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UCL-Wide Activity: Pottery Wheel Challenge

UCL-Wide Event

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Thursday 23rd May — Thursday 23rd May
12:00 — 14:00
Drop in, free & open to all at UCL
A close up of hands throwing a pot on the potters wheel

We are testing activities for our public programme, and invite everyone in the Marshgate and Pool Street buildings to drop into our Stratford Space to try the potters' wheel. We will provide balls of clay and a throwing coach, and challenge you to see how tall or wide a shape you can make within 5 minutes.

What to expect

  • Come to the Institute of Making ground floor entrance in the Marshgate Building, Stratford, between 12-2pm to join in.
  • Taking part in this activity could be as quick as ten minutes end-to-end, although if it is busy there may be a queue.
  • The activity is quite messy: your clothes may get splashed by clay water (which will clean out in the wash) and you will need to wash your hands afterwards.
  • This activity is a taster session only. To use our pottery wheels in the future, please register as a member of the Institute of Making and then follow the required training sessions for the wheels.

Event location

Institute of Making Stratford
UCL Marshgate Building
7 Sidings Street
E20 2AE
More details about Stratford

Attendee information

  • This event is open to everyone at UCL. You don't need to be a member of the Institute of Making or to have any previous ceramic training or experience in order to join in.
  • Please make sure you wear closed-toe and flat shoes (no high heels!) and make sure that your fingernails are nice and short.

Do you have specific access requirements?

Please let us know if you have any access requirements in order to attend this drop-in session by emailing