Pottery at Arc Centre and Gallery

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Pottery Classes in Manchester

We have launched a programme of creative pottery classes in Manchester at our centre in Stockport. Funds raised from workshops support our charitable aims to facilitate creative programmes for vulnerable adults and young people experiencing mental health issues.

We regularly run 6-Week Pottery Classes Following a sell-out course in January 2019, we are offering more courses to explore a range of pottery skills over 6x 2 hour sessions with tutor Sharon Giles. Develop hand-building techniques such as thumb pots, coiling, slab building and decoration, Sharon will support you with your own ideas – if you have previously attended a course she will ensure that your pottery skills continue to grow! Just £90 for a course.
Can’t commit to a course? Why not try one-off pottery classes to make a product or decorative piece, for example:

We run monthly drop-in Saturday Art Clubs Jan-Nov (excluding August) 11:00-15:30 on the last Saturday of every month, and some of the activities include Ceramics. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date!

Family Ceramics£10 – Join us for fun 1 hour sessions to make various things from clay with our pottery team, which will be fired at Arc following the workshop. Suitable for beginners aged 5 and over (adults welcome too!) Price includes all materials and firing.

As part of Hey Clay! 2019, a national cerlebration of clay that provides the opportunity for people to visit pottery places across the country and unleash their inner potter – we invited visitors for a FREE drop-in and play session!  Our theme was ‘A Pottery Tea Party’, and our ceramics team were on hand to help shape cakes, sandwiched, pies, teapots – anything thought to be at a tea party!

Visit our Facebook event page here or the main page to see all our art classes in Manchester.
Please see all the workshop details and our booking and refund / cancellation policy on this page. If you would like to receive an email when our new classes go live, you can sign up for the Public Creative Workshops mailing list here.
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Pottery to try

We run frequent open Pottery Studio (2 hours) for just £10
Do you have some pottery skills but nowhere to practice? Come along to our clay sessions and work on your own projects using our fantastic clay studio with the support of our Pottery Pioneers Team. Details via the link above.

Pottery to buy

We have ceramics for sale in the Gallery Shop made by our dedicated team of volunteers, such as jewellery, tiles, homewares and more!

Pottery to see

Thanks to Awards For All funding, Arc was able to run the ‘Pottery Pioneers‘ project which ended with an exhibition in the gallery celebrating the volunteers, upskilling, products, workshops and wellbeing programmes run throughout the project’s duration.