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Pottery Courses

Don’t dream about it – do it!

Our courses are held in the relaxed, fun environment of our studio near Marbella.

Because working in a vacuum is often difficult, why not try releasing your
creativity by spending time in our studio alongside other potters? Our helpful,
frank assessment of your work will help take you to the next level, whether
complete beginner or experienced potter.

We offer courses in:

  • Throwing (our speciality!)
  • Sculpting
  • Handbuilding
  • Slip casting
  • General skills for beginners

Our throwing courses are very popular, so early booking is advised!

Our carefully conceived and deceptively simple practical techniques will quickly advance proficiency in
your chosen area of ceramics. For those who aspire to professional potter status, we try to offer specific guidance to help you focus on your individual creative strengths.


  • Maximum 2 people per course
  • Suitable for all levels, beginner to professional
  • Creative, constructive criticism
  • Simple, common-sense techniques
  • Any length, from 1 to 15 days


First day €110.

Subsequent days €80 per day.

20% discount for second person.

Contact us to enquire about available dates.

50% of the total course fee to be paid at time of booking.
Balance payable on the first day of your course.


"Just want to say a very big thanks for the weeks intensive course. It was excellent and great value. If I can find the time I will be back this year as I really enjoyed the banter and friendliness that came with the course. It's amazing the difference the wheel, position and clay can make to throwing. Going to buy my own wheel next month as I really enjoy the process and seem to have the bug."

Michael from the UK, January 2016

"Thank you so much for a wonderful morning. I haven't stopped smiling all day! I would really like to make my place firm for the next couple of months. Just brilliant! X"

Zoë from Gibraltar, January 2016

"Hi, just got home and wanted to thank you for an eye opening 2 days. Wonderful learning, great team of teachers! Our heads are buzzing, wonderful excited. THANK YOU."

Stuart and Clare from the UK, July 2015

"I am working with clay since 4 years and soon became addicted, especially to the wheel. I found it hard to make progress during the last years until I met Chad and Suzie. The great infrastructure and the teaching made a big difference. Wow, I am now not only dreaming of big and thin ceramics - I just do it!"

Cornelia from Switzerland, August 2013

"This is a second course I take at Totem ceramics studio during the last two years. I came all the way from Russia to Andalusia for a vacation that I combined with pottery practicing. I run a pottery studio with classes for kids and grown ups in Moscow. It is always precious for me to communicate with Chad and Suzie. I watch and learn from them how to teach people to throw. Everything is important here: choice of words, movements, instruments, equipment. I use all this knowledge successfully back at home with my own students. We share many interesting professional tricks which is always great fun too. Every time I visit I get a lot of advice, motivation and inspiration both for teaching and throwing and decoration. It is so pleasant to come back and to realize how you have developed since the last time. Totem Ceramics is a place where I practice techniques that I don't have time to work on at home. Now I am practicing to throw high pots for example. Shame they will not fit in a suitcase... )) I send my warmest regards to Chad and Suzie and reserve three full days of classes in the end of June next summer."

Anna from Russia, June 2013

"First and foremost I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the classes. It was just what I was looking for. No endless hours of centering clay, and being able to practice all steps of the throwing process. I even produced a few items (well, with some help of course… But they were good enough to appear on your Facebook page. So nice to see)! Most important is that I got a lot of valuable tips and all of this in a very relaxed atmosphere. What I also highly appreciated was the effort you made to show me all these different techniques. Very different from my experience in Dutch classes. The only downside is that I have to travel 3000 km South to attend your classes."

Myriam from The Netherlands, May 2013


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