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Pottery Classes in Dunoon, Scotland

Pottery Workshops

Regular pottery wheel classes and pottery workshops run March - October so you too can get creative in clay.


Pottery workshop experiences are a fabulous way to enjoy time with friends or family.  At Sea Drift Pottery we provide a range of workshops and lessons for those who would just like to have a go on the pottery wheels to those committing to learning the skills. 


One-off pottery wheel taster sessions are great for those wanting a day out, or for a small group celebration or families on holiday in the Dunoon and Cowal area. They are fun, messy and get your creativity flowing.  

Pottery Courses

New for 2024

Small group courses will run in 2024 focusing on pottery wheel skills to make functional pots at both beginner and improver levels. Both courses will have guided tuition for your ability stage, an electric or manual kick wheel to use for the duration, all the clay you require and demonstrations.  The teaching style will be relaxed but hands on and with guided practice sessions so you should see improvements in your throwing style over the duration.  The course will also cover a degree of trimming, decoration, handle making and bringing your pots into use.  On the beginners course we will aim for a set of 4 mugs and 4 bowls to be completed.  In the improver course we will aim for a table set including a tall water jug, 4 tumblers, a serving bowl and flat dish/tray.


£ 500 per person


  • Firing of up to 8 completed items 

  • Soup and sandwich lunch

  • Eventbrite booking fee


Beginner Course: April FULLY BOOKED

Improver Course: 20th-23rd August 

Pottery Classes in Dunoon, Scotland
Pottery Classes in Dunoon, Scotland

Pottery wheel taster sessions

No previous experience is required to join our pottery taster sessions. Recommended for adults and young people 14+, these workshops are fun and playful.


You will get unlimited clay and all the tuition, demonstrations and help you need to create some small pots.  These sessions last an hour and a half.


Individuals, pairs or small groups up to 4 can book into these sessions.  Each person will have a wheel for the duration of the workshop. We have 3 electric wheels and one manual kick wheel to choose from.

  • Book online on a date between March and October.

  • Pots made will be left at the studio to be fired then collected or posted once ready*


£50 per person 

* Up to 3 pots per person included and if postage is required there will be a charge applied.

All 2024 dates are now available to book

Larger group sessions

For larger groups of 5-8 people we can offer a private workshop.  You will share pottery wheels between you and in the hour and a half session, there is plenty time for everyone to make some pots. We'll provide all the clay you need, lots of direction and there's messy fun to be had. A competitive spirit is optional! Suitable for adults and young people 14+.


  • Book a date between March and October

  • Please book as far in advance as you can if you have a particular date or time frame in mind.  

  • Pick your best pots to be left at the studio for firing then collected or posted if required.*


£50 per person 

* up to 3 pots per person included and if postage is required, there will be a charge applied 

Pottery Classes in Dunoon, Scotland
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Regular group classes

Regular weekly classes are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. This class is perfect if you want to learn and develop your pottery wheel skills on an ongoing basis, or you simply want to find a creative space in your week to relax.  There is no set format or agenda for this class, you choose what you want to make and there is direction, demonstrations and assistance on hand to help.  For beginners you will learn about taking your projects right through every stage until it is glazed and finished.

  • Minimum 4 week block for initial booking then book individual classes after that.




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