'Have a go' experience day

at Woodside Pottery


Expert one-to-one tuition

Pottery Experience Day (2hrs, 3hrs or all day)

Try out throwing, modelling and discover your artistic side…

The experience days are for anyone who has always wanted to have a go at pottery or for those who have tried it before, but would like to give it another go. Pottery can be both relaxing and therapeutic, as well as hugely enjoyable!


What you can expect…

You'll receive individual guidance in a small pottery studio with all materials included. To ensure you make the most out your experience on the day, we don’t run big group sessions or joint experience days. So it really is just you and the pottery.

You can have a go at throwing on the wheel as well as hand building with clay.

Once your pots or models have completely dried out (this can take several days) they will be fired in the kiln for you. You can come back and collect them or in special cases we can arrange for them to be sent on to you.


How it works…

Sessions can be either two or three hours long depending on what you would like to do.

Three hour sessions will include a short break for tea & coffee.


Or you can book a whole day: three hour morning and a further three hours in the afternoon to spend more time working on your pieces.


All work is usually ready to collect in about 6 weeks and includes clays, glazes and firings – but excludes postage and packaging.

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Had an amazing time at Woodside Pottery, very relaxed atmosphere and Grazyna was very patient and knowledgeable. We even got treated to a slice of homemade Christmas cake :-)  Overall it was a brilliant experience! Thanks.
– Sophie.

Glazing and adding the final touches to ceramics at Woodside Pottery in Dorset.
On the wheel throwing a pot at Woodside Pottery in Dorset.
Hand building and clay modelling at Woodside Pottery in Dorset

Pricing details

2 hours

3 hours

All day












1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

Session details

Mornings start 9.30am

For 2 hour or 3 hour sessions


Afternoons start 1:30pm

For 2 hour or 3 hour sessions


Day Sessions start 9:30am

and finish at 4.30pm (1 hour break)


Every session is private to your group

(Maximum of four people per group).

Age restriction: Pottery Experiences only available for adults and children over 14 years old.

Pottery sessions are held throughout the year at our home studio in East Dorset near the New Forest.

Maximum class sizes are four people, so its perfect for beginners and couples, with tuition that is personal, hands-on and encouraging. The pottery studio provides a perfect environment to learn a new skill, participate in a new hobby or perhaps just somewhere to make a unique special gift for a friend ...or why not bring them along too!


What to wear and what to bring

You should wear clothing that you won't mind getting clay splats on however aprons are provided.

All tools and materials will be provided at the studio.

You're welcome to bring ideas or pictures with you of what you'd like to try and make.

Please also have short fingernails.

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Telephone: 0770 313 0000  |  Email: grazyna@woodsidepottery.co.uk


Woodside Pottery. Woodbury House, Woodside Road, West Moors, Dorset, BH22 0LY. United Kingdom.