Taster pottery wheel throwing sessions at Woodsetton Art Pottery near Wolverhampton, Dudley West Midlands- Special Date

Woodsetton Victorian Walled Garden Studio, Throwing and And building workshop.


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We are Woodsetton Art Pottery established 1986. We are in The Black Country right on the Eastern edge of South Staffordshire and Shropshire. Do feel free to look us up online to judge our credentials as pottery and see the pots we make and as inspiration for what you might like to have a go at.

Up to 6 people of any age can throw pot on their own wheel. Weekend or weekday options as per availability. All the family/bubbles will enjoy this opportunity on our six adjustable wheels (please enquire several are wheelchair accessible)
On a Taster session you will be provided with all tools, materials, in fact everything you need to throw as many pots as you like in your enjoyable and relaxing hour of throwing at the wheel and then during the remainder of two hour session you can apply some decoration and plan which pots you’d like to take away with you and what colour you’d like any glazed. Up to three pots each can be taken away with you that day along with advice on how to preserve your works at home (or do your own bonfire/pit firing instructions available by email) free of charge. Or you can opt to have any or all of your pots expertly dried, finished, bisque fired, glazed in your choice of colour and then fully glaze and fired again to stoneware temperature to make them oven/microwave/dishwasher/garden proof to last a life time. This extra service is charged at £5 per item to cover the time taken by the potters.
Complementary refreshments of tea/fruit tea/green and black teas/coffee/hot chocolate are on hand.
Safe free parking

Your tutor Lorraine, a graduate of Ceramics from Bath Academy of Art, with post graduate teaching qualification and full DBS check.
She has worked in as a production thrower in a Black Country factory, at a company in Stoke and for the last 20 years as a degree lecturer and award winning designer maker, for numerous customers including the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Enquire about full course information and booking details including discount packages, exclusive workshops for your group, Children and returning students.
Children of 15 and below accompanied by a full paying adult are charged at half the adult hourly rate.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All clay you need to throw as many pots as you like
Use of your own adjustable wheel (including wheelchair accessible)
Expert tuition from postgraduate trained teacher and potter of 30 years
Complementary hot drinks while you work.


Lorraine Bates at Woodsetton Art Pottery
159 Tipton Road
West Midlands

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Fathers Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users
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