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.
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 Santa or Angel or Snowman workshop see dates below
Potter's Wheel Session 17th October
Gin tasting & Pottery painting night - 15th October & 3rd December
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
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.
Special events and classes coming up
Potter’s Wheel 1 to 1 lesson
Sunday 17th October – spaces available
Dates from 30th September onwards at our adults evening and day time sessions. Create our famous Christmas Angel or Snowman or this Years shape – Father Christmas £40 per person inc. rolled out clay, pattern to cut you shapes out and tuition, return session to paint your piece and firing of your creation
Wednesday 18th August 7pm 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 tasting and Pottery painting night – Friday October 15th and Friday December 3rd
October date – Gin cocktails – 3 to try and demo how to make Gin Cocktails and a fascinating talk to match and of course your pottery to paint.
December involves Mulled Gin and Mulled Rum!
Sunday 17th October – 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.
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.
Arrive at Fired 4 U to be welcomed by Lisa from Molly’s Mobile Gin Bar and I with a Gin Cocktail!
Then settle in and choose your pot to paint….
Listen to Lisa’s fascinating talk on the Gin and cocktails, whilst you paint and then enjoy a tasting of a fabulous local gin with a tonic.
Carry on painting your pot whilst watching how to make your Gin cocktails.
Then enjoy another super Gin cocktail whilst you finish your pottery master piece off.
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!
Gin & Pottery package; £25 per person includes your 3 Gin tastings 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 Gin buddies and then me on 01772 203060 with your table requirements for this fun night out In October 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.
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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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