Pottery Evening Classes 2018


We are extending our evening pottery courses this year that are suitable for beginners and the more ambitious. We hope you will enjoy the selection of classes on offer! 


Workshops are held on the first Thursday evening of each month at the Milford Studio, and the 3rd Thursday of the month at Wattle & Daub Home in Godalming. 


Please aim to arrive at 6.45pm, ready for a prompt start at 7 pm and finishing at 9.15pm.  The cost is £35 per person, which includes hot drink, cake and a glass of fizz. Do feel free to bring your own favourite tipple or nibbles to share!




‘Rustic Pinch Pots’

Thursday 4 January @ Milford Studio

Thursday 18 January @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

More difficult than they look! Make a selection of hand pinched pots, finished in beautiful organic drippy glazes


‘The Big Fat Cosy Cat Workshop’

Thursday 1 February @ Milford Studio

Thursday 15 February @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

A development from the pinch pot workshop in January…Come to test your sculpting skills to model a cosy cat, bird or any other fat creature that inspires you!


Frog on a Lily Pad Tile’

Thursday 1 March @ Milford Studio

Thursday 15th March @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Celebrate Spring by making your own tiles, using sprig moulds and slip trailing to create relief decorated wall tiles


‘Trinket Dishes’

Thursday 5 April @Milford Studio

Thursday 19 April @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Lace impressed slab dishes with printed surface detail, using embossed letter stamps to make your own personal treasured piece



Terracotta Coil Pots’

Thursday 3 May @Milford Studio

Thursday 17 May @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Introduction to coil pottery and press moulds to make your own decorative plant pot.


Image inspiration by Jim Irvine


Sgraffito Tiles’

Thursday 7 June @Milford Studio

Thursday 21 June @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Explore this ancient technique, scribing through a surface layer of thin white slip to reveal the rich terracotta underneath. Perfect for those who love to draw, a simple process for beginners too, using transfers from William De Morgan tile designs, or your own images to trace onto the surface





‘Ceramic Surface Decoration’

Thursday 5 July @Milford Studio

*NB: Date to be confirmed at ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Explore coloured slips and wax resist on pre-made bowls to create your own layered design. A perfect class for colourists, pattern lovers, painters and designers




‘Terracotta Portrait Sculpture’

Thursday 2 August @Milford Studio

Thursday 16 August @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Be inspired by Modigliani to make your own portrait bust. Bring your own favourite images for inspiration



‘Burnished Pots’

Thursday 6 September @Milford Studio

Thursday 20 September @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Enjoy the ancient process of  polishing a pre-made pot, until it gleams. Once it’s fired you can polish it further with beeswax to give a marble like surface

*NB- To gain colour these pots will be Pit-Fired on Sunday November 4 at our Milford Studio, join us if you can for a huge fire experience: Perfect for pyromaniacs! (£20 extra cost)





Lantern Carving’

Thursday 5 October @Milford Studio

Thursday 18 October @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

 Make a pierced candle votive lantern, ready for the approaching darker evenings of winter



Seasonal Decorations’

Thursday 1 November @ Milford Studio

Thursday 15 Nov @ ‘Wattle & Daub’ Godalming

Make 15 of your own unique Christmas Decorations, impressed with lace and letter stamps



Sunday 4 November from 12 noon at our Milford Studio

‘Pit Firing Burnished pots from 6 September Workshop’

Join us if you can for a huge social fire experience: Perfect for pyromaniacs! (£20 extra cost), including chilli and baked potatoes!




‘Christmas Trees’

Thursday 6 December@Milford Studio

*(There will be no workshop at Wattle & Daub in December)

Make 2 lace impressed Christmas tree votive glowing tree ornaments, with gold leaf star detail

The maximum class size is 8 people at the Milford Studio and 10 at Wattle&Daub. Bookings are taken on a strictly first come first serve basis. To secure your place payment is required in advance at the time of booking.

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event: regrettably no refunds will be made with later notice. Your place is however transferable to a friend with prior notice.

To reserve your place please email to theportablepottery@gmail.com with your workshop date and venue preference & I will forward booking confirmation with payment details.

Your work is then taken back to our studio to be fired and glazed, and ready for collection from the date of the next month workshop.

Wattle&Daub Home is at ‘The Old House’, 18-20 Church Street, Godalming, GU7 1EU