Have a go on the potter's wheel

  • Ideal gift experience or just always wanted a go yourself?
  • Gift certificate can be arranged for the recipient
  • 1-1 tuition by experienced, qualified teacher (PGCE (PCET))
  • Your best pot is trimmed, fired and glazed in a colour of your choice
  • Come on your own or bring a friend
  • 2 hours suggested minimum
  • For small groups of more than 2 people my wheel can be transported to your venue / organisation.
  • Contact me here, or alternatively call me on 01709 542507 or 07785505008 for further information or to book

"You managed a pottery wheel with my son who has autism and my mum who suffers froma rare neurological condition. She wanted you to know. Pretty amazing, think you can get anyone on that pottery wheel." - J.R. Rotherham, June 2017

Clay Workshops

  • Handbuilding, Paint a Pot, Make a holiday decoration, Tile Painting
  • Qualified teacher ( PGCE(PCET)) with 18 years of experience in teaching ceramics in a variety of contexts
  • I travel to your organisation for small blocks of workshops
  • Clay / Ceramics CPD for teachers. Twilights catered for.
  • I have an enhanced DBS check
  • All ages and abilities embraced, including those with physical difficulties, complex needs as well as people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working in infant, junior and secondary schools, family learning, a hospital environment, Workers Educational Association, a local college, Alzheimer's Society, country parks, Target Housing Association, Headway, Probation service, Young People's Centre, W.I. talks/demos.
  • Theme-based workshops if desired.
  • Firing service offered as extra
  • Testimonials of my teaching can be viewed by clicking here

"Had a fantastic time with Caroline and the children are so very thrilled with their pots. Would highly recommend her to anyone." - Paula M Chapman, Y3 Teacher, Maltby Lilly Hall Academy

"Caroline Lee has delivered 6 fantastic after school pottery clubs throughout the Brinsworth Learning Community. The clubs were run as family learning activities which we found was a great way of getting positive and fulfilling interaction between parents/carers and children. Over 5 weeks Caroline instructed the class on how to make a variety of interesting and creative objects. The clubs were very well organised, specifically designed to suit the needs, requirements and ability levels of each participant. I would definitely recommend Caroline if you are thinking about starting a pottery club in your school or if you need support during lessons." - John Bell - Extended Services Partnership Officer

Raku-Firing Workshops

Raku-firing is an exhilarating experience, and the effects that result range from crackles to bright metallic effects. I have a small portable Raku firing kiln and can hire a larger kiln to carry out Raku-firing workshops. If you would like to go on my mailing list to be informed of the next Raku-firing workshop please contact me and I will notify you.
  • Come, choose a ready-made wheel-thrown pot
  • Decorate it with Raku glazes under the guidance of an experienced tutor
  • Watch your pot being fired in front of you
  • See it being removed from the kiln at over 900 degrees C
  • Experience the post-firing reduction process giving some amazing effects
  • Once cool and clean you take your pot home that day!
  • Contact me here, or alternatively call me on 01709 542507 or 07785505008 for further information or to book

"A fantastic day Caroline. Well done. Really well organised. We had a lovely time." - Angie Hardwick, participant in Raku firing workshop at Thrybergh Country Park

"I would highly recommend Caroline Lee Ceramics for delivering any pottery events for children and families. The Family Fun Day event that she delivered for us on making Rockingham Pots and Firing them on our Raku Kiln was extremely well organised and planned thoroughly including risks assessments of the site, the Kiln and all materials. The session plans were very well thought out and detailed covering all aspects of making pots and glazing. The event was fun and enjoyable for both adults and children and met all our objectives for the Family Fun Day ." - Christine Evans, Senior Officer Programming and Audience Development, Heritage Services, Environment and Development Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

More Testimonials

"I did not think I could do this all because I am not an arty person but I really learned something new and turned out some bold pieces. Really enjoyed it." and "Amazing, really enjoyed it much to my amazement, really therapeutic" and "I've never done pottery before, and I was surprised at how easy it is to create some simple designs / pieces of work. I really enjoyed the sessions." and "Made new friends, gave me a new look into going out and meeting people. I loved the pottery work."and "I really enjoyed doing pottery today and it was nice to help out charities as well." - Participants in workshops held at Rotherham Open Arts Rennaisance, Westgate Chambers.

"I loved the clay club." and "I liked painting my clay." and "Many thanks, we have both enjoyed the classes." - Participants in family learning pottery class at Brinsworth Manor Infant School.

"A fantastic course. helped to relax and be creative." and "It was lovely to see parents and children working so well together." and "Very well organised. I enjoyed every session. Thanks Mrs Lee." and "Thank you so much for your pottery lessons, both (name given) and myself have enyoyed it so much and have learned a lot. You have been so instructive and precise in your teaching. Thank you again." - Participants in family learning pottery class at Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School.

"Dear Mrs Lee, Thank you for teaching me all the wonderful stuff you know! It has been a pleasure having you, not once, but twice! When I have had you I have made some beautiful things. I love art so these skills will definitely help me later on in life. I am so glad we had you teaching us." - Y6 pupil, Wickersley Northfield Primary School.

"Me and my daughter had a great time together. We would definitely come again." and "Absolutely loved it." and "Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Excellent teaching and very informative." -Participants in family learning pottery class at Catcliffe Primary School.

"Caroline has been a wonderful teacher who, through her enthusiasm has inspired the children in our after school pottery classes. She is a very creative and professional person and the classes have been such a success that we are delighted to be able to run them again in the new term." - A. Lundy, teacher, Wickersley Northfield Primary School