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Story Ceramics

Age: old enough to listen to a story and enjoy painting with you

Number of Places: Max 8 children per workshop (remember there will be 8 adults too!)

£8 "pay-as-you-go" weekly drop in,
discounted to £6 per week for block bookings....
£24 for 4-week/monthly block, see calendar or contact us to check availability for your preferred month. 

Please book to avoid disappointment.

Activity length: approximately 45 minutes (depends on individual children)

Weekly during term-time:
Tuesdays: 10am
Fridays:     10am

Please note:
these workshops run all year round, holidays too -
based on local state school terms, check calendar or contact us to check.

A different story each week!

Nicole, Old Windsor Mum: "this is the only toddler activity club I've found that I have kept all my little girls' work from".

Settle your littlie onto our Story blanket and let the journey begin... 

After we have read the story, met the characters, shared the adventures and even added our own!... the children will don aprons, clamber onto a cushioned seat and join you to paint a pottery piece related to the story... take a look at the examples below to see what you might paint...

Tea or coffee is available to help you relax into the activity too!

After approx. half an hour the children will be encouraged to wash their hands (climbing the "magic steps" carefully) before having squash and a biscuit to round the morning off.

These activities will introduce the children to the different tools, equipment and techniques that can be used to decorate our pottery (at a reduced price) then, if you choose to come back another time to make gifts or just for fun they will know what to do.

Collect your fired keepsake the following week.

A memorable keepsake, unique to your child's creativity and imagination (and the story), every session.

For dates and Story details: see our Calendar or Facebook page

This activity is now available as a  Story Party 

for children aged 4 & under, at the suggestion of one of our regular Story attendees!

The Story Party Activity runs for approx. 45mins with a similar format to our Story Ceramics workshop: story, guided activity then followed by birthday cake or, you may wish to hire the tables for a little longer and stay for a Party Tea. 

The Story Party Activity cost per guest depends on the item you choose to accompany your story: tile, character figure, egg cup, character hanger etc. and includes a dedicated member of staff to meet & greet your guests; share the story; lead the activity; ceramic item; prep for firing & firing of the children's creations; individual wrapping of fired work ready for collection the following week.

There is a maximum of 10 children - as each small child will be accompanied by a parent that means 20 guests!! (you only pay for the children taking part in the activity).

Take a look at the stories below and call or email us for a quote.

Here are just some of the art adventures we have enjoyed during our Story Ceramics workshops.... 

  • sometimes we paint a scene from the story, sometimes we explore pattern (often using stickers!),
  • sometimes we paint a ceramic character,
  • sometimes we re-create the character using our handprint! 
We get to use lots of tools: sponges, stamps, stencils, brushes, fingers and stickers! 
It's always amazing to see the transformation from powdery glaze to fired shiny permanent colour.

Story Party costs per person

egg cup: £8
gingerbread men hangers: £10
6" tiles: £12
mugs: £12
figures (e.g. Norman the Snail) £12
plates: £14
hanging stars: £13

  • staff member to meet & greet your guests;
  • tuition & supervision of the painting activity by a dedicated team member (not responsible for behaviour of your guests);
  • ceramic item per guest;
  • glazes;
  • aprons, tools & equipment appropriate to the painting activity;
  • cleaning & re-setting of activity tables for your party tea;
  • clearing up after your party;
  • preparation of ceramics for firing;
  • firing of your ceramics in our kiln;
  • wrapping of each item ready for collection a week later.


can't make the weekly workshop but would love to create a Story Ceramic with your littlie?...
pop-in and Share a Story using the activity worksheet
designed especially by Hands-on Art that goes along with your chosen story. 
The cost cost depends on the item you choose to accompany your story
tile, character figure, egg cup, character hanger etc.