The pottery studio is located on the top floor of Anvic House on 84E Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6HA. Please make your way into the entrance hall and ring the buzzer on your left hand side. Please aim to arrive 5 minutes early to allow enough time to prepare for your class and have a relaxing cup of tea.
building entrance

Access & Parking

Please note that the studio is located on the second floor of an old Victorian building that, sadly, has no access provision for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility.

To reach us, you can enjoy a 20-minute walk into the Jewellery Quarter from the city centre or hop on the tram or train to Jewellery Quarter Station. For those driving, note that street parking is free in the area on Sundays and after 6pm on all other days. Paid options include the JQ multi-storey car park and various meter parking around the studio.

How to Prepare

All materials and tools will be provided. If you’re concerned about getting your clothes messy you can bring an apron or  something comfortable to change into.  Cut nails short and tie back long hair as they can get in the way of your creative expression, particularly when using the wheels.

Refunds & Exchanges

Courses and Taster Sessions
Please appreciate that Pavlov Ceramics is a small independent studio and any timetable changes directly affect our ability to keep it running. Cancellations and exchanges can be offered up to 7 days prior to the date of a taster or start of a course.

Ceramics and Gift Vouchers
Return and exchange requests would be accepted within 14 days of delivery; although bear in mind that we can only provide a refund for the item cost. Any ceramics that you no longer wish to keep should be posted back adequately packaged and in their original condition. In the case of items arriving damaged please take photos of the parcel contents and contact us as soon as you can.

Firing & Collection

The firing of 1 piece per person is included for our taster sessions – any additional pieces cost £10 each.

Please note that it can take up to 2 months for your pots to go through the final firing. Once they are ready for collection you will receive an email/text with further information. The studio doesn’t have the capacity to store work for longer than a month so we kindly ask that you pick up your creations as soon as possible.

Health & Safety

Clay is a wonderful material but can pose a hazard if used without care. Exposure to clay dust over a long period of time can result in the inhalation of large amounts of silica particles and cause breathing problems. Please join us in our effort to keep the studio safe and clean by minimising dust creation, cleaning any tools used, and wiping down work surfaces with a wet sponge throughout the class. Make sure you also wash your aprons regularly to prevent dry clay from building up.

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