Our facilities include seven electric wheels and a kick wheel, two large kilns and test kiln, damp-store, slab roller, moulds, decorative slips, underglazes, glazes and more. We use smooth white stoneware clay, Crank (Raku type clay) and Earthenware.


What is Your Pottery Level? 


Completely new to Pottery

Wed am and pm and Thurs pm and Saturday Pottery Tasters.


Have attended one or two beginner classes

Repeat a beginner class with a different tutor - Wed and Thurs pm beginner classes, Wed mornings, Saturday workshops.


Have completed a full beginners course and/or have sufficient knowledge of the basics of materials, tools and processes to launch into own projects with support and can work for much of the session independently

Mon or Tues day studios or evenings, Wed or Thurs pm improver classes.


Confident with own ability and skills and starting to develop own style

Mon or Tues day studios or evenings, Wed or Thurs evening improver classes.


N.B - Returning students, please note that once you have studied up to the improvers and advanced levels and you have reached a level with your pottery where you are quite independent and develop your own style, please think about making the space available for new students to learn.  The Folk House wants to offer the chance to as many people as would like to come and have a go and learn new things. So we hope returning students will spread their wings and in your own studios elsewhere if they have developed beyond the teaching offered at the Folk House.  Thank you. 

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Weekend of Wheel! For complete beginners and those wishing to improve their skills in this craft. Similar to our one-day workshops but with more time to practice & repeat the techniques of coning, ...

Starts: Sat 07 August 2021, at 10:00

2 Day Course

Course Code: S62

These sessions offer the opportunity to work on your own projects, learn new techniques, and develop ideas. Tutorials on ceramic methods in construction, decoration, and design along with demonstratio ...

Starts: Tue 27 July 2021, at 10:00

5 Week Course

Course Code: BP17

For those with some experience of working in clay who want to see a project through to completion in a day. Current students can use the day as a top-up to their regular classes. This is not suitable ...

Starts: Sat 14 August 2021, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S64

Have you always wanted to try using the potters wheel? This is a great chance to see how it is for you. A whole day learning the techniques and skills of 'throwing on the whee'l and 'turning''. With k ...

Starts: Sun 15 August 2021, at 10:00

1 Day Course

Course Code: S65

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