16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Mon-Sun, 10am - 5pm

Join us at The Biscuit Factory for a beginners course in all things pottery with professional potters Muddy Fingers.

Beginners Pottery Course // January 2020


Dates: 10, 17, 24 & 31 January

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery

Hosted by: Muddy Fingers Pottery



We’re super excited to introduce our new beginners pottery course!
During the four week course you’ll begin to develop your skills in pottery starting with hand building with slabs.
In the first week we will look at cylindrical shapes and how to make, alter and decorate them. These could be dog bowls, mugs, Brie bakers, or even salt pigs!

Week two and three we will bring in a potters wheel to try your hand at throwing. While you’re taking turns throwing, we will go through some different making and decorating techniques.

In Week two we will explore pinch pot shapes to be made into garden or plant pot ornaments, maybe some pinch pot succulent dishes.

Week two will focus on decorating techniques using slips. Sgraffito, brush work and slip trailing. We will have prepared greenware for you to practise on.

Then the final week is glazing week. We will have underglazes and brush on glazes and we will show you various techniques. 

Around 2 weeks after the course has finished, we will drop your pots back off at The Biscuit Factory ready for you to pick up.

Muddy Fingers Pottery

Muddy Fingers Pottery make specialist or bespoke cookware, tableware, kitchen and homeware as well as producing a range of jewellery and giftware.  Alongside designing and making new products, Marv and Diane develop and produce their own glazes for their bespoke stoneware pottery.

The trend for handmade plates and pots has seen their pottery going into places such as the 02 Arena, Tom Kerridge's restaurant, Jason Atherton's restaurants and even Burberry!

But they don't just make pots - they also run adult night classes, workshops and Raku sessions, build bread ovens, design and make tipi fire pits, create sculptures, murals, and do pit firing!


Further information

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Over 16’s only

Suitable for total beginners or those who want a little refresher. 

A discount voucher for use in The Factory Kitchen café will be provided for all workshop participants.

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event.

Payment is required upon booking.

No refunds and no transfers, so please make sure you can make the day. 
Over 16’s only // Suitable for beginners