Pottery Lessons in Staffordshire
Pottery should be for everyone, but sometimes it is a little difficult to know how to get started.
With over 20 years of experience in hand building and throwing pots, Kim brings a wealth of knowledge, skill, and passion to each lesson. Her warm approach creates a supportive environment where you can explore your creativity, learn new techniques, and gain confidence in your abilities.
Lessons and taster sessions include the use of all tools, aprons, equipment, and clay, ensuring that you have everything you need to enjoy your experience.
All sessions are offered on a 1:1 basis, or a maximum of two people if you’d like to bring along a friend (at no extra cost).
£140 (includes the firing and glazing of four pots)
Full-day pottery lessons offer an immersive experience that’s perfect for individuals who want to dive a little deeper into the world of ceramics. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to create four pots that you can proudly take home and display. Under Kim’s guidance, you’ll learn a variety of pottery techniques, ranging from throwing on the pottery wheel to hand-building and burnishing.
This all-encompassing session not only allows you to develop a strong foundation in pottery but also provides an unforgettable day out!
Full day sessions run from 09:30-16:30. Completed pots will be fired and then can either be picked up at the Studio, or posted on to you for a small fee.
£75 (includes the firing and glazing of two pots)
With a half-day pottery lesson, you’ll have the opportunity to learn basic pottery techniques at your own pace, guided at all times by Kim. With full use of the tools available at the Dark Sky Pottery Studio, you’ll experience what it’s like to “throw” a pot on a full-sized wheel, and get your hands messy while you make your very own pots to take home and keep.
Half day sessions run from either 09:30-13:30, or 13:30-17:00. Completed pots will be fired and then can either be picked up at the Studio, or posted on to you for a small fee.
How to book
If you’re interested in learning more or would like to book a session, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kim. She’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect pottery experience for yourself or someone special.
Bespoke evening classes
£200 (includes the firing and glazing of five pots)
For those looking for a more structured and gradual learning experience, Kim also offers bespoke evening classes that span over five weeks.
Each class lasts for two hours, once a week, providing an excellent way to develop pottery skills while balancing everyday commitments. This course structure allows for a deeper understanding of pottery techniques and gives participants the time to practice and refine their skills. Each week will focus on creating a new pottery piece, which will then be fired and glazed and made available for you to take home at a later date.
Evening class times and days are arranged on an individual basis, and take place at the Dark Sky Pottery Studio in Leek, Staffordshire.