Make a Ceramic Vase at Loaf

Join Pottymouth Workshop and try your hand at pottery at The Bristol Loaf in Bedminster. This beautiful independent artisan bakery is the perfect place to get in the creative clay zone.

Expert potters Naomi Stokes and Meredith Mason will teach you how to make your own unique vase from scratch. Take the opportunity to customise its size and shape, tailoring every angle to your personal tastes.

After a brief demonstration from your hosts, you'll be let loose to build your vase, using hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, slip and scoring. After you've constructed the form, you are encouraged to use the remaining time to decorate your work using coloured slips, carving designs and adding funky textures. Use this time to really unleash your creativity and personalise your work.

You'll receive step by step guidance throughout to build your vessel. This session is suitable for beginners so no previous clay experience is needed! The café and wine bar will be open to serve some evening drinks to spark inspiration while you sculpt.

Once completed, your work will be left with your hosts to be fired and glazed in a shiny top coat ready to adorn your shelves at home.

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

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (18+) £35
Student (10% off for students/nhs/low income (proof must be e-mailed in advance to £31.50
Group Ticket x5 (Buy 4 get the 5th half price) £157.50

What people are saying

Mair Gravatt
Jun 2024

A fun session - AND we all managed to produce a vase! Thank you!

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A Lindsay
May 2024

Wonderful evening! The hosts were great.

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Naomi Sherman
May 2024

Brilliant workshop, really relaxed and fun and lots of help if you got stuck

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Annette Cornish
Apr 2024

Great hosts and venue. Lots of opportunity to be creative whilst still receiving great instructio...

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How to get there


  • Adult changing
  • Baby changing
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

On the day

Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure we can start promptly. Although some aprons are provided, we recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We also recommend short nails- although this is not a necessity.

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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