The 10 Best Pottery Courses in Paris
Updated by Vanessa M in August 2023.
Taking a pottery class in Paris is something that has interested me for quite some time! That’s one of the reasons why I was so happy to do the research and write this article. Two birds, one stone, and all of that.
Paris is filled with creatives, and lucky for us, many of them love sharing their skills with others! If you’re in Paris for the long term, or just for a few weeks, why not take a pottery class? Think about what a cool souvenir you could bring home. I’ll leave it up to you to keep it for yourself or to give it as a gift!
Keep reading for the 7 best pottery courses in Paris that I’ve stumbled across!
Located in the heart of Le Marais, Céramique-Paris offers a few different options for all of you pottery and ceramic lovers out there.
First, there are longterm classes, that are 3 hours, 4 times per month. These classes help to learn and perfect different pottery techniques. Their website says that it usually takes 1 year to be able to make pottery on your own, without the help of a teacher.
The other option is to participate in a weekend away with one of their expert professors! One option will take you to Bourgogne, a region in the center of France! Explore a new area of La France, and learn new pottery techniques? What more could you ask for!
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Address: Village Saint Paul, cours Rabelais, 12-14 rue des jardins Saint Paul, 75004 Paris
Metro: Saint Paul / Sully Morland / Pont Marie
2. Poterie et cie
Poterie et cie (cie is short for compagnie!) is a pottery and ceramics school in the 10th arrondissement. With possibilities for children and adults, it’s a place for the whole family to come and show off their pottery skills. The other good news for parents? The school provides sessions during the school vacations. They also have the facilities for children’s birthday parties!
The school repairs broken pottery as well, so if you’re looking for some help with that, Poterie et compagnie has your back.
Address: 3 Cité Riverin, 75010 Paris
Metro: Jacques Bonsergent / Strasbourg – Saint-Denis / Château d’Eau
3. Melting Pot Ceramic
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Melting Pot is located in a bright and clean workshop, nestled away in the 20th arrondissement. I personally love this section of Paris, as it feels like a little village set apart from the hustle and bustle of the center of the city.
The atelier provides courses for children and adults, an open space to work on your pottery on your own if you’re more of an expert, and shorter weekend sessions.
They also have a session that pairs green tea tastings with Japanese ceramic courses, all in one! This sounds like such an awesome experience that I’m thinking about signing up!
Address: 14 Rue le Bua, 75020 Paris
Metro: Pelleport / Gambetta
4. Atelier Grenelle
The Atelier Grenelle is located just next to the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, talk about a great location. The pottery courses are run by artist Karen Gulden, with the help of 4 other artists that specialize in painting and drawing! So, if you’re looking for some other art classes as well, this is the school for you.
The school has courses for adults, teenagers, and there are even classes for your younger children, with special classes during the school vacations.
Address: 7 rue Ernest Psichari, 75007 Paris
Metro: La Tour-Maubourg / École Militaire
5. l’Atelier Terres etc
This atelier in the 15th arrondissement wants to give you the skills you’ll need to make pottery on your own, without the help of a professor!
l’Atelier Terres etc offers classes all year long to adults, and they also offer shorter training sessions for children. They also have the option of children’s birthday parties, in case you’re in Paris for the long term with your kids.
The workshop and showroom are so gorgeous you’ll want to sit down to your potters wheel right away and start creating!
Address: 48 rue des Morillons, 75015 Paris
Metro: Convention / Porte de Vanves
6. Terre Ocre
Terre Ocre is a pottery and ceramic boutique that also offers courses! You can sign up no matter what your level is, Terre Ocre is there to help you every step of the way. Located in the 15th arrondissement as well, head to Terre Ocre to discover a lesser known area of Paris.
They have classes for children, adults, and even a one-on-one option if you want a little bit of special attention. They also offer a course with adults and children, which I think could be an excellent bonding experiences for parents and their kids.
By the way, if you’re not in Paris but want to buy some pottery or ceramics from their boutique, their website has plenty to choose from!
Address: 60 rue des Cévennes, 75015 Paris
Metro: Lourmel / Boucicaut / Javel
7. Un Jour D’atelier
Un Jour D’atelier has courses for all levels of pottery enthusiasts, and they pride themselves on being a place where you can learn, exchange, and collaborate with other creators and your professors!
The class sizes are small, and never exceed 6 people. In addition to weekly courses, they also have the option of weekend sessions. There’s something for everyone’s schedule at un Jour D’atelier!
Address: 14 Rue Bardinet, 75014 Paris
Metro: Plaisance / Pernety
8. La Tuile à Loup
Since its inception in 1974, the La Tuile à Loup located in the 5th arrondissement of ancient Paris has been on a mission to conserve an artisanal and aesthetic side of French ceramics, an expression of beauty and mastery that was on the verge of extinction.
Several critical considerations drive their continuous passion and dedication under the direction of Eric Goujou, who took over the reins of this precious mission in 2006. As a result, La Tuile à Loup has become a must-see Parisian showcase for French ceramics and artisanal crafts.
Address: 35 Rue Daubenton, 75005 Paris, France
9. Ateliers Terre Et Feu
Ateliers Terre & Feu Paris is an art school that teaches sculpture-modeling, pottery, filming, drawing, painting, live models, illustration, manga comics, and other methods.
Come take place in their three studios in Paris 3rd Republic, Paris 14th Alésia, and Paris 17th Villiers, which have been developed as actual training and artistic production spaces.
Their structure, which was established 20 years ago, is known for the excellence of its teaching team, the quality of its courses, and the provision of major technical resources.
The seminars are designed for motivated participants who want to improve their skills, broaden their cultural horizons, enhance and perpetuate their knowledge, modernize their practices, acquire new gestures, and push technological boundaries.
Address: 8 Cité Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris, France
Metro: Mairie d’Issy
10. Sk Céramique
Sandrine Karsenthy aims to foster creativity and imagination in her studio by providing participants with the resources they need to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
The earth is at your disposal in this area that will rapidly become your cocoon and place of expression, whether it’s a small trial or regular training. Beauty has no other genesis than wounds, which are unique to each individual and can be hidden or exposed.
You can attend a weekly turning or modeling appointment at the workshop. You will learn or master the gestures on a potter’s wheel, as well as turning and turning techniques. Modeling will allow you to express your creativity. You will also customize your pieces by decorating and enameling them.
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Address: 24 Rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris, France
Has this article given you the information and motivation you need to invest in a pottery class in Paris?! I hope so! I know that I’m going to use all of the things I learned from my research to start taking classes myself.
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