We intend to be a covid-safe establishment in these ways:
The Milndavie Pottery and Training Centre
The pottery is in a lovely setting in Strathblane, overlooking the Campsie Hills. We're a ten minute drive from Milngavie or Lennoxtown, and for those who prefer not to drive, the bus stop is a few hundred yards from our door! The building is light and airy, and there is plenty of parking space available. As well as being the perfect place for a pottery course, the studio is available for potters to hire on a part-time basis. If you have particular needs please do talk to us as we have done our best to make the pottery accessible to all and want to make all possible adjustments so everyone can enjoy the opportunities we are offering.
We have organised the activities in the pottery in a way that we hope will cater for all - from taster sessions and painting on ready-made items - right through to the option of becoming one of our Associates and using the studio regularly for private projects. We take bookings for private lessons (both handbuilding and on the wheel), independent projects and to use our wheels.
Hopefully it won't be that long before we can invite groups back to the pottery (perhaps September). The pottery is the perfect place for a party or to bring a group - we're near to Glasgow, ten minutes from Milngavie Station and can facilitate your very own ceramic workshop for team building or just for fun. Look on our parties and groups page for more details.
And for anyone not that interested in clay we have a fortnightly paper crafting group!
For details of these activities, click on the links in the summary below or click here to download the pottery leaflet. Or click here for our current pricelist.
Currently any of these actvities, except group meetings, are available.
1. Taster sessions
Make something from scratch with a lump of clay and come back to glaze it three weeks later. There are two types of taster sessions:
a) Hand-building - choose what to make or copy our samples if you prefer.
b) Or make a little less by hand so you can also have a quick go on the wheel.
£32 per person for 60 minutes make and glaze sessions.
See our Taster Sessions Page for more details.
Learning to make pottery is a wonderful skill to gain. We have two options with infinite possibilities attached to both!
a) Choose a number of sessions and learn the basics of handbuilding.
b) Learn the basics of throwing on the potters wheel.
eg four classes £80, six classes £108 (per person). See our Courses Page for more details.
3. Painting on ready made pottery
Prices from £7 per piece, depending on what you choose to paint.
More details are on our Activities Page.
4. Use the pottery for independent projects
Studio Time is available for people who want to practice on their own. Let us know at the time of booking if you want to use the wheel.
£14 for 90 minutes per person.
More details of "Studio Time" are on our Activities Page.
We hope to be open for groups in 2022. Hand-building and painting on ready-made pottery are both perfect activities for groups.
To book the whole studio minimum 6 participants (max 10). There are lots of options.
See our Groups Page for more details.
6. Associate Scheme
Potters who want to commit to weekly independent use of the studio can gain all the benefits of becoming an Associate. Prices for 6 hours or more weekly hire. Details are in the leaflet at the bottom of the Activities Page.
7. Paper Crafting
A fortnightly card making class (no clay involved!) for adults. £10 per session (£8 concessions).
See our Activities Page for more details.
8. Take clay home
If for any reason you'd prefer to craft at home our Clay at Home and Glaze at Home schemes are for you! The price you pay includes firing in the kiln so just bring your creations back, when ready, for firing. £10 for the clay, £14 for the glaze. You can also take ready-made pottery to paint at home.
See our Clay at Home Page for details.
The prices quoted for any of our activities will always include the total cost of all materials, firing in the kiln, and tuition.