Pottery classes

Learn to be creative with clay in this mixed ability course, covering a range of techniques.

Spring term update - 9 Dec 2022

Unfortunately, our kiln is out of action at the moment and we are working to get this fixed. Although we are intending on running a course next term we have decided to postpone putting this on sale until the kiln is back up and running again. 

We know that some people will be disappointed by this news as this class is incredibly popular. As soon as we have confirmed our plans for the spring term we will let our mailing list know and update this page.

Whether you're a complete beginner or someone with previous ceramics experience you'll get to try out different techniques and use a range of tools in this pottery class.

Please note that this class is not open to under 16s.


Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6.30-9pm during term time. We hope to repeat the course in the spring term 2023 - see update above.


Room 30, 3D Design Building, Loughborough University. This building is located directly behind Edward Barnsley Building on the Loughborough College side of Epinal Way, opposite the main campus.


  • Loughborough University students - £60
  • General public and Loughborough University staff - £120

This includes the cost of materials. 

How to book

Our mailing list subscribers enjoy a priority booking period for our evening classes. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on when the next course will be going on sale and to access the priority booking. Please be aware that spaces are limited and sell out quickly; being on our mailing list is the best chance of getting a place on the course.


There is step free access into the building. If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please let us know via the booking form or email luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Dee Barnes is an experienced ceramicist, jeweller and tutor based in Grantham. After learning how to work with clay through the Adult Education Service in London in the 1980s, she's developed a distinctive practise centred on hand-building. She's since made jewellery for Grayson Perry exhibitions, run her own galleries, and continues to produce fine jewellery and ceramic pieces which are available directly through her website and via stockists across the country.