120 Kentish Town

Pottery Making Studio

"Learn the Art of Ceramics: Beginner Clay Pottery Class Offers Hands-On Experience in Hand-Building and Throwing Techniques"

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Classes 

Pottery classes are the perfect way to get started with pottery. Whether you're interested in using the potter's wheel or hand-building techniques, our classes are a great introduction to the process.
These classes make for a great gift for a loved one, a special celebration, or if you're simply looking to try your hand at pottery for the first time.
Don't miss out on this fun and rewarding experience!

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Courses

Join us for a pottery course and learn the entire process of creating beautiful ceramic pieces from start to finish. Each week, you'll be introduced to a new stage of the pottery journey and by the end of the course, you'll have a completed set of items to take home with you. We offer courses in both hand-building and throwing on the pottery wheel, catering to all skill levels, whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or experienced pottery enthusiast."

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Workshops

Enhance your creativity and learn new techniques at Social Pottery. Our in-house instructors will lead you through the process of making a one-of-a-kind ceramic piece, such as a plant pot, tea light, or bud vase. You'll not only go home with a stunning handmade creation, but also the skills to continue your pottery journey. Our workshops are held regularly and are tailored to the season, so don't miss out on this personalized experience. Sign up now to secure your spot in an upcoming class.

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Events & Parties

Celebrate your birthday, team social, or hen party with a fun and unique pottery experience! Our Custom Hand-Building or Wheel workshop is 1.5-2 hours long and is suitable for groups of 8 to 30 people. The cost starts at £35 per person. During the workshop, you'll be guided through the process of creating your own pottery piece.
Feel free to bring your own decorations and refreshments to make the event even more special. We also offer a BYOB option with no corkage fee (must be 18+).

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Class Options

Pottery Making Taster Class :
Hand building & Wheel Throwing

In this session you will be taught the basics of hand building clay, including coiling and slab-building. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to throw/sculpt ceramic pieces on the potter's-wheel.

45 per person
2 hrs
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What is included:

  • Instruction by a professional potter
  • 2h of guided learning and making
  • By the end of the taster class you will have 3 masterpieces made by you ( one thrown on the wheel and another one hand build)
  • Once you have created your pieces, we will fire them in our kiln (bisque fire only) if you would like to glaze your pieces and decorate them there is extra fee.
  • You can come and pick up your item(s) 3 weeks of your event day

Introductory Pottery
Wheel Taster Class

Welcome to our pottery wheel introduction class! In this 1.5-hour session, you'll learn the basics of creating small bowls and cylinders using the potter's wheel. Our experienced tutor will guide you through the process and you can expect to make between 1 and 3 pieces. This class is perfect for beginners and is a group activity with a maximum of 8 people. You can bring a friend or come by yourself and meet new people in the class. 

45 per person
1.5 hrs

What is included:

  • Instruction by a professional potter
  • 1.5h of guided learning and making
  • By the end of the taster class you will have 1- 3 masterpieces made by you ( one thrown on the wheel and another one hand build)
  • Once you have created your pieces, we will fire them in our kiln (bisque fire only) if you would like to glaze your pieces and decorate them there is extra fee.
  • You can come and pick up your item(s) 3 weeks of your event day
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Pottery Courses

Pottery Wheel Mug Making: 4 Week Course

“Make your own Mug" 4 week wheel throwing course for beginners with Ania Perkowska

This course covers introduction to wheel throwing and making handles for beginners. Throughout the course the students will be taught to throw a simple cylinder, shown how to trim pots and attach handles. At the end of the course the students will have a mug or a cup which can then be painted in the painting session to make a usable, food safe object. 

 220 inclusive of all materials and bisque firing.

Time: 6.30-8.30pm
2 hrs
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Week 1
Introduction to throwing on the wheel.

Week 2
Clay preparation and throwing cylinders.

Week 3
Introduction to turning and surface decoration.

Week 4
Making handles and finishing the mugs. 

 Pottery Wheel Bowl Making: 4 Week Course

“Make your own bowl” Throughout the course the students will be taught to throw a simple shape bowl, shown how to trim pots and make surface decoration. At the end of the course the students will have a bowl which can then be painted in the painting session to make a usable, food safe object. 

 220 inclusive of all materials and bisque firing.

Time: 6.30-8.30pm
2 hrs
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Week 1
Introduction to throwing on the wheel.

Week 2
Clay preparation and throwing bowls.

Week 3
Introduction to turning and surface decoration.

Week 4
Trimming and refining the bowls. 

Terms and Conditions for our Making Classes and Courses

"By accessing or using our services, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access or use our services." You acknowledge and agree that these terms and conditions constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the company, and that your use of the services shall indicate your conclusive acceptance of this agreement

About The Studio

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Directions 

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London Kentish Town

120 Kentish Town Road,
NW1 9PY, London.

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Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.30 am - 5pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 6-9pm
  • Saturday: 10.30 am- 9pm
  • Sunday: 11.00 am- 5pm

Looking for Painting experiences? 

Our pottery painting sessions are the perfect way to unwind and melt (or paint) your worries away or just catch up with friends.

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Plan your next Event

We'll tailor your event to suit you. Whether it's a celebration for grown ups or little ones, a corporate event or some PR, we can offer something creative and bespoke. 

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Social Pottery at home

With our wide range of take-home kits or at work with our team building virtual pottery painting workshops.

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Gift Card

Give the gift of creativity! Our gift cards can be redeemed at our pottery painting events or at any of our studio locations. 

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