Adult Pottery Classes

Ricky runs pottery classes for adults his North London Studio. Classes are small, and friendly and limited to ten participants.

If you would like to try out hand building with clay or to learn how to use the potter’s wheel and experiment with painting and glazing your own pieces the ongoing pottery classes are an ideal place to begin . You do not need to have experience to come along and try it out. There is a large top loading kiln, five electric wheels lots of tools and moulds for hand building and a good choice of clays and glazes to use. Ricky is there to advise on ideas and to help with any projects you may have in mind. Included in a 12 week term is a chance to have your work fired in a raku kiln.


Tuesday 9.30am to 11.30am

Tuesday 12.30am to 2.30pm


Monday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm


Cost for a twelve week week course is £195 with clay for sale from £23 per 12.5kg bag which includes firing and glazing costs. If a course has already started it may be possible to still join as long as there are spaces. The cost will be adjusted accordingly.

He also runs Saturday courses on Raku  and Wheel Throwing throughout the year. You can find out the latest information on whats happening on the  Latest News page.

For the raku course you can bring pots to be bisque fired in advance or if you already have some suitable pieces made with a grogged clay these can also be used. The afternoon usually takes around three hours though sometimes lasts a bit longer if cleaning up the pots from the sawdust and admiring the results. These afternoon sessions are very sociable and participants are welcome to bring along something to share


Raku firing in the allotment next to the studio

Searching for pots in the sawdust









Ricky was tutor and technician at Ormond Road Workshops in Islington where he ran classes for adults as well as developing a range of specialist summer courses.  These included raku and smoke firing, surface decoration, throwing pots, mosaic table making and beginners pottery. For the last ten years he has been running classes from his workshop and organizing projects for schools and community groups.

If you are interested in coming along to one you can call him (details on the right), or use the contact form here.