It was a great experience for me! I am looking forward to trying again.
I booked my seven year-old granddaughter on this course for a birthday gift, and she loved it so much we went a second time. Helen was really organised, so no time was wasted. The teaching was great and the atmosphere very warm and welcoming. Beatrice had fun, made friends and came away with a beautiful bird feeder, which is her pride and joy. I'd really recommend it for any beginner, whatever age.
Response from The Clay Studio:Many thanks, and pleased to hear you and Beatrice enjoyed it.
I booked a taster session for my sister and I, and we had such a fantastic morning, nice small group and plenty of help from the tutors, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.
Response from The Clay Studio:Many thanks for your review Sara, and glad you enjoyed it.
Having never been even in the vicinity of a potters wheel in my life I was amazed to successfully produce multiple pots with Susanna's guidance and eventually completely on my own. What a fabulous morning with tangible results, beautifully glazed, in use, at my table. I am looking forward to attempting another "throwing morning" to improve my skills but it was brilliantly led; Susanna was calm, open and beyond helpful. Thank you for introducing me to a wonderful past-time.
Response from The Clay Studio:So pleased you enjoyed it Deborah! Thank you.
I really enjoyed the clay throwing course. The instruction was clear and helpful. Having done GCSE pottery 30 years ago, I had some very distant memories to go on, but felt like I progressed well through the morning and came away with 2 pots I was very pleased with. Others had had no experience and also progressed well. Thank you, it was a great experience!
Response from The Clay Studio:It's never too late to make a comeback! Thanks for your kind comments.
I organised our company Christmas party at The Clay Studio and it went down a storm. The team there are warm, welcoming and really helpful. We all learnt a lot and had fun in the process. They also laid on the most delicious lunch for us.
I would love to go back again, as would most of the team.
Maybe next year...
Response from The Clay Studio:We would love to have you all back again one day Tracy. Thanks!
Great course, great time, lovely people.
Teaching was clear concise and very friendly.
I've been a few times now to The Clay Studio and loved every minute.
I'll be coming back for more.
Response from The Clay Studio:Lovely to have you as one of our regular students, and for your positive feedback. Thanks!
Susanna has a very special way of teaching how to throw on the wheel. She is very calm and instructive and somehow manages to always gets people to achieve great results. I would highly recommend her to anyone from beginners to more advanced potters.
Response from The Clay Studio:Much appreciated B!
What a super way to spend a rainy Saturday morning! Being very out of practice with any throwing I used to do I found Susana a calm and very encouraging teacher with a very good way of imparting her knowledge. The morning flew past. I feel that I have learnt much more about different techniques and am inspired to keep going. Thanks Susana, I look forward to taking more courses.
Response from The Clay Studio:Thanks Catriona. Susana and I really appreciate your comments.
I have been going to The Clay Studio for over two years and I absolutely love my Tuesday morning sessions there! Eunice and Helen are wonderful and very knowledgeable teachers and they make it such fun, as do my brilliant and very talented classmates! I would recommend a taster session or a term’s course to anyone!
Response from The Clay Studio:Thanks Fenella. So pleased you enjoy coming to our studio on an ongoing basis.
As complete beginners to throwing, my daughters and I signed up for a half day workshop with Susanna. We were thrilled with the experience and results. Susanna was an excellent guide and teacher. Thoroughly recommended.
Response from The Clay Studio:Many thanks Gill. I'm glad you all enjoyed it.
My big treat of the week is my weekly afternoon class at The Clay Studio. After almost a term I have learned a massive amount already - and am undertaking a very large coil pot as my first big project already. I have made slab pots, thumb pots, slipped and glazed. The knowledge, gentle nudging and humour of the teaching team is fabulous. I have just booked onto one of their specific throwing weekend workshops too and am very excited about trying another new technique. I feel I am in expert hands and am loving every minute!
I love my Thursday evenings at The Clay Studio, and really look forward to it each week. The studio space is really well-thought out and equipped and there are great glaze and slip colours to choose from. Everyone is friendly and it has a relaxed atmosphere. You can go at your own pace, try the projects offered each term and get plenty of inspiration from all the wonderful pieces on display around the studio. Thoroughly recommended.
I am just starting my third year at The Clay Studio and I wouldn't miss my Thursday morning class for anything. It is a wonderful place to let your creativity take flight with the steadying hands and guidance of the ever present friendly professional potters to teach, advise and encourage. With this very well equipped studio and the friendly and creative atmosphere I cannot recommend The Clay Studio more highly to both beginners and more experienced potters.
So good! The studio is incredibly well stocked with everything possible to create your pottery. But almost more important, the atmosphere and quality of the teaching is what makes the studio exceptional. From a complete novice I have found the freedom to be far more creative than I would ever have thought possible!
A wonderful environment to be creative .
The studio is always filled with inspiring pictures and work that sparks another idea for me .
The tutors are unfailingly supportive and patient.
The studio is very well equipped and there are so many different techniques to try out .
I look forward to the class as a highlight of my week. The setting of the studio amongst the countryside is calming and beautiful .
The Clay Studio is a fantastic, friendly, and very creative environment. Well equipped, with lovely tutors who stop at nothing in helping you, and giving you advice and guidance whenever needed. This is a really wonderful place, with very knowledgeable tutors who are meticulous in attending to each potter and the work produced. They seem to have the gift of understanding all the 'pupils', and are a real joy to spend time with.
This is the best pottery I've ever been to. There is a much or as little guidance as you would like to have ...if you prefer to work on your own projects ,you can ,but if you'd like teaching that is also available. New ideas are given each term and we are then encouraged to personalise and develop those in our own work. There is a very friendly ,sociable atmosphere with drinks and often snacks offered , but if you prefer to work quietly on your own ,that is OK too . I can't recommend The Clay Studio highly enough . It is a sanity saver at the end of a busy day and I always leave the class feeling that the world is a nicer place than when i arrived !
I love classes at the Clay Studio. Monday mornings are my favourite time of the week - what could be better than feeling inspired with like-minded, friendly people in a beautiful setting? The tutors are knowledgeable and always have time for you.
I am really enjoying my 2nd term at The Clay Studio. There is a theme each term but it is loose enough to allow everyone to be creative in their own way - using the wheel or hand building, using different clays & experimenting with different glazing techniques. The teachers are always on hand to give advice and encouragement. It is fabulous seeing how talented & creative people are - the atmosphere is friendly & relaxed & never prescriptive or intimidating.