Throwing taster sessions

Ever fancied throwing a pot on the potters wheel?  Bourn Pottery is offering a 2 hour introductory taster session where you will learn to throw a pot on the wheel and have a go at hand-building a tile, a bowl (or whatever you fancy).


This is an ideal session for family groups, groups of friends, children and adults. The session begins with a demonstration from Sara on the electric wheel to show how to prepare your clay for throwing, centering clay on the wheel and then make a basic cylinder shape (which is the starting shape for most pieces of thrown pottery). 1 person will then use the wheel to have a go, and the other members of the group will begin a hand-building project, rotating round after about half an hour (depending on the group size). You can expect to make at least 1 hand-built item which you will glaze on the day and will be fired for you, and 1 thrown pot which will be fired for you. A small additional charge of £2.50 per pot applies if you would like your thrown pot to be glazed for you after it has been fired.   

Sessions take place in the studio and cost £30.00 per person (Min 2 max 8 people - or book a single place on the Social Sharing Sessions - see below). Cost includes all tuition, clay, glazes, equipment, firing in the kiln and light refreshments (including home-made cake or biscuits!). 


All fired artworks will be ready to collect from the studio within 2 weeks. Please contact me​ to book.

Social Sharing Sessions

If you just want to book a single place for a Throwing Taster, or you would like to share the studio with others to get to know new people, then you may like to book for a Social Sharing Session. These sessions are exactly the same as above but you will share the studio with other people who will be working on the same session as you. 

Upcoming Social Sharing Sessions

​Sat 15  Feb 2020 10:00-12:00  FULL

Sat 29 Feb 2020 10:00-12:00 FULL

Sat 14 Mar 2020 10:00-12:00 FULL

Sat 21 Mar 2020 10:00-12:00 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 4 April 2020 10:00-12:00 2 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 4 April 2020 13:00-15:00 3 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 25 April 2020 10:00-12:00 6 PLACES AVAILABLE

Gift vouchers are available for this activity.


Tel: 07766 136741

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Address: 2 Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TU

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