Beginners 1-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 2 people

Maureen & John enjoying some quality potting time together.


Come and have some fun with clay in the peaceful setting of my studio located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border.

The 1-day (approximately 6 hours with an hour's break in the middle for lunch) one-to-one workshop is a comprehensive session aimed at those who wish to have a more in-depth experience, creating pieces which will be made using all the fundamental ceramics disciplines of pinching, coiling, slab building & throwing. The workshops are structured to be fun and creative, and students can let their imaginations run wild during their private tuition. As the title suggests, you get to have the whole studio to yourself with no other students present.

The sessions are hands-on, and the student will be able to use all the studio facilities (clay, various tools and print-making equipment, extruders, the pottery wheel etc.). At the end of the 1-day workshop, each student can choose up to 6 pieces that they wish to have glazed and fired. Once they have dried sufficiently, I will then biscuit fire, glaze and glaze fire the pieces. These can then be either collected by the student (if they live locally) or I can post them (I have to charge postage & packaging). Each student will also be provided with a certificate of completion.

Please understand that it takes a few weeks for pieces to dry thoroughly and for me to then biscuit fire, glaze and subsequently glaze fire them.

I also offer a 1/2-day one-to-one workshop for 1 person (please see the "Beginners half-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 1 person"), a 1/2-day one-to-one workshop for 2 people (please see the "Beginners half-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 2 people") and 1-day workshop for 1 person (please refer to the "Beginners 1-day one to one pottery/ceramics workshop for 1 person".

This makes a great Valentine's, anniversary or birthday gift - and also opens up the workshop to parents with children.

Contact us for more information or to discuss requirements.

About a week before your workshop date, we'll e-mail you again with more details about parking etc.

We also offer accommodation in the form of our Crafter's Retreat cabin or we can advise of other local B&Bs.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be provided for all workshops, and a light, rustic farmhouse-style lunch is also included for those attending the 1-day workshop.
Depending on the weather/time of year, lunch can be taken either out in the cottage garden or in our country kitchen which has a view over the garden.

Important information at a glance:

1. All tools and materials are included. We have a selection of old shirts available, but the student may wish to bring their own smock/shirt/apron. It’s important that the student wears comfortable shoes and clothing.
2. Rings and bracelets will need to be removed during the workshop (they mark the clay, and you don’t want the clay ruining your jewellery either) – I can provide a pot to put them in if required.
3. Refreshments (tea/coffee/soft drinks) are provided for all workshops, and a light, rustic farmhouse-style lunch will be provided for the full-day workshops.
4. The studio is equipped with a wedging table, extruder, large table for hand building, two Shimpo pottery wheels and a large top-loader kiln.
6. The private session is either for one or a maximum of two people; this ensures that the student gets the maximum benefit from the day with no distractions.
7. The age limit is 16+ or younger if accompanied by an adult.
8. I am insured (IWW/5102205).
9. The student will be provided with a certificate of completion.
10. Each student can choose six pieces to be fired and either collected or posted out to them.
11. We can advise of local accommodation for those wishing to stay overnight in the area.


Louise Taggart at Blended Monkey


80 Small Lode
PE14 9BG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


1 day (flexible times to suit)

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Sarah - - #35202

What a fantastic day - great hosts, very knowledgeable - it completely exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend.

Response from Blended Monkey:

Thanks for your lovely review Sarah! It was a pleasure to have you and Jo in the studio and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your session :-).

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