Weekly pottery/ceramics classes



For Beginners and Intermediates:

On your 4 week course, Alison will expertly guide you through some of the various techniques to get you started on your ceramic journey.

From pinch pots, coiling and slab work to clay decoration using slips and glazes you will work at a steady and relaxed pace to create some wonderful objects to be proud of.

Maybe you have already learned the art of pottery and want to brush up on your skills or enhance your clay repertoire! Come along and have full use of our facilities with the opportunity to experiment, meet new people and be inspired to create some wonderful new pots.

You can continue your journey after your initial introduction to clay and keep attending the weekly class paid in blocks. People stay for years in a lot of cases!
You can join our classes at any time, there are no set term times.
The classes will be mixed for all abilities and you can discuss your individual needs with Alison via the contact form above if you wish.

TIME: Tues & Wed MORNINGS: 9.30-11.30 am
Tues & Wed AFTERNOONS: 12-2 pm, 2.30-4.30 pm
Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs EVENINGS: 5-7 pm, 7-9 pm
The 4 weekly sessions cost £60 when paid in a block.
Note: Missed classes are charged at half price of £7.50 with 4 free session holidays to be taken at any time throughout the year.

*This course can be started at any time of the year...Book up now!* please check date availability.
If you have any questions in advance of booking please select the 'message the tutor' button.
Private individual sessions and parties are also available throughout the year, weekends are available.

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?

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included, as is a relaxing, friendly atmosphere!
Please bring your own apron.
*Please note that there is a small charge for each finished item created at class, this is in addition to the course cost*

Alison is an experienced ceramic and stained glass artist with a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art who has taught adult education, primary schools and classes for students with learning difficulties. She has a wealth of experience and would love to help bring the creative side out of you!


Alison Baker at Loveheart Workshops

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1A William Terrace
Cleveland/Teesside/County Durham
TS20 2HF

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


4 weeks (9:30am to 9:00pm)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


ruth moreland - - #33081

It was my first time today and I absolutely loved it . What an amazing teacher Alison is and the studio is charming . I know I am going to learn so much and that Alison and the other potters will help me on my journey. I can’t wait for next week !

Susie Cummins - - #31587

Alison is an amazing teacher and I’ve met a lovely set of people there, from very diverse backgrounds and I can honestly say I’ve met friends for life. It has kept me sane since all the Covid crisis started, even if only through a weekly Zoom meeting. Alison is very talented and knowledgeable and offers a very warm welcome. Highly recommended.

Martin Fitzsimons - - #31584

I first started going a couple of months ago to Love Heart, Alison is an excellent tutor, patient and helps you make your ideas come to life, even if they are not just pot shaped.

Monty - - #30576

Alison is was really kind and an incredibly fun teacher. Really loved the class and we had a lot of fun doing the workshop. The workshop had a very warm environment and everyone was very encouraging. I would definitely recommend it!

Laura Kennedy - - #25987

I’m so pleased I read about these classes here and went along. Alison is a brilliant teacher and host and the atmosphere is lovely and welcoming. There’s the chance to learn the technique and use your creativity to decide what you make and it’s great to see your pieces progress each week. Loads of different things to have a go at and use to make and decorate. Thoroughly enjoy and recommend!

Karolina - - #17461

Booked a taster session for 6 people to try a bit of pottery. Alison was very accommodating and a great teacher. Lots and lots of things to use and learn. good bit of fun as well. Would love to continue with regular classses as Alison is an amazing teacher and a lot of fun as well! 👍

Claire Walker - - #16231

Alison is a passionate fabulous teacher with an abundance of knowledge. The classes are so welcoming and friendly. I had done pottery for a year before atttending the class but I have learnt so much from Alison’s class and my pottery skills has improved since joining.

Susan Price - - #15355

This class is brilliant. Great atmosphere and great teaching. I would recommend it to anyone of any level of ability.

Sarah jones - - #12768

Alison is a fantastic teacher, she imparts her considerable knowledge of ceramics in a way that makes you feel as if it is the most natural thing!
Her teaching style is so encouraging, warm and gentle so even the most green novice takes their pottery home with pride.
It is a joy to attend these classes every week.

Kate - - #12767

I love coming to pottery class every week! Alison is a great teacher and is always encouraging. The atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed. If you fancy giving pottery a go this is definitely the class for you!

Mike twigg - - #12762

I've been going to Alison's studio for just over a year now and love it more and more. Fantastic atmosphere and really friendly people too. Whether your a beginner or a veteran there's always something new to learn and Alison guides you and helps you to enjoy your experience to the full. Highly recommended. Excellent class.

Claire - - #12760

Alison is an amazing tutor and teaches this class in a Relaxed, fun, friendly way and always full of encouragement. No matter what level of skill you have Alison helps you make beautiful professional pots every time . Love this clsss so much !

Love heart workshop - - #12757

I love going to these workshops. Really friendly atmosphere and a great welcome for all abilities. Alison is a great teacher. She knows just how much to instruct and how much to let you develop your own ideas. I would highly recommend this for all abilities.

Nathaneal Jordinson - - #12753

Wonderful course would highly recommend it anyone.
Such a friendly atmosphere reasenly prices tutors willing to try any techniques suggested.
I have such a lovely experience in every session I have attended wish I had known about this sooner.

Emily - - #12751

Excellent pottery class! Alison welcomes you in and makes you part of her pottery family. You will learn everything you want to learn and the added bonus of a lot of laughs! Would 100% recommend!

Sandra Greaves - - #11047

Have just completed my first course with Alison. Loving it, already feeling confident to use the skills I've been taught. Inspired by other course members and able to put in my own ideas . Looking forward to my next block of lessons.

Pauline Smith - - #9542

Another great evening with Alison and friends. Love the pace of the classes, able to work at my own pace with plenty of encouragement and support. 10/10 .

Emma - - #9487

Highly recommend. Alison is a great teacher, I signed up for 5 weeks and have signed up for another 5. Really enjoy Tuesday nights. Lots to learn and a good social group. Also Alison makes a mean hot chocolate :)

Harriet C - - #9459

Love this class! The atmosphere is fab, Alison is such a great teacher and the inspiration endless. The studio is packed with supplies, there's a wide range of glazes to experiment with, different clay's, potters wheel and much more. Wednesday evenings are such a joy they are the highlight of my week.

Rae Ezra - - #9455

This place along with the tutor alison is a real hidden gem. I've learned so much and really enjoyed myself. Alison is so knowledgeable and so great at teaching while still giving you the space to learn and create yourself. I couldn't recommend her classes anymore if I tried.

Eve - - #9453

An absolutely brilliant workshop! Alison was really welcoming and made everything extremely clear to understand as I was a complete beginner. I strongly recommend this workshop and will definitely be attending more courses at Love heart workshops. Totally fabulous day out!!

Emily Nunn - - #9452

An amazing class, I love every minute of them! Alison is a great teacher and is always warm and friendly, I really love all the new techniques I am learning, and there is always something different to try each week.
I highly recommend Alison's class!

Sarah - - #6704

An amazing atmosphere; Alison is warm, friendly and makes you feel at home.
As a beginner, you start out making a range of basic shapes and items such as solid figurines, bowls and tiles - progressing to more complex and intricate designs.
Alison allows you freedom to create, think outside of the box and play with your ideas; all whilst guiding you along the way, whenever required.
Pottery and Ceramics are both a life-long career dream of mine and to be able to live it, see it, feel it and do it is amazing!
If you are creative, enjoy projects and want to get lost in all things arty, this is definitely the course for you!

Andy Montador - - #6625

I love this class! Every week there's something new to try. I've made bowls, tiles, tea lights, a ring holder and countless mugs. I've tried lots of different techniques from wheel throwing to slip casting. Alison is a fantastic teacher, full of ideas and inspiration. She allows her students the freedom to explore and find their own style while giving advice and instruction when necessary. She has also taught us a lot of the chemistry and theory behind each process which is really fascinating.
Truly, a fabulous class. *****

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