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We pride ourselves on ensuring everyone, no matter their age or ability enjoys their experience and has something handmade and unique to take home and feel proud of.

All are welcome – visit us for a bit of ‘me time’, to catch up with friends, or to entertain the whole family! We can also help you capture precious baby prints on pottery.

Whatever reason you choose to visit us, we’ll offer each of you a little slice of calm and creativity in your busy lives.

 HOW THE POTTERY EXPERIENCE WORKS

Whether you’re in the mood for hands-on making with clay or painting your heart out, have a gander through the simple steps below to see just how easy it is to start creating.

 

PAINTING EXPERIENCES

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1. Pick

Pop in or book ahead, when you arrive pick a piece of pottery that you’d love to paint from our collection of mugs, jugs, unicorns, plant pots and more. Pottery is priced individually varying from £10-40 depending on size.

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2. PAINT

We provide all the equipment you’ll need to create something fantastic, including gorgeous designs to trace onto your pottery. Watch a demonstration, ask all the questions you’d like, and then you’re ready to start painting.

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3. COLLECT

Your piece will be ready to collect 1 week later, after we’ve carefully glazed and fired it. If you’re in a rush please let us know and we will do our speediest job. Just visiting? We can post it to you!

MAKING EXPERIENCES

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1. MAKE

Book a making session to experience the ceramic process from start to finish. Our patient and experienced potter will guide you through the process of turning a ball of clay into your own handmade masterpiece.

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2. PAINT

Return two weeks later to add colourful decorative details to your piece. We provide all the equipment you need, including gorgeous designs to trace onto your pottery. Watch a demonstration, ask questions and then start painting.

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3. COLLECT

Your piece will be ready to collect 1 week later, after we’ve carefully glazed and fired it. If you’re in a rush please let us know and we will do our speediest job. Just visiting? We can posit it to you!

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GROUP BOOKINGS

No matter the occasion we’re sure we’ll have something to impress and excite your guests in our fabulous studio that can seat up to 60 people in total. Choose from our selection of painting and making packages.

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FAQ’s

Do I need to book?

For pottery painting booking the short answer is yes. You are totally welcome to pop in, however to guarantee we have space for you booking is heavily recommended, especially if you’re visiting with 4+ people, on a rainy day or during holidays.

When you are booking please let us know the total number of people who are attending, this includes anyone who is not planning on painting.

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How much does it cost?

Painting pottery is the price of the pottery you choose to paint, plus any drinks or treats you purchase. Pottery is priced £10 – £40 depending on the size of the piece you choose.

Making pottery starts at £30pp, this includes making two pots each and returning to paint them a couple of weeks later. This price includes all materials, tutoring, glazing and firings.

We offer discounts for those visiting on their birthday, students and babies if you book for our discount days. 

If you’re coming with a group take a look at the different packages we offer for making and painting.

Can I take my painted piece home the same day?

It takes us up to 7 days to glaze and fire your pottery, ready for you to collect. If you need a piece urgently, let us know and we’ll do our very best to be super speedy! Glazing and firing takes at least 24 hrs as our kilns heat up to 1000°C to make your piece bright, shiny and useable, once they reach this top temperature we slowly cool back down to 100°C ready for us to unload.

If you are just visiting us we offer a post and packing service which is priced £5-15 or £2pp for large groups.

What age is The Pottery Experience suitable for?

People of all ages are welcome! We have something to offer all ages and abilities, so whether you’re visiting with babies, children, teens, grown ups, on your own or with a dog – give us a call and see what we can offer for you.

We pride ourselves on ensuring everyone, no matter their age or ability enjoys their experience and has something handmade and unique to take home and feel proud of.  Whatever reason you choose to visit us, we’ll offer each of you a little slice of calm and creativity in your busy lives.

TESTIMONIALS

 

Went to the pottery experience this morning for our first throwing session and it exceeded all expectations.

Hazel was an excellent teacher and had so much knowledge and patience. Was amazed with how our pottery turned out, can’t wait to go back and paint! Would definitely recommend giving it a go. 🍶 🎨 🥣

Molly - Facebook recommendation

What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon!

My partner and I visited The Pottery Experience today to have a go at painting. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! The venue is bright and welcoming, the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable and everything has been incredibly well thought out. The prices are very reasonable and I really liked how there was something to suit all budgets. We can’t wait to go and collect our mugs once they have been in the kiln and will definitely be back.

Jane - TripAdvisor review

I couldn't recommend this business enough!!

Extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff and a fantastic fun thing to do. Brilliant idea and venue for a party.

Lyndsey - Facebook recommendation