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Starting Friday 23rd February - 5 week course for beginners/improvers

Starting Friday 23rd February - 5 week course for beginners/improvers


Friday mornings, 9.30-11.30am, starting 23rd February 2024

23rd February, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd March


Please note that this is a 5 week course.


Fancy some Friday morning pottery? It's a lovely way to finish the week!


This course is aimed at both beginners and those who have done a little pottery, and will include both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques (like coil and pinch pots and slab building).


Maximum of 6 students. The cost of the materials is included in the course cost, for up to 5 items to be fired and glazed. If you want to fire and glaze more than that, there'll be a charge of £4 per additional pot to pay on the last session.


All courses are offered at a reduced rate for residents of the Chocolate Quarter. If you are a resident of TCQ and interested in booking onto a course, please email me at

  • Cancellation Policy

    Places can be cancelled up to 30 days before the course date with a full refund. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable, but places can be transferred to a future date, provided more than four weeks notice is given and that there is a future space available. All cancellations should be made by email to 

  • Useful Information Before Your Course

    The Pottery Process

    We make things out of wet clay. Our pieces then need 5-14 days to dry properly (depending on size, thickness, weather, etc.). After that, they are bisque fired to approx. 1000 degrees Celcius, which takes a few days. The pieces are then glazed and fired again, to approx. 1220 degrees Celcius, taking another couple of days. Pieces will be ready for collection approximately 3-4 weeks after making, and you will receive an email to tell you they are ready to collect.


    There is free parking available at The Chocolate Quarter, in the short stay visitor parking, which is around the back of the building, in the purple bays. If staying longer than two hours, you need to input your car registration number in the tablet on the reception desk, in order to avoid a parking fine. Scarab Pots is not liable for any parking fine issued due to incorrect use of parking system.


    Aprons will be provided in the studio. You may wish to wear clothing that doesn't mind getting a bit messy!


    Long / fancy nails and pottery are not a great mix! You may find it easier if you trim your nails before attending (or you'll be battling gouges / nail marks in the clay). 

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