Mud Gang Pottery, 95 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HR
Learn and practice a variety of pottery techniques, from coiling and slab building to using glazes and slips. There will also be an opportunity to try out throwing on an electric potter’s wheel. These sessions are designed to be relaxed and social, so bring a friend or work mate!
Each session is £30, or you can buy a set of six classes for £150.
You can drop-in to a class if we have space on the day but booking guarantees you a spot.
How long will it take for my work to be fired?
From making your piece to getting it fired you should allow 2/3 weeks. We have to allow work to dry before firing to stop it from exploding in the kiln.
Can I take something home after the first session?
Knowledge of working with clay yes, but nothing physical yet, sorry! Work has to be fired in our kiln twice before it is finished.
How many sessions should I come to?
It depends what you’re looking to do, but we recommend coming to at least three sessions if you want to finish at least one well made, refined piece of work. We think pottery is best approached as an ongoing practice, where you can learn and improve on new skills.
What happens if I can’t make a class I have booked?
If you are unable to make a particular class we can exchange it for another date provided we are given as much notice as possible, with a minimum of 48 hours.
What happens if I get there late or need to leave early?
The session is from 6.30 to 9.30, you can come later or leave early if it suits you, but the price remains the same and we recommend using the full three hours if you want to make the most of your time and money.
How long do you keep work for?
We guarantee that we keep unfinished greenware or bisque fired pieces for three weeks after you made them. If you want to finish and glaze your pieces we recommend you leave no longer than three weeks between sessions.
Help! I can’t find my work!
Maybe it’s a long time since you last came to Mud Gang, maybe your piece has been transformed beyond recognition since being fired. Sometimes it can be hard to find your work, but unless it has exploded in the kiln it should be there. We recommend that you initial your work and take photos to remind yourself what you’ve made.