PRE-WEDDING EVENTS

HEN & STAG PARTIES

Our gorgeous studio provides a relaxed atmosphere to kick off your celebrations and catch up with friends and family whilst you make a souvenir of your pre-wedding weekend or a gift for someone special.

Plus, it is BYOB + nibbles, so feel free to bring snacks or a bottle of bubbly to get the creativity flowing - we’ll provide glasses.

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One of the many great things about choosing a pottery experience as part of your big weekend is that everyone, no matter their age or ability, enjoys their experience and has something handmade and unique to take home.

Choose one of our painting or making experience thats perfect for your group.

Painting Experiences

When you arrive we will guide you through the process of creating your masterpiece. We’ll show you bundles of inspiration, plus tips and tricks on design and colour. We will be close by to answer any questions whilst you catch up, unwind, and create.

Pottery is glazed and fired after your session, ready to collect 7 days later or can be posted. We can arrange delivery to one address from just £2 per person.

 

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Cup + mug

£18pp for 8+ people includes:

- Paint a cup or mug each.
- A cup of tea each.
- Collaborate on a serving bowl for the happy couple.
- 2hr painting session.

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Cup, bowl, jug + plate

£22pp for 6+ people includes:

- Paint a cup, plate or bowl each.
- A cup of tea each.
- Collaborate on a serving bowl for the happy couple.
- 2hr painting session.

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Teapot, vase + jug

£28pp for 4+ people includes:

- Paint a teapot, vase or jug each.
- A cup of tea each.
- Collaborate on a serving bowl for the happy couple.
- 2.5hr painting session.

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Free for all

Prices start at £10pp

Can’t decide on a package? No need! Choose from 100+ items each priced between £10-40.
2hr painting session.

 

Take a look at some of our collaborative items, including the names and fingerprints of each guest.

MAKING Experiences

Throwing and making with clay is one of those things that people say they’ve ‘always wanted to do’, so go on, make their dreams come true! Plus you can re-enact the Ghost moment if you’d like.

During this experience you’ll enjoy a detailed demonstration by one of our experienced potters, who will be happy to answer any questions you have, then support and guide you through the process of making your own pieces.

Pottery is glazed and fired after your session, ready to collect 14 days later or can be posted. We can arrange delivery to one address from just £3 per person.

 
 

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Throwing + painting

£35pp for 4+ people includes:

- Painting a ready-made cup, bowl or plate
- Making one pot each on the potter's wheel.
- 2-3hr session depending on group size.

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Throwing + Hand-building

£40pp for 4+ people includes:

- Making one pot each on the potter's wheel
- Hand-building a small
plant pot.
- 2-3hr session depending on group size.

 
 

Our making sessions are designed for complete beginners, or those with a little experience.

BOOKING FORM

To begin booking your party, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Name *
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What date would you like to book for?
We'll be in touch to confirm an exact arrival time
This can be a rough number, we'll ask you to confirm closer to the time.
If yes, please list how many, and consider when planning your visit, that although our shop is on street level the private party area and bathroom are up a short flight of stairs.
Will you require the pottery to be posted to you?
It takes us 3-14 days to glaze and fire your pieces so postage is often the best option for visiting groups. It is priced at £2-3pp if posted to one address. If local you have 1 month to collect.
If you're celebrating a special occasional, would like to arrive at a specific time or have any questions, pop the details below. Parties are generally held in our upstairs area, so please let us know if anyone struggles with stairs.
Please check the box below, to indicate you will ensure your guests will arrive and leave on time, and that you have read the notes below on glazing and firing your pottery.
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PLEASE NOTE…

Please note a £5pp deposit is to be paid when we confirm your booking.
For all experiences except ‘Free for all!’ an invoice will be sent requesting full payment 7 days before your party. Refunds are only given with 24hrs notice.We suggest the organiser collects payments from the other attendees in advance. Read our detailed T+C’s.

Glazing and firing your pottery:

We try our best to ensure that every aspect of the creative journey you take with us is fun and enjoyable. The final part of this journey involves the glazing and firing of your pottery up to temperatures in excess of 1000˚C. This process is carried out onsite by our studio assistants who treat each piece with the greatest love, care and attention.

We strive for perfection with every piece, however the kiln gods are not always on our side.

Handmade pieces: please be aware that sometimes items can crack or at worst explode in the kiln.  If you have lost your pot in the kiln in this way we will offer you a spare as a replacement.

Painted ready made pieces: Occasionally glaze spotting can occur, as well as surface imperfections such as tiny bumps caused by brick dust flying around the kiln as it heats up, this dust can settle on items as the kiln temperature cools. If we feel it is safe to do so, we will try to fix glazing issues by re-firing the pottery. In the exceptional event of a piece of painted ready-made pottery cracking in the kiln we will offer compensation by way of a replacement voucher.

We hope you understand that we do everything we can to try and prevent such things, however it is not always possible. The unpredictable element can be both the charm and frustration of ceramics.