Pottery experience throwing on the potters wheel

Carmel Pottery - Handmade in Wales


Learn to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel. Suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced.

We start the lesson with a quick demonstration, then it’s straight down to business, getting mucky and making a pot including:

Preparing the clay
Throwing down and centering the clay
Learning how to shape and build your pot
Wiring your pots off the wheel
Getting very messy!

Aprons and towels are provided, however please wear suitable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

At the end of the experience you get to choose your 3 best pots for Jacky to bisque fire, glaze with her custom glazes and re-fire in the gas kiln, ready for collection after approximately 3 - 6 weeks. If you are unable to collect the pots can be posted to you for the cost of p&p.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Making several pots on the wheel
3 pots for firing


Jacky John at Carmel Pottery
Bryn Carw

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
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In-person course
Carys - - #29967

Such a brilliant course, would highly recommend! Can’t wait to collect the 3 pots we made! Thank You!

In-person course
Louise - - #28223

The pottery course was just wonderful. I thought that the 10-1 timing would be too short and I’d never achieve anything but I was encouraged and shown so well that I made a good few pots that Jacky will glaze and I can pick up in a few weeks.
I’d recommend the pottery course for anyone. Jacky is an excellent teacher and we all had a good laugh.
Thé 3 of us on the morning course were so pleased with our creations we have all signed up to a longer course already !

In-person course
Angela Richards - - #27873

We had a wonderful few hours. Jacky was great, she helped us all the way. It was a positive experience, good fun and relaxing. It was great learning the different techniques and getting used to the feel of the clay. We were so pleased that we actually did make some dishes, and we didn't have many disasters with our heavy hands. Can't wait to learn more and we will certainly book in for more sessions. Great experience.

Response from Carmel Pottery:

Such a lovely weekend with extremely lovely ladies. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon for continuing lessons. Look out pottery throw down!

In-person course
Kelly - - #27536

Wanted to do it for years, finally got to do it and to be fair it’s was so much fun! Jackie is a great teacher; helpful, encouraging, attentive and just so lovely. I was slow to getting it but she was very patient and very kind. Highly highly recommend!

Response from Carmel Pottery:

Hi Kelly, you were fabulous and made some amazing pots. They'll be ready for collection very soon x

In-person course
Jo Smith - - #27391

Highly recommended! I thoroughly enjoyed the session. Jacky has a very relaxed approach and gave great advice and step by step instructions through the different phases of throwing, where needed.

Thanks Jacky, I'm looking forward to seeing my creations! X

Response from Carmel Pottery:

Hi Jo, it was an absolute pleasure to assist a very able potter. Fingers x the kiln gods are kind to us 🤞

In-person course
Melissa Key - - #27390

I can't praise this course highly enough, it was fabulous. Jackie was amazing and very patient. I had never tried pottery before but with her expertise and patience I was soon making beautiful pots, she taught us how to prep the clay, centre the clay and continue onto making a very useful pot, in fact lots of pots.
If you want to try your hand on the wheel I highly recommend you visit Carmel pottery .

Response from Carmel Pottery:

Thank you Melissa. The pleasure was all mine. You’re a very fast learner. See you in a couple of weeks to collect your fabulous pots 😀

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