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Quick history lesson

Hi, I’m Naomi. I set up Jasmine Pottery Studios back in April 2019 when I fully transformed an empty shop space in Wakefield to be a fully functioning pottery studio. My love for teaching and getting my hands dirty dates back much further however, as I first started out working as a freelance tutor in adult learning delivering art and pottery workshops. It was during this time that the idea for the studio started to take shape, as I wanted to be able to share my passion for clay with as many people as possible. Children, beginners, CEOs. Everyone!

Why clay? Simple. I truly believe it can be a powerful tool for improving wellbeing, building social skills and letting your creativity soar. Luckily for me, my husband and potter-in-crime Pepe shares the same view. A former teacher himself, Pepe runs the online side of the studio and is the driving force behind our popular Clay at Home Kits, which we launched to give people a break from all the Covid-19 induced banana bread making and Netflix marathons. It also now means you don’t have to be local to enjoy our clay activities, as the kits are available anywhere in the UK.

Away from the studio, I work as a freelance tutor for the Northcliffe Environmental Enterprises Team. Right, that’s quite enough about me. Thanks for visiting the site, and let’s create a gloriously messy masterpiece together!

A few kind words

I attended a six week beginners course and it was great. Naomi is a great teacher and facilitated the sessions with passion and enthusiasm. I found it gave me a little bit of normality and relaxation during this challenging time. It was great to spend time safely with others and take time out of the house just for me. I can’t wait to come back and complete more courses! I am especially keen to spend more time on the wheel!

Carmain Gibson-Holmes

Had a really lovely day today at the studio and will definitely be recommending this place to others. I loved the atmosphere and felt I could totally relax and enjoy painting the pottery. Staff were amazing and made sure that we had a good time, there was a variety of things to choose from!

Georgie Smith