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, afternoon or evening sessions available. Email or phone to discuss options. All email inquiries are replied to within 24 hours so if you don't hear back then please check your spam box. Or even better call us, as telephones are much more reliable!
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 or telephone us. 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!
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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