Firefly Pottery
Hand Building Sessions

Hand Building Sessions

Clay is beautifully tactile and Building skills engage you with this to the max, the techniques learned allow you to create pretty much anything your imagination can come up with!

Hand Building Table 2 hours

If you are new to clay we will provide a short introductory tutorial to get you started and offer pop over guidance to help you along the way. If you have hand building experience you can book this session to access the studio equipment with a potter on hand to support you.

1kg of white earthenware clay is included.

Price per person £12.50 additional clay available at £3.00 per 1kg.

Bisque Firing costs are per item depending on size and shape starting at £3 – that covers anything up to 10cm high x 12cm diameter, big enough for a coffee cup or small bowl. Processing takes approx. 3 to 5 weeks.

When your pots are ready, you can book a 2hr table session, to return to paint your pots. Prices to paint and re-fire your pots start from £6 per item.

Alternatively pots can be dried out at home, painted with poster or acrylic paints and varnished.

Private Hand Building Sessions 3 hours

For a one to one session with our potter these sessions are perfect tailored to suit you – choose to focus on a technique, coil, slab or sculpt or pick a specific make, mugs, plates or perhaps your own design project that you want to produce.

These sessions include 3kg clay and first fire of that weight.

£85 for one to one provision.

£65 for 2-4 people.

£55 for larger groups, single glaze application options are included in this offering.

When hand built pots are ready, you can book a 2hr table session, to return to glaze your pots if you wish . Prices to paint and re-fire your pots start at £6 per item, cost being dependant on size and quantity see Firing service for more details.

Alternatively pots can be dried out at home, painted with poster or acrylic paints and varnished.


(For a more in depth introduction to ceramics, our three session clay experience course covers all the basics of wheel throwing as well as hand building and is a great stepping stone into pottery.

Firing costs are per item depending on size and shape starting at £3 – anything up to 10cm high x 12cm diameter, big enough for a coffee cup or small bowl. Processing takes approx. 3 to 5 weeks.

When your pots are ready, you can book a 2hr table session, to return to pain your pots. Prices to paint and re-fire your pots from £6 per item.

Alternatively pots can be dried out at home, painted with poster or acrylic paints and varnished.

Booking is essential for hand building sessions.
Please call to book on 0113 3450405 or use the contact form