Summer Garden Pottery Session

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 Cadbury pub in Montpelier as they guide 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. You will be shown a demonstration of 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!

What to expect:

  • Watch and learn the fundamental techniques of slab building.
  • Shape your own ceramic mug with step-by-step instruction.
  • Personalise your mug with colourful slips and impression tools.
  • All the clay and tools you’ll need to create your mug.
  • Leave your creation to be professionally finished by your hosts.
  • Enjoy the Cadbury pub’s selection of drinks while you work.

Your finished item will be left with your hosts 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.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (18+) £35
Student (10% off for students, nhs and lower income ) £31.50
Group Ticket (Group Ticket - Covers 5 Participants ) £165

How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Big pub garden
  • Wonderful selection of local beers


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

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 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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