This is the course for you if you're never thrown on the wheel before or are still at beginner level and fancy throwing something new to elevate the table at your next dinner party. In this two hour workshop lead by our head potter, Mathew Dimbleby, you will learn to centre the clay on the wheel and how to produce forms of even thickness, before moving on to creating two same sized dipping bowls, perfect for dips and olives. Once you have achieved the correct shape and are happy with what you have produced, it will be time to get the paint brushes out to decorate your bowl with underglaze colour whilst the clay is still wet, your final step in getting creative. Post lesson both bowls will be dried out in our studio before going through a double firing process. The first firing process is the biscuit firing to 1000oc before being glazed with a food safe, lead-free glaze and fired again to 1120oc. Your bowls will be ready to collect in approximately 2-3 weeks after your lesson.

What's included in the price?

You will be provided with all materials and an apron to wear on the day. Liquid refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.


2 hours

Cancellation policy

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


Mathew, our head potter has worked in ceramics and the arts for over 30 years, including manufacturing, teaching, education, management and lecturing. He is a naturally skilled teacher sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with great generosity, guiding potters in making their works of art.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
  • Hen dos
  • Easter
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
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14 Brook Rd, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8BH

Booking options

Morning session
10:00 - 12:00
£70.00 See dates
Afternoon course
14:30 - 16:30
£70.00 See dates