Booked a taster class for myself and fiancée as a Christmas present as we had been talking about doing something like this for many years.
Jack has a great approach to teaching and creates an awesome learning environment, we enjoyed every moment and we’re excited to see our pieces forming shape in no time at all.
Each pot after the first got better as you get more comfortable with your new found skills.
We are coming back for more, that’s for sure!
Highly recommend giving this a pop.
Ricky Robson - - #27407
Booked a one day private session for Parent's 60th and was fantastic. Brilliant way to spend a day with people of all ages and abilities and Jack is a brilliantly patient, skilled and fun tutor! Would recommend to anyone!
Joshua Breckman - - #27119
We had a lovely taster session at Loam Pottery. The afternoon surpassed our expectations! When Jack showed us the goal for the class (a small pot) we all scoffed at being able to produce anything like that... but with Jack's expert guidance, we all produced 3 pots that we could be proud of. Jack is very skilled at teaching the use of the potters wheel and by the third pot, we almost felt like we had completed the final piece completely independently. Thank you, Jack!
Danuta Perryer - - #26906
The one day course was excellent . Jack is a great teacher with just the right balance of enthusiasm, encouragement and eye for detail . The group had a variety of skill levels and with his guidance we all managed to improve through the day. The lunch was also delicious so all in all a great day.
Marise Rose - - #26769
I booked a morning taster with my friend Jackie, this was a first time for the both of us and we were hooked! Jack was a great teacher and had lots of patience for us newbies, he was also very subtle at making slight corrections to our pieces on the wheel so that we had some lovely pieces at the end. Can't wait to receive them soon! Thanks Jack! Hopefully we will be back again soon for a longer course!
Lisa - - #26645
I had a fantastic day making pots with Jack Allum. The tuition was great, I learnt alot. The class was mixed ability but everyone learnt alot and made great progress. Lunch was delicious and it was a very friendly group.
Rebecca Upton - - #26527
Great first experience of pottery throwing. Easy to find location, great workshop and equipment. I was able to follow Jack's instruction well and he had the ability to keep an eye on everyone's work in progress as the class is limited to 6 people. Intensive day but very enjoyable!! Good lunch too!
Hoping to sign up for the evening course next year.
Jason Latham - - #26508
An amazing weekend spent learning how to throw pots with Jack at Loam Studio. Jack was a super teacher and he definitely improved my skills greatly! Would highly recommend the courses, so much so that I have booked onto the 10 week throwing course!
Tom McPhee - - #26471
What a fantastic course. The studio has an amazing atmosphere and Jack's patience and teaching were above and beyond. The class was small, enabling us all to have one to one tuition when needed and I was thrilled with my finished pieces. The only downside was that the weeks went by too quickly. I looked forward to each lesson and would highly recommend it.
Leyanne McNeice - - #26122
I had wanted to try pottery throwing for years, and the taster session I went to exceeded my expectations! Jack is very friendly, and a great instructor, very encouraging and importantly he makes it a really fun and relaxing experience. A fantastic way to escape our busy lives and focus on something creative and very satisfying. Also the location must be mentioned - the converted barn is beautifully done, light and spacious. And the location in the beautiful South Downs makes this an experience not to be missed!
Greg King - - #26108
My wife and I attended the afternoon beginners course. It was a really enjoyable afternoon. Jack the instructor was very personable and helpful.
He gave us all the training and support we needed and made it a fun experience.
I would definitely recommend!
Paul Carabini - - #26065
Having done a 10 week course with Jack, I am back for more! I have had several pottery lessons over the years and Loam has been my best experience. As others say - Loam provides a lovely, peaceful, uplifting space and Jack's tuition is thorough, easy to follow and he's very patient! It's perfect for a beginner or improver.
Min Raisman - - #25989
Loved the course, Jack was an exemplary host and teacher. He took his time to explain what we would be doing and gently guide us during the execution.
Would absolutely recommend this course.
Thank you Jack
David Moxey - - #24514
From the ease at which the location with good parking can be found, to the feeling of being in a calm and creative setting this 1 day course leaves you with a feeling that you achieved more than you thought possible - A great day!
Amanda Storey - - #24488
What a brilliant afternoon! I'd booked a private lesson for a friend, whose birthday it was that day, and myself. Jack is an excellent teacher - neither of us had done any pottery since school days but we created three pots each! Can't wait to get the finished articles back. Wonderful venue, very friendly welcome and expert tuition. Would definitely recommend and definitely want to go again!
Meryl Davies - - #24390
This course exceeded all expectations from the welcome, through calm expert instructions and a gentle guiding hand to avoid disasters. A throughly professional course but one where learning, achievement and social interactions were all valued. Lunch was excellent as were the frequent breaks to avoid total fatigue!
Very good value on all levels.
Well done to a young but successful enterprise which I hope will continue to prosper.
Ann - - #24353
We had a really great session with Jack. He was a excellent teacher, patient and very helpful. Great venue, had all the necessary tools etc. Our first time at throwing a pot and we ended up with 3 pots each. And they actually looked like proper pots!!.
Bill Quinn - - #24280
My husband and I had a wonderful lesson with Jack. The setting is spectacular and all the equipment is provided. Jack is an excellent teacher and explained everything as we went along. Even after I had managed to stick my thumb into my spinning pot he just lent over and magiced it back together for me! We would highly recommend this course to anyone. Thank you Jack!
Tess - - #24261