Tradpots Studio
Tradpots Studio
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Paint & Pottery Studios
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Our regular pottery classes are perfect for people wanting to make a commitment to a regular creative hobby. These classes are suitable for all levels and all pottery styles; whether you want to learn about hand building techniques, throwing or surface decoration. Individuality is encouraged and throughout the term you will be able to try your hand at as many or few techniques as you would like. Info on Pottery Classes Tradpots Pottery Studio classes are open to everyone. Whether you’re a novice or professional and whether you’re looking for a one off taster or a more regular course to hone your skills – we offer something for everyone. All of our classes are delivered in a relaxed and creative environment at our studio With a maximum class size of 10, equal focus is given to learning skills, creative development and giving each individual space to carve their own pottery experience. Our approach to teaching is friendly, simple and open with a relaxed and informal environmen
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FarAway509631
3 contributions
Aug 2022
We had three generations of us visit Tradpots to do a pottery session and it was a complete joy from start to finish.

None of us had done any pottery before, but from the moment Mark & Alan started chatting we knew we were in safe hands.

They explained everything so clearly and helped us through the bits we forgot, or found tricky, and we were all super delighted with everything we made.

They made it SUCH FUN for all of us and we were delighted to each get a chance to make three pieces. They are so calm, relaxed and encouraging - and have lovely senses of humour so we all felt like we could have been doing this in our own home.

Coming back to paint our pots/bowls/vases/teacups a few days later with Sue was also such a lovely way to complete the experience. She helped us understand what would work well and really supported our ideas and creative choices while being really clear.

We are so excited to receive our completed items and we strongly recommend that this features on your itinerary if you are spending a few days in the area. There is also a gorgeous coffee shop onsite with delicious drinks and friendly staff. Wonderful for a rainy day or even a sunny one!
Written August 25, 2022
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The team at Tradpots ,we try hard to make sure everyone has a good experience on the wheel making their pots. Thank you and so glad you all enjoyed the day. Mark
Written August 26, 2022
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Claire M
Poole, UK33 contributions
Dec 2022
After watching The Big Pottery Throw Down on TV, I thought 'I want to try that' so me and my daughter did and we'll definitely being going back.

Mark is a great, friendly guy with whom we shared a bit of banter with during our time there. He's helpful and had patience with us when we forgot how to do something.

We used the wheel to create some basic pots/bowls as it was our first time and we're looking forward to trying hand building next time.

I'd definitely recommend trying your hand at this and going to Tradpots Pottery Studio, you won't regret it and no matter how your masterpiece turns out, you'll enjoy the experience.
Written January 5, 2023
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Jo S
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
We’ve always wanted to try throwing pottery on a wheel so googled to see if anywhere offered this while we were on holiday, how lucky we were to find Tradpots! Really enjoyed the 90 minute have a go session, and we made 3 pots each! Mark was lovely and we really enjoyed his company and knowledge. If we lived there we’d sign up for the weekly sessions :D There is also a shop attached to the studio selling their high quality work at very buyable prices, something to appeal to everybody, I bought this really lovely single stem vase with a beautiful glaze, a special memory of a wonderful day. Great experience and I want to do it again! Thanks Mark, Jo :)
Written May 3, 2022
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Glad you enjoyed it.
Written June 30, 2022
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Fennella F
1 contribution
Jul 2022
I took a friend to Tradpots for a slightly different birthday experience. We had such a fun time doing something neither of us had done before. Mark, with his many years experience, made us feel we would succeed, his patience was much appreciated. We both left having made 3 pots each on a pottery wheel, which we will collect shortly once he has glazed them for us.

Would love to sign up for his 4 week course later in the year. It was great to actually create something with our own hands.

I would highly recommend Tradpots as a venue for a girls day/evening or to occupy crafty teenagers during the holidays.

The whole Craft Centre was a lovely surprise, some unusual gift shops and a fabulous cafe in which to congratulate ourselves on our achievements over coffee and cake!
Written July 27, 2022
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I’m so glad you had great time making your pots.
Written July 28, 2022
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Jay H
3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
My wife and I booked the taster session which included lots of time on the wheel, making 2 bowls each and also we paid the extra to decorate 2 more. We had a great time, the instruction was fantastic and all the others there were very welcoming too. Would recommend
Written April 5, 2023
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So glad you enjoyed you experiencing making pottery
Written April 6, 2023
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Nikki
1 contribution
Jun 2021
If you're looking for a gift for someone which will give them an amazing experience and lasting memories, together with a unique piece of pottery to take home, buy a very reasonable gift voucher from Tradpots. I did just that for my partner. A date was arranged before Xmas, then just after, both of which were cancelled due to Covid lock downs. However, I'm very glad to say he was on the wheel last week, and threw 3 pots in 2 hours under the tuition of the very knowledgeable and patient Yoda Potter, Mark.
It was a very enjoyable couple of hours for all, including myself, who watched intently behind a clear perspex screen inches away from the action. My partner was so happy with his 2 bowls and tankard, that he decided to pay an extra £10 to keep all 3. The voucher includes 1 pot to keep and return the following week to paint/decorate it before firing. So, £5 per extra pot. Anyway, today was paint/decorate day, and after 2 hours of being let loose with paints and tools, all 3 pots are now ready to be glazed by the lovely Yoda Mark. He will also contact us in a few weeks time to collect them after firing. Can't wait! So, to sum this experience up, just do it! It's great value for money, lots of fun and you'll walk away with a new skill under your belt. My turn next!
Written June 5, 2021
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MerryB
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
I came here for my birthday with my boyfriend this Sunday and we absolutely loved it! We were greeted by 2 very friendly potters who were very knowledgeable, and had a great way of teaching us how to make our pots, especially as neither of us had ever done it before. We got to make 3 pots each, and experiment different pot shapes with a helping hand along the way. It was a very fun experience and we would definitely come again. I would 10/10 recommend if you don’t mind getting your hands a little messy!
We also loved the courtyard it is situated in - it was very quiet and peaceful and made for a great morning.
Written September 18, 2022
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BevW
Basingstoke24 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Loved using the wheel to create 2 mugs and a bowl. Mark is a very patient and informative teacher and the 2 hours went very quickly. Went back a week later to decorate, and now just waiting to collect fired items as staying nearby.
The studio also sells lovely handmade and beautifully painted pieces as well as Poole pottery pieces, and I would highly recommend a visit to browse, to throw or to just paint.
Written August 6, 2021
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VeejB
16 contributions
Apr 2023
Really enjoyed a couple of hours throwing a couple of bowls each on the potters wheel and painting a vase. We had been given the taster experience as a gift voucher. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, I would really recommend this experience. If I lived closer I would definitely return for regular sessions!
Written May 15, 2023
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Andy H
Wimborne Minster, UK7 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This was our first time throwing a pot on a wheel, and Diane and I both loved it! We both got to make a bowl and a vase, with brilliant and expert guidance from these super-experienced potters who made it seem easy. We also got to paint some pots as well. While we’re waiting for our pots to be fired, we’ve already got back the other pots that we’ve painted and we really enjoyed the whole process..! Great fun - makes an excellent gift experience!
Written April 17, 2023
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So glad you had a great time
Written April 22, 2023
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