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Sundragon Community Pottery

From our home at Birmingham’s Old Print Works in Balsall Heath, we offer pottery courses, workshops, and membership for all ages and abilities.

Pottery courses

Our team of friendly and knowledgeable tutors (including Fiona Scanlan, Ian Gwynne, and John Chamberlain) run courses throughout the year covering all aspects of pottery. Whether you’re interested in wheelwork, you’d like to get into hand building, or you want to find out more about techniques like raku and glazing, we’re sure to have a course for you! We welcome all ages and experience levels, and also offer sessions for children and families.


Pottery membership

Sundragon Community Pottery also offers studio membership for anyone who wants to come and go as they please. This gives you access to the pottery, clay, tools, glazes, and equipment, and everyone is welcome. We often have some of our resident potters on hand to provide assistance and offer guidance to those who need it. Please click the button below to find out more about membership fees, how to pay, and when our potters are available.

The latest news from our pottery

Get the latest news about our pottery courses, events, markets, and more!
  • Welcome to our new newsletter.  These are exciting times for Sundragon and this newsletter will come out regularly to let you all know what’s happening and how you, as members, can get involved. sndrgn nwslttr aug 18

  • …..would you like to sell your pots at Moseley Arts and Farmers Market 25th August from 9am til 3pm? If so you need to…. …have public liability insurance to the value of £5000000 (try Craft Potters Association or Artists Network) …offer at least ninety minutes support during...

  • Pottery classes: We want to know what you want!     As our new premises will have a dedicated classroom, we would really like to know what Sundragon users (and potential future participants) would like to learn in pottery classes. We have ideas and we...

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Our courses

Here are just a few of the courses we regularly run at Sundragon Community Pottery.

Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate thrower, our wheelwork courses will help you learn how to make beautiful and functional bowls, mugs, teapots, and more.

Hand building

Unleash your inner artist on one of our hand building courses, where we’ll show you how to make anything and everything from basic pinch pots to impressive sculptures.


From glazes to slipware, raku and beyond, our decorating courses will give you the skills you need to turn even the most basic pot into a completely unique work of art.

Pottery for beginners

We offer a welcoming environment to novices, with well-paced courses designed to introduce you to the basics of pottery covering tools, techniques, and processes.

Learn more about our course schedule and sign up online