accessible pottery classes for the local community.

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 any 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.

Alice

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

Resident ceramics cool guy/nerd. Alice has been doing ceramics for 10 years now, and has as much love and enthusiasm for it as she did when 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 all day on Tuesdays, or give her a call 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 all day Tuesday
  • rebecca

    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.

  • linda

    Vintage Expert + Our Shop Sweetheart (she/her)

    The best taste in Bedminster, Linda is the owner of Bristol Saint Vintage and curates a selection of vintage clothing for Trylla that gets updated weekly. That’s right folks - new pretty things to browse every dang week! Check out her wares on ASOS Marketplace if you can't make it to the shop.

  • jessie

    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. 

  • alice U

    Sculpting Supreme (she/her)

    Alice works predominantly in illustration and comics, but dang, you should see her sculpt in clay! You’ll find her helping out at the shop on a Saturday and using our co-working space in the week to make her body horror sculptures.

accessibility

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!