Throw your own tall jug with handle pottery course



Throw and decorate your own tall jug with 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 a tall jug body then learning how to pull, or roll handles which can then be formed and attached to the jug body. Making jugs is all about timing, ensuring that both the jug body and handle are of similar moisture content prior to joining the handle to the jug 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 jug/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 jug/s will be ready to collect in approximately 2-3 weeks after your lesson.

What's included in the price?

You will be provided with all materials and an apron to wear on the day. Liquid refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.


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

Booking options

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