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Ruardean Garden Pottery

Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.

Attraction in or near Lydbrook


Ruardean Garden Pottery offers classes in throwing on the potter's wheel to all levels - from complete beginners to experienced throwers - under the guidance of master craftsman John Huggins.

An ideal activity for both individuals and families. Visitors are welcome at the pottery, which is situated with wonderful country views towards the mountains of Wales.

Established in 1979, the pottery produced a wide range of handthrown terracotta plant pots, exhibiting for many years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Now still creating pots for homes and gardens, the pottery makes limited numbers of contemporary ceramics, made using traditional techniques, whilst concentrating on offering classes and courses to those wanting to learn the art and craft of pottery and throwing on the potters wheel.

Weekend classes are scheduled every month. Intensive week-long classes are available, as well as a Big Pot course during the summer. Single Day or Half Day classes are also available and are arranged upon request.

Gift vouchers are available and make for an ideal present. 

Opening Times

We aim to be open on the following days, but please ring to confirm if travelling especially to visit.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11am - 4pm
Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed


  • Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Attraction
  • Children welcome
  • Families
  • Free
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Group Activities
  • Heritage
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Rainy Days
  • Workshops and Courses


West End
GL17 9TP
O/S Ref: SO 616174

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Situated in the village of Ruardean, on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean. Once in the vicinity, follow our brown and white tourist signs to the pottery.

  • Cinderford
  • Lydbrook