Pottery courses, tasters and events.

Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of clay while learning new skills, mindfully and at your own pace.

Pottery taster

Suitable for beginners who are up for a challenge 

A 2-hour session that guides you through the fundamental steps of throwing a pot on the wheel. In the first part, we will cover some essential theory and you will learn to prepare your clay. Following a detailed demonstration, you will then have the chance to create your own pieces. 

Throwing is a messy business, remember to bring an apron and trim long nails as they can get in the way of your creative expression. There are more subsequent stages before a pot is fully finished. At the end of the session you will be asked to pick your favourite piece to be glazed/fired for you – which is included in the price and normally takes around 6 weeks. The firing of additional pots is charged at £10 per piece.

Cost: £60 per person

Capacity: up to 6 participants – larger groups are welcome though please get in touch first 

Saturday Morning Course

taught by Libby Gillies

12 weeks | 14th January – 1st April

11:00am-1:30pm | £360


  • a comprehensive course covering all steps of the process – clay preparation,  hand building, throwing on the wheel and glazing.
  • suitable for beginners and people looking to improve their skills
  • a small group of 8 students
  • all materials and the firing of 1 piece per week are included

The Studio

Eight steel-framed windows run along the length of my studio and tell the story of its proud industrial past. Months of hard work have brought this historic workshop unit back to life, creating a new home for ceramics in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The studio is fully equipped to facilitate a variety of ceramics processes and regularly opens its doors to the public for pottery courses, tasters, and events.

84E Vyse Street
Jewellery Quarter
B18 6HA

Couldn't find the right class or a suitable date?

Get in touch below to organise a tailored session or join a waiting list. My expertise covers a wide range of making processes used within ceramics from prodcution to glaze mixing. The studio is also available for private events and can accommodate workshops for up to 10 people.

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