Clapham Pottery is a busy self-funding and not-for-profit community pottery, offering pottery classes for all ages and all abilities.

Pottery classes are held during the daytime and evenings for adults and kids, over a 10 week term, with a half term break. Sunday classes for adults are available on a monthly basis.

Clapham Pottery classes are taught by professional, working potters from The North Street Potters, which was established in Clapham in 1978.

We also offer Family Activities. Whatever your ability, everybody is welcome at Clapham Pottery.

Classes and workshops must be paid in full at the time of booking/confirmation. Please ensure you can attend the class before paying the fee because refunds can only be considered if there is at least 2 weeks’ notice. In most cases we will be unable to offer a refund unless there is a significant waiting list and we are able to fill the place/s. As a charity and a community pottery, our fees are kept as accessible and affordable as possible but we need to maintain full attendance in all classes.

Student Clothing Guidelines

Whether you are joining Clapham Pottery for a term or a session, we would ask you to come to class in suitable and safe attire.
This would include:
• Protective footwear, no open toed shoes in the studio
• Suitable clothing to work in – working with clay can be messy. We suggest you leave anything special at home!
• Hair tied back
• Jewellery and watches stored safely in your bag or left at home
• Long nails will cause difficulty when handling the clay, we strongly suggest cutting them short and not getting a manicure before your class!

General Data Protection Regulation

When you register as a student at Clapham Pottery, we will keep a record of your personal details for as long as you remain a student. When you are no longer a student at Clapham Pottery your details will be destroyed. We will never pass your details onto a third party.

 

News & updates

* UPDATE *

Monday 29th Nov

All Adult 10 week Spring term classes, starting January 10th, are fully booked.

We will not be holding a waiting list in this uncertain time as almost all of our students return for the subsequent term.

We will be maintaining our Covid safety precautions during the Spring term so adults (unless medically exempt) will need to wear a mask throughout. We also ask that you bring your own aprons/old shirt and a small hand towel.

 

A selection of our pottery classes

Pottery Classes

Pottery Classes

Pottery classes are for all abilities. In every class, you are taught by trained pottery teachers to work through the process of making your own pieces.

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Throwing Classes

Throwing Classes

Clapham Pottery runs classes for those wanting to learn to throw or to improve their throwing skills.

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Kid’s Classes

Kid’s Classes

Children are taught how to make and decorate unique pieces, using a range of pottery techniques.

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An image from Family Workshops

Family Workshops

Family Workshops

Family Workshops take place in a relaxed environment where the whole family can have fun together and make their own work.

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