Pottery classes in London
You’ll want to quit your job and become a potter as soon as you enter Danish ceramicist Stine Dulong’s beautiful De Beauvoir studio. Try a taster session or take a 12-week course and you’ll soon be trying to recreate her stylish Scandi creations (coveted by the likes of Nigella Lawson and Ottolenghi).
Turning Earth E10
With a studio under the arches in Haggerston and a huge plant-filled second space in Leyton, Turning Earth is also a thriving open-access members’ studio (and it runs great courses). It’s the perfect place whether you’re a beginner who wants to see what it’s all about or are aiming to take your potting to the next level.
If you haven’t picked up a piece of clay since school, fear not. The Kiln Rooms in Peckham offer one-off five-hour taster sessions and four-week beginners’ courses where you can learn all the basic techniques and see if pottery is for you.
Is your kitchen looking a little drab? Make your own set of tableware at Kana with guest teacher Sinead Axworthy. Over five weeks, you’ll create something to eat off, a vessel to drink from, a table decoration and two other small dining items. All of which will teach you plenty of techniques and give you the perfect excuse to throw a dinner party.
Crown Works Pottery
If you want to get to grips with the devilishly difficult wheel, taking one of the intensive throwing courses at this Bethnal Green studio should sort you out. Book on to a day or weekend course and you’ll soon be having your very own ‘Ghost’ moment.
Ceramics Studio Co-op
This New Cross artist-run cooperative wants to help make ceramics more accessible. As well as running 12-week courses, they also teach specific one-off workshops on throwing, glazing and using the kiln to help you hone your skills and build up your confidence.
If you’re better with a paintbrush than a pottery wheel, visit this not-for-profit community studio for one of its drop-in sessions. It provides the prebaked pieces and the decoration is up to you.
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