V21 Pottery @ Fairwater

Would you like to get creative with clay?

Develop your creative and artistic skills working in a supportive and friendly environment at the V21 Pottery @ Fairwater.

As a trainee at V21 Pottery you will work with clay and different tools to explore interesting themes, carry out research, create your designs and put together a portfolio of the work you produce.

Together, we will develop a training plan to suit you and you could learn skills such as:

  • Designing in 2D, drawing and creating surface patterns.
  • Constructing clay products.
  • Applying coloured slip, stain, underglaze and glaze.
  • Firing, kiln and reclaiming skills.
  • Creating glass art.
  • Learning about artists and art techniques.
  • Slip casting.
  • Throwing pottery.
  • Using tools and machinery safely.
  • Controlling the quality of work for sale.

Trainee Technicians

In a busy pottery there is lots of work to do behind the scenes, which is taken care of by our Trainee Technicians. If you choose to become a Trainee Technician, the kind of tasks you would take care of are:

  • Arranging the window display.
  • Maintaining and cleaning the workshop.
  • Mixing glazes.
  • Packing and unpacking kilns.
  • Purchasing stock and stock take.
  • Reclaiming and recycling clay.
  • Using pottery machinery.


Trainees attend the V21 Pottery @ Fairwater Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.



V21 Pottery @ Fairwater, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3EF

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V21 Pottery @ Fairwater create and sell handmade ceramic gifts. You can purchase these on etsy at V21PotteryShop