Potter's Wheel and Clay Experiences
Potter's Wheel Experience (age 2+)
Adults and children love to have a go on a potters wheel!
Try our unique Potter's Wheel Experience where you have up to 10 minutes on a potter's wheel to throw your own bowl from a ball of clay which is centered by our potter. The activity includes spending an hour or so making clay shapes to decorate your bowl before glazing it yourself using a selection of bright or traditional glazes. The whole experience takes up to 2 hours and afterwards your thrown and decorated bowl is allowed to dry thoroughly before being fired. Suitable from age 2 to 102 - Booking Essential.
"Amazing! Great customer service; great guidance. Would recommend!" Jade
Cost £26/adult, £16/child (up to 15 years) inclusive of one glazed & fired bowl per person
If you're looking for a longer time on the wheel, have a look at these options:
30 Minute Throwing Taster (age 16+)
Practice centering and throwing techniques during a half hour session on the wheel with instruction. You'll make 2 to 4 bowls from scratch with individual help and advice. You choose one to keep, which will be glazed in a colour of your choice and fired. Booking essential.
Cost £30/person/30 minutes
For an additional £10/person, you can stay for a further hour to decorate & glaze your chosen pot.
"I can't thank Jax enough for today - I would recommend Tarka Pottery to everyone!" Belinda D Trip Adviser
Throwing Workshop (age 16+)
Have fun learning throwing techniques in a 2.5 hour hour session. Following a demonstration, you'll have as many balls of clay as you need and would expect to throw 8 or more vessels. With plenty of help to get you started and encouraging teaching and support along the way, you can work at your own pace to throw a variety of cylinders and bowls. Includes one of your pots glazed and fired. Booking essential.
Cost: £50/person/2.5 hours
Cost: £10/person, additional hour to decorate & glaze one of your pots
"We would have no hesitation in recommending your workshop to other visitors to Devon" Andrea
Family/Friends Throwing Workshop
A family/friends session which four people can enjoy together, taking turns on two wheels. A great opportunity to have fun learning the basic techniques of throwing with the flexibility of an optional extra hour to decorate a pot you've created as you like. Why not add a handle to your own handmade mug. You can also glaze your own pots during your session or we will glaze them for you. Booking essential.
The activity includes one pot glazed and fired per person.
Cost is £120/4 people /1.5 hours
For an additional £10/person, you can stay for a further hour to decorate & glaze your chosen pot yourself.
Don't fancy the wheel - how about a clay hand building session?
Coil Technique Bowl or Vase (age 8+)
Create a vase or bowl using the traditional technique of coiling. A fun and creative session to effortlessly make your very own design. You get to keep one coil pot and have it glazed and fired.
Cost: £50/person/2.5 hours
Bunting Making (age 5+)
Create a string of 5 pieces of triangular (or other shaped) bunting made from slabs of clay. You can make your very own creation for a specific occasion or just for fun! After making shapes or adding letters or words, paint your bunting using bright underglaze colours before firing - ready to hang!
Cost: £26 /person /2 hours
Holiday/Seasonal Saturday Workshops
Creative clay sessions suitable for families, children or adults on Fridays during school holidays and Seasonal Saturdays (eg pre-Halloween, Christmas). Schedule for the year and booking details are below. We can also arrange a bespoke project session for groups.
Cost is £15/per person /2 hours
Get in touch if you'd like to book or ask for more information or to join our mailing list.
Interested in coming to a regular weekly day or evening pottery class? More details here
Team Building Workshops
Hold your club or team meeting at our studio alongside a clay workshop or painting pottery. It makes for an unusual team event where you all have the chance share experiences in a creative, relaxed environment. Ask for details here