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 and glazing a plate, bowl or tile (or similar).


This is an ideal session for family groups, groups of friends, children and adults. The session begins with everyone choosing what they would like to make by hand (bowl, tile or similar) and then you will get stuck in with the clay! Once you are confident in your hand-building project, you will pause for a demonstration from Sara on the electric wheel to show how to prepare your clay for throwing, centering clay on the wheel and how to make a basic bowl. 2 people will then use the wheels to have a go at making their bowls, and the other members of the group will continue with their hand-building project, rotating round until everyone has thrown a pot. 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. An additional charge of £5.00 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 £40.00 per person.


Please note: Most sessions are shared sessions where a maximum of 6 people use the studio together, but a private booking can be made (Min. 2 and max 8 people) usually during the afternoon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or on Saturday subject to availability.

All fired artworks will be ready to collect from the studio in around 2-3 weeks. Please contact me​ to book.

See the Covid-19 information page for information about measures being taken at Bourn Pottery to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Upcoming Throwing Taster Sessions


Sat 4 Dec 10:00-12:00 FULL

Sat 4 Dec 13:00-15:00 FULL


Fri 7 Jan 13:00-15:00 FULL

Sat 8 Jan 10:00-12:00 FULL

Sat 8 Jan 13:00-15:00 FULL

Fri 21 Jan 13:00-15:00 4 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 22 Jan 10:00-12:00 FULL

Sat 22 Jan 13:00-15:00 FULL

Sat 5 Feb 10:00-12:00 1 PLACE AVAILABLE

Sat 5 Feb 13:00-15:00 FULL

Mon 7 Feb 13:00-15:00 6 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 26 Feb 10:00-12:00 1 PLACE AVAILABLE

Sat 26 Feb 13:00-15:00 FULL

Fri 4 Mar 13:00-15:00 6 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 12 Mar 10:00-12:00 FULL

Sat 12 Mar 13:00-15:00 FULL

Sat 26 Mar 10:00-12:00 FULL

Sat 26 Mar 13:00-15:00 1 PLACE AVAILABLE

Sat 2 Apr 10:00-12:00 3 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 2 Apr 13:00-15:00 FULL

Please contact me​ to book.

Gift vouchers are available for this activity.

Terms and conditions of booking