I teach  variety of evening classes and one day workshops in ceramics

Small classes, friendly atmosphere.

Introduction to Ceramics 6 week course, Make a Roman Oil Lamp, Make a hanging garden

Due to Covid I have had to reduce class size to 3 students if you are interested, email me suleaver@gmail.com . Scroll down to see measures put in place to reduce the risk of Covid in workshops. I will not be running any classes during lockdown.


INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS 6 weeks, afternoon or evening session of 2.5 hours . Next courses starting May 17th 6pm, May 20th 6pm. Price £210 including all firings and materials


This 6 week course will lead you step by step through some of the many and varied ways of working with clay

Projects include tiles, small dishes, a ceramic mirror or clock, a Roman oil lamp, ceramic jewellery and a taster session of throwing on the wheel. Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience



Create your own mini gardens in a Hackney Pottery Studio

In this 4 hr workshop you will make 2 plant holders for succulent plants in red terracotta clay, one free standing and one hanging pot. They will be fired and ready to pick up later with a selection of plants and hanging material


Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. These lamps use cooking oil and a wick and are lit like a candle. 

The workshop offers an introduction to pottery techniques including using a press mould, joining clay, fettling and finishing and the experience of making a ceramic oil lamp using the same techniques and materials as the Romans did.


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 For people who have completed the Introduction to ceramics course I run a Tuesday night class for your own projects or a 3 session raku course ( runs twice a year)

For photos of what people have made in my classes see Instagram the.potting.shed.London

Covid precautions in the studio

  • The studio is quite small so I have limited each class to 4 students

  • An individual bucket and soap and apron are provided for each student

  • Students are asked to bring their own towel and to wash hands on arrival and frequently throughout

  • Face masks obligatory in the studio

  • Students are asked to maintain at least 1m distancing. There may be occasions when the teacher gets slightly nearer (e.g. throwing on the wheel) but this will be kept to the absolute minimum and if you are not happy ask her to step away!

  • To minimise moving around the studio, the teacher will try to anticipate the tools a student will need other tools will be placed within reach. Please ask the teacher to bring you any tools needed or to replenish the bucket of water

  • At the end of each session tools are cleaned by the students in their buckets and then after washed again and sanitised by the teacher between classes

  • All work surfaces are cleaned and sanitised between sessions

  • No eating or drinking inside studio, there will be a short break for a drink outside which I will make with gloves on

  •  QR code for track and trace is on the door

  • Don’t come if you have a cough, temperature or other Covid symptoms.