Our Clay sessions allow you freedom to create with clay from scratch by hand, it is so therapeutic to work with.
Your clay session
Whether you have worked with clay before or not we will have a chat with you to see what you would like to make. If you have no idea we will help you decide what you would like to have a go at making.
Try a slab pot – at taller pot or a coil pot – a funky shape shorter pot or a squeeze pot – great to make a bowl with. Or go for broke and make it abstract!
Watch this fun clip and see our studio in the Question of Sport mystery guest quiz with Jenny Meadows as the Mystery Guest.
Our video on Hand building with clay, basic techniques on how to put pieces together and hollow out a solid piece
Our video on Pinch pot technique to make a clay bowl part 1
Our video on Pinch pot technique to make a clay bowl part 2
Our video on Pinch pot technique to make a clay bowl, adding decoration part 3
Our video on Pinch pot technique to make a clay bowl, adding decoration and finishing off part 4
How to Book and Prices
You Clay hand building sessions can be booked during our opening times. Your table must be booked in advance for this activity to ensure we have the right provisions and staff on duty to assist you.
When just making your own creation the cost of this including the clay and both kiln firings and the return painting session is £30.00 per person.
Places must be booked in advance with 50% deposit paid, remainder paid on the clay making day.
We run an evening session for Adults only, twice a month on a Wednesday during this it is also possible to do create with clay or do the pottery painting activity.
We also run special clay workshops during which we teach you a specific project to create by hand. Information is on our Special events and classes page.
To book your table for a clay session book here.
2. If some pieces are made more solid than others they may take longer to dry out and therefore firing will be delayed. If this happens we will advise you.
3. Occasionally items can break when they dry out and also when fired in the kiln. If this occurs we will invite you back to make a new creation.
What Our Customers Say
Inara & I had a wonderful time capturing forever her hand and foot prints on mugs which we gave as birthday gifts to all her grandparents which they just loved. It was lovely to be able to create something so special together which will be treasured forever. Thanks so much for such a special experience – we will certainly be back soon. Sarah & Inara x
Clay and Pottery Painting Workshops
Life at #Fired4U
Monday-Tuesday: closed (available for groups and often open in the school holidays please check)
Wednesday: Adults only evenings check events
Evening appointments available for groups