Make your own mug from scratch

Price
£35 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
18+
Student and Group Ticket prices also available

What you'll do

Name a better feeling than the first sip of coffee in the morning ...... (we'll wait).

Now imagine a beautifully handcrafted mug to drink it from, made by your very own hands!

Join ceramicist Naomi Stokes at the Cadbury pub in Montpelier as she guides you step-by-step through the process of making your own slab-build ceramic mug.

You don't need to have any previous experience as everything will be fully covered on the day, but a steady hand and an eye for detail never goes amiss. Naomi will demonstrate some of the fundamental slab building techniques including how to roll a slab, slip and scoring, as well as finishing and decorating techniques.

After the initial demonstration, spend the duration of the workshop piecing together your lovely mugs, practicing the core basics of hand-built ceramics as you go. Once formed, you can spend any remaining time decorating your piece with coloured slips or creating impressions with tools. This is a chance to really personalise your piece and express your creativity!

Your finished item will be left with Naomi who will fire and glaze your work. Mugs will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after. This workshop will be hosted at The Cadbury in Montpelier so feel free to make the most of the bar. Uni students with a valid student card are welcome to a free half pint of beer/cider, 125ml wine, or half soft drink.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Name a better feeling than the first sip of coffee in the morning ...... (we'll wait).

Now imagine a beautifully handcrafted mug to drink it from, made by your very own hands!

Join ceramicist Naomi Stokes at the Cadbury pub in Montpelier as she guides you step-by-step through the process of making your own slab-build ceramic mug.

You don't need to have any previous experience as everything will be fully covered on the day, but a steady hand and an eye for detail never goes amiss. Naomi will demonstrate some of the fundamental slab building techniques including how to roll a slab, slip and scoring, as well as finishing and decorating techniques.

After the initial demonstration, spend the duration of the workshop piecing together your lovely mugs, practicing the core basics of hand-built ceramics as you go. Once formed, you can spend any remaining time decorating your piece with coloured slips or creating impressions with tools. This is a chance to really personalise your piece and express your creativity!

Your finished item will be left with Naomi who will fire and glaze your work. Mugs will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after. This workshop will be hosted at The Cadbury in Montpelier so feel free to make the most of the bar. Uni students with a valid student card are welcome to a free half pint of beer/cider, 125ml wine, or half soft drink.

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Yuup extras

  • Cosy pub with fantastic food & drink selection
  • Expert potter on hand at all times

Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Outdoors

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

  • Although aprons are provided, it's recommended that you wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty
  • Parking is tricky in Montpelier, so if you are arriving by car please leave enough time to find a spot

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 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 3 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 Naomi Stokes Ceramics

Naomi Stokes hosts 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 host

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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Price
£35 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.