Tag: Clay Days

Summer Holiday Workshops!

 

 

With the holidays just days away and for those who’ve already started we thought we’d better let you know about all the ace family clay day and Sculpting studio activities we’ve got planned for our Blandford studio this summer!

Clay Days

Tuesday 26th / Thursday 28th July and Tuesday 23rd / Thursday 25th August! Starting at 10:30am or 2:30pm for 2hrs.

Each session starts with a quick wheel demo and talk through the tools on offer to help create sculptures and pots. Children are then invited to have a go themselves with the help (if needed) from our experienced and friendly potters! Once their pottery has been crafted and dried, participants are encouraged to coat their marvellous masterpieces with lashings of paint!  We then glaze and fire everything and will get in touch between 3-5 weeks later to let you know when to come and pick it up or for £15 we can wrap and pack your pieces and post them out to you.

These sessions are a great introduction to the young creatives in your life. They also give parents and children the opportunity to spend much needed time together and allow creative imaginations to come to life in a nurturing and free spirited environment.

Children from as young as 3 are invited to come and clay with us and you are welcome to leave your older ones here (10yrs upwards) if you need to do a bit of shopping in town or just have a break for a couple of hours!

Our sessions are £20pp and we advise booking in advance. You can do this by calling directly or sending an email.

Saturday Sculpting! 

From Saturday 23rd July right the way through the summer holidays we will be open for drop in pottery sessions from 10:30am – 12noon / 1:30pm -3pm or if you like to plan ahead we’ll be taking bookings the Friday before no later then 4pm

Prices start from £5 – £30 depending on what you make and whether you decide to take it away with you on the day or leave it with us for a fire and glaze!

Call us on 01258 455232 or email hellopotteryparlour@gmail.com to book any of our workshops this summer and create memories that will last forever and ever!

 

 

 

October/November – Christmas is nearly here!

Well October came and went pretty quickly didn’t it? Here we are with mid November fast approaching and Christmas appears to be just around the corner to. Ahh!! Oooh!!

October saw our half term clay day workshops fully booked with lots of happy potters visiting the studio. We’ve been busy almost every weekend helping to celebrate Birthdays and Hen parties and we’ve welcomed a new potter to the team! Lucy our newest member has been experimenting with clay for years. She is a teacher and finds pottery relaxing in her spare time. When she is not doing either of these, Lucy loves spending time with her children and walking her dog!

Throughout October, Vanessa and the team have been busy beavering away creating The Pottery Parlours first proper shop! We are delighted to announce that The Pottery Shop is now open for business! We are here Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm until Christmas Eve. Please pop in when you are next in Blandford Forum to discover and marvel at the delights of Vanessa’s award winning ceramics. All current collections are here as well as samples from her new SS/16 collection, which include delicate blue and creamy white pieces with her signature gold lustre embellishment. Please note – The pieces you purchase from our shop are a snippet of the gallery prices! So, If you are a lover of beautiful handmade ceramics and want exquisite gifts for your friends and family this Christmas our shop is the place to be!