Make a mug and coaster pottery workshop

2 hrs 30 mins

Take the satisfaction of a good cuppa to the next level with your own special mug to drink from!

This workshop introduces you to the art of hand-building in a fun, friendly, and accessible way! It is suitable for ceramic beginners, or anyone who has briefly experimented with clay and wants to give it another go!

With copious teas and coffees, this class will introduce you to techniques such as slab rolling, carving, embossing and joining. Templates are provided for the class however if you have a specific design in mind you can also create your own unique piece!

You'll be taken through the steps of rolling and compressing, cutting out your forms and constructing your mug and coaster; which you can then enjoy decorating and customising with all the tools available.

Once you finish creating your set you can get stuck into painting your pieces with a range of different coloured slips! They will then be left to dry for a week, after which they will be bisque fired, glazed and fired again. Pieces are usually ready to collect between 4 - 6 weeks after creation. All pieces made are dishwasher safe.

The aim of this workshop is to make clay fun and easily accessible to everyone. You can book the workshop individually, or privately for birthdays, work do's, hen do's and other special occasions!

Provided by us: Aprons, clay, all tools for carving, rolling pins and guides, rolling matt, teas and coffees, letters for embossing templates. ... you just need to bring yourselves!

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £38

What people are saying

Luke Perry
Apr 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The host explained things very well and clearly.

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Sarah White
Apr 2024

Fantastic session making and decorating a mug

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Emily Jordan
Apr 2024

Jess was very knowledgeable and made sure to tell you everything you needed to know to make a mug...

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Yenu Stuart
Apr 2024

My friend and I loved making a mug. It was a great baby shower event for my friend. She loved it.

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

Unfortunately, I will no longer be accepting last minute cancellations or rescheduling due to covid related issues as Government regulations have been dropped in regards to covid.

On the day

  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit mucky! Nothing we work with stains, but it can be a bit messy.

  • I recommend cutting/filing your nails as it can get a little fiddly and difficult with long nails.

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

Jess Xuereb

Self taught ceramicist Jess Xuereb is the maker behind MadeThisMess. She initially started her business in early 2021 through making and selling ceramics, but has recently expanded that into teaching! She has a love for handmade slab built ceramics and is very kean to share it with everyone in the hopes of making pottery easily accessible.

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