​​Our hour long 1-2-1 or 2-2-1 introduction to throwing lessons are very popular and will give you a hands on experience of what throwing a vessel on the wheel is like. You will learn the basic moves needed to create a simple bowl or beaker which you can opt to have fired and return to decorate another day.

An hour long 1-2-1 lesson is £35.00 and this includes your clay and tuition. If you would like to work with a friend or partner you can share the hour at a cost of £25.00 each

Note : At the time of booking your throwing lesson, payment in full is required to secure your session. All pieces created are retained for a maximum of eight weeks. If you wish to glaze decorate your piece, this must be completed within this time period



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Time and frequency - 6.30pm - 8.15pm weekly for 6 weeks.

Cost £150 total pp

This is a six week course designed to let you experience a wide range of hand building and other production techniques for beginners as well as those more familiar with using clay.​ All materials, tools and firing are included.

No previous art experience is necessary, just lots of enthusiasm for handling a material that has been used for artistic and practical purposes for the last 20,000 years

All materials and tools are included.

Please wear comfortable, easily washable clothes, or bring an apron.

Terms and conditions

 Payment must be in full before course commences.

Once your pieces have been fired, you need to come and collect them and store safely until you book a time to come and glaze. Our storage facilities are limited and uncollected pieces are donated to charity one month after you have been contacted.

In the event of there being insufficient take up for the course, deposits will be returned.  We will then reschedule event for later in the year.

Courses must be paid in full before attendance.

No refunds are payable for missed lessons on the part of the students, but we may provide catch up sessions at our discretion.

If we need to cancel any sessions due to unforeseen circumstances, we will reschedule a convenient alternative time.

Bring your own drinks if required.

Please note our classes are held downstairs at Art Shop and Pottery. Please advise us if you need assistance..

Slabbing Parties

If you prefer a different approach to working with clay, slabbing is a great way to make decorative and sculptural forms.  Either rolled by hand or on our slabbing machine, we can quickly get you making all sorts of things from tiles to jugs and a lot more. The only limit is your imagination.

We are always happy to have groups of all ages come and join us at our slabbing sessions in the studio. Prices per person start at £20 +£5 firing fee.

Clay Play

For our younger makers, age 4 upwards, we have 30 minutes clay play sessions.  in the studio. All children like getting their hands on some nice squidgy clay and just experimenting with the material helps with their creative motor skills.  

You can either take home what you have made on the day and paint it at home or opt to have the piece fired for an additional £5. 

We also sell Das air dry clay and Fimo oven bake coloured clay if you want to pursue model making further at home.

​​Pottery Painting

From pieces that children will adore to teapots and other larger items more suitable for older decorators, we always have an interesting range of pottery blanks for you to to work with.

How does it work?​
 First off, choose one of the many shapes we have in stock like plates, mugs or bowls and then sit and decorate your piece. Once you have finished painting your design, we will then dip it in a clear glaze and fire in our electric kiln.  All our glazes are Lead free so are safe for everyone to use and when fired are safe for food use. We will text you to let you know when it is ready for collection.

Prices range from £8.00 +£5.00 studio fee for one of our happy animal range up to £30.00 +£5.00 for a large day of the dead skull.

Booking a pottery painting session is not always necessary, but you will need to book a large group or party by calling us on 01273 728282.  We can accommodate up to 16 painters at one sitting. A deposit of £5.00 per person is required to guarantee the space.  We can also arrange for group evening sessions between 6-8pm by request.

We recommend allocating an approximate 1-2 hours for a relaxed pottery painting session.

To book, call 01273 72 82 82 


Art Shop & Pottery Ltd 108 Western Rd Hove BN3 1FA 01273 72 82 82  sales@artshopandpottery.com