Beginners Taster 3 Week Hand-building Pottery Course

Thursday Evenings
7pm till 9pm

Come along and join Claire at the Periwinkle & Clay Creative Studio to learn basic hand-building techniques with clay.

This is a 3-week beginner’s taster course to learn basic hand-building techniques with clay.

Over the three weeks, we will create, decorate and complete three small projects:

  • 2 slab coasters
  • A pinch pot
  • A coiled pot

You'll have time to add decoration to your pots before they're fired and ready for collection the week following the last week.

Knowledge Required

Beginner - all levels welcome, these sessions are for those with some or little experience working with clay.

* This workshop is for ages 16+ only.

Techniques we will cover

  • Slabs - rolling and working with slab forms
  • Pinch - a delicate and intricate method to create a form
  • Coiling - an ancient method of building making a winding and circular form
  • Decoration techniques - sgraffito and painting
  • Glazing

Materials Provided

  • Everything, no additional costs - you'll make 2 small pots and 2 coasters
  • We work with earthenware clay, items made are for indoor purposes

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little messy. Aprons are provided.


  • Each session will be 2 hours a week for 3 weeks
  • 7pm - 9pm

The course is held at the Periwinkle & Clay Creative Studio - it's a bright, friendly and welcoming space. A refreshments menu is available.