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 Pottery Parties and 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, we provide aprons but 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

* COVID 19 UPDATE *

Clapham Pottery will remain closed until April 12th when, in accordance with government guidelines, we will begin childrens’ classes in small groups with full Covid safety. Older children will need to wear masks.

Saturday Family workshops and Half Term Kids workshops will also re-open.

All parents will be notified by text of their child/children’s start date.

From this date, adult Sunday classes will also begin, again with small groups of 5 plus one tutor.

We will be unable to enrol new students until at least January 2022 as we have very many existing students waiting to return.

We are not holding waiting lists for any classes and won’t do so until the future is much clearer.

INFORMATION FOR EXISTING STUDENTS DURING COVID 19

Clapham Pottery will remain closed until April 12th when, in accordance with government guidelines, we will begin childrens’ classes in small groups with full Covid safety. Older children will need to wear masks.

All parents will be notified by text of their child/children’s start date.

The regular 10-week courses (which for now are 6-week terms) will continue for children and will begin again for adults from the 7th June, also in small classes. These too will be filled with existing students.

 

 

 

 

 

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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A selection of our pottery parties

Pottery Parties

Pottery Parties

Pottery Parties are available to adults and children. Participants create and decorate their own pots using the wheel or any of the clay techniques.

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Hen Parties

Hen Parties

Hen Parties at Clapham Pottery are a fun alternative to the normal Hen events available. All workshops are run by experienced potters.

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Parties for Kids

Parties for Kids

Parties for kids at Clapham Pottery are fun, creative events available for children of all age groups.

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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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