Make a Botanical Pottery Planter at Wild Leaf

Price
£40 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
18+
Location
Stokes Croft, St Pauls & Gloucester Road
Host available in
Bristol
Student and 5 tickets prices also available

What you'll do

“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 plant shops, Wild Leaf! 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, 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.

*Please note: this package is for tuition only. If you're looking for your work to come home with you, there's an optional firing service where for £15 you can choose for your work to go into the kiln and get glazed in a shiny topcoat by your hosts. This fee doesn't need to be decided upon now- your host can take firing fees after the session should you opt for it. You'll receive a call 2-3 weeks later to arrange a pickup time.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

“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 plant shops, Wild Leaf! 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, 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.

*Please note: this package is for tuition only. If you're looking for your work to come home with you, there's an optional firing service where for £15 you can choose for your work to go into the kiln and get glazed in a shiny topcoat by your hosts. This fee doesn't need to be decided upon now- your host can take firing fees after the session should you opt for it. You'll receive a call 2-3 weeks later to arrange a pickup time.

How to get there

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Yuup extras

  • Beautiful plant store on Gloucester 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.

About Pottymouth.Workshop

Pottymouth Workshop host unique pottery experiences for all abilities. Workshops cover a whole range of ceramic skills. From the basics including hand building and throwing on the potter's wheel, to unique one-off experiences where you can create something specific. Book in for a fun day out with friends or co-workers. Alternatively, dive into one of the more in-depth workshops - it could be the beginning of a new obsession. Experiences are run at several locations so look out for the nearest one to you!

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Your hosts

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.

What people are saying

What a wonderful 2 hours! A wonderful calm environment and fabulous hosts. Great teaching, support and resources. Highly recommended

Cathy Bowker, Aug 2022

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What people are saying

What a wonderful 2 hours! A wonderful calm environment and fabulous hosts. Great teaching, support and resources. Highly recommended

Cathy Bowker, Aug 2022
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Price
£40 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.