Pottery wheel throwing taster



This course is designed for those who would simply like to try pottery throwing on the wheel for the first time.No experience is needed for this 2 hour taster session. It can be a great deal of fun learning with a friend or as part of a small group. We hope to lead you to creating at least one piece of finished thrown work, although many visitors successfully make more.
Individuals are very welcome to book for themselves or friends in advance . Up to 6 people can be accommodated at one time.
We are delighted to be able to welcome you to our well-lit and heated pottery barn area designed specifically for throwing and pottery making. It has proved to be a great studio particularly during the recent challenging period. The pottery wheels are spaced so that different households can come and be comfortable whilst enjoying their pottery experience.

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?

Included in the course price is a demonstration, guidance, the clay, kiln firing and an invitation to return and glaze your best piece of work.


Richard Gibson at Potterydayz


6 Station Road
Kings Cliffe, Peterborough

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 hours (9:30am to 11:30am)

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In-person course
Jon - - #36422

I have attended several of Richard's courses working on throwing. Richard is a great instructor and clearly knows his craft.
Whether you are just starting out in pottery or looking to improve in a certain technique I couldn't recommend his course more!

Response from Potterydayz:

I am delighted that you have gained from your experience at Potterydayz, it has been a pleasure. Thankyou for the review.

In-person course
Sarah and Julie - - #36395

We had a great morning learning the fine art of using a pottery wheel. It looked so easy when Richard did it! The time flew by and Richard was great at supporting us and showing us how it should be done.
We both managed three pots each and are really looking forward to glazing them soon. A really enjoyable couple of hours. Thank you.

Response from Potterydayz:

Many thanks for your review Sarah and Julie- I look forward to your return.

In-person course
Matt and Hannah - - #35629

We spent two hours with Richard for the pottery taster session. It was a brilliant experience from start to finish.

Richard is great at not only demonstrating but helping as you start to learn the process. The perfect balance of instruction and letting us loose to have a lot of fun.

We managed to make five pots between us with a couple of disastrous attempts along the way.

We’re planning on taking some family members for Christmas already.

Response from Potterydayz:

Many thanks for the review and Im happy thst you enjoyed your experience at Potterydayz. See you again soon I hope.

In-person course
Ellie Sandall - - #32793

My mum and I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours with Richard, learning how to use a potter's wheel- neither of us had used one for years so we were both complete novices. We both managed to create three pots- not perfect but with their own rustic charm! We're looking forward to glazing our pots in the near future and then they'll take pride of place in our houses. Thank you for a lovely morning!

Response from Potterydayz:

Many thanks Ellie, I am glad you and your mum enjoyed the throwing session. I look forward to helping you finish your rustic pieces.

In-person course
Sarah Pendred - - #32790

A really enjoyable morning spent learning a new skill. Richard was very patient and spent plenty of time demonstrating techniques and giving help and advice individually. Enjoyable and absorbing.

Response from Potterydayz:

Many thanks for the review Sarah, a pleasure to see yo here. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

In-person course
amanda jane Coffey - - #32653

Just brilliant day , Richard was fantastic, really great teacher , with loads of knowledge , would highly recommend, a must do for any age .

Response from Potterydayz:

Delighted you had a good morning- a pleasure to meet you both.
See you soon

In-person course
Martin Jennings-Brown - - #31327

Richard hosted a wonderful day. clear instructions. A real relaxing experience, no pressure to have perfect technique. He allowed us to make our own mistakes which was a right laugh.

In-person course
Maria - - #29989

Never had any experience with pottery before, and the tester session was all worth it. I enjoyed it throughout, I found it much easier and person centred than in any school/ college environment. Made two pots and definitely will be back for more. Highly recommended.

In-person course
Susan Broccoli - - #29348

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Response from Potterydayz:

Delighted you both got so much out of the workshop. Look forward to seeing you both again soon.

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