Beginners one-off taster sessions

These afternoon sessions are for complete beginners and provide an insight into the possibilities of working with clay. We will introduce people to throwing on a wheel and a range of hand building skills through demonstrations and plenty of hands on exercises. We then fire and glaze 3-4 pieces of work that you make, which can be collected 3-4 weeks later (it’s a lengthy firing process!). We will also walk you through other skills such as decorating, glazing and mould work, providing a good understanding of what goes on in a ceramics studio. Sessions are 4.5 hours long, cost £85 pp and includes all materials and firings, meaning that there are no additional costs. There are a maximum of 12 people in a class with 2 experienced teachers.

Covid-19 safety measures: We have made a number of changes to the studios to ensure the safety of all users. These include a full redesign of the studios, increasing ventilation, ensuring face coverings are worn in the studios at all times, spacing out equipment to ensure social distancing is maintained, putting in screens where needed, reducing the numbers of makers in the studios (both members and those on classes), installing hand sanitising dispensers, conducting regular risk assessments, introducing new cleaning / clay reclaim systems and we encourage everyone to wash their hands regularly . To get an idea of what steps users will need to take when coming for a class please watch this short H&S video. In the event of another lockdown we would offer either rescheduled classes when we reopen, alternative studio access or a full refund.

Cost: £85.  Taking place on Sunday afternoons 2:30pm-7pm.  Location: Peckham Levels studio.

If you would like to be added to our waiting list for future taster sessions please email:

In the event of non-attendance or arriving late to the session it is not possible to provide alternative studio time, or for it to be rescheduled. From 9 days before the taster session we do not provide refunds. Please be aware that it may be difficult to work with clay with long nails, and finally if you have a disability please let us know before your first class so that we can best accommodate your needs. Unfortunately we do not sell gift vouchers.

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