COrporate and team EVENTS

TEAM BUILDING

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a leaving do or looking for something different for your monthly team building activity, our gorgeous studio and unique experiences makes us the perfect venue for your get together.

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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We believe a happy team is an effective team, and what better way to relieve the stresses of work life than spending time getting creative together.

Making and painting pottery is a wonderful activity to do as a team - it’s inclusive, relaxing, and lets the conversation flow. Engaging in a new activity encourages teams to work together, rallying for their companions who perhaps may not be overly confident in their creative abilities - it evokes a real sense of support and togetherness which is rather heartwarming to witness.

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

 

Cup + mug

£17pp for 8+ people includes:

- Paint a cup or mug each.
- A tea or coffee each.
- 2hr painting session.

Cup, bowl + plate

£20pp for 6+ people includes:

- Paint a cup, plate or bowl each.
- A tea or coffee each.
- 2hr painting session.

Teapot, vase + jug

£26 for 4+ people includes:

- Paint a teapot, vase or jug each.
- A tea or coffee each.
- 2.5hr painting session.

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.

 

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 your teams’ dreams come true! Plus they can re-enact the Ghost which always gets a group giggling.

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.

 

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PAINTING + THROWING

£35pp for groups of 4+ people includes:

- Painting a ready-made cup, bowl or plate each.
- Making one pot each on the potter's wheel.
- Does not include painting your thrown pot, instead it will be clear glazed.
2-3hr session depending on group size.

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Throwing + hand-building

£40pp for groups of 4+ people includes:

- Making one pot each on the potter's wheel.
- Hand-building a small plant pot
- Returning to paint your hand built piece 2 weeks later. Does not include painting your thrown pot, instead it will be clear glazed.
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 event, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

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If yes, please list how many, and consider when planning your visit, that although our shop is on street level the bathroom is up a short flight of stairs.
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.
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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 event. Refunds are only given with 24hrs notice. If paying separately 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.