Make a mug and coaster pottery workshop

Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restrictions
16+
Location
Stokes Croft, St Pauls & Gloucester Road
Host available in
Bristol
Group Ticket prices also available

What you'll do

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!

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

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!

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

My priority is to keep customers and myself safe. I ask that everyone attending any of the classes adheres to the current government guidelines. If you are unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus, or have come into contact with anyone who has developed symptoms - please stay home and notify me via email immediately.

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.

About Made This Mess

Self-taught, Bristol-based ceramicist Jess Xuereb started MADETHISMESS during the early months of 2021. Her style is rustic yet elegant, focusing on slab-building functional ceramic dinnerware. She teaches slab-building ceramics to beginners in order to make clay less daunting and more easily accessible. She doesn’t use a wheel, so everything you learn in class you can recreate at home in your own time! She wants people to know that they don’t need all the bells and whistles to make beautiful and functional ceramic pieces!

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Your host

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.

What people are saying

It was fun . H Hope to see you again … thank you

Wacharapon Roberts, Jun 2022

Jess was excellent- really enjoyed the workshop

Kate Doyle, Jun 2022

Have a really great time, Jess was brilliant! Will definitely be back

Kierra Payne, Jun 2022

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What people are saying

It was fun . H Hope to see you again … thank you

Wacharapon Roberts, Jun 2022

Jess was excellent- really enjoyed the workshop

Kate Doyle, Jun 2022

Have a really great time, Jess was brilliant! Will definitely be back

Kierra Payne, Jun 2022
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Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.