Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
This is a one to one, 2 hour pottery throwing class. Students will be taught by Harriet Lawson, a fully qualified ceramicist who graduated from Sunderland University in 2013 and has had various pottery studios since. Now, Harriet is located in her beautiful summer house studio in the picturesque location of Carburton, near Worksop. Less than 1 mile from Clumber Park, 10 minutes from The Major Oak and Rufford Abbey, Harriet is perfectly located for any students to continue their day exploring the local area.
In the 2 hour class, each student will learn basic throwing techniques whilst being guided by Harriet. Each student will make up to 4 pieces each that Harriet will professionally fire for you to be collected or posted out to you at an additional postage fee.
The class can be taught to a maximum of 2 people at a time and if so, the duration of the class remain at 2 hours and £50 per student. Each student will gain the same one to one time with Harriet
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials such as clay, tools and aprons are included in the price.
Harriet will provide tea and coffee throughout the class. Students are very welcome to bring a packed lunch with them however there are various cafes and restaurants located nearby that Harriet is more than happy to reccomend.
If students would like any pieces glaze fired (permanently fixing a desired colour to a pot) Harriet is happy to do this at an additional cost of £10 per pot.
We made a detour to come spend an afternoon with Harriet and we aren't the type that are normally into pottery...however.
Harriet made it fun, interactive and just...well..pretty hilarious. We had a great afternoon with her and came out with more than we expected (We were expecting to only be capable of ashtrays) but we actually made some awesome pots with her tutelage!
She's an amazing human being and teacher, I can't recommend her highly enough. She kept great communication before our session too, she's a real star.
I promise if you book with her, you won't regret it!
Becki & Paulo - - #24344
Would highly recommend Harriet's one to one course! Myself and my gf visited recently, had never really had a proper go of pottery since High School and found Harriet to be incredibly friendly and patient with us. We'll both be going back to pick up some glazed pieces we've made! The only feedback we'd give is to offer somewhere/clean water to wash our hands after the class.
Thanks again Harriet! :)
Leona - - #23932
I did this course with my husband as part of his wedding anniversary present. We were extremely pleased with the items and had a really nice afternoon together. Harriet was really skilled friendly and also calm and patient with us both. I would recommend (and will be) this course to my friends and family. Thank you!
Jane - - #23640
This was the first time I had done any craft since high school. Harriet was a brilliant host and an amazing tutor. She explained everything very clearly and when we made mistakes, explained what went wrong and guided us into correcting it. Fully knowledgeable and a wonderful lady.
I would recommend to anyone who would like to learn how to do this.
Chris Ryder - - #23385
We went as a party of 4 so the time was extended to 4 hours. It was a relaxed and casual environment in a lovely little garden studio which made us feel comfortable. We all had a 1:1 guided session on the wheel and some extra time to play around. Harriet provided excellent guidance throughout and we produced some awesome pieces.
Rebecca Field - - #23370
I bought this course as a present for my girlfriend. It was a brilliant joint activity, Harriet really knows her stuff and makes you feel very welcome. Neither of us had any experience on a pottery wheel since school, but we left with two pieces we were very impressed with!
I made a mug and my girlfriend made a little bowl that looks as good as the pottery she buys in a shop. My girlfriend is thinking about doing another course with her dad as we both really enjoyed it.
Dan and Lizzy - - #22880
Had a great time being shown the tricks to create a pair of lovely cylinders on the wheel by Harriet. Very relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the time just flew by.
I'm not a complete beginner but I needed some tuition to correct my skills on the wheel and this was achieved very easily. I'd recommend the experience to anyone. I'll be going back to collect my pots which are going to be glazed and fired as they are just brilliant.
Thoroughly enjoyed the time. Will take another class at some point in the future , to expand my skills.
Rohen - - #21530
We’ve always wanted to try pottery and this course offered an excellent ‘taster’ as it was just the two of us with Harriet. She was very welcoming, patient and encouraging, demonstrating techniques well and explaining the process.
We both enjoyed ‘having a go’ and, with Harriet’s guidance, encouragement and her ‘can do attitude’, we made a plant pot and bowls.
We really enjoyed the course and would recommend to anyone else wanting to have a go.
Thanks very much, Harriet!
Chris - - #20783
I bought this for myself and my Dad to do as his Christmas present; and he absolutely loved it! He has wanted to do it since he was a school boy so he was literally beaming from ear to ear throughout.
We had to rearrange timings but Harriet was very flexible which was greatly appreciated.
When we arrived on the day, Harriet was amazing with both of us, as Dad and I clearly had different skill levels.
As a gift it was brilliant and we had something to look forward to!
Highly recommend and well worth the money. Thank you Harriet :)
Hannah Thompson - - #20127
I bought this course for me and my partner to try for her birthday present and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it! The tutor was extremely nice and was a brilliant teacher!
Would recommend this to anyone, we will certainly be going again.
James Lowe - - #18833
I bought this for my mum as a birthday present; we both went together and had an absolutely brilliant time - such good fun! Harriet was lovely and looked after us with tea, and was very patient! The two hours flew past and by the end we had created a lovely set of tea beakers, a small pot and a jug and were feeling very proud of ourselves! There's a great tearoom just down the road too, the perfect place to end the day with tea and cake (there are even vegan options!).
Thanks so much Harriet - we'll definitely be back!
Holly - - #18464
My friend and I went to try out pottery as a new experience. Harriet was so lovely - good demonstration, great instructions, and a little bit of assistance when things were on a wonk.
We had a lot of fun and also made a couple of great pieces that can be used when home - a super memory of our fun time.
I'd love to go back for another go and would thoroughly recommend.
Emma Hindley - - #18172
I took my husband as a surprise for our 9th wedding anniversary. When we got there, and he found out, he was very reluctant! However, thanks to Harriet, he loved the experience.
Harriet makes you feel really relaxed, and she is a fantastic teacher! My husband and I both made some great pieces that we were really proud of.
I would recommend this course and Harriet as a teacher, to anyone!
Thank you so much for a truly memorable day x
Lisa Gallagher - - #16944
A brilliant class taken by Harriet, was very impressed with her teaching skills and we made some almost professional looking pieces!
Would definitely recommend for beginners!
Craig Wilkinson - - #15388
I booked this class as an early Father’s Day for my Dad as he had always wanted to have a go at pottery, we definitely got our money’s worth! We both made 4/5 items each, all to a high quality due to Harriet’s perfect tutoring and guidance. We were chuffed with the results!
We also got the option to return and glaze the items when they are dry.
Would definitely recommend to anyone who wanted to try a throwing class with no pressure and in a relaxed in environment!
Harriet also makes some amazing one off pieces! Brilliant experience!
Holly Wilkinson - - #15386
I took my 11 yr old daughter for her first pottery class with Harriet recently, she absolutely loved it! Harriet recommended a 1 hr class due to her age and concentration levels and it was just right for her. Harriet was really patient and great at guiding her, she made 3 pots and will be going back to paint them. A great experience for anyone and a really good teacher, thankyou so much!!
Krieanna linacre - - #14737
I was one of the first people to try out this class and I was really impressed.
My mum and I went together, and Harriet had plenty of time and patience for us both. Her tuition was very helpful.
We left later that afternoon feeling proud of what we accomplished and a couple of weeks later we went and collected our finished pieces after they were fired in the kiln.
I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to give pottery a go.
James - - #14736
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