Make a Ceramic Oil Burner or Tea Light Holder

Handbuild a ceramic tealight essential oil/ wax melt burner to fill your home with gorgeous smells. This workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the art of handbuilding whilst creating something pretty AND functional for the home.

This relaxed class will introduce you to pottery techniques: slab rolling, carving, embossing and joining. Templates are provided for the class however if you have a specific design in mind you can also create your own unique piece!

You'll be taken through the steps of rolling and compressing, cutting out your forms and constructing your oil burner and then you are free to enjoy decorating and customising with all the tools available.

A range of coloured slips will be available to paint your oil burner before firing.

What to expect:

  • An introduction to the method and skills of handbuilding

  • All tools and materials required

  • Coloured slips for decoration

  • Firing and glazing service

The aim of this workshop is to make clay fun and easily accessible to everyone. You can book the workshop individually, or privately for birthdays, work do's, hen do's and other special occasions!

Pieces are usually ready to collect between 4 - 6 weeks after creation. All pieces made are dishwasher safe.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £35

What people are saying

Feb 2024

Jess was a great host, calm and encouraging and enthusiastic about her craft. It was a very enjo...

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Claire Dadswell
Feb 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed this experience, Jess was a lovely tutor. I am very please with my efforts ...

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Claire Greenslade
Feb 2024

We booked this with a few friends for a 50th and I REALLY loved it. Jess was bloody brilliant and...

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Rebecca Sheehy
Dec 2022

I really enjoyed this workshop, Jess was a great teacher, very friendly and approachable. I had n...

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How to get there


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

COVID-19 guidelines

Unfortunately, I will no longer be accepting last minute cancellations or rescheduling due to covid related issues as Government regulations have been dropped in regards to covid.

On the day

  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit mucky! Nothing we work with stains, but it can be a bit messy
  • Your host recommends cutting/filing your nails as it can get a little fiddly and difficult with long nails

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

Jess Xuereb

Self taught ceramicist Jess Xuereb is the maker behind MadeThisMess. She initially started her business in early 2021 through making and selling ceramics, but has recently expanded that into teaching! She has a love for handmade slab built ceramics and is very kean to share it with everyone in the hopes of making pottery easily accessible.

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