We’re excited to welcome you into our busy and beautiful city centre studio for a 3-hour wheel throwing session. This is a perfect way to dive into all things clay and throwing at the wheel, led by Matt, an experienced thrower and patient instructor. The Workshop: This workshop can be tailor made around your ability and interests. All the fundamentals of throwing pots on the wheel will be covered; how to centre clay and create vessels on the wheel. If desired, other aspects of making, such as handle making can be covered. We can tailor make this session around you and your interests. If you’d be interested in doing this as a group session with your family or friends then please send us an email to discuss. About Pottery West: Pottery West is the studio of Catherine and Matt West - makers, designers and potters - we’re now a team of four and create wheel-thrown ceramic tableware and decorative pieces for the home our of our Sheffield studio. You can learn more about the studio here. About Matt: Matt co-founded Pottery West in 2015 and has been working with clay since 2013. Specialising in thrown functional ware, you’ll often find Matt at the wheel either leading on our production pieces or else working on new designs. Matt originally trained as a designer, graduating from Goldsmiths in 2011 and also worked as a baker before re-training as a potter.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and materials will be provided. Aprons will be provided but please wear suitable clothing that you don’t mind getting covered in clay. Please wear suitable footwear. We will fire and post to you your finished pot.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
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Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BS