All levels, all welcome.

Whether you’ve never touched clay in your life or you’re a more experienced maker looking to develop and grow, you are welcome at Mud Station. We run an ongoing programme of classes for those who want to
learn the basics and make progress.

Beginner’s Classes (Beginners)

This is a general introduction to both handbuilding and wheelthrowing for people who have no prior experience of working with clay, offering an informal supportive learning environment. The classes run Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm or Sundays 2.00-4.30pm. The classes are project-led with an opportunity to make something different each week. We explore different techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slabwork, wheelthrowing and trimming; and the final class is devoted to glazing. The balance of activities may be partly determined according to people’s preferences.

Price: £150 for block of six sessions.

Handbuilding Classes (Open Studio)

Develop further your handbuilding techniques including pinching, coiling, slab building.
Maximum of people: 8
Price: £125 for block of six sessions

Wheelthrowing Classes (Open Studio)

Mastering main techniques; you will become competent at throwing techniques, such as centering, opening and lifting. If you already have some experience, these sessions offer the opportunity to practise intensively and with guidance develop your own technique.
Maximum of people: 4
Price: £175 for block of six sessions.

One-off Classes

We have a lot of requests for one-off classes. Maybe you or someone you know just wants to give it a try – and why not? At the moment however we are only able to offer one-off classes at our discretion. We can run a one-off wheelthrowing class for a group of four people at £50 per person, so if you’ve got some friends who are also curious to give wheelthrowing a try, club together and give us a call. Classes are two and a half hours. Handbuilding one-offs can be for between four and ten people at £35 per person inclusive of glazing.

Weekly Class Timetable

Monday Open Studio 7pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday Beginners 7pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday Open Studio 7pm – 9.30pm
Thursday Open Studio 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday Open Studio 11am – 1.30pm
Sunday Beginners 2pm – 4.30pm

Terms and conditions

  • Lessons usually take about two and a half hours.
  • Price includes tuition, all tools and materials. No additional costs.
  • Tea and coffee provided.
  • Attendance is flexible, no problem if you have to miss a week or two – you can buy a block of six and just come when you can. Please do let us know in advance when you will or won’t be coming so we can arrange the class accordingly.

Contact us with your questions or to make a booking.