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Pottery Wheel Experience



At Fired Art Designs Pottery in Pontefract West Yorkshire we run one to one-wheel sessions for ages 4 years to adults, our most senior potter was 95 years old and it had been on her bucket list for 50 years. Rachel has been teaching the wheel for 25 years and has a real passion for it.

Birthday parties on the wheel are available for 6 to 14 people. The age group for such an event is 8 years to adults.

Twice a month we do full days for £100 per person, the dates are set and there can be 1 to 4 people on these courses. The cost includes all materials firing and lunch. We start at 10am to 4pm and normally make 4 pots and paint them.

Group sessions for up to 4 individuals cost £100 each full day includes lunch. Note there may be from 2 to 4 person on this course

  • Sunday 13th May
  • Monday 18th june
  • Saturday 30th June
  • Monday July 9th
  • Tuition 10.am to 4.pm
  • All materials and firings. Pots will be ready to collect 1 week later or can be
  • posted out to you for the cost of the postage
  • How to prepare clay for throwing
  • Centre your clay correctly
  • Coning the clay
  • How to make a cylinder
  • How to make a bowl
  • How to make a vase
  • Turning your pot when leather heard
  • The use of Colour-2-Clay underglazes
  • Painting skills
  • Lunch and drinks

One to one day are available anytime for £150 from 10am until 4pm.

We also do short sessions on the wheel for 4 years old to adults for a total studio stay of 1 hour 30 minutes Rachel centres the clay and guide you how to finish it.

Time on the wheel 20/30 minutes and 1 hour maximum painting time cost £30 per head.

Corporate events, Hen /stage does and birthday parties are all available.

Please note payment is due in full on booking and is non-refundable. One to one days are available for £150 a day or £200 a day at weekends. To book call Rachel on 07970793727.


Why not buy a Gift Voucher for the Wheel dates in 2018


30 Minute Session on the potter’s wheel with guidance from Rachel (for one) and then painting time afterwards. Average stay 1.5 hours – £30. You will create 1 pot and paint it which will then be glazed and fired within 8 days. Should you want more painting time in the studio the cost is £4 for per 30 minutes.

2 Hours On The Wheel you will have a demonstration on how to do a pot from Rachel, who will then guide you to make your own. This is then dried for you to paint it, average stay 2.5 hours cost £50. Ready in 8 days Should you want more painting time the cost is £4 for every 30 minutes.

Half a Day 4 hour on wheel £90 for one person £160 for two. The session includes demonstration from Rachel on making a pot you then make 2 to 3 pots and then learn how to turn the pots. The pot is then dried for you to paint. ready in 8 days to collect. Should you want more painting time the cost is £4 for every 30 minutes.

Full Day £150 or £225 for two This includes make and turning several pots and have a go on a slab roller or use the clay extruder to make other style pottery if you wish to mix the day. Lunch, tea, coffee are included. Ready within 8 days. Should you want more time to paint them you can return another day for £8 for up to 2 hours.

The Baby Wheel Experience from when they can sit-up come and have your Baby spin a lump of clay and get some great pictures of them having messy play cost £30


The Firs
17 Mill Hill Lane
West Yorkshire
07970 793 727

Fired Art Designs opened a “Paint Your Own Pottery Studio” in 1986 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire by owner Rachel Byass.



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