Have fun with friends making pottery! Explore the magic of pottery making with guide and instructor Karl Burnett, a local ceramic artist who makes beautiful stoneware pottery. Get hands on instructions in a small private group class. Pottery making is beginner friendly and great fun for both young and old. Try the potter's wheel and get your hands muddy while having fun or relax while hand building your very own creation! In addition, see live exciting demonstrations at the potter's wheel by Karl followed by a tour of the tranquil tropical garden where the workshop is placed. You will also have the opportunity to acquire fine crafted pieces from the practicing local artist. This type of clay experience is unique to
The Pottery Garden in The Virgin Islands. Make Art and memories that you will cherish and remember!
What's Not Included
There is a separate fee if you desire to keep pieces made in class. $5-$20 depends on size/ weight
CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 100
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Service animals allowed
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Amazing throwing course
I had 8 sessions of throwing on the wheel with Karl. He was a very patient and friendly teacher, he knows so much about pottery and the island as well. I had a very good time there and improved a lot under his instruction.
rachael b, 15-09-2022
Karl was an amazing guide and instructor. He was ao knowledgeable about the island and his craft. This is an u forgettable experience, I highly recommend.
A little bit of clay, A lot a bit of fun!
The Pottery Garden BVI is a serenely welcoming and beautiful place to be! The pieces themselves are unique and creatively inspired! My favorite part of this experience was learning how to use the spinning wheel. Karl was such a great teacher and his love and knowledge for his craft was clearly evident. I especially loved his helper, his son Kem, who confidently knew what he was doing even at such a young age! It was beautiful to see the support and help his wife Cristal also gave, sharing her insight and also encouraging while he instructed. The entire experience was fun, educational without being overwhelming and even left me with a few life lessons! I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone and would absolutely do it again! Can't wait!
An Experience Worth Having!
Karl was very accommodating, as he was willing to have a lesson for my boyfriend and I even though he wasn't open to the public today. He made our first time experience very pleasant. He was very patient and knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable. By way of instructive teaching he helped us to try and perfect our pieces as much as we could. He also stressed that we were there to have fun, so we should be relaxed and freely express ourselves through whatever form of art we wanted to create.
Also, the ambiance was very nice and relaxing, with lots of plants (he took the time to share with us the names, origin and uses of each of them). The experience was worth having and I would highly recommend!!
This has been the best out of water experience I have had on Tortola!!!! Karl provided an excellent demo at the wheel with very thorough instructions and hands in assistance. As you can see my husband and I didn’t make masterpieces, but had a blast! We have been laughing about our terrible creations knowing full well we are having them shipped to us and will likely paint them and display on the mantle. Fellas, my husband had a ton of fun too. Karl offers hand building creations with clay also. We have been stuck on the Great British Pottery show and had to take a turn at the wheel. This experience is appropriate for children also. Also, Karl will show you the garden and kilns which are also cool to see. Thanks for the fantastic experience Karl!!!!