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 are first come, first serve.


Please note:

Our courses for Spring 2024 will run for 10 weeks with a 1 week break over half term.

Course dates:

8th January – 11th February

Half term break: 12th – 18th February

19th February – 24th March


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. Please bring an apron, if you have one. 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!


Please take the time to review our terms and conditions when booking.


News & updates

All 10-week day and evening class places in the Autumn term are now full. We have spaces on the Sunday taster classes. Please email to check availability.

Winter Term 2024 Dates

Monday 8th January- Sunday 24th March (Half term w/c Monday 12th February)

*Please note* As a not-for-profit charity we run our classes at full capacity, so it is not possible to swap classes or make up missed classes. Please ensure you can attend as many classes as possible before you sign up to a course


A selection of our pottery classes

Termly Courses

Termly Courses

Adult 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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Taster Classes

Taster Classes

Clapham Pottery runs adults' 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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