About the Course
Have you often had a yearning to have a go on a pottery wheel or understand what goes into making an item out of clay? Or perhaps you have been inspired by the Great Pottery Throw Down seen on BBC2? Ponder no longer the solution is right here! The very popular and successful pottery courses are run from a historic & characterful property which also house the artists studio and gallery situated on the cobbled Main Street in Haworth. Home to the famous Bronte sisters, Wuthering Heights and bleak inspiring moors. Three hour tasters run regularly with morning and afternoon slots available. Email or phone the studio to discuss options. Your email inquiries are replied to within 24 hours and usually by a phone call on the number you put forward when you inquire.
Perfect for a small group of friends or family wanting to share, or for individuals wanting a social creative play! All ages and abilities are accommodated. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Pottery wheels, slab roller and pug mill available in order for you to learn the pottery craft!
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?
Price for the three hour taster session includes all material costs, glazing if any and firing costs.Tools and aprons are available and it is advised to wear sturdy footwear and bring an extra layer. Tea and coffee is made regularly during the workshop!
Came with my friends as a pre wedding treat and it certainly was that!
Lovely, creative, relaxing workshop in beautiful Haworth.
Sonje was a great workshop leader and made us very welcome with cups of tea and cakes!
Highly recommended for a friends or family get-together - excellent choice of a gift also!
Sofia Fallon - - #22325
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Hiya Sofia, It was lovely to meet all five of you for the pre wedding get together and I am really pleased you had a great time! And thank you for the thoughtful review of the session, indeed they do make wonderful and unique gift packages. I think you all did great with learning some skill on the wheel and hand building and I look forward to getting everything out of the kiln to show you. Hope the wedding goes well! Sonje
We attended Sonje's pottery class for a girl's day out! We were both beginners having never created with pottery before. Sonje was very kind and let us create pieces that we liked, including using the lovely pottery wheel. We could work at our own pace and Sonje gave us very good advice to improve our pieces! Thanks again.
Rosie - - #21424
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thanks Rosie, It was great to meet you and do some pottery with you both! Was certainly a lot of fun and glad you enjoyed yourselves as well. Good luck on your travels and may see you again one day! Sonje
A very enjoyable pottery experience - we were able to try different techniques including the challenges of "the wheel" to produce some pieces we were proud of in just 3 hours. Sonje was an excellent teacher and there were plenty of resources in her lovely Haworth studio. Thank you.
Alison & Erica - - #20531
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thankyou Alison and Erica for booking the session. It was great to meet you both and see how your creativity was unleashed in the studio. You made some very nice pieces so I think you will be pleased with the results when you come to collect! Sonje
A super little studio where you'll receive one on one (or one on two) guidance from Sonje. We laughed and created and left feeling uplifted at the end of the three hour workshop. We used the potters wheel as well as learning how to make 'pinch pots'. Sonje's studio is on the main high street in pretty Haworth so perfect to combine with a walk on the moors and a nice lunch out.
Leandra - - #20500
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thanks Leandra & James, It was a fun session wasn't it and am glad you felt uplifted afterwards! I loved the pieces you made, am looking forward to you seeing them when you collect, on your way for a jolly good hike! See you again soon. Sonje
Absolutely outstanding women with many skills! Me and my friend kaomi had a blast! Sonje couldnt have been more welcoming and supporting! We had a great time and found a new love for the potters wheel! Enjoyed every second and its such a great price for what you get to do and experience! Highly recomend to anyone!
Saffron brown - - #16017
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thank you so much Saffi for the wonderful review. I also had such a great time with you and Kaomi, it was definitely a very entertaining afternoon. Am so pleased you enjoyed your selves, it makes running a workshop a great joy with students like your selves! I look forward to seeing you again and thank you again for booking the session!
I brought my 12 year old daughter and her friend to the workshop as a school holiday activity. They are both pottery novices but you would never guess that from the pieces they produced, which are really impressive. We could not be more delighted. Sonje carefully explained processes, techniques and finishes to them. She encouraged them to develop their initial ideas and created an environment where they both felt excited to try out,correct mistakes and go again. We did not leave before booking our next workshop. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Sonje's workshops. Huge thank you for a great afternoon - looking forward to seeing you again soon! Debbie, Abi & Becca
Debbie Scarth - - #15216
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thanks Debbie, I was so impressed that both girls were totally focused on their work and producing some beautiful and colourful pottery pieces! And considering they had never done pottery before either! Look forward to having them back for glazing so thank you for making another booking. See you all soon again.
I was delighted when I came across Sonje’s course in beautiful Howarth. Had been wanting to learn how to make pottery spoons for some time and Sonje was so knowledgeable, skilled and enthusiastic and totally got what it was I was trying to achieve. In a relaxed calming environment I was able to let my creativity flow and ended up with a handful of spoons that I love. Thank you Sonje-I will be back x
Jackie Sykes - - #15212
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:It was great to meet you Jac and help you make your spoons. Wish I had taken a picture of them as they were beautiful! Thanks for the lovely review and I look forward to having you back when your time allows.
I booked a 4 week pottery course for my mum and myself and we have had the most amazing time at Werxzovart with Sonje. She is incredibly skilled and we learnt so much. I'm not sure what we're going to do now on a Saturday! I would highly recommend the course for anyone interested in pottery or who wants to try something new (like we did). Thank you Sonje :D
Elizabeth Goldsbrough - - #14579
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thanks for coming to do a four week course Lizzie and what a lovely review. It was a pleasure to do pottery with you and your pieces came out beautifully. I hope to see you and your mum again soon, come and do more pottery on a Saturday!
This was an gift for my two Granddaughters and it went down a storm. What a great way to introduce young teens to pottery, new skills, and build confidence in their own artistic ability in a safe and relaxed environment. Thank you.
Annie - - #13902
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thankyou very much for bringing your granddaughters to the pottery session. It was a pleasure to work with them and was very impressed with the skills they acquired and the pieces they created!
Hi Sonya. Thanks for an excellent day yesterday. You were a complete star, keeping us all busy and focused and offering a flexible day tailored to our skills and pace of working. We were really pleased with what we managed to achieve by the end of the day. Thank you again for a memorable family day out.
Judith - - #12259
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thanks Judith, it was a pleasure to meet you all and do pottery with you. You were all very creative and it was quite exciting to see what you made! Sonje
Thank you so much Sonje! We had such a great time on our all day pottery and clay workshop at Sonje's studio in Princetown, Dartmoor. Her artwork and pottery is beautiful and she was a fantastic teacher, encouraging us to find our own style, teaching us lots of new skills and keeping the day really fun. She was great in tailoring the day to what we were looking for; a one day private session with 4 of us so i would really recommend getting in touch with her to talk about what you would like to do! Thanks again, we had a great time and would really recommend Sonje's workshops to anyone who is new to pottery and clay to give it a go!!
Emily - - #12254
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thankyou Emily, It was such a great day for me as well and I am so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves! If you are ever in West Yorkshire do pop in and say hello! Sonje
I spent two days at Princetown with Sonje Hibbert learning to throw on the wheel, i went with a friend and we both had a very interesting and happy time with Sonje. She is a very skilled and patient potter and her workshop was very inspirational she had beautiful pottery and paintings for us to look at.
She is also very skilled and knowledgeable about glazes and all mediums to decorate pottery.
Two fabulous days and very good value for money with a very skilled patient lady.
Kathie Weedon - - #12250
Response from Werxzovart Studio Gallery:Thank you Kathie for coming to the studio and the review! It was a pleasure to meet you and help you with your pottery skills while I was on Dartmoor. All the best Sonje.
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