YouTube is an amazing place to watch hundreds of free online pottery lessons – and with many people starting out their pottery journey with a “YouTube Education” it’s great place to start with some beginners pottery lessons.
Learning online is Amazing! Why?
- You can Pause & Rewind – You can’t do this in real life!
- You can get a clear look at the action. Lot’s of times in workshops in real life you’re too far away for a clear view and end out missing seeing the details.
- You get subtitles – which is much more accessible than in real life workshops.
- You can follow along from the comfort of your own home. (All you really need to get started is a bag of clay)
- You get Lifetime Access to the Replays – so you can watch again and again until you get it right.
So, if you are just starting out on your pottery journey – (maybe you have just started pottery lessons?) – then here are 7 YouTube channels you should follow – that all have free beginners pottery lessons.
1) Tim See
Tim See – who says “I love to teach and have used this channel from the start a place where ceramic education would always be for free. Your support through watching commenting and sharing means so much to me. Thank you for making all this mean something.”
2) Karans Pots & Glass
KaransPotsAndGlass – “I LOVE what I do! I am a professional potter and a high school ceramics teacher! I have over 30 years of teaching experience in the visual arts. I hope you can pick up some handy tips from my instructional videos and demonstrations to spur your creativity in clay! These videos are really designed specifically for my students, and their particular projects in my various level classes, but I’m happy they help many others!”
P.S. Have you seen our Online Pottery Workshops yet?
3) Florian Gadsby
Florian Gadsby is a ceramicist working with stoneware and porcelain in North London — here you’ll find videos that show process, how pottery is thrown and finished and finally glazed and kiln fired. The videos here show the processes behind his work, such as the throwing and trimming of tableware and more sculptural pieces.
For more regular posts, including daily photographs and videos, make sure to follow over on his Instagram: (@floriangadsby)
4) Amii Ceramics
Amii Ceramics – “I turn clay into animals that cheer you up : )” There are some really wonderful real-time ASMR videos here that you can follow along with at home. For example, you can learn how to make this cute little duck planter!
5) Ingleton Pottery
Ingleton Pottery has a wide selection of pottery making demonstration videos of throwing & making pots of all types on the potters wheel during my job at the Pottery in the United Kingdom.
6) Old Forge Creations
Old Forge Creations – A graphic designer turned self-taught ceramicist, working out of a tiny studio in Surrey, UK. Has some great insirational videos for you to test your skills.
7) Who else do you follow on YouTube?
Let us know in the comments!