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Pottery Courses

As part of our regular teaching program here at Pottery Gagliano, Roberto teaches weekly wheel and general pottery classes on a Monday and Wednesday. These run three times a year in January, April and September.

If classes are available for booking there will be a link below. If you would like to be informed when new courses become available, please sign up to our mailing list at the top of the page.

For more info about the courses, either scroll down or click the courses link.

Advance wheel course-Throwing large, 14th,15th & 22nd February 2020


Monday Morning - 10:30 - 12:45 -27th April - General - 9 weeks - £225 Book/Info
Monday Afternoon - 14:30 - 16:45 -27th April - General - 9 weeks - £225 Book/Info
Monday Evening - 18:30 - 20:45 - 27th April - Wheel - 8 weeks - £245 Book/Info

Wednesday Morning 10:30 - 12:45 - 29th April - General - 9 weeks - £225 Book/Info
Wednesday Afternoon - 14:30 - 16:45 - 29th April - Wheel - 8 weeks - £225 Book/Info
Wednesday Evening - 18:30 - 20:45 - 29th April - General - 9 weeks - £245 Book/Info

Advance Wheel Course - Throwing large
On this intensive three day course we will be focussing on various methods and techniques to enable you to throw larger pieces on the wheel, including how to prepare, centre and generally manage larger amounts of clay, throwing taller, wider pieces and throwing multiple part pots.
This is a throwing course only and will not include any decorating, firing or glazing. You are welcome to return after the course and use our Open Studio facilities to finish any work you wish to keep. The usual firing charges will apply.


Requirements - In order to attend the advance wheel course you must be a competent thrower who is able to comfortably centre and pull a minimum of 2 kilos of clay. Please do not sign up for the course if that is not the case. We will not be teaching basic techniques.
You will be taught by the person responsible for this studio, master potter Roberto Gagliano. Roberto is very familiar with throwing large pots. His biggest to date being six feet high!

General Pottery Course - 9 weeks
This pottery course is suitable for complete beginners or intermediate potters who wish to learn from scratch or broaden their knowledge of different pottery techniques. This is an excellent course to take if you want a broad overview of some of the different possibilities available when using the amazingly versatile medium of clay.

In these structured pottery courses you will learn different hand building techniques (coil, slab, and press mould) as well as having an introduction to throwing on the wheel. You will also learn how to use slips, underglaze colours and glazes. By the end of the course you will have learnt enough to use the Open studio facilities here if you feel confident enough to work unassisted or you may choose to receive more tuition by taking another general or wheel course. These courses are taught by Roberto Gagliano himself.

Wheel Courses - 8 weeks

This wheel course is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to Maestro!
This is a structured course for anyone who wishes to learn to throw or who can already throw but wants to improve their throwing skills.
The course is expertly taught by Roberto Gagliano himself.

When you have completed the course you will have learnt enough to attend our Open Studio to practise what you have learnt as long as you feel confident enough to work independently.
You may attend the course as many times as you wish as the teaching is individually tailored to your current level of skill.


A great, friendly place to learn a new skill and show a little (or a lot) of creativity


I feel lucky to have found a well equipped studio I can work in so close to where I live. Roberto is incredibly patient and helpful and provides a workspace for people of all ability levels. A lovely atmosphere.


Motivating, relaxed, helpful, a joyous place to learn a new skill.