Adult Ceramics Classes

Do you get inspired by clay? Are you potty for pots and covet ceramics? Want to make your own?

Learn how at Moon Studio Ceramics. I offer a range of classes to suit all abilities at my studio in Christchurch, Dorset. 

Structured lessons will enable you to design and craft your own ceramic work. I run taster sessions suitable for complete beginners or creatives wanting to improve their skills. You will learn a range of hand building techniques including coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab building. You can also have a go at throwing on the potters wheel. Discover how to apply surface design and decoration with underglazes to complete your work. Class sizes are small, friendly and open to all.

Experience getting hands on with clay. Create your own design from scratch or try a themed workshop. This is a fun craft activity for friends, works days out and parties.

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 Taster Ceramics Class  – £35 per person

Duration: 3 Hours from 10:00am-13:00pm

Dates:  Every second Saturday please check calendar. Booking for groups by arrangement.

Next sessions: 12th August, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November

This intensive workshop is a great introduction to ceramics. The session will begin with a short demonstration of hand building, wheel throwing and surface pattern before it’s over to you to get making! Depending on how quickly you work, it is possible to build and decorate a simple piece such as a mug or small sculpture in one session. Places are limited to just 6, and need to be reserved in advance. Your work will be fired ready for collection around 3-4 weeks later.


Pottery Experience Days – £55 per person

Duration:  5 hours from 10:30am-15:30pm

Dates: Every first Thursday, please check calendar. Booking for groups by arrangement.

Next sessions: 13th July, 10th August, 14th September, 12th October,

Designed to be one off workshops, these classes give you more time to learn and are great fun for groups of friends or works days out.
The day begins with a short demonstration of hand building techniques including slab, coil, press and pinch. As well as decorating and surface design you’ll also get to throw a pot on the wheel. After sketching out an idea on paper, it’s over to you to sculpt it from earthenware clay. Once complete, decorate with slips and underglaze to finish your creation. Leave with me to fire and glaze your work ready for collection around 3-4 weeks later. Just 6 places per workshop.
You’re welcome to bring food with you, I can supply plenty of tea and coffee.


Four Week Ceramics Course – £100/£30 per person

Duration 2.5 hours, Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:30pm & 18:00pm -20:30pm 

Next sessions: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September // 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st October

**EVENING class is now full for September but I do have space for one or two drop in’s**

These four week courses offer people the opportunity to explore working with earthenware clay. The sessions are suitable for complete beginners, and if you want to further develop your skill with clay. I will demonstrate various hand building techniques and wheel throwing, and you will learn how to work with clay, which will then enable you to develop a personal design led project. You can book on a weekly basis (£30) or the complete course (£100). Just 6 places per session, booking essential.


One to One and Group workshops

Duration: From 2 hours up to a full day

Bespoke workshops can be tailored to suit you. Whether you are a complete beginner, or just looking for the opportunity to get back on the wheel. Classes can be booked for any day and time (subject to availability!) and either as a one to one or for groups of up to 12 people.

You can also find my courses listed at CRAFT COURSES and JUST GOT MADE where gift vouchers are available.