Make a Botanical Pottery Planter at Oak and Reed

“Plants are like people: they’re all different and a little bit strange.” — John Kehoe

Every plant deserves a beautiful pot to call home and flourish in, with Pottymouth Workshop you can make that happen!

Join Pottymouth Workshop at one of Bristol's finest independent plant shops, Oak and Reed! Expert potters Naomi Stokes and Meredith Mason will teach you how to make your own unique planter from scratch. Take the opportunity to customise the size to suit a plant from home. Or even better, make the most of the offer of 10% off all plants in store and treat yourself to a new addition from the stunning selection on offer in the store.

After a brief demonstration from your hosts, you'll be let loose to build your planter, using hand-building techniques such as rolling slabs, slip and scoring. After you've constructed the form, you are encouraged to use the remaining time to decorate your work using coloured slips and impressions from leaves or other clippings. Use this time to really unleash your creativity and personalise your work.

You'll receive step by step guidance throughout to build the perfect (or imperfect) plant pot. This session is suitable for beginners so no previous experience is needed!

Once completed, your work will be left with your hosts to be fired and glazed in a shiny top coat ready to bling out your plants and your home.

Final products will be ready to collected 2-4 weeks later

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £35
Student (10% off for students and those of lower incomes (proof to be emailed in advance)) £31.50
5 tickets (Buy 4 get the 5th 1/2 price) £157.50

What people are saying

izzy neumann
Sep 2022

amazing teachers and a really relaxed atmosphere, perfect for anyone who wants to give it a go!

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Valentine KIM
Aug 2022

Had the best time with Meredith and Naomi!! Their workshops are so nice and chilled and I’m so s...

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Cathy Bowker
Aug 2022

What a wonderful 2 hours! A wonderful calm environment and fabulous hosts. Great teaching, suppo...

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Beautiful plant store on St George's Road
  • 10% off all plants in store
  • BYO (2 alcoholic drinks per person)
  • 10% discount for students and for those of lower income

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

Please do not attend this session if you are feeling unwell, experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who is testing positive.

On the day

  • Your host will provide all materials and equipment needed for this session. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting mucky
  • You are welcome to bring your own drinks, alcoholic (2 max per person) or soft drinks. (please take all of your glass away with you, as we are unable to recycle it at this venue)
  • Feel free to bring some inspiration too! If you're making your pot for a specific plant please measure the dimensions in advance

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 who has been teaching for the past two years at her studio in Fishponds. Teaching the techniques of coiling, pinch pots and slab building in 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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