Ceramics Workshops – buy as a gift voucher


Learn to throw or build with clay, or improve your making skills at my Brighton workshop. Book a full or half-day session for yourself as a one-to-one session, or with a friend. This year (2021) a small number of dates will be available in August and from October onwards  Workshop sessions will usually take place on Mondays or Saturdays but please contact me via email to arrange a date, or if you’d like to find out more.



I offer sessions in throwing or hand-building techniques at my Brighton workshop, available to book with me for Summer/Autumn 2021, subject to Covid restrictions.

Workshops can be for a half day (10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm) or a full day (10am – 5pm), for one or two people.

The day’s session can be tailored to your requirements and can cover hand-building or throwing on the potter’s wheel using porcelain or stoneware clay . Follow-up or advanced sessions can include turning/trimming vessels and adding handles, glaze preparation, colouring clay and working with mixed media.

The sessions are designed to be suitable for beginners; those new to porcelain, or for those wishing to improve their existing skills.

Tailored hand-building sessions can include pinching, slab-building and coiling techniques in porcelain and stoneware.

Sessions are held at Elaine Bolt’s ceramic workshop at Atelier 51, Providence Place Brighton, East Sussex. Any finished pieces will be glazed and fired separately by Elaine at a later date, using simple glazes in use at the studio. Finished pieces can be collected 8-10 weeks after the workshop date.

Price includes all firing and glazing of the pieces you make.

Lunch is not included but tea and biscuits are provided.

Cancellation policy: If you can’t make the date you’ve booked, let me know and I will try to offer a suitable alternative date for your session. Sessions may be cancelled by you for any reason up to 10 days before the session with a full refund. For cancellations within 10 days, where I am not able to fill your booking with someone else, a refund will be given, minus a cancellation fee of 25%. However, if you need to cancel due to changes in Covid 19 government guidance, a full refund will be available at any time. If I need to cancel the session for whatever reason I will contact you to offer a suitable alternative date or offer a full refund.


1 person, 2 people


Half day, Full day

Delivery costs

Delivery costs will be added to the order at the checkout. If you have ordered multiple items they will be grouped together and you will only be charged one delivery price.

I aim to despatch the items to you as soon as possible but please note the order may take up to a week to arrive with you in the UK and longer if it is an international delivery.

If you need the item to arrive for a specific date, please do let me know by adding an ‘order note’ at the checkout. 

I use UK based courier services or Royal Mail for delivery, depending on the type and size of item ordered.

International Delivery

Where the item is to go to Europe, USA or other non-UK destination, please select the destination country at the checkout and the price will be adjusted to include your shipping location.

International delivery times may be longer than in the UK. If you need something by a specific date please do let us know.

Please note that customers are responsible for any import charges/duties that may be incurred and must comply with any local regulations.


I aim to avoid single-use plastic and new packaging as much as possible, preferring to reuse and recycle materials such as boxes and bubble-wrap as much as possible. My priority is also to make sure the package is as protective as possible for your order to arrive safely. If the item is a gift and you would like it to be sent gift-wrapped, please do leave an ‘order note’ at the checkout.

Refunds and Returns

All the items listed on the website are handmade and will have unique characteristics reflecting the use of natural materials and the nature of the making process. I take all reasonable care to ensure that the details, descriptions and images of products appearing on the website are accurate. I want you to be happy with your order, but if you are not completely satisfied, please do contact me to discuss a replacement item or return.

If the item is damaged in transit, please get in touch as soon as you can. Where damage is caused during delivery, I will endeavour to replace the item where possible, or your payment will be refunded.

If you need to return an item, you will be responsible for paying your return shipping costs. If you are shipping an item over £50.00 in value you should consider purchasing postage/shipping insurance cover. But please get in touch with me in the first instance to discuss options.