Learn pottery with Marina - two-to-one course



I love to inspire others to create beautiful pottery, so I offer a range of one-to-one and 2:1 tuition in my garden studio in Dorking, covering the basics of throwing, turning and decorating, also coiling, slab work and the use of glazes, oxides and lustres. Students can explore pottery at their own pace, follow their individual interests and create lasting objects which can complement your home or be gifted to a loved one.

This two-to-one lessons costs £95 per 2-hour session, including materials and two firings and refreshments. (Please see my other listings for the one-to-one workshop option).

As objects need to be fired twice, before and after being decorated and glazed, at least two or 3 sessions are recommended to produce the finished items yourself. I can however do it on your behalf if you require for a small glazing/firing fee.

I teach on Fridays and Saturdays, if there is another date that you would like to enquire about please use the 'chat with the maker' button to get in touch.

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?

-Tailor-made tuition from qualified and experienced teacher (MA-Ceramics)
-Introduction chat including demo (10-15min) for wheel work
- Materials for making up to two items (additional pots £5 each)
- An Initial biscuit firing with a final glaze firing
- Tea and biscuits

Note: finished items can be posted for an additional charge dependent on size and weight.


marina randall at Marina Randall Ceramics


The Garden Studio, Overdale, rear of
12 Punchbowl Lane

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Christine - - #34500

My daughter and I had a lovely time with Marina. It was our first time throwing and Marina was an excellent and patient teacher. We would love to go back and learn more.

In-person course
Beau Cleveland-Copeman - - #33708

My girlfriend and I just got home — now converted potters — after an incredible morning learning the craft of pottery throwing. Marina was so welcoming and encouraged us throughout the process. Can’t wait to go again!

In-person course
Matt and Indi - - #31475

This course was absolutely brilliant!
I bought this as a surprise for my girlfriend and we both loved it! We had 3 sessions, throwing, trimming and glazing and came home with some beautiful little bowls.
Marina is such a great teacher; calm, fun, interesting and magic with the clay - we loved that she gave plenty of space to just get absorbed into making the pot, as well as great tuition. The workshop is also a really lovely quirky space and to top it off we also loved her dog poppy! We were both newbies and will definitely be coming back again! (My girlfriend is already planning on getting a pottery wheel in the garden!?)

Highly recommend this!!

Response from Marina Randall Ceramics:

Thanks Matt & Indi for this wonderful review!
I'm so pleased you enjoyed the whole process of making pots so much and excited to hear Indi wants to continue with it. Am happy to offer advice and other recommendations. Looking forward to seeing you again. All the best,

In-person course
Ben Waddington - - #30553

The pottery lessons were bought as a present for my partner, and they were great, we were both hooked instantly! Marina was very friendly and knowledgeable, and showed us proper technique on the wheel. She has lots of interesting pieces for inspiration dotted around her workshop. Considering we had never given it a go before, we came out with some bowls and jugs that look amazing! Thank you for all your tuition and patience.
We would definitely recommend to others.

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