Pottery Classes with Liam James

First time throwers in action
Finished pots from a productive workshop

Bespoke Workshops

Design your own pottery workshop!

Invite your friends and family to play with clay!

Hire out my lovely bright and cosy studio - and me - for a half day, evening, whole day, weekend or even a whole week for whatever fun clay workshop you would like. This could include throwing on the wheel as well as hand-building projects such as:

  • Mugs, jugs, vases and lidded jars.
  • Coiling a curvy vase, planter, or fruit bowl.
  • Decorative tiles, coasters and trivets.
  • Build your own clock face.
  • Cute (and not so cute) sculptures and characters
  • Egg cups, tealights and spoon rests.
  • Decorative dishes and plates...              ...and many more.

You can decorate your pots by stamping, carving and painting with coloured slips. I will then cover them with a clear glaze and fire them for you to collect a couple of weeks later, or I can bisque fire them so you can come back to glaze them yourself at a second workshop. 

As usual there will be tea, coffee and biscuits on the day. I will look after your pots and do my best to get them through the rest of the making process unscathed so you can treasure them for years to come.

Of course, there is a chance you'll catch the clay bug and will be back for more!

Bespoke workshops - from £220 for six people, half day

Call me on 07578764319 or email courses@liamjamesceramics.co.uk to design your bespoke pottery workshop.


If you would like to give pottery a go before you commit to a five week block of classes then come along to one of my special one-off taster sessions :

With a maximum of six potters in these cosy workshops we will throw pots on the wheel as well as trying hand building projects using simple but effective techniques. Then we will decorate our pots by stamping, carving and painting with coloured slips.

With a bit of luck you'll have made at least two unique and original pots, which I will then cover with a clear glaze and fire for you to collect a few weeks later. 

I will look after your pots and do my best to get them through the rest of the making process unscathed so you can treasure them for years to come.

Taster Play With Clay workshops - £42 per person

Call me on 07578764319 or email courses@liamjamesceramics.co.uk to book your place.

Weekly Workshops

Come and play with clay in my pottery workshops for beginners and improvers in Long Eaton.

Learn lots of fun ways to make pots, inspire each other, and be creative, in a small and friendly group.



Each week I'll show you a different way to make a pot and decorate it. I'll then fire your creations for you so that you can take them home and treasure them.

You'll even get to have a go at throwing pots on the wheel!

Only £100 for 5 weeks

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 18:00 to 21:00

every other Sunday 10:00 to 13:00

Maximum group size: 6. 

>> Call or email to book your place: courses@liamjamesceramics.co.uk <<
07578 764319 


I sometimes run extra daytime and weekday evening workshops in the summer so get in touch to find out more or to arrange a bespoke workshop for your family and friends.