Events, Workshops and Tickets
As well as being open for walk-ins, we host specific events and workshops. We always limited the number of tickets available so that customers have enough space and time to work in. It costs £5 to reserve a space on any of our events which is then deducted from the total amount on the day of the event. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Adult Only Ceramic Painting Evening
Thursday May 23rd 2019 19:00-21:30
Thursday June 27th 2019 19:00-21:30
Join us for our monthly, relaxing, grown-ups only evening; paint whatever you like, however you like. Come and choose from a wide range of blank pottery pieces and create a design using a selection of brushes, stencils and tools. Our staff will be on hand for advice and tips. Tickets are £5 which is non-refundable however this is taken off your chosen ceramic item on the evening. Bring a bottle and get creative! Spaces are limited and we would advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Book here or call 0191 378 00 11
Lovely Lace Plate!
Friday 17th May 7-10pm
Learn to paint with lace!
Create a beautiful, large dinner plate using a simple but effective technique. Our instructor will walk you though, step by step, using lace, foundation glaze and underglazes on a large, coupe style dinner plate. You can add a message and more detail using our fun writer bottles before leaving it with us to glaze and fire ready for collection after 7 days.
All materials are included!
Sm'Arty Pants Story Time and Painting!
Tuesday 28th May 1030am - ZOG by Julia Donaldson
Wednesday 29th May 1030am - Oops-a-Daisy, Here Come Maisy! by Elizabeth Dale
Thursday 31st May 1030am - The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
The hour-long session takes place in Studio 2, our dedicated workshop and party room, this is away from the general public so the children can really get into the tale!
It includes an age appropriate story, a related ceramic piece to paint, juice and a snack. Before the story starts children will be given the ceramic item so they can listen and start to imagine how they'll paint their piece.
Following the painting session we'll professionally glaze and fire your pottery, making it hard-wearing and glossy so it can be treasured forever!
Aimed at little ones up to 6 years.
£8.50 per child
Places are limited - call to reserve your space
0191 378 00 11
Bugs and Butterflies Fingerprint Plant Pot
Tuesday 28th May 2pm
We'll show you the best way to capture their prints and turn them into creatures of your choice!
There'll be examples on show to give you inspiration too!
When you've finished painting we'll professionally glaze and fire your plant pots making them hard wearing, glossy, water tight and something that will be treasured forever!
You can collect your items after 7 days and we'll include a packet of seeds to plant!
£18 per pot per person or two for £30.
Places are limited - call to reserve or BOOK HERE
0191 378 00 11
Decoupage Birdhouse Workshop
Friday 7th June 7-9pm
This simple technique is suitable for all abilities and produces excellent results.
You'll be given a beautifully made wooden birdhouse with zinc-plated roof and a choice of papers from our premium range.
We'll provide instruction and everything you need to create a wonderful, decorative and functional piece for your garden.
If you've not decoupaged before then this is a great place to start!
There are only five places available on this workshop so make sure you book now to avoid disappointment!
£29 only £22 per person.
Reserve your space today for £5!
Spotty Teacup and Saucer
Friday 14th June 7-9pm
This workshop is suitable for all abilities and produces great results!
You'll be given a premium quality bisque pottery teacup and saucer and all the materials you need.
We'll show you what you need to know to decorate a teacup in your choice of colours. When you've finished your design, we'll professionally glaze and fire your item in our kiln making it food-safe and glossy.
You don't need to be an artist or an expert to create a masterpiece!
£25 per person
Orla Kiely Inspired Canister and Trivet Workshop
Friday 21st June 7-9:30pm
We'll show you what you need to know to create a design onto a 20cm tall canister and 22cm diameter trivet .
You'll use foundation glazes along with other tools to create your piece; we'll have a selection of colours that aren't normally available in the studio that are similar to those found in Orla Kiely's designs.
This is a two-and-a-half hour workshop where you'll be talked through the process and shown some tips and tricks along the way!
A return visit is included in this workshop, so there's no need to panic if you're wanting to add some more detail; you can come back during our regular opening hours to finish your piece.
Once you've finished your items we'll glaze and fire them, making them food-safe and perfect for use in any kitchen!
All materials included.
£45 per person - Spaces are limited - reserve your place for £5.