Lessons & Saturdays

The Pottery Cave Bishton

Handbuilding:  Beginners Lessons (4 week blocks – booking essential)

Our 4 week beginners class is on Wednesday evenings. The lessons focus on each of the processes of working with clay.  These classes run from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.  Spaces are limited and start on the following dates:

– 20th September
– 4th November
The block of 4 sessions is £150 can be booked here:
This is an incredibly popular programme so spaces sell quickly, bookable through the gifts page.  Email: to book

Handbuilding: Open studio – weekly classes (booking essential)

Weekly 2 hour open studio runs as follows:

-10am, 12pm & 6.30pm on Thursdays

-10am & 12pm Friday

Email: to book


Throwing lessons (individual, couples, three people – booking essential)

We offer 121 throwing lessons to teach you the art of the possible with clay.  Starting with centering, we show your the principles and then support you as you master the techniques and produce your pieces of hand thrown individual work.  Available as individual sessions, couples or three people together.  Bookings can be made here:

Once you have purchased your voucher Email: to book your private session.

Saturdays (booking advisable)

We are open every Saturday with our open studio for both adults and children, bookable by the hour to make something with clay.  During these sessions, we recommend that you make and glaze the piece with our fantastic selection of underglazes during the same session.   All pieces are then clear glazed to give them a shiny appearance and fired in the kiln.  Pieces will normally be ready for you to collect 2 weeks after the workshop.

Email: to book


Handbuilding sessions in clay classes are an art form limited only by your imagination. We can provide you with helpful ideas and of course all of the skills and tricks you need to build your perfect piece. The class will provide you with the space and reflection just to relax and let your expressions go wild so If you are happy creating art from your imagination, clay is perfect for personal expression.

All classes are incredibly popular so must be booked in advance.

Studio sessions include equipment, glazes and firing for your pieces.

session times:


Handbuilding : Thurs Day & Eve, Fri Day

Handbuilding : Wednesday Eve (18:30 – 20:30)

– 20th September
– 4th November
Wheel throwing : Saturdays
Contact to book (vouchers on our gifts page)
Saturdays 10am – 3pm 
Open studio

Once you have purchased your voucher, email: to secure your place.

Click Here to Purchase a 4 week block Voucher

Please note: You can either pay the full amount upon booking or pay a NON REFUNDABLE deposit and pay the rest of your fee at a later date – must of paid in full 14 days before the course is due to start. Any questions please do ask. CANCELLATION BY YOU: Should you need to cancel your booking your cancellation must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to the event. A full refund will be made of any fees paid. WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS A REFUND FOR CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED LESS THAN 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT COVID – in the event of cancellation of the workshop due to Covid-19 you will be credited with a voucher that can be used for a future workshop of your choice. CANCELLATION BY US:Should is be necessary for us to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstance you will be issued a full refund.