Clay Parties

These parties are recommended for children in Year 3 onwards
Activity length: see below

Clay build activity:
Group size*: min group size 5, max group size 10.

Activity length: 1.5hrs + option to stay for half hour party tea (click link for details).
The children will be guided through your chosen technique and model - each guest will make the same model: the building activity lasts approximately one hour, painting their creations with our glazes approximately half an hour.
The children's clay work will take one week to dry before it can be dipped in clear glaze and fired, so it will be ready for collection two weeks after the party. 
We quality check every item when it comes out of the kiln, before we pack it ready for you to collect.  You are very welcome to unpack your items in the Studio before taking them home.  Unfortunately we cannot be held responsible for any damage that occurs to your items once they have been taken from the Studio.
Activity Cost: £18pp

Please see photos below for more clay build projects.

Potter's Wheel experience:
Group size*: min group size 4, max group size 6.
Activity length: @10-15mins per person, 4 guests = up to 1 hour, 6 guests = up to 1.5hrs + option to stay for half hour party tea (click link for details).
The children will experience one-to-one tuition on the potter's wheel, one at a time.  We highly recommend that guests are involved in an additional activity whilst waiting their turn, eg. pottery painting of foam clay, please note: this will incur an additional cost.
Air-drying clay will be used which means they will take their pots home the same day - once the clay has dried naturally it can be decorated with acrylic paints.
Activity Cost: £12pp

Party Tea:
there is the option to hire the activity tables for a half-hour party tea @£2pp... while the children are washing their hands & removing aprons, we will clear and re-set the activity tables for your party tea.  The £2pp cover charge includes: party tablecloths, napkins, plates, cups, cutlery; unlimited low-sugar squash; ceiling and window decorations.
Party Food options
1. we are very happy to place a pizza order for your party, from our neighbour Punto Italian restaurant (payable on the day); 
2. we can provide picnic boxes for each guest @£5pp (payable in advance);
please click on the link for more details: Party Tea

Free Gift
for the birthday child if there are 10 or more guests: commemorative party plate, can be purchased @£14 if the party group is less than 10.

* applies to the children/guests taking part in the activity, only 2 accompanying adults required: a maximum of two adult helpers must attend to supervise the party guests, in addition to our staff member.  For Health & Safety reasons, any additional guests not taking part in the party activity must be seated at a cost of £6 per person/seat - unless they would like to choose an item from the shelf to decorate themselves.

clay build project: character slab pots and tealight holders

clay build project: coil pots

clay build project: mosaic effect tiles using stencils

clay build project: embossed texture surface layered flowers

clay build project: sculpture