Make your own ceramic art – or send a workshop in a tin as a gift. No experience is required but if you do have experience of clay, you can bring it to this lovely project.
We love running workshops at our studio and in the community – there is nothing quite like sharing the feelings and sensations of working with clay with people for the first time. We love the variety of what people can create with the same raw material. Of course, these are no longer normal times. Our workshops have had to stop, at least for a while. But then we had an idea.
No special tools are needed – we can help you find everything you might need around the house or garden.
This tin contains the following;
A slab of raw clay, about 20cm x 15cm, sealed in a plastic bag.
Instructions, inspiration and ideas for how you might choose to work on the clay to create something unique.
A cloth to keep your surfaces clean while you work on the clay.
Some packaging for keeping the clay flat on its way to you and back to us again.
The price you pay includes all materials, firings, a hanging hook and posting the tin and then the finished piece to you.
How it works.
You order a tin – timing is important so let us know when ordering if the tin is for a particular date.
Instructions are emailed to you or your friend, with ideas of what to gather while you wait for your tin to arrive – fun things like feathers or old jewellery.
You, or your recipient, have fun with the clay, making a ceramic artwork for the wall.
You post the clay back to us, reusing the box and packaging that it came to you in.
We smooth the edges and the back of the clay and put it somewhere safe to dry. We then fire it and get in touch with you to choose colours, before glazing it and firing it again.
We send you another image of your finished piece and you can choose a hanging hook or pay an extra £22 for a frame and then your work is posted back to you.
A little word about timings..
Clay is a live material until fired. It will be posted to you in a sealed bag, but there is a slight danger it will dry out if you wait too long before you use it. If you are planning to use it on a set date, send it to someone as a birthday gift or would like to create something for a particular celebration date, please let us know and we will post the clay out at the right time.
It is also important to post your piece back to us as soon as possible. It will survive better in the post when still moist.
Please also note..
We can have a large number of tins in circulation at any one time, so the number available for order goes up and down constantly. If you get an ‘out of stock’ warning, drop us a line. A tin will be available very soon!