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:

June 2022

Wednesday 1st June

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Thursday 2nd June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Friday 3rd June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Mug set: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Saturday 4th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Tableware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Tableware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Sunday 5th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Homeware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Homeware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Tuesday 7th June

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Wednesday 8th June

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Thursday 9th June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Friday 10th June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Mug set: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Saturday 11th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Tableware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Tableware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Sunday 12th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Homeware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Homeware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Monday 13th June

Tableware: 1am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Tuesday 14th June

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Wednesday 15th June

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Thursday 16th June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Friday 17th June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Mug set: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Saturday 18th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Tableware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Tableware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Sunday 19th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Homeware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Homeware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Monday 20th June

Tableware: 1am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Tuesday 21st June

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Wednesday 22nd June

Mug set: 11am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Thursday 23rd June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Friday 24th June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Mug set: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

Saturday 25th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Tableware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Tableware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Sunday 26th June

Taster: 10am-11am (£29)
Homeware: 11:30am-1:30pm (£50)
Taster: 2:30pm-3:30pm (£29)
Homeware: 4pm-6pm (£50)

Monday 27th June

Tableware: 1am-1pm (£50)
Taster: 1:30pm-2:30pm (£29)

Thursday 30th June

Taster: 2pm-3pm (£29)
Homeware: 3:30pm-5:30pm (£50)

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

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