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, 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 *
As the current term finishes at the end of July, we will be closed throughout August and will re-open on Monday 20th September for the 10 week terms for both adults and children. However, the places on these courses will be taken by existing students waiting to return. If, and when, we have any availability for the January term, we will put the information on the website. Until things become more certain, we are not holding a waiting list.
Our Sunday classes, September – December, have availability. The dates are under Classes – “Pottery Classes” and “Throwing Classes”.
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 classes 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
An image from Family Workshops
Family Workshops take place in a relaxed environment where the whole family can have fun together and make their own work.Read more