If you’re feeling inspired by the current series of The Great Pottery Throw Down and fancy trying your hand at ceramics, then our pottery is the perfect place to go!


Pottery has been the cornerstone of our crafts programme for more than forty years, and our facilities are amongst the best and most popular in the county. Our department is overseen by experienced ceramicist Charlie Butters, who not only specialises in throwing, but also enjoys developing new glazes and promoting the Centre’s facilities and opportunities through regular workshops. The department is supported by a loyal team of longstanding experienced tutors.


We run more than 16 participatory workshops every week, providing tutored opportunities for complete beginners, afterschool and holiday sessions for children and teens, and a class for adults with disabilities. We also offer untutored sessions for experienced ceramicists.

The full programme of workshops can be viewed here. If you’re a beginner interested in dabbling in clay for the first time, book onto one of our weekly drop-in tutored classes. You can click here for full info on dates, times, and prices.


The QPAC Pottery has hosted masterclasses from world-renowned potters such as John Leach, Chris Bramble and Siddig El’nigoumi. ‘Great Pottery Throwdown’ judge Kate Malone welcomed QPAC for a private viewing and talk during her residency at Waddesdon Manor, and exhibited in our gallery shop Artisan. Throwdown contestants Elaine Wells and Freya Bramble have led workshops with us. Freya’s masterclass alongside her father Chris can be watched in full below.


Queens Park Pottery Parties are perfect for special occasions such as birthdays, or corporate team-building exercises. Each party includes a 2-hour studio session led by an experienced tutor, during which attendees will have the chance to create their very own themed memento. We’ll then fire these in our kiln for collection at a later date.

Our Parties cater for groups of 6-12 people (for a children’s party, we accept bookings for ages 6+). It costs from £23 per person to attend – this fee covers the use of the studio space, all of the resources, tools and materials needed during the session and, for pottery sessions, bisque firing of the finished items (one item per person).

If you’d like more information about booking a party, email Arts Centre Coordinator Ellie Kirkup via ellie@queensparkarts.com

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