The Wheelhouse - Stephen Llewellyn Pottery

The Wheelhouse - Stephen Llewellyn Pottery

The Wheelhouse - Stephen Llewellyn Pottery
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Suzanne
Epsom, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013
I visited with my husband and then 9yr old daughter. Stephen was so inspiring and patient while we made many false starts. Two hours flew by and we caught the potter bug and can't wait to go again! Inspired and addicted. Thank you so much
Written September 14, 2014
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Hard_Woman
London, UK237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
This is a small shop where you can see the pottery being made. The pottery is lovely - many locals have lots of it! A nice place to stop if you're in the area. They do lessons too. Nice staff.
Written November 28, 2017
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cps3278
Claygate, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Got the experience as a gift for my husband. It was fantastic! We both enjoyed it thoroughly, and want to go again!
Great guidance from Stephen, plenty of opportunity to practise throwing on the potters wheel, and at the end, choose the items we wanted to have glazed and fired, to pick up next month.
Can't wait to collect our creations!
Written November 29, 2015
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Les Roseaux L
London, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I am SO very disappointed. Back at the beginning of October I commissioned a piece direct with the potter and was told it would be available mid-end november. Today I have been told they are too busy and it won't be ready before christmas. It was going to be the centre piece of quite a few of their pots - now they won't be selling me anything and they have lost quite a big sale. In 6 weeks they didn't even have the courtesy to ring and let me know. Very unprofessional. Such a shame.
Written November 26, 2023
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3littlekittens
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
We had a really great day at the wheelhouse! There are 4 pottery wheels per class so you must book and pay in advance.

Aprons are provided but make sure you wear clothes and shoes that you won't mind getting mucky as it can get quite messy.


Stephen who runs the class is a great teacher, very patient and spends time helping every one of us to improve our technique.

Stephen explained that we can use as much clay as we need as none of it is wasted. If the piece you are working on goes horribly wrong, just get a new piece of clay and start again. The used clay just goes in to a machine and comes out a nice new log of clay to be used again.

You can make anything from bowls, vases, mugs... You can keep your best pots and have them fired and glazed for £4. I made a mug and the others made a variety of bowls and tankards.

There also a nice range of things to buy at very reasonable prices. They are made by Stephen himself and has his name stamped on each piece.

I highly recommend it to anyone. I never knew how much fun you could have with a pottery wheel! We will definitely be back an hopefully our pots will look better next time!
Written January 31, 2015
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tanglefoot52
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
great place for a visit I will go again with family and friends the wheel house is a pottery
there was a gentleman there who has a passion for what he does
the lesson takes part in the wheel house and lasts for one hour thirty mins well ours did great place to visit
Written September 5, 2013
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S_D_Andrews
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
Mr. Llewellyn and the Wheelhouse Pottery played host for an hour to my girlfriend and I during her weekend birthday celebrations. We found him to be a warm, kind and friendly gentleman who has a genuine passion for what he does.

Your lesson takes part in a riverside wheelhouse (hence the name) and will last about an hour. The pottery is located about 10 minutes from the local tube station (Colliers Wood) and is part of an area called Abbey Mills, a small, rustic area that has a number of other smaller shops and stands. You are advised to bring an apron, a towel and some old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. You'll also be leaning forwards quite a lot, so keep that in mind if you have a bad back.

Once in and seated, Mr. Llewellyn shows you the basics, starting with how to center your clay, an overview of the tools and how fast or slow to keep your wheel. He'll follow up with some basic techniques for shaping and molding the clay into a number of different forms , which are then available for you to purchase for a nominal fee at the end of the lesson.

In closing, our visit to his pottery was an experience that we'd happily repeat. The trip is highly recommended to anyone looking something a little different.
Written August 5, 2013
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