Pottery for all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. In Accrington, near Junction 7 of the M65, so easy access from Burnley, Blackburn, even Preston or Bury.

Tariffs for workshops


You will learn various  hand-building techniques (pinching, modelling, slabbing, coiling) and make items such as a poppy, hanging ornaments, an owl, a tea-light holder, a snowman, a vase etc. Please note no potter's wheel is available.

School holiday price: £14.00 per person per session applicable to all levels, 'pay as you go'.

Term time tariffs

Pay for the full term: £160.80 for 12 sessions (Wednesdays)
                              £147.40 for 11 sessions (other days)
Pay half a term at a time:
                              £86.40 + £86.40 (Wednesdays)
                              £86.40 + £72.00 (other days)

Drop in: £16.00 for all, from beginner to advanced, for occasional potters. Please contact me before to check on availability.

Discount for advanced potters: please get in touch. Initially everyone is to pay for half a term at Beginner/Improver rate.

Materials, tools & two firings included for regular visitors. There might be a small charge for large items, or for subsequent firings (£2/kg), in case of re-glazing or use of decals.

No workshops on following dates:

18-21 October 2018

22 December - 13 January 2019

28 - 31 March 2019


Days and Times of classes
Wednesday 1pm - 3pm and 7.15 - 9.15pm

Thursday   6.15 - 8.15pm

Friday        2.30 - 4.30pm

GROUPS/COUPLES/FAMILY sessions  - 2 hours

2 people: £32.00, 3 people: £46.00, 4 people: £60.00 All inclusive except glazing & glaze firing. In some cases it might be possible to apply some colour (depends on what you're making)

Also ideal for anniversaries - especially 9th as it's pottery anniversary. No wheel available though, so sorry, no 'Ghost' moment possible ;-)

CHILDREN/FAMILY sessions - 90 minutes

A shorter session, mostly aimed at children under 9 (each child to be accompanied by an adult helper). Older children 9 -14 to be accompanied by at least one participating adult.

2 people: £24.00, 3 people: £34.50, 4 people: £45.00.
All inclusive except glazing & glaze firing.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require more information.

Arts and Crafts Sessions (2 hours)
All inclusive, light refreshments provided

Glass Fused Pendants

Needle felted sheep - £12.00

Needle Felted Jewellery - £12.00

Iris folding (papercraft) - £12.00


Above top: Ellie and Jane making love hearts for Valentine's day.
Above: students' work andJasmine making an elephant.

Below: yarn bowls painted at Accrington Yarn & Stitchers.
Left: Needle felted jewellery and Christmas ornaments.

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Pottery on a theme - 2018

If 2 of you or more are interested in any of the workshops, I can schedule one just for you. Minimum 3  for mini sessions.

Christmas workshop: Snowman! £15.00

You'll be making a Ceramic Snowman using the pinching method, and possibly a couple of Christmas ornaments with slabs. You'll paint them with underglazes. I'll take them home for firing and if required I'll add a coat of clear glaze to make them shiny (£2.00 extra pay on the day).
No previous experience required.
Note your work will need collecting after firing.

Time of session: 6.30-8.30pm on 6 November 2018
Venue: Accrington Yarn & Stitchers,12 Oak Street (off Abbey Street), BB5 1HR, Accrington
Price £15.00 + optional £2.00

Make a ceramic Rooster - £42.00 contact me if 2+ interested to come

£42.00 including material and firing. Suitable for 16+

Note your work will not be glazed. Can be painted with acrylic paints or book a glazing session £15.0010.30am - 3.30pm, bring your own pack lunch, hot & cold drinks, biscuits and fruit provided.

Make a small pet bowl (11 or 14 cm diameter)
£25 (2 x 90 minute-sessions)


Make a tortoise - £12.50 all inclusive.

You'll use underglazes to add some colour to your creation, and I'll put a coat of clear glaze if required.

Suitable for 5+ Free for adult helpers.
under 9s to be accompanied by an adult helper. Older children 9 -14 to be accompanied by at least one participating adult.

Fairy house tealight holder - £35.00 (2 sessions)
date TBC or contact me if 2+ interested.

You'll make a pretty fairy house to use as a tealight holder following step by step instructions from your tutor. The first session is for making the second for glazing. They'll need collecting after firing.

Other dates/time might be available on demand for 2 - 4 people. Two weeks between making and glazing are needed to allow for drying and firing.

Suitable for 12+ to adult.

Other themes

Vases, mugs or pen pots: slab work with a tube - 2hrs

Coiled plant pots

House number plaques
Paint your own yarn bowl
or Piggy Bank
During regular sessions, or private session for  2-4 people  £16.00 per bowl/bank. Approx. 1.30-2 hours