Pottery Lessons

We are now taking bookings for groups of up to 4 people for taster sessions and sets of five lessons...

The best way to book is to contact Mags directly via phone (077 222 12835) or e-mail at magscuttle@gmail.comIf you are looking for a specific date for one-off sessions, it is best to book a month or two in advance to avoid disappointment - especially if you would like a Saturday or evening lesson. Bookings for during the day (Tuesday-Friday) are more readily available.

 'My daughter and I had so much fun in our pottery for beginners lesson today. Mags is wonderfully welcoming, extremely patient and a really excellent teacher!’ Thank you again for a wonderful lesson!'  (Rachel, Sept 2021)

Pottery lesson gift vouchers now available - the perfect gift!

e-mail magscuttle@gmail,com and we can send you a gift voucher for either a single session or a group of 5 lessons which the recipient can then book at times/dates to suit. We are quite busy but if you are flexible on times, we can usually squeeze you in within two weeks, with new courses (both day and evening times) starting throughout the year.


Covid-19 studio expectations updated April 2022. - continue to wear a mask.

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

Students (and teachers) will be expected to wear a face mask in line with Healthcare England advise. (disposable mask provided or bring your own). Due to the close proximity of teacher and student when working on the wheel, we would prefer it if you do not book a lesson if you do not wish to wear a mask. However, medically exempt students do not need a mask, and for deaf/hard of hearing students teachers will remove their masks.

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 7 days  (as long as tests are available.)

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 up to 3 pots in every session. The studio has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to let you enjoy the creative experience. All sessions are a maximum group size of four - with two teachers available so you will never be left without support when you need it.  Basic session price includes keeping and kiln firing of your favourite pot (including glaze). Or, come back later to glaze your own pots! (£7 for the extra session)

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 (if possible).

Face mask.

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


Taster Sessions.

Beginners Single Session on the Wheel:

Adult 1 & 1/4 hours  £57 (includes keeping 1 pot)

Child 1 hour £36 (includes keeping 1 pot)

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 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 & 1/2 to 1 & 3/4 hours)         £97

2 Children  ( 1 hour to 1 & 1/4 hours)      £59

Adult & Child ( 1 & 1/4 to 1 & 1/2 hours)   £70

Three people sessions  ( 1 & 1/4 to 1 & 1/2 hours) £144

Four people sessions  (1 & 1/4 to 1 & 1/2 hours) £169)


In this lesson you will each produce 1 - 3 bowls, the best one of which will be fired and posted to a U.K. address. of your choice. In lessons with 3 or 4 people, an extra pottery teacher will be available to support you at the wheel. For an additional fee (£7) you can return at a later date to glaze your own pot.

Beginners 5 Session Course for adults.

Adult 5 x 1 & 1/4 hours   £215

Paired (2 Adults) 5 x 1 3/4 hours £395

Three people - 5 x 1 & 1/4 hours £595

Four people - 5 x 1 & 1/4 hours £775

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 set of small bowls in your final lesson. You will also learn about glazing your pots. Price includes keeping and glazing six pots from the five sessions.

'Following on' 5 Session Course for Adults:

Adult 5 x 1 1/4 hours   £185 plus £5 per pot kept

In these five sessions you will further your learning, making larger and taller pots, perhaps vases or jugs, We will also teach you the basics of clay preparation so you are ready to buy your own wheel. The final lessons will be tailored to suit you and what you want to make. Price also includes returning for an additional sixth session to glaze your pots.

How to Book Lessons.

The best way to book is to contact Mags directly via phone (077 222 12835 or 01865 580087) or e-mail at Magscuttle@gmail.com so we can arrange dates/times to suit everyone. The studio is open from 9:30 am till 9:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

More reviews of my teaching:

" 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)


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