Pottery Garden Workshop at Volunteer Tavern

There's nothing better than spending a sunny summers afternoon in the pub garden, sipping a cold fresh beer and making the most of the sun. Why not add in a splash of creativity and make your very own ceramic mug!

Join ceramicist Naomi Stokes and Meredith Mason at the Volunteer Tavern pub in Old Market as they guide you step-by-step through the process of making your own pinch pot pottery mug.

You'll be guided step-by-step through the process of making your own ‘pinch pot’ ceramic coffee cup. You don't need any previous clay experience as everything will be explained fully on the day.

What to expect:

  • Master the art of hand-built pottery with a simple pinching technique.
  • Craft a unique artisan coffee cup alongside professional ceramicists.
  • Enjoy a crisp pint, delicious wraps or spicy rice bowl.
  • Collect your masterpiece, fired and glazed, in 2-4 weeks

After a brief demonstration from your experts, you'll be let loose to get a feel for the clay, practice your technique and finish off with some decorative techniques to define your design.

Your finished item will be left with your hosts who will fire and glaze your work. You will be contacted to collect your cups from your host within 2-4 weeks.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (18+) £35
Group Ticket (Group Ticket - Covers 5 Participants ) £165

How to get there

Yuup extras

  • 17th-century, wood-panelled pub and garden
  • Real ales and a selection of global dishes


  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Although some aprons are provided, it's recommended that you wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty
  • Parking is tricky in Old Market, 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 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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