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Learning Pottery & Ceramics

This section of our website provides information on learning opportunities with our members.  These may be occasional courses or regular classes.

Hampshire – Petersfield
Jack Allum, Loam

Loam is a contemporary ceramics studio in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Bordering both Hampshire and West Sussex, Loam offers a beautiful, light space in which to try your hand at throwing on a potter’s wheel.

The studio offers a range of throwing courses allowing people of all levels to experience making ceramics.

Courses can be tailored but include:
– 2.5hr throwing classes
– 10 week throwing courses
– Weekend throwing courses, including lunch

Contact Jack for information and booking.

TelephoneTel 01730263875



West Sussex – Fishbourne
Sarah Amos, Pottery Corner @ No. 45

Pottery Corner @ No. 45

  • Clay Club
  • Raku Firing
  • Basic Throwing skills

The Studio at 45 Deeside Avenue, Fishbourne, West Sussex, PO19 3QG

Contact Sarah for information and booking.

TelephoneTel 07763 460494


   See me on Facebook: Pottery Corner at No. 4 

Hampshire – Shedfield (nr Wickham)
Eveline Chamberlain, Mountwood Pottery

I teach throwing on an electric wheel and various finishing techniques. Age 15 and older only. Max two students per hour.

Lessons are £12.00 per person per hour, or £50.00 for 5 lessons. Glazing and firing cost about £1.50 per mug-sized pot, more for bigger pots.

TelephoneTel 01329 833 355 or text to Mob 07587 144 845    evelinechamberlain@gmail.com


West Sussex – Bognor Regis
Su Cloud Ceramics

Su Cloud has a purpose build clay studio in her garden, that can take up to six students per session. She runs various courses throughout the year, three weeks to six weeks in length, morning and evening two hour sessions, details are on her website.

Clay club is run twice a week, on Tuesday and Wednesday’s, morning and evening at £12 per two hrs session, there is a yearly membership of £20.



West Sussex – Worthing
John Evans

 John offers tuition in all aspects of working with clay, including student access to gas and electric firings,  as well as outdoor raku and a variety of ‘alternative firing techniques’.

Tuition is one-to-one or in small groups with occasional workshops in various raku and raku related techniques.  ‘Taster’ throwing sessions and gift certificates for that special occasion are available.

Raku events can be arranged (subject to a suitable location) e.g. in your garden or school outdoor area.

John has a BA (Hons) Ceramics from the University of Westminster and shows work at major national and international events. He is a member of the Sussex Guild.

TelephoneMobile 07801 151255    tuition@jevceramics.co.uk    www.jevceramics.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jevceramics.co.uk

Hampshire – Winchester/Hursley
Nadia Hopkins

The Old Kiln Studio – Ratlake Ceramics.  Lower Ratlake Cottage,  Winchester Road Near Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2LD

Ceramics & Pottery Throwing Classes in Winchester
Dedicated use of Electric wheels
Monday-Wednesday evening classes

Saturday Throwing Taster Workshops

TelephoneMobile 07887 996 256   ceramics@ratlake.net    www.ratlake-ceramics.co.uk

Hampshire – Fordingbridge, New Forest
Rosemary James

Rosemary James teaches at Pottery Ceramic Services (PCS) in Fordingbridge, New Forest.

TelephoneRosemary 02380 293448 or Pottery Ceramic Services 01425 655540


Tim Thornton

Tim runs a variety of online technical courses for potters, including

  • Studio Health and Safety for Potters
  • Product Safety for Potters

Please look on the web site for further details and for dates

07985 927376



Instagram  www.instagram.com/tim_thornton_ceramics/

Facebook  www.facebook.com/TimThorntonCeramics

Hampshire – Hayling Island
Zyg Kruk

I run some ceramic sculpting / clay modelling courses September through April each year.

The materials are earthenware clays, paper clay and low temperature glazes, and we do the firing in electric or gas kilns (raku).

Subjects include portrait sculpture of the head, whole body and animal sculpture.

Courses include 1 or 2 days on week ends, and series of 1/2 day weekday courses (4-8 weeks). They are run on Hayling Island (PO11 9SP).  Charges are in the region of £20 for a 1/2 day course (dependent on materials and models).

Please contact me to discuss/for details.

TelephoneHome 02392 469 104 Mobile 07864 995 834   zyg@kruk.co.uk

West Sussex – Arundel
Keith and Debbie Menear

Menear Ceramics  at The Pottery, Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre,  Houghton Bridge,  Arundel,  West Sussex BN18 9LT

If you would like to be included on our mailing for new courses then please contact Keith & Debbie via the email address below.

Prices for courses includes full tuition and use of clay (up to 6kg), equipment, glazes and kilns. We also welcome groups and school parties for taster sessions.

We try to tailor the courses to meet your needs so please contact us to discuss what options are available

Website : www.menearceramics.com

TelephoneMobile 07788 908 182   menear@live.com

Hampshire – Porchester
Helen Scribbans

I run evening classes at Portchester Community School Tuesday evening, 7-9 term time. Full info about the course can be found on the school’s website:

Website : www.portchester.hants.sch.uk

Or people can email me for information.

TelephoneMobile 07854 630930   helenscribbans@icloud.com

Other Pottery & Ceramics Classes and Courses

For details of other opportunities to learn Pottery & Ceramics, try the suggestions below:-

Pottery Classes in East & West Sussex  – There is a list of courses on the Hesketh Potters’ Supplies website.
Website: http://www.heskethps.co.uk/classified_page.php?class=classes

Ceramic courses in Hampshire – Make a Google search for “Ceramic courses in Hampshire”  to get an up to date listing.

Ceramic courses in Dorset – Make a Google search for “Ceramic courses in Dorset”  to get an up tod ate listing.

Sara Churchill –  Pottery Classes in Poole, Dorset
Tel: 07971 539686 or email sara_churchill@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.saraamics.com/

Tradpots Pottery Courses, Poole, Dorset
Website: www.tradpots.com/