*Obviously due to the pandemic emergency all my courses have been suspended for the time being, Demand to resume is happily high, but teaching on the wheel may not be easy with social distancing and mask wearing I will update as soon as we can resume.
Pottery throwing on the potters wheel, a taster session to inspire, give basic one to one tuition from an experienced Potter and tutor. This experience is something many people will want to try at least once, many will be 'bitten' and want to go on to to do more.
Friendly, flexible approach, no judgements on how quickly we can get going with making some sort of result! Fun and experience being the main elements in a relaxing rural environment.
Currently booking two hour slots, however days and times to suit please enquire with your preference i.e choose a date, (weekdays and w/e's) times are usually 11am - 1pm or 2pm - 4pm I will then see if your date/time is available if so it will be booked for you. Please also follow the links for more information, photos and videos.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Two hours on the potters wheel with one to one instruction. Two selected pots are kept for firing and glazing to be collected at a much later time. (or posted at an extra cost)
Refreshments have been suspended due to the restrictions but please bring your own and sit in the cottage garden for a break.
I am asking people to also bring their own towels and aprons too.
Nearby,.. there is a lovely village (gastro) pub with it's own Micro Brewery on the Village Green a few minutes delightful walk away.
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My family really enjoyed our pottery taster session! There were 5 of us in total, and Sharron did a great job teaching us how to use the potters wheel and make tiles. We were all in the same room which made it fun to see what everyone was up to. And as a previous reviewer said - time does fly by!
Also Sharon provided many sweet treats, and her chocolate cake was amazing! We were really touched as this was a birthday treat, and Sharon put up birthday banners and bunting around which was lovely.
So big thanks to Sharon for making it special :)
My wife and I had a fantastic pottery experience with Sharon. Neither of us had any real previous experience and Sharon was very patient as a teacher. Made us feel relaxed and enjoyed every minute. The 2hr lesson flies by but is enough to give you a good flavour of the art. By the end you feel pretty tired. We loved the half time home made cakes! Thank you so much.
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:David ,it was great to meet you and Linda,. I'm glad the experience met with your expectations and you felt 'relaxed.' I hope you were not too tired and a bit of cake helped to boost the energy levels half time! I'm sure you will be doing more! Thanks again, Sharon.
My daughter had a fantastic time making pots this week. Sharon was really helpful and made us feel very welcome - I would definitely recommend this class to anyone wanting to give pottery a try. My daughter can't wait to collect her pots once they have been fired.
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thank you,..It was really lovely working with your daughter as she was so keen and confident.
We had a fantastic time at our pottery taster with Sharron. Her passion for the craft was infectious and she was a great tutor for two total newbies! Thoroughly recommend this session for anyone who is thinking of having a go - you’ll be amazed at what you can make
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thank you for taking the time to feedback with such a lovely review. It was great meeting you both and I am sure you will go on to do more! Thanks also for recommending the experience for others that follow!
Thank you Sharon for the taster session today in throwing a pot, you were generous with your time and knowledge, we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and surprised, with your expertise, to be able to make a decent Pot! Thanks again, will definitely have a go at weaving wicker next time.
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:No surprise once we registered your skills in other mediums! I am glad you both enjoyed the experience and it contributed to the ongoing birthday celebrations! Please do look at the willow courses I run here on craft courses or follow the links for my page and further information, it will be great to have you join in the weaving,.. thanks again for the kind review.
Booked it for my husband's birthday, we had a great time, look forward to doing it again. Sharon was lovely, tea and cake good too.
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Lovely to meet you both and understand how much Paul wanted to try this craft - great birthday idea. I think you surprised him with your pots! Look forwards to seeing you both again :)
I can’t believe that I, a complete beginner, used wet clay on a pottery wheel and made some bowls - a bit wonky but recognisable bowls. Thrilled!
Thank you to Sharon for the warm welcome and the friendly guidance for the pottery taster session. Highly recommend.
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thanks Sharon for your review. It was great to see how quickly the beginners fears dissolved with enjoyment taking over! Glad it was a positive experience and met with your expectations for your husbands surprise birthday treat!
My sister and I had a lovely morning with Sharon, learning to ‘throw’. It was great to have personal tutition. We both felt like we made progress within the two hour session and had a great time! The drive from SE london was super easy - so nice to “escape to the country” for the morning. Really recommend. ps. The carrot cake is delicious!
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thanks so much Becky and Leah. I am glad you enjoyed your morning and you certainly progressed over the time. It was lovely to meet you both and share aspects of this absorbing craft.
Today, my 12 year old daughter and I had a wonderful introduction to throwing pots on the wheel. We both made some lovely useable pots and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Sharon was a great teacher and was very patient. We enjoyed cakes and mini easter eggs during the break which was a nice touch, and we would thoroughly recommend a taster session.
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thanks for the lovely review, it was great to work with you both and see mother and daughter together making progress and comparing your efforts!
My husband and I had a wonderful morning learning how to throw a pot with Sharon. We were warmly welcomed with coffee and biscuits before being introduced to the potters wheel. After a quick demo it was then hands on, and to our amazement we did actually end up with bowls that we could be proud of for our first attempts. Many thanks, we had a great time.
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thanks so much Jane for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and your husband and literally watch your confidence grow as the potting went on during the morning. I am glad you were pleased with the experience.
I had a wonderful time with my friend at the weekend - Sharon is welcoming and warm....and very patient! Lovely home-made food for lunch and great fun using the potter's wheel. Thank you so much, Sharon - it was wonderful!
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thanks for the kind review. I am glad you both enjoyed your potters wheel experience. It was lovely to meet you both and enjoy a chat during our social lunch.
My friend and I had a fantastic time with Sharon today, she was so accommodating and friendly and a tasty lunch thrown in too. Thank you so much!
Response from Sharon Pottery Classes:Thanks for the great review! I enjoyed meeting you both and getting going with hopefully a good experience of 'throwing' on the potters wheel. It was lovely to chat during our lunch and I hope the experience was just as you wanted as a gift for a good friend.