We cater for all potters. From beginner's classes to courses, first-timers to semi-professionals, we have everything you need.
And we're working to make pottery in the Cotswolds covid-safe for you (see the covid guide in 'news').
Open again after covid - so come and treat yourself.
Get in touch and we'll send you details of the classes, events and bookings.
We're also honouring all vouchers that would have expired during or soon after lockdown.
Taster and Begineer Classes will not be available until January 2022
The Potthouse is a workshop and studio where you can make pottery, take classes in our course for beginners and have a pottery party with friends or for your children. For children there are school holiday fun sessions too. It's also a Cotswold pottery studio where we make handmade pottery and ceramics. We're fully equipped for throwing pottery and have Raku firing facilities. We can fire Earthenware and Stoneware pottery and carry a wide range of pottery glazes.
Established in 2006, the Potthouse was set up as a pottery workshop/studio for semi-professional potters as well as learners. Located in a disused farm building in Woodmancote, it is just north of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It is set in picturesque surroundings close to the Cotswold escarpment with GWR steam trains from nearby Toddington regularly puffing past at the bottom of the field.
The ethos of the Potthouse is to run an establishment along non-profit making lines with charges covering the running costs only.
Two potters are involved in the day to day running of the Potthouse, Linda Freeman and Jackie White. All have pottery qualifications and many years hands on experience. They sell their pots at local craft fairs.
The Potthouse has all the equipment needed by the experienced potter as well as newcomers to the craft. Potters will find electric wheels, large and small electric kilns as well as gas fired Raku kiln, pugmill, clays and glazes in variety as well as raw materials to make slips and glazes, moulds, tools, in fact everything needed to pot. The pottery is also wheelchair friendly and we welcome the disabled. Linda and Jackie sell their pots at local craft fairs and also work to commission. Jackie has exhibited locally in the Cheltenham museum. You can view their work in the photo album and potters' pages.