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Pottery Class: Slab Pot
Pottery Class: Slab Pot

Sun, 02 Jun


St Neots

Pottery Class: Slab Pot

Inspired by The Great Pottery Throwdown and want and get your hands on some clay? This hands-on, beginner-friendly clay workshop, where you'll learn hand-building techniques and clay sculpting while making a pot or tealight holder is perfect for you!

Time & Location

02 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 12:00

St Neots, 12 Moore's Walk, St Neots, Saint Neots PE19 1AG, UK


Want to get your hands on some clay and learn pottery techniques? Join us for this fun and creative Clay Slab Pot hand building pottery workshop!

Come discover the therapeutic benefits of working with clay and learn basic hand-building pottery techniques while making your very own, unique Slab Pot! You will be taught the fundamentals of slab-building, from rolling out clay slabs to shaping and joining them into stunning pots. 

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some pottery experience, our workshops are designed to accommodate and inspire everyone. If you like being creative, want to learn a new craft or just looking for fun activities to do, come and dabble in the world of ceramics at Crafty Monkey Pottery Studio.


What can I expect from a pottery workshop at Crafty Monkey?

  • Step-by-Step Guidance: We will guide you through the entire process, from making your Slab Pot to adding intricate details using pottery tools.
  • All Materials Included: We provide all the clay, tools, and materials you’ll need. Just bring your creativity!
  • Chilled Atmosphere: Enjoy a relaxed and friendly environment.
  • Small group sizes:  Class sizes are small to ensure everyone gets the assistance required.
  • Take Home Your Creation: Once your Pot has been fired (please allow 3-5 weeks for it to dry and go through the kiln) you'll have a beautiful, handcrafted piece to display at home.

What types of pottery techniques will I learn in this class?

  • Wedging
  • Slab rolling and building method
  • Slip and Scoring
  • Use of Pottery Tools
  • How to create textures and patterns on clay (optional)
  • Tips for painting/glazing your finished piece

What are the benefits of taking a pottery class with Crafty Monkey?

  • Therapeutic and Relaxing: Working with clay is a calming and therapeutic activity that helps reduce stress and promotes mindfulness.
  • Boosts Creativity: Explore new creative techniques and discover the joy of making something with your own hands.
  • Creative Fun: Unleash your creativity and craft something unique.

Is this pottery class suitable for beginners?

Our pottery lessons are aimed at beginners and you will be taught basic handbuilding and sculpting techniques.  However, it's intended to be a fun session and all levels are welcome.

What age is this pottery workshop aimed at?

While the class is aimed at adults,  age 8+ years can attend.  Anyone under 12 years will need to be accompanied by a paying participating adult who can provide additional assistance if required.

What should I wear to a pottery class?

Playing with clay can be messy as you're effectively playing with mud!  Like mud, clay and our underglazes wash easily out of clothing but we advise wearing something comfortable that you don't mind getting mucky.  Also, feel free to bring an apron.

Will I get to use underglazes on my piece?

If time allows and your piece is stable and dry enough you may be able to add colour during the class with our pottery underglazes. If it's not possible your instructor will go through the options of painting it at a later date or you can decide to go au-natural and have it clear glazed.

Do you sell food and drink or can I bring my own?

We sell cold drinks which are available to purchase but do not allow you to consume your own food and drink on our premises - with the exception of alcoholic drinks on our Sip and Paint and event nights.

What should I be aware of?

Due to the nature of clay, problems can arise such as cracks and pieces becoming detatched during the making, drying and firing process.  Instruction is given on how to minimise issues.  If, in the unfortunate event, something happens to your piece, we will do our best to fix it but please be aware it's not always possible.

Spaces are limited so don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your own Slab Pot and book your spot now!


  • Pottery Class: Slab Pot

    Inspired by The Great Pottery Throwdown and want and get your hands on some clay? This fun, beginner-friendly, two-hour workshop is perfect for you. Discover the therapeutic benefits playing with clay brings! You'll learn basic hand-building clay techniques while making a pot using the slab method. You'll have the opportunity to personalise and make it into a pencil pot, tealight lantern, plant pot, or whatever you desire.

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