COVID-19 Update: health & safety measures

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, and in order to ensure the safety and well-being of clients, Kate has instigated various measures and has constructed workstations for each individual person.

1. Classes will initially only be able to welcome a maximum of 5 people in order to make sure that social distancing rules can be maintained; however, this will increase to 6 people from May 17 onwards. With this in mind, we must ask you to book your class in advance.

2. So that cleaning can take place after each session it will be necessary for all participants to start and finish promptly, and for that reason the times for the various sessions are as follows:

Morning 10am – 12:15

Afternoon 1:30pm – 3:45pm

Evening 7:00pm – 9:15pm

There is a 15-minute ‘clear up’ period allocated at the end of each session. Please make sure your workstation is tidy and you are ready to leave at the end of this period. This will enable Kate to prepare and sanitise the pottery ready for the next session.

3. You are requested to arrive with your own apron, towel and mask (although single use masks will be available at a cost of £1 each). Please bring your own mug if you would like to have a coffee/tea whilst working. There are now washing facilities in the pottery – with hot running water.


As we are now living in such uncertain times, Kate has decided to ask clients to Pay As You Go, just in case we all have to go into lockdown again. With this in mind, the cost for each lesson will be £20. Hopefully things will return to normal after the Christmas break and 10-class course bookings can resume, but at the present time nobody seems to be sure how this situation will all pan out.

We're all in this together and doing our best to regain some sort of normality, so please bear with us!

Please keep an eye on the website and Kate's Facebook page for future announcements.

Pottery Experiences 

If you want to try your hand at pottery, but you don't have time to commit to a series of lessons, why not arrange a Pottery Experience, during which you'll cover many of the basics.

Prices for Pottery Experiences are as follows:

Taster session – £30 (available 17 May onwards)

2 hours duration, with a final white glaze finish applied by Kate.

Half Day – £60 (available 12 April onwards)

3 hours duration, choice of glazes to be applied by Kate, or you can return to glaze your own piece.

Full Day – £110 (available 12 April onwards)

10-4, 1 hour lunch break (please bring a packed lunch, or you may be able to go to the local pub).

As above, a choice of glazes to be applied by Kate, or you can return to glaze your own piece.

Please call Kate on 07944 655024 to book any of the above experiences.

Gift Vouchers

For that special person, a really unusual and thoughtful gift.

Please call Kate on 07944 655024 to purchase a gift voucher for any of the above experiences.

“Kate’s teaching style is fab – there’s no pressure,  just a solid, informed introduction to the basics of pottery, leading to more complex disciplines like ‘slab’ work, or ‘throwing’ a pot on the wheel.

Best of all, there’s lots of laughs and great tea – sometimes even biscuits turn up!

Paul, Harpenden