Open Studio Sessions

The Pottery Cave Bishton

weekly open pottery studio

Our weekly open studio sessions operate all day Thursday & Thursday evenings, Friday daytime.  These are student led but open to all.  We also have Wednesday evening sessions and open studio sessions on Saturdays.

The open studio sessions enable you to make your own individual pieces and let your creative flair go wild, so whether it’s a bird house, something nice for the garden, a house plaque or a vase, a pinch pot, decorative coil pieces, slab built items, the choice is yours and it can literally be anything you like (within a size restriction of the kiln space).

We also have a pottery wheel which can be booked in 1 hour blocks during the studio sessions.

Paint a pot studio Sessions

We also have a small range of ready made paint your own pieces.  This option is available by prior arrangement either as a group booking, pottery party or on special dates throughout the year.  Prices vary based on participants, please enquire via our contact us tab.


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.

Classes are incredibly popular so must be booked in advance.

Studio sessions include equipment, glazes and firing for your pieces, refreshments are also provided. There is a small charge for your finished pieces charged to reflect the cost of the materials used.

Open Studio

(2 hour pre-booked slots):


Wednesdays: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Thursdays: 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm,

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Fridays: 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm,

Saturdays: 11am – 3pm

(1 hour slots on Saturdays)

Sundays by arrangement

reserved for private events

Contact us to book

Ages: 5 and over for all sessions

Once you have purchased your voucher, please contact . 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 7 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.