Throw and decorate your own mug with a funky handle, in this workshop lead by our head potter, Mathew Dimbleby. This class is perfect for those who have completed our beginner's course or have had previous experience throwing on the wheel. In this three hour workshop you will learn how to throw different shapes of mug bodies and how to pull, or roll handles which can then be formed into unique shapes and then attached to the mug body. Making mugs is all about timing, ensuring that both the mug body and handle are of similar moisture content prior to joining the handle to the mug body. Once you have achieved the correct shape and are happy with what you have produced, it will be time to get the paint brushes out to decorate your mug with underglaze colour. This is your final step in getting creative. Post lesson the mug/s will be dried out in our studio before going through a double firing process. The first firing process is the biscuit firing to 1000oc before being glazed with a food safe, lead-free glaze and fired again to 1120oc. Your mug/s will be ready to collect in approximately 2-3 weeks after your lesson.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Mathew, our head potter has worked in ceramics and the arts for over 30 years, including manufacturing, teaching, education, management and lecturing. He is a naturally skilled teacher sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with great generosity, guiding potters in making their works of art.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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14 Brook Rd, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8BH

Booking options

Afternoon session
13:00 - 16:00
£95.00 See dates
Morning session
10:00 - 13:00
£95.00 See dates