Clay Chess Set at Chance & Counters

Pottymouth Workshop and Chance & Counters join forces to bring you a night of clay and chess!

In this immersive experience, participants will delve into the art of pottery while creating their very own half of a personalised chess set. This workshop combines the strategic depth of chess with the creative freedom of pottery, offering a unique and engaging activity for enthusiasts of both disciplines.

During the workshop, you will be guided through the process of hand-building each chess piece for your half of the set using clay, from the regal King and Queen to the valiant Knights and steadfast Pawns. With expert instruction and hands-on demonstrations, all clay abilities are welcome no previous experience needed!

Your finished item will be left with your hosts who will fire and glaze your work. You will be contacted to collect your completed chess set from your host within 2-4 weeks.

What to expect:

  • Dive into pottery and strategise your next move as you craft a personalised half of a chess set.
  • Create everything from the King to the Pawns in a hands-on clay session.
  • Enjoy the cosy ambiance of Bristol’s beloved board game café while you shape and mold.
  • Leave your masterpiece to be fired and glazed, and it’ll be ready for pickup in 2-4 weeks.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (18+) £30
Student (10% off for students, NHS and lower income ) £27
Group Ticket (Group Ticket - Covers 5 Participants ) £135

What people are saying

Mya Kalaya
Jun 2024

The hosts were excellent! Made the space feel really welcoming. Great technical advice. Lots of e...

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Rachael Blake
Jun 2024

Had a lovely time, really enjoyed, would definitely recommend to any chess players.. or just anyo...

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Grace Morton
May 2024

Absolutely brilliant! Meredith and Naomi were amazing, so friendly, with heaps of obvious passion...

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Unique and vibrant venue


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Your hosts will provide all materials and equipment needed for this session.
  • Please wear clothes you don't mind getting mucky.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Meredith Mason (She/Her)

Meredith is a ceramicist specialising in handbuilding with 3 years of teaching experience. She enjoys exploring clay techniques such as coiling, pinch pots and slab building. Bringing these techniques to a variety of workshops, Meredith aims to share her love of the clay world by guiding you through the process of handmade forms.

Naomi Stokes (She/Her)

Naomi is an expert potter with three years teaching experience. Naomi mostly works on the potter's wheel, but has recently reignited her love for hand building. Her aim is to help people realise their ideas in clay. Naomi will be on hand during the whole experience to give advice, support and plenty of encouragement.

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