Wednesday One Offs

The studio is a great place to get creative and with the ongoing success of the Saturday One Offs we have devised a range of mid-week short courses with a variety of specific goals. Wednesday One Offs focus on a mix of functional and sculptural hand built pieces. The classes have been created so you can either book one class at a time or you can complete the 6 week block. You will be guided through each session by our talented teaching artist Elen Bowen. These classes are great fun and your creations will be fired and glazed for you and ready to collect after 3 weeks.  One-off workshops are aimed at complete beginners, but those with more experience are welcome.

Classes will run every Wednesday at 7pm-9pm



Complete all six weeks and come away with your very own handmade tea set. Or select the individual classes and start learning the skills of hand building.

6 Week Course £90.00 FULLY BOOKED

Individual Workshop £25.00

24.07.2019 - Mug FULLY BOOKED

31.07.2019 - Sugar Bowl & Lid

07.08.2019 - Milk Jug

14.08.2019 - Teapot Part 1

21.08.2019 - Teapot Part 2

28.08.2019 - Glazing (Only applies to those who booked the full 6 week course)



Add some lovely touches to your garden with these great outdoor themed workshops. Complete all six for some wonderful additions to your garden.

6 Week Course £90.00

Individual Workshop £25.00

11.09.2019 - Hanging Lantern

18.09.2019 - Bird Bath

25.09.2019 - Garden Gnome

02.10.2019 - Green Man Part 1

09.10.2019 - Green Man Part 2

16.10.2019 - Glazing (Only applies to those who booked the full 6 week course)

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Class Details

Each lesson will start with clay preparation, followed by a demonstration by the tutor. You will then have time to practice what has been demonstrated and guidance will be offered where needed. If you need a break, the kettle is always on with tea and coffee in abundance so please do help yourselves...or ask the tutor to make a brew! 

Skills you will learn:

  • Clay preparation.

  • Slab rolling and compression.

  • Working to a template.

  • Using an Extruder.

  • Coil building.

  • Pinch pot technique.

  • Surface textures and detailing.

  • Fettling and preparation for firing.

Working with clay can be messy. We supply aprons but it is probably best if you come to the classes in clothes and footwear you don't mind getting dirty. No watches or jewellery to be worn and you may want to tie your hair back in preparation. 

You can book your place right away by selecting from the drop down options above, and selecting the full six week course or the individual workshop. Please note the course must be paid for in full before attending. If you miss a class this may be made up depending on available space. All work is fired and glazed and will be ready to collect two-three weeks after the completion of your course. All hand built creations will be glazed, colours may vary depending on availability. If you would like to glaze your pieces yourself this can be done by booking onto one of our glazing sessions.


  • Working with clay can be very messy. We supply aprons but it is probably best if you come to the classes in clothes and footwear you don't mind getting dirty. No watches or jewellery to be worn and you may want to tie your hair back in preparation. Cardiff Pottery Workshops Foundation will not be held responsible for any damage to clothing, shoes, jewellery, watches or mobile devices whilst in the studio.

  • Unfortunately if you miss a class this cannot be taken at a later date and no reimbursement will be offered.

  • Classes start on time and if you are late you can join the class but time cannot be made up at the end of the workshop.

  • Classes must be paid for in full.

  • Please be aware you are in a working studio and due care and attention must be given. Inductions will be given on the equipment you will be using. You must not use any other equipment in the studio. Cardiff Pottery Workshop Foundations will not be held responsible for any injury you may incur if you break the rules of the studio.

  • We want you to have the best experience during your time in the studio and part of that is making sure all participants comply with our health and safety procedures. You must sign a form agreeing to comply with our Health and Safety practice. The company reserves the right to exclude any participant if they consistently fail to meet any of these conditions.

  • All work made in classes will be bisque fired and glazed. Please be aware that although every due care and attention is given to every piece we put in the kiln, once inside the kiln we cannot be held responsible for any work that cracks, explodes or is damaged due to another object exploding. This unfortunately, is out of our hands and is part of the many difficulties of working with clay.

  • We endeavour to have all finished work ready for collection within 3 weeks. After this date we hold all work for a minimum of 12 weeks. Any work not collected after this date will unfortunately be discarded due to minimal studio space. Collection of work is the responsibility of the maker.

  • All images on the website are used for inspiration purposes only. All work created on a Saturday Workshop will be glazed in a gloss white glaze and not as the images above.