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Arts & Crafts Event:Alex Allpress Pottery School Lessons at Alex Allpress Pottery School

Alex Allpress Pottery

Alex Allpress Pottery

Pottery Experience Days
Alex Allpress Pottery

Arts & Crafts Event, Mon 9 May - Sat 24 Dec 2022, free entry

Y Stiwdio,
Church Street,
Builth Wells,



5* Star rated Throwing on the pottery wheel and hand building workshops, lessons and family experiences, Bespoke lessons for all ages and skills. Over 20 years Experience. Alex Allpress training for 4 year at University of the Arts, Camberwell College of Arts prestigious Ceramics Degree Course in central London and moved his business to Wales in 2008. Our stunning Welsh Chapel is the base for Alex and Blue's Studio, see the kilns, glaze and hand make to your hearts content. We cater for Families, Craft Groups, Hen and Stag dos, as well as Corporate Events and Team Building. Pottery Parties and After School Clubs and School Visit. We have been a member of Mid Wales Tourism for 10 years. And run an award winning Studio.

Alex Allpress established his Ceramics business and pottery school in 1999 and his Pottery Experience Days are as much about enjoying making and learning a new skill, as having your work fired and using it when you get back home. Potter's Wheel WorkshopsCreate and relax in rural tranquility.The Pottery is situated in the Upper Elan Valley in the Radnor Hills amidst the idyllic Wye valley villages and walkways. The perfect environment to unwind, learn a new skill and discover hidden talents. Everybody can do it. there are no mistakes in pottery, just happy accidents and learning experiences! Weekend Special Price All inclu with Lunch and firings: £165 Full Day throwing on the wheel by speciality tutors and ONLY small groups of up to Max. 4 p. Only £105. All skill level from 12 years, mixed clay workshop, slab and hand building from 6 years of age. Bespoke days possible and visits to you: Large groups possible: email for quotes

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

If you let us know what you need prior we are able to provide specific services. Please email and call. Open by Appointment.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 9 May - Sat 24 Dec 2022 10:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00
Depending if you want half day or Full It will start at 10am: If you want work fired and sent home, they may be extra charges depending on how much work you made that you want to keep and fire. Work can take 6-8 weeks TBC to be sent home as it has to dry and be fired twice and if we are busy it can be longer. So you may want to bring cash change for firings. We offer tea and coffee, but you may wants to bring lunch.


Free entry

Taster: £45
Half day £55
Full day £105


Y Stiwdio,
Church Street,
Builth Wells,


Plan route to Alex Allpress Pottery School using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 039510  Lat: 52.14962 Long: -3.40476

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Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Builth Road /Llandrindod Wells station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

If you let us know what you need prior we are able to provide specific services. Please email and call. Open by Appointment.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system