Pottery Experiences

Themed Days Combining Food & Pottery

 

Come and spend time with us (10am-3.00pm) experiencing pottery making, painting, & home-made food  all based around a theme.

Our class sizes are small (10 people max. 4 people min.) so you will get lots of personal help and advice.

Refreshments are included alongside afternoon tea/lunch either served on our patio (weather permitting) or in the studio.

Our Themed Pottery Experiences are suitable for complete beginners or those who have thrown before, however, they are not particularly suitable for younger children due to the length of the class.

Afternoon Tea Theme

Our Afternoon Tea themed experience will feature attempting throwing jugs and/or mugs on the wheel and painting a choice of 2 pieces of pre-made afternoon tea related pottery such as mugs, tea cups & saucers or tea pots all accompanied by a delicious home-baked, freshly prepared afternoon tea.

Pizza Theme

Our Pizza themed experience will feature attempting plate making on the wheel and painting 2 pre-made pottery pizza plates accompanied by home-made pizza with the opportunity to choose your own pizza toppings (with many home grown ingredients).

Pasta Theme

Our Pasta themed experience will feature attempting throwing bowls on the wheel, painting a pre-made pottery pasta bowl and/or plate blank accompanied by a home-made pasta lunch (with many home-grown ingredients).

What To Expect On The Day

For our experience days you will work in pairs sharing a work area and wheel. If you book on your own we may well team you up with another person for the day.

10.00-10.30 – arrive, throwing & pottery painting demonstration & a cuppa!

10.30-12.00 – one person throwing on the wheel while the other is painting pottery

12.00-12.15 – wheel & studio clean down and preparation for afternoon session

12.15-1.15 – enjoy a home-made afternoon tea/lunch (relax and take in what you have learnt)

1.15-2.45 – swap over with one person throwing on the wheel while the other is painting pottery

2.45-3.00 – studio clean down, cuppa and choose favourite made pottery to leave with painted pottery for glazing and firing

Our Studio & Facilities

Our studio is light and airy and we have enough wheels for you to have your a wheel and workspace shared between two for the day. While one is throwing on the wheel the other will be pottery painting and vice versa so no waiting for anyone else to finish with the wheel. If you are booking on your own we may team you up with another person to share a workspace.

We provide everything you need for your experience day including all throwing kit, decorating kit, aprons, hand washing facilities & towels.

Prices

Our pottery experiences are £95.00 per person and this includes: teaching, kit, facilities, refreshments, lunch and leaving 2 made and 2 painted pieces each with us for glazing and firing.

Extra made pottery pieces can be left for glazing and firing at a cost of £3.00-£5.00 per piece (depending on size).

Booking & Payment

Please either CLICK HERE to view our dates and book on-line or Contact Us if you would like to pay by card or on-line directly into our bank account.

Cash or card payment on the day is fine for extras such as leaving extra pots for glazing and firing, pottery purchases or deciding to go for delivery rather than collection.

Please note: Advance booking of at least 48 hours is required and advise us of any food allergies/intolerances at time of booking.

Collection/Delivery Of Your Finished Pottery

We fire made pottery about every 5-6 weeks (when our kiln is full). Made pottery must be dry before it can go in the kiln which can take 4-5 days (depending on the weather) and our biscuit an glaze firings also take about 4-5 days. 

We fire our pottery painting within a few days of your class and it is an overnight firing but this then may have to wait until any made pottery is also glazed and fired.

If you live locally or both firings will be completed while you are still in the area you can come and collect your pottery when it is ready.

If a firing is not due while you are still here then you will need delivery which is £20.00 which covers all your/your groups’ pottery to one mainland UK address. If you need delivery to more than one address it is £20 per extra delivery.

If you are booking on-line you need to book the ‘ticket including delivery’ option for the number of separate deliveries you require. If you only need one delivery you only need to include this option on one ticket.

Cancellation/Date Transfer/No Show

We understand that plans can change and things can go wrong so please, before booking with us, check out our Cancellation/Date Transfer/No Show Policy and make sure you are happy with that.

FAQs

To answer many questions we get asked a lot we have put together a FAQs page. But if we haven’t answered what you want to know on that page then please do Contact Us.