7 week program for ages 11-16

£95 including materials and firing (subsidised places available) 

Fridays 4- 5.30pm

Over this 7week program participants will work on both a hand building project, using slabs and coils, and have at least 2 sessions on a potters wheel. Their work will be fired and glazed: one pot from the wheel will be dipped in a coloured glaze by us and the young people will glaze their hand-build pot themselves.


Seven weeks is a really quick course, but our aim is to enthuse this group, giving them a taste of different pottery processes and guiding them in a way that will help them to produce work of which they're proud of, in the hope that we can continue these sessions year-round.

One of our members, Tara Brady, has generously donated £500 so that we can offer 6-8 subsidised places. We are keen that this program is open to all young people, so if you are unable to afford £95 please tell us what you can afford and we will send you a booking discount code. We can also use some of the money to help with travel costs if this is needed for young people to attend by bus. Please let us know by emailing

5hr Classes £110 for one adult & one child

Sunday's 10.30- 3.30

Open to members and non-members, maximum 12 people

If you would like to book as a private party this costs £400 + £12pp. please email

Some of our Sunday classes are marked family, these are classes where a child  (aged 9- 16) can attend with a paying adult from the same household for free (with a small extra charge of £20 for materials & firing payable in cash on the day). The adult and child share a bench, so there is a maximum of one child per adult.

During these classes participants will complete a set project under the direction of a tutor, including a slab-build candle lantern house (or fairy house) and a set of slip-cast cups, work will be fired and glazed.


After these classes participants can join Make North and attend our weekly workshops to learn further techniques and book a bench at an access session to develop projects on their own, young people aged 9- 16 can attend a bench session or workshop for free with a paying adult.


Young people are very welcome to use our potters wheels and attend wheel throwing workshops, but they will need their own place booking, as it's not possible to share a wheel and numbers are limited to six.

The programs for young people and families are taught by Christine Cherry and Louise Smith.


Christine trained as a potter 20 years ago in Stoke on Trent before becoming a primary school teacher, she gave up teaching three years ago to pursue her professional pottery ambitions and now exhibits nationally and sells online. She still loves teaching however and teaches our adult wheel-throwing courses, as well as working for the Youth Zone in Chorley.


Louise is the director of Make North, but worked for 10+ years as an artist facilitator in schools and with groups of young people in community settings. She trained in ceramics & print at university in the midlands and continues to make for the love of it. Louise, like Christine, really enjoys working with young people and is eager to pass on skills, particularly when there is little opportunity in the school day for kids to be creative.