accessible pottery classes for the local community.

Assortment of unpainted ceramic items in a pile
Assortment of unpainted ceramic items in a pile

At Trylla, we believe that PLAY and PASSION are most important when making pottery. We are proud to have created a safe and relaxed place for people to come and learn how to make pots, get inspired, and make mistakes along the way.

The ceramics studio benefits from two kilns that you can rent out to fire your pottery, two electric pottery wheels for throwing, and a huge clay store - as well as decorative slips, underglazes and glazes in every damn colour you can think of (yes, we have a problem - can someone stop Alice from ordering new colours please?!)

Our bright and airy co-working space can be used in the daytime, and we also offer our renowned Clay Club and Wheel Workshops in the evening. The studio is decked out with workbenches, and is well equipped for hand-building techniques like coiling, slab building, and pinch pots.

Photo of Alice, owner of Trylla Bristol ceramics studio, holding a large parcel of porcelain
Photo of Alice, owner of Trylla Bristol ceramics studio, holding a large parcel of porcelain


Head Technician, Wheel Wizard + Pottery Nerd (she/her)

Resident ceramics cool guy/nerd. Alice has been doing ceramics for 10 years now, and still has as much love and enthusiasm for it as the day she started out. Alice has worked in many different studios over the years and now runs Trylla as our Big Boy Boss Technician. Alice welcomes any questions you have, so if you want to chat you can catch her at the studio on Saturday afternoons, or give her a call on our mobile number any other time. Arrive with an iced coffee in hand and she is likely to chat clay to you for a loooooong time.

in studio Saturday Afternoons
  • Photo of Rebecca, studio hand and kiln technician at Trylla Bristol


    Studio Hand + Kiln Technician (she/her)

    After apprenticeships at two other pottery studios in Bristol, we finally managed to get Rebecca to come work for us here at Trylla! She's an all round creative with a special place in her heart for pottery. Rebecca helps with the day-to-day of clay work - and she stacks our kilns for us like a pro.

  • Photo of Linda, vintage expert and shop assistant at Trylla Bristol


    Vintage Expert + Our Shop Sweetheart (she/her)

    The best taste in Bedminster, Linda is the owner of Bristol Saint Vintage. She helps us out by organising our ceramics and art supplies. Check out her wares on ASOS Marketplace if you can't make it to the shop.

  • Photo of Jessie, clay hand-building expert at Trylla Bristol


    Hand-Building Honey (she/her)

    Since completing a BA in Contemporary Arts at Bath Spa University, Jessie has been gaining experience as a teaching assistant and pottery professional. What more can we say really? You are in excellent hands to learn hand building. 

  • Photo of Alice (with the cartoon body of a worm), clay sculptor and illustrator at Trylla Bristol

    alice U

    Sculpting Supreme (she/her)

    Alice works predominantly in illustration and comics, but dang, you should see her sculpt in clay! Alice U does all of our design work for us.


Our studio space is on the ground floor. We have portable ramps to cover the two small steps into the entrance of the shop and a third step up to the back of the shop. Please get in touch if you would like dimensions and gradients for these ramps. The basement studio is only accessible by stairs. However, all of our tools and equipment are on the ground floor, and we are happy to move your work downstairs for you into the kiln room when you have finished - just let us know!