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Children's Clay Workshop - Pottery Pinecones

For ages 7-16
2-week pottery course

Get hands-on with clay in a 2-week course for children ages 7-16 and their parent or guardian.

Has your child been inspired by Pottery Throw Down? Why not bring your child along and learn new skills together in our Pottery Studio.

Over two Saturday afternoons, take inspiration from the tree-themed exhibitions in the Harley Gallery to create a clay pinecone or acorn. Our expert tutor will guide you through hand-building and decorating processes, and you will finish the course with a completed piece.

Enjoy quality time with your child as you work together on your pinecone or acorn. If your child is confident working independently, you can make your own creation by purchasing additional clay during the session. Please note, that we only accept cash payments in our Pottery Studio.

We will fire your creations in our kiln and they will be ready to collect at a later date.

This course takes place over two Saturday afternoons: 18 May and 15 June. Please ensure you can attend both sessions before booking.

Please bring your own aprons.



Ruth Waller

Ruth is a contemporary textile artist and half of the creative partnership Waller Hewett. Waller Hewett create artwork and installations which combine art, design and craft, and have won them numerous awards including ‘Best in Show’ at the London Craft Fair.

She is also a highly experienced tutor and teaches across the Harley Foundation’s education programme.

Image courtesy Ben Boswell

Booking Information

Week 1: Saturday 18 May

Week 2: Saturday 15 June

2pm – 4pm

£20 per child

A Parent or Guardian must stay with their child at all times.


This event is partially funded by Inspire: Libraries, Museums and Culture.

All participants are required to complete a short registration form on booking.

When attending this event, please drive directly to The Harley Pottery Studio.