Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug
FICH ceramics

Individual Pottery Experiences - Make a mug

Regular price £140.00

If you’re as picky as I am when it comes to choosing a mug to drink your chosen hot beverage from, then come and learn how to make your very own mug to your exact specifications and make your new favourite mug!

 

To do this course you don’t need to have any previous experience.

 

  • North Abingdon, Oxfordshire. 
  • One to one tuition
  • Make and keep your very own hand-thrown mug 
  • Experiences for two by arrangement 
  • Flexible time and days
  • Calming atmosphere 
  • Taught in working home ceramics studio 
  • Mug completed in three sessions
  • Duration for an individual's session is about 5 hours in total

 

Session 1 (2 hours):

Whilst relaxing in the incense infused studio with a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits, you will watch a demonstration given by me. During this, I will go through every movement explaining what I am doing and why. After this, it will be your turn on the wheel, you don’t need to panic though because I will go over everything again to make sure you feel comfortable knowing you’re doing it right. In this session you will throw 2 mug bases to ensure you have a mug at the end to take home at the end.

 

Session 2 (3 hours):

This session will need to be completed a week after session 1, this allows your mug bases to dry out sufficiently for the next stage. Firstly, you will pick your favourite base to make into a mug. We will then turn (carve excess clay off of the bottom) this base and attach your handle making it into a mug. You will be taught how to ‘pull’ your handles (if you would like to see how this works, follow this link to go to YouTube) this method ensures that you mug will be very comfortable to hold as the dimples created during the process make the perfect thumb rest. At this stage you can stamp your name at the base and add a date too.

 

Session 3 (30 minutes):

The final session is where we add colour to your mug and make it watertight with glaze. In the previous session, session 2, we will discuss what colour glaze you would like. The choice will be out of all of my colour palette colours, past and present, totalling in approximately 20 different colours, so that I can ensure your favourite glaze is available. Using the soft brushes, I use for painting on glazes for my work you will carefully add the colour(s) you would like to your mug. After this session your mug will be fired a second time and you can then collection your mug or this can be posted to you for a small fee.

 

And finally, go home and enjoy the best hot drink ever out of your new mug!

 

Would you like to have a go at making your own mug? Email me at Fi@FICHceramics.co.uk.

 

Here are some FAQ’s, if your query isn’t answered in following answers, please get in touch using the email address provided above.

 

When can I do it?

Mug workshops are taught during the day-time at 10am on weekdays and Saturdays. Please get in touch with some possible dates for the first 2 sessions, bearing in mind and they will need to be a week apart and I will do my best to fulfil your request. At your second session we will book your glazing session in.

How much does it cost?

£140 per person 

This is going to be a gift for someone, do you do gift cards?

Yes, we do gift cards and are available upon request. Gift cards are valid for a year from the date of purchase.

 How many sessions is it?

This experience lasts a total of 3 sessions.

How do I book?

In the first instance please email me some dates to Fi@FICHceramics.co.uk with some dates you are able to do. I will then contact you to confirm and take payment along with the terms and conditions and the address of my studio.

 

Look forward to meeting you,

Fi

 

Pottery Experience Testimonials 

 

“Me and my mum had a throwing lesson yesterday with Fi and we LOVED it so much! Fi is an awesome teacher and overall lovely person. It's lovely to see an old friend from school doing what she loves and being an absolute pro at it. I can't believe she taught me how to make a pot in basically an hour and I had never even done anything like this before! So happy with the pot that I made.   Great fun, Great teacher and great person. Going to be booking more sessions for sure!!   Thanks so much Fi! Xxx”
            “I second that! She is a fabulous teacher, so patient! I too am so happy with my pot. What a fabulous evening! Thank you Fi! Xx”
 
Had so much fun with Jon today! Did another session with Fi Chappelle I managed to make a bowl today!”
“I got my hubby a pottery lesson for his recent BIG birthday and I also got one for me as it sounded like fun. We had lots of giggles watching each other's efforts. We both really enjoyed our lesson and made fab- in our opinion- pots. Fi guided us extremely tactfully! Fi was lovely and is a bubbly, fun person. She even gave us choccy biscuits. A pottery lesson with Fi was a very successful present for a very difficult to buy for person. I would fully recommend for anyone.”
 
“My boyfriend and I had a lesson and it was the best experience! So much fun and I was v proud of our little pots. If you're in the Oxfordshire area definitely look her up, a really great unique gift idea, or just a fun weekend activity! Thanks so much Fi, can't wait for the end result :) x”
“My Mum thoroughly enjoyed her Ceramics workshop yesterday with the fab @fichceramics | I bought the gift voucher as her Christmas present. Highly recommended! I may have made a little purchase for myself while I was there ~ cheeky!”
 
“I had so much fun yesterday at the lovely @fichceramics 😊 learning how to throw clay, we had lots of laughs and a cute little pot at the end of it. Thank u so much for having us Fi”.
 
Had a brilliant session with Fiona today - looking forward to the next one
 
“I had such a great time with Fi learning how to throw!! She was a very patient and helpful teacher, and I'm so happy with what I managed to create. Recommend this class to anyone, it was brilliant to try something new, and is so much fun! Huge thanks Fi xxxx”
 “Thanks so much for the lesson and for your patience. I loved it!”
 
“Had great fun tonight learning how to throw a pot with Fiona. Adrenaline crafting!”
 
“Had a brilliant session with Fiona today - looking forward to the next one"
"I was bought a FICH for my Christmas present and I had a wonderful time learning all new and exciting techniques for throwing a pot. I'd done it once before and wasn't very good so was very new to it all. Fi is an awesome teacher and great to have a chat and a cuppa tea with. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars!!

“I had such a great time with Fi learning how to throw!! She was a very patient and helpful teacher, and I'm so happy with what I managed to create. Recommend this class to anyone, it was brilliant to try something new, and is so much fun! Huge thanks Fi xxxx”
 
“Thanks so much Fi! I've had so much fun doing my one to one pottery class. I loved learning every part of the process and we've had a great giggle too! So friendly and such a lovely inspiring environment surrounded by your beautiful work. Would definitely recommend! X”
 
“My wife and I did one of Fi's classes last night and it was loads of fun. Neither of us had done any kind of pottery before so it was a challenge but amazingly we both managed to make a pot! Fi is a really good teacher and makes the whole class a great experience. Looking forward to doing another one!”

 

"I just want to say a big thank you to Fi for giving myself and Annie a wonderful pot making session yesterday. I may have produced something, ahem, a little more original, but I am really looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Thanks again. I may well come back for another go. 😁😘"

 

"Such an awesome and satisfying experience. Thanks Fi!"

 

"Thank you for making my dad so welcome today! he said he really enjoyed his pottry lesson and had a few laughs along the way! I will look forward to seeing his finished pot! We will recommend you to our family and friends." 
"Thank you Fi for your talent as a teacher. I have had so much fun throwing, turning and glazing my first pot"
"I purchased the throwing experience with FICH for my 12 year old daughter for Christmas and she thoroughly enjoyed it! The experience was carried out over 3 sessions. My daughter isn't the most confident and often hesitant at trying new things, however, Fi made her feel relaxed and happy very quickly! She was really pleased with her final piece and is keen to have another go in the future. My daughter and I would definitely recommend this experience. Thanks again xx"
"My son and I really enjoyed the experience of making our pots. Having never done it before we didn't know what to expect. Fi created a very relaxed environment and expertly guided us through various steps. We managed to both finish with very respectable looking pottery! I would highly recommend her to anyone who would like to give pottery a try."
"I got the best present from [my fiance] today, POTTERY!!! got to make a pot, pretty successfully too. Thanks so much @FICHceramics you are wonderful, hilarious and such a great teacher. Thanks for having us!!"