The Crafty Potter 01257 453399 077 3239 3040
The Crafty Potter  01257 453399    077 3239 3040                               


Our friendly Classes run everyday when open, all need to be booked in advance.


To book - Simply ring the studio or send us a message, we check availability & provisionally book you in. The reservation is held for 48 hours whilst you pay your Class fee, once paid your booking is confirmed. Painters pay an £10 per person deposit,deductable from your bill on the day.


General Info -


  • Sessions are all suitable for beginners, No prior knowledge is necessary.
  • Classes are kept small with just 1-4 persons, unless of course you are coming as part of a larger group.
  • We can host group bookings of up to 8 people. 
  • The sessions make great gifts and are all available as gift vouchers.




Approx 1.5 hr hour class, includes return visit to glaze your cup 2-3 weeks later.


In this step by step class you are shown how to prepare & texture a slab of clay. You will then build your cup, add texture & decoration and a handle.

Attending children need to be 8 yrs or over.



3-4 hour class.

Come & join us making a fabulous little breakfast set

This class uses the pottery wheel, GR Forms and slabs to make a Cereal bowl,Breakfast plate, Toast plate and either a Mug or juice tumbler.


There is nothing nicer than eating your breakfast from your very own handmade pots.


The class includes simple glazing ready for collection 3-4 weeks later. Should you wish to design and glaze your own pots this is an additional £15pp per session.


Attending Children need to be 12 years or over.

2 hour Pottery Class £30pp

Aprox 2hr class


A great introduction to the fabulous world of clay hand building. This is a great all rounder class that will suit the needs of many, from Families or couples having fun time together to those with some experience who want to continue their clay journey.


In this class you can choose how much support you want, we can go step by step, or just give tips and advice.


We use pinch pots, coils or slabs to make some fabulous clay creations by hand.


Planters, Vases, butter dish's, fruit strainers, lidded pots, pet dishes,  lanterns, Gnomes & simple animals are all popular makes - there's loads of choice and ideas in the studio.


You may be wanting to make a keepsake gift for a special occasion, whatever you decide we will help you make your creation something to treasure forever.




The class includes bisque firing, your creations can then be painted with acrylics at home.

OR you may wish to return to the studio at a later date to glaze your item yourself, this is an additional £15pp per session.


Attending children need to be 8 years or over.

Bird House £45pp


A fabulous 3 hour step by step class to make a fabulous bird box for the garden.


You will prep your clay and cut out the individual pieces using templates, before constructing your bird house from your slabs of clay. Once built we then add finishing touches, that makes your bird house unique.


Firing & clear glaze is included in the session fee, should you wish to return to the studio to add colour glaze your creation its an additional £15pp per session.


Attending Children need to be 12 years & over for this class.

Fairy House Class £50pp


A fabulous 3hr step by step class. You decide on the style of house from our many examples, then you are then shown how to constuct the house along with all the quirky touches. If you wish, these can be made into lanterns.


Bisque Firing is included in the session fee, ready for painting with acrylics at home. If you wish to return to the studio to have your creations glazed, its an additional £15pp per session.


Attending Children need to be 12 years & over for this class.

Flower Making Class £50pp

In this 3-4 hour flower making class, we show you how to make a variety of flowers, there are loads to choose from

daisies, daffodils,roses carnations, hydrandas,dahilias to name a few.

Pick which flowers you wish to make and we show you step by step how to create them in clay.


The class includes bisque firing, ready for collection 3-4 weeks later.Your flowers can then be painted at home with acrylics. Should you wish to return to glaze your flowers in the studio, it is an additional £15pp per session.


Attending Children need to be 12 years or over.

Childrens Pottery Class £25pp


(Wild Thing Pots Runs January - March)

 A 1.5 hr class 


A fabulous class aimed at allowing children to explore clay whist making some awesome memories & creations. The classes are run all year round, with projects tailored to seasons or up coming celebrations.


We tailor each session to the age of the child/ren and what they have made before.


In our Winter Classes we make Wild thing pots. They are great as planters, pen & trinket dishes


Session includes firing for you to collect 2-3 weeks later and finish with acrylics at home. Alternativley you can return to the studio and colour glaze them £15pp.


Children must be aged 6+, maximum of 2 spectators.





TUES: 10-4pm*

WED: 10-4pm*


FRI: 10-4pm*

SAT: 10-4pm*



* We may not be in the studio if no one is booked in.


The Crafty Potter

Heskin Hall Shopping Village

Heskin Hall Estate

Wood Lane





01257 453399

077 3239 3040

 Friendly Reminder:


Due to very limited storage space, I'm afraid I can only keep all your beatiful handmade & painted pots for 1 month.


After that point,sadly all Uncollected pots will be disposed off.

COLLECTING your pots...


If we are not in the studio when you collect your pots, dont worry, Simply take your ticket number to the sales desk just outside the studio, and the staff will kindly get your pots for you.

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