What We Do

The studio will be closed for the second national lockdown, but please check out our online shop for pottery painting you can do at home.

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Pottery Painting

Painting is the ultimate in mindfulness, with freedom to be as creative as you wish, or simply to colour in using three dimensions. Our peaceful studio is the perfect spot to escape to, and suitable for all. Paint beautiful, functional pieces for your home, thoughtful gifts, or personalised trinkets. Book a table now to secure a slot. We now have a limited capacity to allow for social distancing between tables.


We now also offer Pottery at Home kits, which can be ordered online and collected from the studio, or delivered to Retford and surrounding areas.

Ceramics Classes

Joy Price-Gibbs, qualified and experienced ceramicist and teacher, makes working with clay accessible to all, providing a wealth of knowledge to help with creating your own artwork. Have or gift a uniquely memorable experience of the six-week course. Spend two hours in our studio every week learning at your own pace and exploring the areas that interest you the most. All students have the chance to learn hand building, glazing, coiling and experience throwing on the wheel. Many students choose to stay on for more courses and explore in greater depth the area they find an affinity with. Six week blocks run throughout the year on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday both day and evening. Contact us to find out about course availability.

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The Pottery is still the perfect venue for parties for both kids and adults! We are committed to Creating Happy safely.


To maintain social distancing, pottery parties now involve sole use of the studio for the two hour duration. Capacity is eight to fourteen people, sitting individually or in household groups. 

For adults, including hen parties, leaving dos, and birthdays, we can put on Prosecco & Paint style evening celebrations - just get in touch to find out more.


Spend the day learning a completely new creative skill at The Pottery. We run workshops on a regular basis, and try to explore a variety of creative pursuits. Willow sculpture with Kate Morrell is a popular one-day course, and a new skill for most people. If you already enjoy pottery making, you will love the process of making and firing raku pieces with Joy, giving brilliant unpredictable crackle, metallic, and oxidised finishes. As the firing occurs outdoors, these workshops are not held during winter. We also hold glazing workshops, working with the stunning reactive blue glazes and others with Roz. See our Facebook page for updates on workshops or to let us know what courses you'd like to see in future! 

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Gainsborough Road
DN10 5BW

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