Tailor-made one-to-one and group classes

We are sorry that during the pandemic all classes are currently suspended

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Fran Tristram can provide tailor made group and individual pottery workshops for a wide variety of events and client groups, from team training  to hen parties and family celebrations, from talented teens to children’s projects to supporting undergraduates, as well as working with children and adults with a wide variety of particular needs.

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Workshops generally take place here in our own small studios but these may not meet the needs of all – please read our studio practicalities page before booking.  We can also work in a venue of your choosing (eg for larger groups or groups whose needs cannot be met in our studios).

NB Glazing and re-firing:
A first or ‘biscuit’ firing of pots is usually included in the quoted price for one-off pottery workshops.  Glazing and re-firing where required will incur an extra cost; you may choose either to book an extra session to glaze your pots in your own choice of glazes or Fran may be booked to glaze on your behalf, usually only in clear transparent glaze.  If individuals are booking to glaze your own work, you will usually need at least one hour of glazing time for each two hour making slot.  Larger group glazing sessions may need longer.

Due to increased demand for privately arranged and one-off classes in addition to the regular classes, Fran can not take responsibility for contacting each individual when work is ready, so to avoid disappointment, please ensure that you get in touch promptly to keep track of your work.

  • Please ensure that you discuss a likely collection date with Fran during your making session and make a diary note to get in touch at the appropriate time.
  • Please also make sure that your work is easily identifiable by initialling and dating it clearly and photographing it – you will be surprised how many people don’t recognise their own pots!
  • Once pots are fired ready for collection they will be kept for up to 3 months in the pottery before they are discarded – we are a very small workshop and do not have room to store uncollected work indefinitely.