Re opening after our renovations  Mid August


We will have from 1 to 4 on the wheels from members of the same household in a private class and booking only Thursday through to Sunday between 9.30am and 5pm. Prices are as before details in wheel experiences on www.rachelbyasscramics.co.uk



Simply give Rachel a call on 07970793727 or buy a kit or experience online and call to arrange a date.

Have you ever wanted to have the experience of Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze on Ghost (one of the most famous scenes of the film) or just to have your own go at throwing a pot? Well you can now at Rachel Byass Ceramics studio.

At the studio in Pontefract West Yorkshire you can have a Pottery Wheel Experience which is for age 6 years to adults.

We are available 7 days for 1 to 1 or groups all you need to do is call to book on a day and time that suits you. Therefore you can have your very own private lesson anytime or bring a friend to enjoy the experience. These are also great gifts which can be purchased for special occasions like Birthdays and Valentines day.

The well-equipped studio has 4 static wheels as well as smaller portable shimpo wheel which we use to go mobile with within a 50 mile radius of Pontefract.

Our most senior potter was 95 years old and it had been on her bucket list for 50 years, the youngest was 7 months doing the baby extremely messy experience producing a paper weight.

So if it is on your bucket list to have a go or if you just want a really different experience then call Rachel to book or you can also do this via the website.

25 Years Experience


Rachel has been teaching the wheel for over 25 years and has a real passion for it no matter how young or old you are. Nothing is too much trouble for her.

On all the below experiences you make 1 to 8 pots depending on which one you book and in all cases you will paint your pot on the same day.  The pot/pots will then fired to bisque temperatures making them food safe and functional. They are then glazed  and will be ready for you to pick up within approximately 8 days. Alternatively, you can have them posted out to you for an additional cost.

Half and all-day Corporate, Hen, Stag events are available tailor made to suit the group with or without food any time 7 days a week

Availble Courses

  • Two Hour Pottery Wheel Experience date and time to suit you for group of 1 to 4 who know each other

    £50.00£200.00 Select options
  • Weekend Pottery Wheel Experience available with or without accommodation

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  • Full Day Wheel Experience for 1 to 4 persons date to suit you

    £150.00£375.00 Select options
  • Half Day Pottery Wheel Experience date to suit you

    £90.00£315.00 Select options

Our Residential Accommodation

We have two apartments. One which sleeps 6 the other 4 should you want accommodation for a special occasion. Both are on Airbnb and both apartments have superhost status.


The course includes 2 nights’ accommodation on Saturday and Sunday with provisions for a continental breakfast in the accommodation.

Refreshments and light lunch Saturday and Sunday, Tuition 10am to 4pm on both days. All materials and firings.

Your pots can then all be fired for you and posted out to you if you wish (£12 extra).

We have 5 wheels. If you wish you can also go on the slab roller and make a pot. Maximum of 8 pots made and fired.

Cost per head is £270 or if you are happy to share a room with a colleague or friend the cost is £470 for two. We can tailor make this weekend for a group of friends or a hen weekend with both apartments for up to 10/12 as we also have a friend with an air B&B which sleeps two only 2 miles down the road. If you only want one night and one day the cost is £140 for one and £245 for 2 sharing a room


How to wedge clay

Centre clay

Make a Cylinders

Make a Vase

Altered bowl with a foot which you will put handles on

Plant pot.

Jug with a handle

Paint all your pots ready for firing

Opening Times

By Appointment Only

Monday – Sunday

10am – 5pm