Pottery Classes Manchester

ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 25 YEARS

You’ll shape messy mud, using your bare hands, to make everything from functional tableware to sculptural ceramic art. 7 Limes is just a stone’s throw away from Manchester’s city centre, and we have been running pottery classes in Manchester for over 25 years.

Painting a pot in a pottery class Manchester
Throwing a mug on the potter's wheel, in a pottery class at a Pottery Wheel Throwing workshop in Manchester

POTTERY WHEEL THROWING

If you’re looking for a pottery experience you’ll want to try throwing on the potter’s wheel

We teach pottery wheel throwing to the highest standards in our Manchester pottery classes. We give lessons on the potter’s wheel in all our pottery taster classes, beginner and intermediate clay courses, and, for those looking to boost their skill level, our 2 day pottery wheel throwing workshops.

NEWS

Simon Taylor, filet-O-Fish. Artwork at Manchester Open Exhibition at HOME 2024

Top 5 from Manchester Open Art Exhibition at HOME

Our top 5 pieces of art from Manchester's Open Art Exhibition.

Read More

Manchester Open at HOME

Manchester's flagship local artist exhibition on at HOME until Sunday 28th April

Read More
Dusty pottery apron header

How messy is a pottery class?

What should you wear to a pottery class: Dress for the mess is the best advice, with short nails, no skirts, and your hair tied up. Read in more detail.

Read More
What pottery techniques? Wedging

How should a beginner learn pottery?

What's the best way to learn pottery? Join a pottery class, be an apprentice, go to Univerisity or setup a home studio. It depends, read more..

Read More

Testimonials

Michael

"What I get out of pottery is a chance to express myself in a fun and rewarding way. From Wendy I learn so many new and varied techniques that I can take forward from project to project to create whatever I can think of. Everyone is really friendly; definitely one of the highlights of my week!"

Vanessa

"For me pottery is a two hour escape from my normal life where I can be creative and learn some new skills. The two hours go so quickly and because its so engrossing its also very relaxing enabling me to switch off from daily life and just focus on what I'm making. Its also a chance to meet new people and enjoy a relaxed and friendly environment. In short, I love it!"

Emma

"I look forward to pottery because it gives me the opportunity and time to concentrate on something outside of daily concerns. Handling the clay is relaxing and restorative. The sessions also provide a supportive environment to develop creativity and challenge personal perceptions of skills and abilities."

Auriane

"What I enjoy about pottery is that it's a versatile, relaxing and non-competitive hobby. Building with clay is accessible to anyone and the process brings about concrete satisfaction for it allows free running exploitation of personal creativity."

Private Pottery Workshops

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING & POTTERY PARTIES

At our clay studio we offer private pottery group classes. This can range from a creative group activity with friends, such as a birthday or hen party, to fun business networking events and corporate team building workshops. We have a number of set clay workshops that include wheel throwing and hand-building, or we can discuss tailoring an event to your needs. Read more about team building activities and pottery parties.

Wheel Thrown pottery from a Pottery class Manchester at 7 Limes Pottery
Creative pottery made in our community ceramics studio

Community Pottery Studio

SHARED POTTERY MAKER SPACE

We are a community pottery studio, providing space for our potters to make all things ceramic. Some of our potters have been with us for over 15 years. Our focus is creating an encouraging and supportive environment to learn pottery, and ceramic skills, in friendly pottery classes that are easy to meet new people in Manchester. For more experienced potters we run regular weekly intermediate classes as well as house a shared pottery maker space, running alongside our taught pottery classes and workshops.

Pricing

All our pottery classes are for adults 18 and over only.

Pottery Taster Classes
£50-63All materials included
  • Try your hand at pottery making on the potter's wheel in our creative hand-building and throwing taster class (£50)
  • OR
  • get stuck into the wheel for the whole session in our throwing taster (£63)
6-Week Beginner Pottery Courses
££1306 Classes
  • Mondays to Thursdays
  • You'll cover all the basics of pottery making: pottery wheel throwing, hand-building, glazing, and decoration.
  • £1.70 per lb (half kg) for finished pots
Pottery Throwing Weekend
£1952 Day workshop, all materials included
  • 2 day Throwing weekend for beginners and intermediates. Learn about wheel throwing in depth with lots of expert guidance
  • 10am - 4pm each day
Regular Evening & Daytime Classes
£1256 Classes
  • Ongoing classes for people with some experience.
  • Mondays to Thursdays
  • £1.70 per lb (half kg) for finished pots.
  • Currently FULL, get in touch to join our small waiting list.
Pottery Gift Vouchers
£50-195
  • Gift a pottery experience of clay making to a loved one.