Enjoy and immerse yourself in the wide range of creative craft experiences on offer at the World of Wedgwood.
Potter’s Wheel Session
Indulge in your very own pottery throwdown under the guidance of our studio potter. We use jasper clay for this one hour, have a go experience – the only place in the world where Josiah’s unique creation is used.
In the session you will learn:
- Clay preparation including wedging
- Centring the clay
- Throwing a basic cylinder form with even thickness
- A start on experimenting with different shapes
- Removing pots off the wheel
Materials and an apron will be provided.
Pre-booking is essential (via the link at the top of this page).
£25.00 per person (including postage).
Available Wednesday to Sunday. Two people per time slot.
As our safety measures do not allow the studio potter to fully assist with the throwing activity, we cannot guarantee that every finished pot will be able to survive a firing in the kiln, but don't worry, it's the taking part and having fun that is important!
Please note that pot throwing is not currently available to those aged under 12 years.
Weekend Have a Go Fun Session
These sessions are great for children (aged six years and above) and adults who just want to have a go and experience throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel – we don’t take it too seriously and only fun is allowed!
Sessions last around 15 minutes and if you produce something that our studio potters think will survive the kiln, you can pay to have it fired and delivered.
Materials and an apron will be provided.
Pre-booking is recommended or drop in on the day if you don’t mind a short wait. Book via the link at the top of this page.
£10.00 per person (pay online).
£5.00 per person for additional firing and postage (pay on the day).
Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Two people per time slot.
Please note that these sessions are not available between 11.30am and 3pm.
If you're looking to make your own work of art, head to the World of Wedgwood Decorating Studio where you can paint your very own piece of Wedgwood biscuit ware, hand thrown or cut here in our Barlaston Factory!
The Decorating Studio provids a fun and hands-on experience designed to appeal to all ages. Please note that we use water-based paints in our Decorating Studio. This allows you to take your pottery home on the same day as your visit as well avoiding the kind of staining found in other harsher paints. We take pride in caring for the environment as much as we can here at World of Wedgwood, which is another benefit of using water based paints.
The price of the sessions are between £5 and £12.50 on the day, depending on the item of pottery you choose to paint.
Best suited, but not limited to children age two and above.
DISCOVER THE REST OF WORLD OF WEDGWOOD:
The World of Wedgwood is intended as the ultimate destination to experience the Wedgwood Brand. Our aim is to bring the heritage and craftsmanship of Wedgwood to our visitors in a genuinely inspiring, sophisticated and elegant way.
Visit World of Wedgwood to discover new perspectives, broaden horizons, and deepen your understanding of the world and its heritage and culture.
An attraction suitable for all ages, an opportunity to ‘learn by doing’, to shop, eat and explore…
Map & Directions
Leave junction 15 of the M6, follow the A500 to Stoke-on-Trent, take first exit off A500 signposted A34. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A34 south bound, signposted Stafford. Follow brown and white signs to Wedgwood.
Public Transport Directions
NB: If you are using Satellite Navigation please use ST12 9ER. If you are travelling via the canal - Bridge 104. Regular D & G bus service 14 to Barlaston, Wedgwood Drive followed by a 20 minute scenic walk Nearest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent, which is 6 miles away.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Out of Hours Visits
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
|World of Wedgwood (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
|Monday - Tuesday
|Wednesday - Sunday