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
Term Dates 2020:
13th January – 29th March
17th – 23rd February
The current term of day and evening classes has now started and is fully subscribed.
Places on our adult classes
Pottery has, in the past few years, become very popular with pottery classes much sort after in organizations such as Clapham Pottery.
We are not alone in being inundated with requests.
Pottery is a process and confidence and skill is not achieved quickly.
Our system is that we first offer places to existing students each term and most choose to take up the offer.
The waiting list for the April term is already closed.
We are just now working on a system where prospective students can book and pay online after we have released the availability dates and number of places.
Hopefully, we will have this in place by late June for the September term.
Please note that offers of places from waiting lists are made by text so you will need to provide your mobile number.
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