Workshops

Potted History of Gin 

Hosted Gin Sampling and Pottery Painting 

Friday, 3rd AUGUST 2018

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Pottery painting isn't just for kids!!

 

We’re so excited to welcome the Gin Lady to the studio for the first of our Gin Evenings.

 

£35 or bring a friend for £25 each (£15 non-refundable deposit on booking, balance on the evening) includes: 

  • ‘Potted History of Gin’ workshop.

  • Selection of sampling gins with complementary tonics (soft drinks available for drivers.)

  • Gin cup and saucer to paint.

  • Studio and firing fees.

  • G&T ice lolly (if we can find a freezer 😝)

 

Age 18+ only.

 

Spaces are limited so please call 01332 695181 to book yours.

Family Bubble Bowls 

Get the Frosties and Cocoa Pops Ready!!

Friday, 19th April 2019

10:30am til 12:00noon

The bubble technique is so much fun and a great activity the whole family can do together - everyone joins in - no spectators allowed :)

You'll each create your own traditional style cereal bowl using our special underglazes and bubbles! Make a matching set; mix and match your colours; use complementary toning colours; or go all out clashing, the choice is yours. We'll then fire your bowls ready for collection a week later, all ready for you to enjoy using at breakfast time.   

 

£13.50 each, suitable from age 5 

Booking is essential with £5 per person deposit to secure your places

 

TELEPHONE BOOKING (or in person) ONLY PLEASE on 01332 695181

Sugar & Spice Halloween 

Hosted Rum Sampling and Pottery Painting 

Thursday, 31st October 2019

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Warming Spirits!!

 

Following on from our successful gin sampling evenings, we thought warming RUM would be a good choice for the colder Winter evenings. Malika will once again impart her extensive knowledge on the history of this spirit, and will advise us on complimentary mixers.  And as it's Halloween, Day of the Dead pottery Sugar Skulls for painting.

 

£35 or bring a friend or two for £30 each (£10 per person deposit on booking, balance on the evening) includes: 

  • A Sugar and Spice Rum cocktail.

  • Selection of sampling rums with complementary mixers (soft drinks also available.)

  • A history of Rum.

  • Pottery painting - choice from our popular Sugar Skull range, or our Classic range if you prefer.

  • Studio and firing fees.

Age 18+ only.

 

Spaces are limited so please call 01332 695181 to book yours.

Pottery Throwing & Building 

Prepare to get messy!!

Monday, 28th May 2018

1:30pm til 4:30pm

If you've ever wanted to have a go with raw clay, now's your chance. We have 8 places available when Nottingham ceramicist, Liam James, brings his wheel and expertise to our studio. It's a lot of fun, and no previous experience is necessary (although short nails are advisable.)

 

In this 3-hour taster workshop, Liam will guide you through:

  • building and decorating a piece using slab clay;

  • throwing a pot on the potters wheel. 

Your pieces will need to be left at the studio for approximately two to three weeks to dry out and be bisque fired; you can then return at your own convenience during normal studio hours to decorate them using our underglazes. There is no extra charge for this.

All necessary materials, tools and tuition will be provided, along with tea, coffee and cookies!

Places are limited, and the introductory price of £35 (will normally be £50) is payable on booking and is non-refundable. Suitable for age 16+

 

Please call on 01332 695181 to reserve your place.

Pots & Prosecco 

Grown-up Pottery Painting Evening

6:30pm - 9:30pm

 

Friday, 13th JULY

Pottery painting isn't just for kids!!

 

Grab a couple of friends and a bottle of Prosecco and join us for a fun evening of pottery painting - we'll provide the glasses and the strawberries!

This is your chance to paint something for yourself without worrying about restless children. You don't need to be artistic, we'll show you lots of tips and techniques to help you create a beautiful and unique piece of pottery.

Booking is advisable. A £5 non-refundable deposit will secure your place (this is redeemable against your purchases on the evening.)

For 18+ only 

Please call on 01332 695181 to reserve your place.

Messy Masks 

Craft Session for all ages

Thursday, 9th August

10:30 am - 11:30am

There'll be lots of sticking and glueing on our Messy Masks morning, so wear old clothes. 

Choose a shaped wooden mask to decorate with Sharpies, foam letters, cut out shapes, and of course glitter and glitter glues. You can take this item home with you on the day. 

£7 per mask.

 

Please telephone 01332 695181 or call into the studio to reserve a spot.

 

Clay Funky Faces 

Craft Session for all ages

Thursday, 23rd August

10:30 am - 12:30pm

Prepare to get messy making Funky Faces out of wet clay.

 

We'll show you how to create the basic shape out of pinch pots, then how to add your own unique features. After juice and biscuits, you'll then be ready to paint your Funky Face with underglazes. We'll top glaze and fire your creations ready for you to collect a couple of weeks later. 

£12.50 each including refreshments

 

Suitable from age 5 years (adults, you'll need to give your little ones a hand, so you may get messy too!)

Please telephone 01332 695181 or call into the studio to book, a £5 non-refundable deposit secures your spot.

 

Cuddly Bear Building 

Build your own cute cuddly teddy bear to take home

In the New Year, we'll be introducing Cuddly Teddy Bear Building as a party option. In the meantime over the festive season, we're offering three taster sessions:

     Sunday 23 December, 

     Saturday 29 December,

     Friday 4 January.

Start time for each session is 11:00am

These beautifully soft and cuddly 16" bears come with their own Wish Heart and Birth Certificate.

 

Booking is essential. You can pop into the studio to reserve a spot, or call us on 01332 695181 - £5 deposit on booking.

 

Offer price of £13.50 per bear.

Suitable from age 3. All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. 

Clay Pumpkin Carving 

Carve a life-size EVERLASTING pumpkin 

Friday, 27th September 2019

5:00pm - 7:00pm and 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Clay carving is such great fun, and what better way to start than with a pumpkin. We'll supply the tuition and the life-size clay pumpkin blanks; you supply the ghoulish imagination.

Once you've carved whatever design you'd like into your pumpkins, you'll be able to make them even scarier by painting them with our special underglaze paints (leaving them spookily bare is also an option.) We'll then dry them out for you before top glazing and firing. Once fired, your pumpkin can be brought out year after year - a true Halloween tradition!

It's likely to get messy, so old clothes are a must, and as we'll be using sharp tools, all youngsters must be supervised by an accompanying adult.

£29.50 per pumpkin (£10 non-refundable deposit per pumpkin) includes:

  • all guidance, materials and tools;

  • hot and cold drinks;

  • gingerbread and cookies;

  • battery operated tea-light in each finished pumpkin.


Places are limited so booking is essential - by telephone ONLY please 01332 695181.
Because of studio space, we're asking for a maximum of 3 carvers per pumpkin. (If you'd like any extra pumpkins, please let us know at time of booking - we'll give you a 10% discount on the extras.)

Clay Days - Lantern Carving

A Fun Clay Session for Grown-Ups

Friday, 10th May 2019

7pm - 9pm

We're kicking off our Clay Days for Grown-ups with this fun (and addictive) carving technique. We'll show you how to carve pre-formed lantern 'blanks' (greenware) using shaped punches and clay tools. You'll get 2 lanterns each to customise with your own designs. Leave them with us to top glaze and fire ready for you to add candles - perfect for those Summer evenings in the garden.   

 

£25 per person, includes all materials; use of tools, top glazing and two firings; cake/biscuits and hot drinks (feel free to bring your own fizz!) 

Booking is essential with £10 per person deposit to secure your place.

So we can process bookings in the correct order, please TELEPHONE on 01332 695181 (you can leave a message if we're closed,) or pop into the studio.

Terra Bella Glazes

Wednesday 3 July 2019

7pm till 9pm

Just for Grown Ups

Terra Bella Glazes are speciality reactive glazes that change and move during the firing process, creating genuinely individual pieces each time - no two pieces will ever be the same.

We’ve chosen beautiful bisque pieces that are not normally available for painting in the studio, and we’ll guide you through application process. You’ll each be painting both a mug and a 23cm wide rimmed plate.

As always there will be hot drinks and cake to help with the creative process. (Please feel free to bring your own fizz 😊)

£30 per painter (£10 non-refundable deposit with balance payable on the night.) £25 for 2 or more

Booking essential and by telephone (or in person) only - 01332 695181

Winter Wonderland Plate 

Wednesday, 14th November

(6:00pm - 8:30pm)

We'll guide you through creating this stunning winter wonderland scene onto an 8" plate. Your plate will be top glazed and kiln fired in time for your mince pies. 

£20 per painter including refreshments

Please pop into the studio or call 01332 695181 to book your space

(£5 non-refundable deposit.)  

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