Weekend Pottery Courses

Saturday morning begins at 9.30 with demonstrations of clay preparation and throwing on the wheel. Each person will have their own wheel and can spend the day potting. There are breaks for coffee, tea and biscuits, a homemade lunch is provided and at the end of the afternoon, tea and cake! In the afternoon as an alternative to throwing, a chance to learn various hand building techniques. Sunday morning we will show you how to turn and trim your pots which will have dried enough to handle overnight. In the afternoon there is just time to decorate all the pots you have made. We will fire 8 of your pots.


A vegetarian lunch is provided by Penny of Travels with Lemons, who has a real passion for cooking. Using home grown vegetables and locally sourced produce.

3 Day Mid Week Break

Monday and Tuesday mornings begins at 9.30am with demonstrations of clay preparation, throwing, turning and finishing on the wheel. Each person will have their own wheel to develop their throwing skills throughout the mornings.

After lunch you will head off to the Forest with Lyndsey. Each day you will discover a different part of the Forest. Wandering through quiet woodland glades and across the open heathland. Returning to Angels Farm in time for tea and cake at 4pm.

On Wednesday morning you will spend a little longer in the pottery, experimenting with hand-building and decorating techniques to create a forest inspired piece. Finishing with lunch at 1pm.

A picnic lunch is provided by Lyndsey including beef and pork produced on her family smallholding and vegetables from the garden. Vegetarian options always available.

Residential guests are welcome to arrive from 4pm on Sunday.
Breakfast is served each morning at 8am for residential guests.

Pottery with Jo
Throughout her life Jo has been inspired by the Forest and her garden, using the shapes and patterns from nature to inform her work. Walking is very important to Jo and offers a daily chance to unwind and relax. ‘It is hard to put in to words how positive a walk in the woods can be.’ As a child Jo watched her mother milking the cows and helped to turn them out in the Forest each day.

Walking with Lyndsey
Lyndsey is Jo’s daughter and lives nearby with her family. She is a New Forest commoner, with ponies, cattle and pigs which she and her family turn out in to the open New Forest. Lyndsey often leads walks and talks, sharing her love of the Forest and the traditional commoning system. You can follow Lyndsey on Twitter and Instagram.


8-10 July
30 September -2 October

Residential £350 per person based on two to four people sharing a room
Residential £410 per person based on a single person
Non-residential £230

Evening Classes

Wednesday 7-9 pm and Thursday 7-9pm.

No spaces available for September – enquire if you wish to be on a waiting list. Learn how to make pots on the wheel or by hand building and then through the whole process of turning, decorating and glazing in a relaxed and friendly environment. The evening classes are run on a 12 week basis, paid half termly. Allowing breaks for the holidays. Classes full until September 2019. £90 per half term.

Course Dates

Courses will only go ahead if there are 4 people booked.

  • 8/9 and 22/23 June – 2 Places available, no rooms
  • 27/28 July
  • 10/11 August
  • 21/22 September – Full
  • 12/13 (Full) and 26/27 October
  • 23/24 November – Full
  • 7/8 December

Course Fees

£100 non refundable deposit required for weekend courses, balance to be paid one month before course start date. This is non refundable except in special circumstances or if someone can take the space.
Booking confirmed on receipt of deposit.

2 day course with Bed and Breakfast

£270 per person (based on 2-4 people sharing a room)
£310 (single person)

2 day course non-resident

£190 per person