Johnny is a Butlins Redcoat on leave while the camp he works at is renovated. His situation has also left him homeless leading him to attending a job seekers appointment where they insist upon him taking the position of pottery teacher for a night class. Running late, much to the chagrin of the attending pupils, he eventually arrives and introduces himself as well as getting the attendees to introduce themselves and provide their reasons for attending, while he also tries to find someone to take him in. Eventually heading to the principals office, Johnny discovers that the principal is his ex-girlfriend Sandra and she hired him after his name appeared on the job centre listing, though she is rather upset to discover he has already met the class.
At the pub with student Kenny, Johnny takes to drinking heavily before heading over to the college. Upon arrival, Carol is complaining to friend Chloe about her ex-husband Darren spending his time playing darts rather than looking after their child while she is at pottery. Starting class, he quickly explodes at Nathan who is upset and believes Paul has destroyed one of his clay creations and the victimisation by Johnny. Carol takes to making a bread bin, though Chloe can't help but laugh at it. However, in the midst of the class Darren angrily turns up to dump the kid, Teddy, on Carol. Johnny tries to offer Carol a reassuring presence. Darren returns as class is finishing up to complain about his darts having been destroyed, and ends up in a fight with Paul.
Paul is facing the wrath of his mother Anne for committing murder, and heads into the night class alone while he is left in the car. Sandra asks caretaker Kieran to keep an eye on Johnny as she believes he has been harassing female students. Johnny introduces the class to cobalt before having to deal with Anne who arrives crying, after her dog has been accidentally run over and killed by Paul. Looking for the Jack Russell Brandy to be cremated, she asks Johnny if the procedure can be done in one of the pottery kilns. Agreeing, Johnny tasks the class with producing an item in memory of the dog, though they are less than pleased at deviating from their existing projects, but eventually relent on join in on the ceremony which is interrupted by a power cut.