We look forward to welcoming you to Woodsetton Pottery, established 1986. PLEASE MESSAGE THE POTTER FIRST IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A BOOKING… to discuss numbers and date availability as workshops are only set to your request as we don’t have a set timetable. We enjoy your visit as our day off from our normal pottery production! Please excuse us if we don’t respond immediately; we may be up to our ears in clay. WHO AND WHERE WE ARE... We are Woodsetton Art Pottery established 1986. A full time production pottery set in a Victorian walled garden, with numerous clients including The Victoria and Albert Museum and Kelmscott Manor the country home of William Morris. We are in The Black Country of the West Midlands, on the Eastern edge of South Staffordshire and Shropshire. A DAY AT WOODSETTON In brief, our one day ceramics and pottery workshops can include a full day of throwing on the wheel and/or handbuilding and sculpting with clay. Complementary hot drinks and biscuits are freely available. Learn to throw on the wheel and hand build in the courtyard garden studio with a maximum of 7 students. Day courses can be personalised for beginners or more experienced potters who wish to learn or extend specific making, glazing or firing techniques. At lunch time there is an area indoors or out in good weather to eat your packed lunch, or we can recommend various nearby hostelries. We have room for 4 cars and nearby free parking. In additional we have a small ceramics gallery, and clay and materials shop. For the beginner you will make, at the very least four or five thrown, turned, and possibly handled pots. All you need to arrive with is enthusiasm and an apron. For more experienced students there will be technical notes on making, glazing, firing and advice of what do do next if you wish. If you have an idea of where you want to be by the end of the day just brief Lorraine ahead of your day. YOUR TUTOR Lorraine Bates is a post graduate qualified designer maker and post graduate qualified teacher in higher education who trained in ceramics at Bath Academy of Art 35 years ago. She has many years experience as a production thrower and in the pottery industry in Stoke.

What's included in the price?

All tuition, clay and colour materials, tools and equipment are provided along with choices of complimentary hot drinks homemade biscuits/cake. Pots take two firings of 30 hours to complete to the stoneware (oven/dishwasher/microwave proof) glazed stage. So because of extraordinary increases in fuel charges we have decided to change the way we work rather than increase the fees. You can choose up to 4 pots to be twice fired and finished as part of your day. Any additional pots You can now take home free of charge. Or you can opt to have as many extra pots as you wish twice fired with your choice of glaze for £8 each.


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Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Woodsetton Art Pottery

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Lorraine trained at Bath Academy of Art, spent 8 years working in The Potteries in Stoke & twenty years experience as a designer maker. Woodsetton also hosts a ceramic gallery & clay & materials shop with kiln firing service. Lorraine has design & made pieces for museums & art galleries at home & abroad including the Victoria & Albert Museum. Currently designing pieces for Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris & Rossetti, Keswick Museum & Art Gallery & Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Easter
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Tutor can travel
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Spooky
  • Evenings
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Qualification offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Father's Day
  • Weekends
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Stag dos
  • Romantic
  • Residential
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
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159 Tipton Road, Woodsetton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 1AA