“My husband and I have visited twice now, once for a pottery day and once for a Raku experience. Both times we found ourselves surrounded by not only an amazingly beautiful and tranquil venue, but skilled and friendly potters who shared their passion for the ancient craft. We’ll definitely be returning.”

Jane, September 2018

“Held every month, this is a great way of introducing children to pottery. As a parent, I was a little apprehensive about my four year old attending in terms of both concentration and using the tools. The assistance and inspiration provided was strong and kept my daughter engaged. We left with ideas for future projects and will be going back in the future. We have also booked an adults course. I’ve already recommended to our friends.”

Paddy, August 2018

“I was given a day course with Aylesford Pottery & School of Ceramics as a Christmas present and it was well worth the wait! We went as a couple and joined a group of 10 to learn Japanese Raku pottery techniques. The day ran from 10am – 4pm in one of their well-equipped workshops; we had Alan teach us who was great fun, patient and gave us a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It was a nicely paced day, split between decorating the pots and their time in the kiln. We had a number of glazes to experiment with, decorative stencils and shapes of pot and everyone left with 5 hand-glazed pieces (photos attached of our examples). The gift shop is so tempting, the prices are extremely reasonable and the work is testament to how talented the potters are. The Pottery is located on site at Aylesford Priory which is a beautiful place to explore on the lunch break. Fantastic 5* experience and would absolutely recommend as a day out for families, friends or couples.”

Vicky, July 2018

“Bill was great company and very skillful. His story telling added to our day. We were a group of 14 people. He was unhurried, clear in his instruction and very engaging. Highly recommend if you are looking to do something different.”

Mark, May 2018

“I bought three tickets to do this pottery course in the friary at Aylesford one for myself and two birthday presents one for my partner and a friend of ours, the best presents I could have bought we had a fantastic day learning to throw pots and making a jug, their was 11 in our group all really nice easy going people and the teacher Alan was a joy! Tea and coffee on tap a stop for lunch ( but we continued to throw some more pots!) really relaxed atmosphere, and we got to choose five of our creations to be glazed and fired and we can’t wait to pick them up in three weeks time. And the friary grounds and buildings are fab really Recommend this place to learn pottery.”

Stevie, May 2016