For individuals and couples.

Couple’s Pottery Taster Session
Sharing an experience can be very rewarding. While one is learning to throw on one of our wheels the other can be hand-building, or both can learn to throw at the same time. This course has proved very popular.

Hand Building with Clay
If throwing on a potters’ wheel doesn’t appeal, then we offer the chance to hand build. You will learn to prepare the clay, construct a simple vessel using a number of techniques and decorate. It will be relaxed and you will learn at your own pace.

Returner’s Pottery Session
Want to get back into working with clay? Not done anything since school? Want a confidence boost? This is your opportunity to kick-start the hobby. From one day to one-week, we can design a pottery course to whet your appetite.

Longer pottery courses
Go on, challenge yourself. We have students who have booked a whole week to completely immerse themselves in the subject. If you are up for the challenge simply contact us and we will tailor something specifically for you.

Mix-and-Match pottery courses
Not found what you’re looking for? Why not ask us to build a pottery course around your skill level and interests? We like a challenge…

Students won’t be able to decorate the work made on the dayas it takes time to dry and then be biscuit fired. Many come back when their items have been fired to glaze them using our range of glazes. We show several methods of glazing and explain the firing process. This is a separate course.

Pottery Studio Space to Rent
Are you already competent but have nowhere to use your skill? Not found a ceramics studio who can help? Why not use our facilities. We don’t use them all the time and we can arrange for access. So why not come and see and rent some space and get making. Mondays and Tuesdays are best.

But, I can’t draw…’ Many people struggled with this at school, but there is no need to be Da Vinci to enjoy working with clay.

As mentioned above, we also offer individually tailored pottery courses. We give you our undivided attention, will work at your own pace, and help you develop and build confidence.

For details of costs and availability and how to find us use the contact form.

Pottery courses for adults start from just £60 per person.

Gift Vouchers
We can supply a personalised gift voucher for birthdays, special occasions and for Christmas, at no extra cost.

9th Anniversary Gifts – Pottery
Celebrating someone special’s 9th wedding anniversary? Whether you’re buying a gift for a partner or a couple, this may be the answer.

(After your taster session we will fire your work and make ready for collection or for a follow up session of glazing, that is charged separately.)

Group bookings
We are often asked about group bookings but we can only comfortably accommodate a maximum of two people.

Throwing on the Fitzwilliam wheels at Ashbrook Ceramics.
Throwing on the Fitzwilliam wheels at Ashbrook Ceramics.
I honestly enjoyed every part of the course, so I don't have any comments – apart from I loved it!
Louise Parker