– Pottery Retreats

Relax And Rejuvenate With Pottery

A 3 day, 2 night retreat with optional B&B accommodation at our lovely farmhouse (or elsewhere if you prefer) focusing on pottery and relaxation in summer and autumn where you will get to immerse yourself in pottery and our beautiful country surroundings.

Small group size – max. 6 people.

Our Retreats are suitable for complete beginners or those who have done pottery before, however, they are not particularly suitable for younger children due to the focus and length of classes.

What To Expect

Day 1 (Friday) – arrive around 2.00pm, introductions, tour of the pottery and our farmhouse and where you will be sleeping (if you are staying with us). Time to take in your surroundings. A short class trying pinch pots and tiles followed by a local walk to unwind with our dogs, collect woodland items to decorate pots/tiles, maybe some ‘Forest Bathing’. Decorate surfaces of pinch pots and tiles. Home cooked evening meal at the farmhouse – outside for BBQ or pizza if the weather is on our side!

Day 2 (Saturday) – breakfast at the farmhouse (if you are staying with us), a day spent in the pottery studio learning and perfecting throwing on the wheel, coil pots and constructing 3D shapes from slabs. Lunch at the farmhouse. Early evening walk to local country pub (lift available for those who don’t want to walk) and meal out.

Day 3 (Sunday) – breakfast at the farmhouse (if you are staying with us). Visit to the River Wye and Symonds Yat look out for photos and inspiration. Lunch at the farmhouse then back to the studio to turn, refine, join, add handles and surface decorate the pots that we have made together. Depart around 3.00pm.

Our Studio & Facilities

Our studio has 6 fully equipped work areas so you will have your own space and get lots of personal help and advice during your time with us.

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

Prices

We can accommodate up to 6 people in our B&B accommodation which features two doubles and one room that can be set up as a double or a twin (with differing room rates). We do offer a single person supplement and a we also offer a retreat price excluding B&B accommodation with us if you wish to stay elsewhere.

Our price includes: teaching, kit, facilities, refreshments, evening meal Fri, lunch on Sat and Sun, breakfast Sat and Sun (if you have chosen the B&B option) and leaving up to 8 pieces each with us for glazing and firing. The pub meal on the Saturday evening is not included in the price.

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

Our prices (including 2 nights B&B accommodation) per person based on sharing a room are:

Sage Room: £505.00 per person.

Sunshine Room: £495.00 per person.

Magnolia Room: £480.00 per person.

Our single person supplement is: £25.00 per night.

Our retreat price (excluding accommodation) is: £345.00 per person.

If you wish to stay elsewhere, there are alternative local options listed on our B&B Rooms page.

Booking & Payment

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

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

Cash or card payment is fine for extras while you are here such as leaving extra made pots for glazing and firing, pottery purchases or decisions to go for delivery rather than collection.

Collection/Delivery Of Your Finished Pottery

We fire made pottery about every 5-6 weeks (when our kiln will be full) and painted pottery to suit our class timetable. If you live locally or a firing is due 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 in the area 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.