Porcelain nature vessel workshops

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This year I am now offering craft workshops from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Join me for a day of creating, eating, drinking and relaxing at my hillside home.

Arrive at 11 am where we will begin with fresh coffee and pots of tea. After a quick demo we will begin the first stage of making our vessels from some beautifully smooth porcelain clay. They will need some time to dry before our next stage so thats when we will tuck into lunch, closely followed by cake.

all the food served is vegan and nutritious but totally delicious and homemade. here’s an example of the menu:

  • kale, sun-dried tomato, glazed carrot and hummus sandwiches.
  • almond and lemon pesto with rocket sandwiches.
  • carrot and walnut salad.
  • cauliflower and olive salad.
  • tahini and pea hummus.
  • mint chocolate cake.
  • banana cream pie.
  • peanut butter and chocolate fudge.

the menu can be made completely nut-free and gluten free options are available at your request. any other dietary requirements can also be accommodated.

delicious fresh coffee, a selection of teas and fresh lemon water are served throughout the day.

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Once our bellies are happy we will delve into the next exciting stage of decorating our little vessels by pressing fresh flowers into them and etching into the porcelain with small tools. Then we’ll add drops of colour and glaze ready for them all to be fired in my kiln then posted to you at a later date.

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We’ll finish the day with a glass of something delicious and the opportunity to style and photograph your creations so they are pinterest worthy! We’ll finish around 3pm.

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Ceramic workshops for hen parties in Hebden Bridge.

This year I am offering workshops for that extra special hen do. Perfect for the bride-to-be and her nearest and dearest who love craft, delicious food and relaxing in the countryside with fresh coffee and scrumptious cake.

I hold the workshops from my home where I live perched on the hillside above the small but very creative town of Hebden Bridge which is nestled in a beautiful valley in West Yorkshire. As the hillside is so steep, houses were built on top of one another to make best use of the land. It means you get to sit, relax and enjoy your workshop with wonderful views of our little valley. I can also travel to where you are staying and bring the workshop to you!

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 The workshop!

The workshop begins at 12pm and we finish around 3pm. Lunch is served at 12pm, closely followed by cake. All the food served is vegan and nutritious but totally delicious and homemade. Here’s an example of the menu:

  • Kale, sun-dried tomato, glazed carrot and hummus sandwiches.
  • Almond and lemon pesto with rocket sandwiches.
  • Carrot and walnut salad.
  • Cauliflower and olive salad.
  • Tahini and pea hummus.
  • Mint chocolate cake.
  • Banana cream pie.
  • Peanut butter and chocolate fudge.

The menu can be made completely nut-free and gluten free options are available at your request. Any other dietary requirements can also be accommodated. Delicious fresh coffee, a selection of teas and fresh lemon water are served throughout the day.

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We begin the workshop after lunch with a demonstration where I show you how to make your pieces.

You can choose to make one of the following:

  • Use fresh flowers to press into clay and create a collection of porcelain nature vessels. We will decorate them with pastel colours and translucent glaze. You will have time to make some for yourself and also one for the bride from each of you as a reminder of her wonderful hen do with her favourite people.
  • Nature and woodland inspired ceramic bunting. You’ll have time to each make a contribution to bunting for the bride to be as a reminder of her special hen do. You’ll also have time to make some little woodland pieces for yourself.

We use a smooth stoneware clay which is wonderfully therapeutic to handle, as well as colourful clay slips to decorate each piece. We glaze your makes, I fire them in my kiln and post them out to one chosen address.

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Once you are nearing finishing your creations, we’ll celebrate your masterpieces and of course the bride-to-be’s impending nuptials with a complimentary glass of fizz!

Getting here and prices:

Hebden Bridge has excellent train links to Leeds and Manchester as well as being less than an hours drive from both. My home is situated a 20 minute walk from the station where you pass plenty of wonderfully independent bars, pubs and shops. If I am too far away for you I can replicate the day wherever you are.

The total cost for the hen do workshop is £65 per person for a booking of 8+. This also includes a gift for the bride-to-be of a pair of my porcelain earrings (which the organiser can choose from here..), a small posy of fresh flowers and some of my homemade vegan fudge.

There will be an extra charge if I am travelling to you and the cost will depend on the distance. Protective sheeting for your chosen venue will be provided and left clean and sparkling!

Enquire here with your chosen date, estimated number of hens and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours. And see below for a few more pics of my workshop in action..

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Thanks for reading and get in touch if you would like any further information on my hen do workshop here..