Special Events and Classes

Special events and classes

During the month we often have additional events on where you can come to learn new skills and have fun of course. These are a mix of Pottery painting classes with different painting techniques and Clay classes where you are working by hand with the clay using different hand-building techniques to make your creation.

At Fired 4 U we offer many opportunities for you to discover and develop your creative skills with; pottery painting, clay sessions, copper enameling, foam clay decoration, team building, birthday parties, mini potters pre school sessions, special events and adults evening classes.

These classes are guided sessions with Jane showing you step by step how to do the project, you still have flexibility if you wish to add your own twist to what you are doing.

There are a few popular sessions which we do and outside of set dates these can be booked so you can come and do them at an agreed date and time.

clay bowl flower shaped with fairy on the bowl

Fairy flower Bowl workshop 19th January

potters wheel

Potter's Wheel Session - Sat 29th January plus 2 in February

Gin tasting and pottery night

Gin tasting & Pottery painting night - 11th February

Witch workshop

Clay Hedgehog workshop

Banding wheel workshop

How to Book and Prices

Clay all year round or Christmas Fairy / Angel t-lite class, Clay Witch and Clay Hedgehog classes

Call us on 01772 203060 to book in for these workshop to arrange a date and time. It does take about 2.5 hours to create the Witch and up to 2 hours to create the Hedgehog.
Jane will provide clay you need and any patterns or tools you require to make these. Guidance will be given step by step to make these wonderful pieces.
Once created you leave her with us to dry and then be bisque fired in our kiln. Then return in 2 weeks to paint her up and then leave her to be glaze fired. She will be ready a week later to collect.

Banding wheel workshop
Call us on 01772 20 30 60 to book in for this painting workshop. It does take up to 2 hours. It’s super fun spinning the wheel and painting at the same time and creates such a great effect.
Jane will show you how to do this and help as and when necessary. You can choose wide lines or thinner or a mix and then blend or not to blend into ombre effect.
Then choose how you will add a pattern to the background stripes.

The Clay all year round or Christmas Fairy/Angel workshop is £35 per person
The Witch clay workshop is £40 per person
The Hedgehog clay workshop is £35 per person.
The Banding Wheel painting technique workshop is £25 using a 26cm Dinner plate.

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Special events and classes coming up

potters wheel

Potter’s Wheel 1 to 1 lesson
Saturday 29th January – spaces available

clay bowl flower shaped with fairy on the bowl

Wednesday 19th January – guided hand building clay workshop to make a flower bowl with its own Fairy

Clay initial J

 Book in to make 2 initial letters in clay . Then add decorations to suit you or the person you will give them to. Return on a second visit to paint them and then have them fired. Cost £35 per person

gin and rum tasting night

Gin tasting and Pottery painting night – Friday 11th February
Our February event involves a pink theme of course. Choose to have the Gin or soft drinks package. Choose your pottery to paint. See more details below. Join our newsletter to get dates for 2022

Dates; Sat 29 January, Friday 4th Feb, Friday 11th March, –  1 to 1, 30 Minute lesson on the Potter’s Wheel is £45 per person includes clay firings and returing to paint your pot in 2 weeks time. If you would like a private lesson instead please see our potters wheel lesson page

To Book in for this please;  call us on 01772 203060 to arrange your 30 minute appointment or follow the button below to book in online.
We have 2 potters wheels running for this exciting day with Jane and Dylan teaching you.

  • You can book in to have a 30 minute 1 to 1 lesson on the potter’s wheel
  • Throw a successful pot – often at a first session you will fail to create a pot as it is a difficult craft to do, however with Team Fired 4 U by your side we will make sure you create a piece you are delighted with.
  • You will learn to turn the pot to finish it off and take it off the wheel.
  • Your fabulous pot will be fired, glazed. You return to paint it in 2 weeks and then leave it again to be glazed and fired 4 U!

There are only 12 lessons available on these taster days starting at 10am. You can book in on the link below.
Your Lesson includes;

  • 30 minute lesson with 1 to 1 teaching and guidance
  • clay to throw your pot
  • clay firing
  • return painting session
  • final glazing and firing of your hand thrown pot
  • Age limit 10 years upwards.

The cost of all of this is £45 per person. It will give you a super thrilling experience to look forward to and also makes a fabulous gift experience for family and friends. Gift vouchers can be arranged for this event.

Gin tasting and pottery night

Friday 11th February – Arrive at Fired 4 U to be welcomed by Lisa from Molly’s Mobile Gin Bar and I with an arrival drink it will be pink for our Galantine themed Gin night!
Then settle in and choose your pot to paint….

Listen to Lisa’s fascinating talk on the Gin whilst you paint and then enjoy a tasting of a fabulous local gin with a tonic

Carry on painting your pot whilst catching up with your friends sat with you.

Then enjoy another special award winning North West distilled Gin whilst you finish your pottery master piece off.
All Gins are multi award winning Gins distilled in small distilleries in the North West of England, primarily Lancashire.

The drivers soft drinks package is super tasty too with something different for you to try and its not boring run of the mill soft drinks!

Ticket cost;
Gin & Pottery package; £25 per person includes your 3 Gin drinks and £10 towards your painting fee & pottery cost. The difference of your pottery can be paid on the night.

Drivers/ No Gin & Pottery package; £15 per person includes your 3 soft drinks and £10 towards your painting fee & pottery cost. The difference of your pottery can be paid on the night. For these tickets please call us direct thanks

Note; the painting fee for this event will be £5 per person

So call your Galantines Gin buddies and then me on 01772 203060 with your table requirements for this fun night out or use the online link to pay online and please tell me who you are coming with/how many are at your table so I can sort the seating table plan as bookings come in.

Thanks Lisa & Jane, Katy and Kelvin the kilns xx

 

What Our Customers Say

I have attended several evening workshops at Fired 4 U and would highly recommend them. Under Jane’s guidance I have made a variety of clay ornaments from angels to moon gazing hare plaque.

Vanessa

I have been going to Fired 4 U for just over 2 years now and in all honesty it’s been the best thing I ever did. It’s so therapeutic and relaxing. you find yourself concentrating so hard on the task that you switch off from everything else. Even during lockdowns Jane put kits together so we could work at home, they kept me sane. I’m certainly no expert with clay or paint and my imagination stops at cups, plates and jugs.How ever the vast choice of items in stock I can always find something different to paint. I love the adults nights, each fortnight on a wednesday, and the wonderful things we can make out of clay and make them come alive once painted, fairy houses, Christmas Angels,Halloween Witches, plaques ffor the garden,  or the house to name just a few. Jane is patience personified, nothing is too much trouble, adn she will answer any and all questions, spend time showing you different tips to help make your item unique. Janes mantra is “no item painted or crafted is ever wrong, it is unique”. Just like Fired4U- unique with a capital U. Trish

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If you are planning a visit to us, drop ins are possible if we have the space but it is best to book your table here

Address

15-17 Hennel Ln, Walton-le-Dale, Preston PR5 4LA

Hours

Monday-Tuesday: closed (available for groups and often open in the school holidays please check)
Wednesday-Friday: 10-5.30pm
Wednesday: Adults only evenings check events
Saturday: 10-4.30pm
Sunday: 11-4pm
Evening appointments available for groups

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01772 20 30 60
Hi, My Kilns and I love to get messages and enquiries about how we can help you or how you would like me to make a unique creation for you. Please send us your question and we will help make your day simply the best one for you. If you are wanting to book a table please click here. We will get back to you within 24 hours, Regards Jane, Katy & Kelvin the kilns

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