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. Weekend courses 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 Guidlines
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
Sadly, Clapham Pottery will remain closed until it is safe to re-open.
Please check back for the re-opening date when we will greatly look forward to welcoming our students back.
03/06/20 – Update:
We have been hoping that we can re-open in September and we continue to be hopeful, however there is no certainty.
As soon as the Board of Trustees and the tutors have made a decision we will post this information here on the website.
There will be much for us to do to get the pottery ready for classes again with all the precautions and safeguards we will need to put in place.
To those existing students who plan to return, there will necessarily be some changes. Numbers in classes will need to be reduced and term times shortened so that everyone who was expecting to attend the summer term will be able to come back for the September term.
Any payments already made can be adjusted or be rolled over onto the January term. We are also happy to give refunds.
For those wanting to attend our one-off classes, such as Beginners Sundays and Family Workshops, when we know our re-opening date, we will post a programme of dates and times.
As soon as we know what is possible, we will let you know.
A selection of our 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.Read more
Clapham Pottery runs courses for those wanting to learn to throw or to improve their throwing skills.Read more
Children are taught how to make and decorate unique pieces, using a range of pottery techniques.Read more
A selection of our pottery parties
Pottery Parties are available to adults, children or as team building. Participants create and decorate their own pots using the wheel or any of the clay techniques.Read more
Hen Parties at Clapham Pottery are a fun alternative to the normal Hen events available. All workshops are run by experienced potters.Read more
Parties for Kids
Parties for kids at Clapham Pottery are fun, creative events available for children of all age groups.Read more
Family Workshops take place in a relaxed environment where the whole family can have fun together and make their own work.Read more