Pottery Breaks with Tarka Pottery

TARKA POTTERY is an exciting and inspiring clay experience studio in North Devon. Located in beautiful countryside with stunning views, this is a great opportunity to come and learn pottery in our well-equipped ceramics studio.

Whether you're a beginner or have some experience with clay, our pottery courses are designed to be relaxed and enjoyable. Our resident potter Jax Williams and her friendly team give helpful and friendly instruction on traditional pottery techniques such as pinch and coil pots or throwing on the wheel.  Courses can be tailored and are flexible to the individual or group taking part.

Have a look at Tarka Pottery holidays on our Tarka Pottery website for information about the experiences that you can book during your stay.

You can book a pottery break with self-catering accommodation, or book a pottery experience whether or not you stay with us. Suitable for hobby potters wishing to develop their skills or absolute beginners wanting to learn to throw or create with hand-building techniques.

  • Self-catering pottery breaks at Glebe Cottage are available all year round
  • You can book 3 or more nights accommodation with 2 days pottery tuition for 1 - 4 people
  • We also offer pottery tuition and experiences for beginners or just for fun, whether you're on your own, with a partner or a larger group of family or friends.

Typically a one day experience would begin at 10.30 am with an introduction, preparation of clay and throwing in the morning, followed by a break for lunch. Two or more days can be all throwing, turning and glazing pots, or a combination of throwing and hand-building. Bring your own lunch or we can recommend a couple of lovely tea rooms - including RHS Rosemoor, just a 5-minute drive from the studio.

If you're thinking of setting up your own pottery studio and would like hints and tips, or to to ask about the mysteries of different clays, glazes and firing, we can arrange a bespoke break of up to 5 days. This can include questions and answers and a practical session on kiln stacking & firing.

Pottery Tuition:

Have a look for pottery experience costs and availability online at https:www.tarkapottery.co.uk
You can book other dates for two or more days - please just ask.

Self Catering Accommodation at Glebe Cottage

If you would like accommodation, Glebe Cottage can sleep up to 4 people.

Our rates are very competitive for a comfortable and restful stay, next door to the pottery studio. 

  • Minimum 3 nights/off-peak - cottage sleeps up to 4
  • We are dog friendly in the cottage - an additional charge applies
  • A cleaning charge is added to all bookings

To check availability, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details including a phone number. The cottage is only available for 7-night bookings starting on Saturdays during the school holidays.

We can also recommend a couple of other lovely local cottages within a 5-minute walk if Glebe Cottage isn't available, and other local accommodation within a 15-minute drive.

We look forward to seeing you.