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Driving Creek Pottery Classes

Hop on the wheel for a creative 1 hour 30 minute beginner pottery class and learn the art of wheel throwing from a professional potter, in a place thriving with inspiration, innovation and old world values! We supply everything you need, including clay, the wheel, and aprons to keep your clothes clean. Our experienced pottery tutors will guide you through the process, helping you create one-of-a-kind pottery pieces which we will glaze, fire and deliver at an extra cost.

Want to develop your pottery skills further or learn a new style? Check out our workshops page or follow our social media or join our newsletter for updates.

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awesome pottery tutors
Professional tutors
have your pottery glazed, fired and delivered
Optional glaze, fire and delivery
historical pottery
Historical pottery
learn on the pottery wheel
Wheel throwing

Class Prices

Student

$57

All Ages
Fire and Glazing

$20

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before your booking time.

Other things to do at Driving Creek

Pottery Team

Hey, I am a Finnish addition to the pottery team and the most reluctant potter of us all, though being slowly converted with North’s hard work. 

On a daily basis I am trying to keep the artistic types in line, take care of the office side of things, organise courses, coordinate residencies and keep the communication going in the form of our newsletter and social media posts.

Meri

Pottery Administrator

Hi I’m Riccardo born in 1991. I completed a Visual Communication Design Degree at Massey University Wellington in 2012. I went on to work in interior design in Italy before coming back to New Zealand and discovering pottery. I’m interested in exploring and harnessing the local raw materials to make my clay and glazes.

Riccardo

Pottery Tutor & Production Worker

I started pottery in 2014 when I became an apprentice at the Leach Pottery in St Ives. I worked as part of the production team there for eight years and now I'm at Driving Creek to start a new production studio. I love making pots for everyday use and I'm particularly interested in wood firing.

Callum

Production Pottery Lead & Tutor

I've had a fascination with clay from an early age and this led me to gaining a Bachelor of Ceramics and Glass from Sunderland University in 1987. Two years later, I emigrated to Aotearoa where I landed at Driving Creek spending over two years potting and working on the railway development at Driving Creek. Coming full circle, I am now back at Driving Creek again working to develop the Pottery. In between times, I've had a successful career in both ceramics and Glass, showing widely in Aotearoa and also internationally (Australia, UK, USA).

Sam

Pottery Team Leader

Hi, I’m Riyah from Cornwall. I’ve always been a very creative person and have a love for art, ceramics and nature. Driving Creek brings all of this together so I'm super happy to be part of the team here.

Riyah

Pottery Social Media Coordinator & Collections Coordinator

I've had a fascination with clay from an early age and this led me to gaining a Bachelor of Ceramics and Glass from Sunderland University in 1987. Two years later, I emigrated to Aotearoa where I landed at Driving Creek spending over two years potting and working on the railway development at Driving Creek. Coming full circle, I am now back at Driving Creek again working to develop the Pottery. In between times, I've had a successful career in both ceramics and Glass, showing widely in Aotearoa and also internationally (Australia, UK, USA).

Sam

Pottery Team Leader

Hey, I am a Finnish addition to the pottery team and the most reluctant potter of us all, though being slowly converted with North’s hard work. 

On a daily basis I am trying to keep the artistic types in line, take care of the office side of things, organise courses, coordinate residencies and keep the communication going in the form of our newsletter and social media posts.

Meri

Pottery Administrator

I started pottery in 2014 when I became an apprentice at the Leach Pottery in St Ives. I worked as part of the production team there for eight years and now I'm at Driving Creek to start a new production studio. I love making pots for everyday use and I'm particularly interested in wood firing.

Callum

Production Pottery Lead & Tutor

Hi I’m Riccardo born in 1991. I completed a Visual Communication Design Degree at Massey University Wellington in 2012. I went on to work in interior design in Italy before coming back to New Zealand and discovering pottery. I’m interested in exploring and harnessing the local raw materials to make my clay and glazes.

Riccardo

Pottery Tutor & Production Worker

Hi, I’m Riyah from Cornwall. I’ve always been a very creative person and have a love for art, ceramics and nature. Driving Creek brings all of this together so I'm super happy to be part of the team here.

Riyah

Pottery Social Media Coordinator & Collections Coordinator

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