Pottery Lessons

We are now taking bookings for safely re-opening in April 2021 


Hand sanitiser, or access to a hand-basin for washing hands, will be provided at the start and end of each lesson.

Students (and teacher) will be expected to wear a face mask (disposable mask provided or bring your own).

Please do not attend if you or a member of your household are exhibiting high temperature, new cough or loss/change of sense of smell. Your Teacher will have tested negative for Covid in the last 96 hours (3-4 days).

Lessons missed due to Covid-19 symptoms may be re-booked for a later date.

What to expect...

At our Kennington (Oxford) studio, lessons are exclusively in throwing on the wheel with a dedicated teacher (Mags) to support you in making 2 or 3 pots in every session. The studio has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to let you enjoy the creative experience. All sessions are exclusively for you (or your group) - you will not be sharing the studio space with others during your sessions. Basic session price includes keeping and kiln firing of your favourite pot (including glaze). Or, come back later to glaze your own pots! (£7 each)

What you need....

Very short finger nails are definitely best but not essential.

Long hair should be tied back.

Rings and bracelets/watches should be removed.

Face mask.

Bring shoes that are easily cleaned - they may get splashed with wet clay!

Beginners Single Session on the Wheel:

Adult 1 & 1/4 hours  £45(includes keeping 1 pot)

Child 3/4 hour £27 (includes keeping 1 pot)

Child 1 hour £36 (includes keeping 2 pots)

This session will have you producing two or three bowls, one of which will be fired and glazed for you to collect later. For an additional £7 per pot you can return to the studio to do your own glazing once bisque firing is complete (approximately two weeks later).

Paired - Beginner's Throwing on the Wheel:

2 Adults   1 & 3/4 hours         £85

2 Children  1 & 1/4 hours      £45

Adult & Child 1 & 1/2 hours   £60

In this lesson you will each produce 1 - 3 bowls, the best one of which will be fired and glazed for you to collect at a later date. For an additional fee (£7) you can return at a later date (approximately two weeks later) to glaze your own pot.

Beginners 5 Session Course for Adults:

Adult 5 x 1 & 1/4 hours   £190

Paired (2 Adults) 5 x 1 3/4 hours £305

In these five sessions you will learn to throw a simple bowl and simple cylinder, progressing to making a cup with handle and making a larger bowl or set of small bowls in your final lesson. You will also learn about glazing your pots. Price includes keeping one pot from each session plus all pots from session five.

'Following on' 5 Session Course for Adults:

Adult 5 x 1 1/4 hours   £210

Paired (2 Adults) 5 x 1 3/4 hours £340

In these five sessions you will further your learning, making sets or larger pots, perhaps vases or jugs, keeping two or more pots from each session. For more advanced students, you can learn to make lidded jars and teapots - the lessons will be tailored to suit you and what you want to make.

Reviews of my teaching:

"Brought my daughter a voucher for Christmas, Mags was brilliant. Patient and encouraging" ..... "Great tuition for a first timer." (Harriet)

"Fantastic pottery teacher, perfect for a beginner like me." (John)

"Brilliant lesson and brilliant teacher - so good to have 3 bowls showing progress over just one lesson!" (Jo)

"Had so much fun having lessons with Mags, love my creations." (Abi)

"My all time favourite pottery teacher! Patient, supportive and calm... the studio space supports creativity thanks to Mags and her approach to teaching." (Matt)