Many Anglian Potters run courses and classes in all aspects of ceramics.  Information on these events will be posted here. Information on 'external' courses relevant to Anglian Potters may also be posted here.  If you run courses or classes and would like to be added to this list, email the Webmaster or the Newsletter Editor.

For further information and full contact details consult your current Anglian Potters Membership List or see members’ websites or pages on this site.  This list will also be in the Spring 2014 Newsletter.


Paula Armstrong

Regular classes in handbuilding techniques on Monday mornings and Thursday mornings and evenings. I also run a varied programme of Saturday workshops.  I am also able to offer personalised workshops for individuals or groups. Please get in touch for more information.  Paula Armstrong Ceramics, Highgate Farm, Over Road, Willingham, CB24 5EU  01954 488020


Phil Arthur
Pottery classes in Cawston Village Hall, North Norfolk on Tuesday evenings and Thurs afternoons. tel: 01603 279687 email:

Deborah Baynes
Pottery courses in Shotley, Suffolk. Residential and non-residential weekends (Spring & Autumn) and full weeks (Jul-Aug). web:

Rob Bibby
Pottery classes in Woodnewton, Oundle.Tuesday mornings & evenings. Also one-off courses for individuals or groups by arrangement. tel: 01780 470866

Matthew Blakely
Courses from the workshop. Mostly weekends but occasionally places come up on my morning classes. Details are on website
Courses on Throwing, throwing porcelain and glaze development. 

Mariam Cullum
Pottery classes in Bury St Edmunds.

Peter Cuthbertson
Weekly courses for beginners and improvers in his East Sussex studio. Classes are small (max. four people) and tailored to suit student needs. Courses for groups of friends or family can be arranged as well. Three electric wheels and one kick wheel. Firings electric, gas and from time to time wood.
tel: 01825 8405666

Helen Dixon
Pottery and sculpture classes now being organised in a newly established, dedicated clay classroom/workshop at Alby Craft Centre just outside Aylsham. tel: 07947 880163


Fire and Flux

We offer a range of classes for beginners and the more experienced potter, including regular weekly classes, beginners courses,  taster sessions and one off workshops.

We also rent out work stations for people working independently.



Fire and Flux Ceramics
86 St Benedicts Steet


Katie Gleeson

Courses that I run from Katie's Pottery Studio in Leiston, Suffolk.
One to one tuition and small group tuition in traditional techniques of Throwing, Hand Building, Decoration, Glazing and Firing for all ages and abilities. Also a Children's Saturday School and weekly and residential courses can be arranged.


tel: 07505 536940

Peter Harding
Basic one-to-one sessions in throwing, turning and glazing in Botesdale, Suffolk. email:

Annie Hull

Throwing and handbuilding courses and workshops in modern studio in North Hertfordshire. Up to 2 students per session. Flexible dates and times. Email:   web: Annie Hull Ceramics | Annie Hull Ceramics


Ingrid Hunter

New pottery and glass classes/workshops from small studio, Cotterstock, one mile from Oundle, Northamptonshire, from July. Starting with taster sessions. One-to-one or max four people. Three hour sessions - Monday and Tuesday mornings. Call me for more details.

Tel: 07720 347957 or email:

Bill Kohler
Pottery & sculpture courses and individual sessions in Royston, Herts.
tel: 01763 209159

Sandy Larkman
Regular courses during term time in Suffolk. Tues, Weds am, Tues eve, and one-off group classes.

Sonia Lewis
Current throwing courses are fully booked. Email for details of future courses. The next day workshop on Firing Raku Tea Bowls and Tea Ceremony will be on Sunday 4 May in Prickwillow, near Ely.
tel: 01353688316


Angela Mellor

Weekend Bone China Paperclay Workshops in Ely, Small groups max four people.  Participants will explore various techniques of working with paperclay through hand building and plaster moulds.

Places now available for April 14 - 15 and April 21 - 22 2018.

For more details: 


Tel: 01353 666675


Madelaine Murphy

Weekly group sessions and individual lessons in hand building, throwing and techniques with plaster. I'm Artist in Residence at Leigh Community Centre, Leigh On Sea and alongside my studio, there is also provision for exhibiting completed work at the Community Centre. Porcelain and stoneware oxidised firings, Raku. Times are flexible.
07545 375 246


Rachael Pedersen - Sudbury

Sudbury Pottery Class 

We offer a welcoming studio for beginner potters to more experienced potters.

The studio has 2 wheels for throwing, tables for handbuilding, tools, a large variety of EW and SW glazes, large front loading kiln and top loader and a de-airing pugmill. Kiln hire available. 

For more information: 

or contact Rachael directly 07572574763


Sarah Plackett - Swanspool Ceramics

We run weekly courses for adults in wheel-throwing and hand-building, intensive weekend courses in beginners' wheel-throwing, and 2-hour taster sessions.

Sarah Plackett, Swanspool Ceramics, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

Phone: 07855 115482


Rowan Cambridge

We offer the following courses: 

10- weeks ceramic courses: (Booking for next terms open 25th February)

1. Tuesday | 17:00-19:30 | £200 

Guided by Randella Handely. Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels. 

2. Thursday | 19:00- 21:00 | £160 

Guided by Randella Handely. Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels. 

3. Wednesday | 15:45-17:45 | £100 - Untutored class 

Guided by Maggie Kirkup. This class is suitable only for potters who knows how to handle 
their own work, and work in the studio independently. When needed there is technical 

Five weeks ceramic workshop: Make your own Tea/Coffee/Sake set | Guided by Danika Vautour | £95 (Booking for April-May class is open, click here for links) 

Friday Children & Parent workshop | 6 weeks course | 16:30-18:30 | £150 for a child and parent

Guided by Rowan's chief potter: Sarah Nibbs 

A wonderful opportunity to work on your clay sills and have some family bonding at the same time. Minimum age: 11. This course focuses on hand building.

Lastly: we also offer one-off clay workshop. More details could be found here:


10 weeks:

Danika's workshop:

Friday children's class:

A great opprtunity to learn a skill and support the community.


Hayley Rowlands

I teach small classes (up to 4) on a Thursday in my garden studio in Aldringham. Pupils are taught a hand building techniques, pinching, slab, coil and sculpting working in stoneware. I also have an electric wheel and Leech kick wheel and bespoke lessons can be arranged on other days. I have a website where more details can be found

Facebook : breaking the mould pottery 



Thaxted Potters


The course is for a maximum of ten students, taught by professional ceramicist Neville Tatham and is aimed at those who have some experience of working with clay.  Students will be encouraged to work towards personal projects using the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques.

Everyone will be encouraged to explore and experiment with different skills and techniques in a friendly and supportive environment.

10 am to 1 pm, Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March and Monday 20th April.  The long gap is to accommodate Essex schools’ Easter break.

Cost: £165 to include materials and firing. For further details and to reserve a place email


Dominic Upson

Weekday beginners classes are available, also classes for potters who want to improve their technique or refresh skills.  One to one classes and group classes are available. Contact me for more information. 




Sarah Went
Half-day throwing workshops from my studio in Cambridge. Saturday mornings. Visit website or email for more details:

Classes on Wednesday evenings at Hills Road 6th form college, 7-9pm

Richard Wilks

Regular pottery classes, weekdays and Saturday mornings.

Taster sessions on Saturday afternoons

Parent and Child sessions

Individual Throwing Lessons

Personalised workshops for groups and individuals.

Please see website for further details :

Tel: 01692 538320

email :

Courses Abroad


Jennie Gilbert

A workshop in the Lot region of SW France  where we combine hand building, throwing, eating beautiful fresh homemade food and drinking local wine in a wonderful relaxed environment.

The course can be adapted to suit your needs, 6 students to 2 tutors. There is time in the afternoon to hone your skills in the workshop or explore the local area.

We have 3 electric wheels, an electric kiln and a gas one on the way. We generally use a white stoneware clay and the courses vary depending on which guest tutor accompanies me. Whether it's Emily Myers, Katherine Winfrey or Jennifer Hall. The emphasis could be throwing tall pieces, slip trailing, sgraffito, handles, texture, you name it we can adapt!!

Accomodation available on site.  Current dates:

5 day Course 8th- 12th April Tutors Emily Myers & Jennie Gilbert ( Beginners & Improvers) 2 spaces €500

2 day Course 15th & 16th Tutors Jennifer Hall & Jennie Gilbert ( Beginners & Improvers) 1 space €160

2 day Course 18th & 19th Tutors Jennifer Hall & Jennie Gilbert ( Beginners & Improvers) 2 spaces €160

Le Mas Sarrat, Lherm, 46150 FRANCE

Jennie Gilbert
01722 780402

Alan Baxter
Pottery workshops in the Pyrenees, France. Currently offering a 50% reduction to potters interested in an extended workshop experience, with further 5% reduction for Anglian Potters. web:

Mark Judson
Ceramics workshops in St Pierre de Maille, France. Individuals or small groups with accommodation.
tel: 0033 549913096
web: and


Kim Grayson
Pottery courses near Foix, Ariege.  All making methods are explored, wiith an emphasis on throwing.  I welcome a maximum of four students from complete beginners to experienced potters wishing to perfect their techniques.  Mutually convenient course dates are established with each student or group.  My website is

Name: Kim Grayson
Phone: 0033(0)581295009 / 0033(0)671394744


'Other' couses

James Oughtibridge

Slab building short courses with James - a 2016 demonstrator. Five day course is pretty full now but have spaces available on my three day ones. 
All the details are on my blog and website.
Or the blog is

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