The teapot is the iconic pottery object. The aim of this workshop is to make and decorate 2 fully functional teapots.

The day will start, learning a little about their history, looking at images and examining real life teapots, to give you some ideas for the day’s workshop.

You will learn how to coil clay into a mould for one teapot and for the second, how to roll out slabs of clay and cutting the shape from a template. You will learn how to make handles, spouts and how to fit a lid. We will finish the day by decorating the teapots using underglazes.

The tutor will fire and glaze the Teapots with a transparent glaze and return them to Micklems Farm for collection roughly 4 weeks after the workshop.

Please bring with you: An apron, pencil & paper. Please treat your hands to a good quality handcream , as clay is very drying on the hands.

The cost of clay and firings are not included in your course fee. The approximate cost of these will be £25, payable to the tutor during the course.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

- All tools, moulds and underglazes and any other materials not specified for the students to bring

- Expert tuition

- 1 to 1 guidance

- Detailed demonstrations

- A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us on social media.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm messages. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: beginners and up

Number of students: 10


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops


Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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