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Alex Allpress Pottery

Alex Allpress Pottery

Pottery Experience Days
Alex Allpress Pottery

Pottery Workshop

Y Stiwdio,
Church Street,
Builth Wells,



We are the ultimate CLAY TO KILN experience in Mid Wales, working with British stoneware and earthenware, teaching all skills and ages how to make their own work. Alex Allpress and wife Blue MacAskill both artists since 1999, running their own successful studios in the heart of Wales. We are bespoke to you and run workshops and lesson on the wheel and hand building that suits you and your friends and what you want to spend time doing. We have 5 STAR ratings on Tripadvisor and Google Business and have been running our studio and school together for 20 years.

The pottery does not use moulds and pre-fired pottery to glaze. This is the real thing! When you ring to book,you can arrange a bespoke 2 hours, or FULL day for you and partner of family to have a great FULL EXPERIENCE of trying throwing on the potters wheel, hand building with coil or slab work.

Then moving on to extensive palette of slips and glazes, Alex would like you to relax, create and enjoy the wee family studio and make yourself at home.

Alex Allpress 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. Call direct to book and make your holiday in Wales one to really treasure and remember for ever.

Workshops: throwing / hand building / tiles / mugs / bowls / firings / glazing
Ages and Skills from 2-102 beginners to Advanced.

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 acceptedSmoking not allowedVisual Accessibility Facilities

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

Opening Details

Open all the time

Please pre-book your Pottery Experience Day.


No entry fee: From £55 bespoke pricing for families and groups. Please email, text, call for specifics


Y Stiwdio,
Church Street,
Builth Wells,

Location and nearby places


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


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By public transport:

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
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

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
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