Hand Building Classes

In this wonderfully creative class you will make, decorate, and glaze beautiful hand-built pieces that you can cherish forever. The sessions are fun, relaxing, sociable, and therapeutic whether you come alone or with family and friends.

You will learn a range of hand building techniques such as coiling, slab building, pinching and sculpture and can create many different items such as vases, dishes, plaques, tiles, plant pots, candle holders and more. There is a large selection of inspirational materials; images, forms, tools, textures, glazes and colours to spark your imagination and make your work stand out. Once you have made your piece you will be able to paint it with colourful glazes ready for firing and a later collection.

About Session

About your Session

The session is suitable for adults and children of all ages; ideal for couples, friends, families and groups. In hand building classes you may be joined by a few others (groups of up to 8 people) and we can also offer private classes. Please contact us if you would like your class to be private.

We have a large hand building space which can accommodate up to 16 people. For groups of over 8 people please visit the Party page for more information.

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Fantastic experience at Clay with Carole. Great instruction and very accommodating for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it as a birthday day out.

Carole and her daughter Talia were brilliant teachers. The session was fun and informative! Can’t wait to see the final pots after they’ve been glazed and fired!

We had a private session today with Carole. I purchased it for my partner’s birthday as I knew he wanted to try the wheel and sculpting. We were not disappointed at all. Carole welcomed us into her professional unit and explored with us what we would like to create. Well, we had a lovely time working with the clay by hand then the wheel in the afternoon. She was very attentive, super knowledgeable, and an expert in this industry. A great day, great value, and great creations. We liked it that much we hope to start weekly evening classes with Carole. I would wholly recommend Clay with Carole.

Great day of creative fun. We all managed to create something we are all super chuffed with. We learnt different techniques and all 3 decided to make something different. Great morning!
Thanks Carole.

Really enjoyed our hand making class with Talia – it was a great way to spend an afternoon. Really enjoyed the experience – Talia was helpful and very friendly. The studio is well equipped and stocked for lots of different styles and designs.

We had an absolutely lovely time. Our tutor Talia took her time to explain to us the process, techniques and was present throughout to answer questions and help out. Talia was very generous with her time and her expertise. The workshop was well equipped and the whole place had a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you.