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Make a ceramic oil burner/ tea light holder

Handbuild a ceramic tealight essential oil/ wax melt burner to fill your home with gorgeous smells. This workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the art of handbuilding whilst creating something pretty AND functional for the home.

This relaxed class will introduce you to pottery techniques: slab rolling, carving, embossing and joining. Templates are provided for the class however if you have a specific design in mind you can also create your own unique piece!

You'll be taken through the steps of rolling and compressing, cutting out your forms and constructing your oil burner and then you are free to enjoy decorating and customising with all the tools available.

A range of coloured slips will be available to paint your oil burner before firing.

What to expect:

  • An introduction to the method and skills of handbuilding

  • All tools and materials required

  • Coloured slips for decoration

  • Firing and glazing service

The aim of this workshop is to make clay fun and easily accessible to everyone. You can book the workshop individually, or privately for birthdays, work do's, hen do's and other special occasions!

Pieces are usually ready to collect between 4 - 6 weeks after creation. All pieces made are dishwasher safe.

Any pottery made during the workshop is kept at the studio for a maximum of 3 months upon point of the collection email being sent!

Cancellation policy

For a full refund the participant may cancel the booking up to a week before the start date. If the participant fails to cancel the course prior to this, the full course fees are payable.



Age restriction



£35/ adult

16+ years

Wild Clay Studios
204 West street
BS3 3NB 


Rebecca Sheehy

Dec 2022
"I really enjoyed this workshop, Jess was a great teacher, very friendly and approachable. I had no experience whatsoever of pottery and found it easy to follow.  Can't wait to see how my oil burner has turned out! Would recommend this workshop to anyone."
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