pottery classes,

  • 30 Minute Throwing Taster

    A great introduction to the potters wheel where you can learn and develop centering and throwing techniques during a half hour experience on the wheel with instruction. 

    You'll make 2 to 4 bowls from scratch with individual help and advice.  You can choose one of your thrown pots to keep, which will be glazed in a colour of your choice.

    For an extra £10/person, you can stay for a further hour to decorate & glaze one of your pots.

    Suitable from age 16+


    Experience Voucher

    • A Tarka Pottery Studio designed card and envelope 
    • Free of charge first class post 
    • Voucher is valid for 6 months from date of purchase*
    • Please see voucher terms & conditions
    • Booking essential

    For last minute purchases, we can email a voucher to you.  

    *Can be dated from a special occasion e.g. Christmas, birthday.
    Must be advised at time of purchase



  • 5 Week Pottery Course

    Suitable for total beginners or those with some experience of clay.

    For beginners or those who would like a refresher of techniques, we can show you pinch pots, coil, slab and tiles, in addition to exploring texture and decorating techniques.  We can give instruction to get you started with or help to getting back to throwing on one of our six potter's wheels.

    During the classes you can work on your own ideas or we can suggest projects, including seasonal ones, to give you creative inspiration throughout the year with lots of support and encouragement. 

    Our classes are friendly and informal and numbers are limited.  The voucher purchaser or recipient can contact the studio to book onto the next available day or evening 5 week course.  Please contact us if you'd like to check availability or book a place on a course when buying the voucher.

    -  5 consecutive weeks
    -  Same day and time each week during set term dates
    -  Suitable for age 18+ only
    -  Small charge is made projects fired

    Experience Voucher

    We post your voucher first class and it is valid for a course starting within 6 months from valid until date.  It's a good idea to get in touch early to secure a place on the course you'd like. 

    We can email a voucher to you for last minute purchases.

  • A group of clay pots in white, pink and brown, seen from above. Detail of a green glazed coil plate A decorative tile with applied wave shapes

    Tarka Pottery in North Devon is an exciting and inspiring clay experience studio. Located in a peaceful, rural setting with fantastic views, at Tarka Pottery you can join a pottery class, have a potter's wheel experience or bring the family along to have fun with clay. We also offer lessons in throwing, parties for birthdays and hens or you can just unwind and paint pottery. Our activities are suitable whether you are a total beginner or have some experience with clay.

    Our approach is relaxed and informal, with an emphasis on having fun and being creative with clay in a friendly, enjoyable way.  The studio is family run by Jax Williams, with regular assistance by other enthusiastic staff who are trained to make your visit fun and enjoyable.

    If you like animals, you are welcome to meet our Shetland ponies, alpacas and other animals after your session.

    Our Potter - Jax WilliamsThe Williams Family, with their dog Roxie

    Jax first began working with clay at school where she studied to A level.  Following this Jax has studied ceramics at foundation degree level at Petroc College in Barnstaple and attends regular master classes and workshops to develop her skills and knowledge.  Since moving to North Devon in April 2006, Jax has become well known for running workshops, classes and supporting local events in the area with a varied and interactive array of pottery projects. 

    At Tarka Pottery, Jax has developed a unique Potter's Wheel Experience to give everyone the chance to enjoy the wonderfully tactile world of clay.

    Glebe Farm Cottage

    Jax, David, Kate and Beth run a two bedroom holiday cottage, Glebe Farm Cottage, on site, offering a high standard of accommodation for an enjoyable holiday or short break. Families can join in with our animal feeding routine. Take a look around the cottage website here.

    Jax offers TARKA POTTERY BREAKS combining a 2 or 3 nights stay in our cottage with a tailored pottery programme to suit your interests and level of pottery experience.  Please ask for more information