Pottery Classes

Every day: Multiple sessions (AM & PM)

Delete distractions and get creative with clay.

Overseen by Birch’s in-house studio manager Bryony Applegate, our ongoing programme of pottery classes runs seven days-a-week across two pottery studios. Equipped with kilns, wheels, glazes, tools – and even a newly dug pit for traditional wood firings – you will find everything you need at Birch to take part and learn new skills. From ‘having a go’ to fully immersing yourself in the joys of making and shaping forms, we welcome all levels of skill and highly recommend you try pottery at Birch.

Bryony, a ceramist and graduate of the Royal College of Art, heads up a team of expert teachers (many of which also studied at the RCA) who collectively provide a range of different classes every week. Each with their own focus, sessions can focus on homeware, tableware, mug sets, festive decorations, shorter ‘taster‘ classes and even 3-hour ‘throwing‘ sessions that centre on wheel-based techniques.

All of the work that gets created is then dried and fired post event. And if you choose one of our 2-3 hour classes, you can also choose coloured glaze of your choice that will also be applied to your work and fired once more to create a truly special and unique finish.

Need to know:

Due to the drying time and different processes of firing and glazing, you do not take anything home with you on the day. However we will post creations out to you, or you are welcome to come back and collect at a later date if you prefer.

Ages 12+ (1-2 hour sessions)
Ages 16+ (Throwing and Pit Firing sessions)

Please see below for a full overview of classes that are coming up in December and January:

January 2022

Friday 14th January

Tableware: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Tableware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Saturday 15th January

Taster: 10am-11am (£25)
Homeware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:40pm (£25)
Homeware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Sunday 16th January

Throwing: 3pm-6pm (£65)

Monday 17th January

Homeware: 10am-12pm (£50)
Taster: 12:30pm-1:30pm (£25)
Throwing: 3pm-6pm (£65)

Tuesday 18th January

Homeware: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Wednesday 19th January

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Mug set: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Thursday 20th January

Homeware: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Friday 21st January

Tableware: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Tableware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Saturday 22nd January

Taster: 10am-11am (£25)
Homeware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:40pm (£25)
Homeware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Sunday 23rd January

Throwing: 10am-1pm (£65)
Throwing: 3pm-6pm (£65)

Monday 24th January

Homeware: 10am-12pm (£50)
Taster: 12:30pm-1:30pm (£25)
Throwing: 3pm-6pm (£65)

Tuesday 25th January

Homeware: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Wednesday 26th January

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Mug set: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Thursday 27th January

Homeware: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Friday 28th January

Tableware: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 2pm-3pm (£25)
Tableware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Saturday 29th January

Taster: 10am-11am (£25)
Homeware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:40pm (£25)
Homeware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Sunday 30th January

Throwing: 10am-1pm (£65)
Throwing: 3pm-6pm (£65)

Monday 31st January

Homeware: 10am-12pm (£50)
Taster: 12:30pm-1:30pm (£25)
Throwing: 3pm-6pm (£50)

Got a question? Just drop our Experience Makers a line at hello@birchcommunity.com

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