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. 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.

Click here to discover all of our weekly pottery classes.

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 above.

Our pottery 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.


Queens Park Pottery Parties give people the chance to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, stag & hen parties or anniversaries by getting creative. Each party includes a 2-hour studio session led by an experienced tutor, during which party-goers 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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