If you haven't had time to prepare a gift for dad on the 18th June - why not bring him in for a spot of painting on the day. Sometimes dads are a bit shy about coming in, but once they have a go, they love it as much as we do! We will have free tea and cakes for you! Booking advisable. Gift Vouchers also available for taster throwing sessions.
We were immensely proud to welcome Caroline Lucas today, our MP for Brighton Pavilions. We trust her politics and integrity and admire her willingness to stand up for what she believes in. Thank you Caroline - you give us hope and provide us with a meaningful vote.
May Bank Holiday weekend is a time for family and friends to relax and enjoy a break together. This year is seems that we have only just finished our Easter Holidays!
We will be open our usual times and the team - Katya, Maisie, Caitlin, Holly, Alice and Luke will be on hand to help with our Taster Throwing Sessions or Painting on Pottery.
You may also be in for a treat and catch a glimpse of our May Open House Festival Exhibition. Our favourite local Artist Paul Cary will be revealing some of his new paintings set in and around Brighton and Hove. We love them and hope you will too!
Don't forget its best to book if possible.
We will be open as usual over the Easter break. If you would like to occupy the kids or the grown ups - or would like to spend a relaxing couple of hours then call or email to book in. There will be some chocolatey treats too.
Taster throwing sessions will take place at the usual times.
Children's Taster Throwing Special - Wednesday 12th April 2.30pm
We have all been inspired by The Great Pottery Throw Down. Now its time to let the kids have a go. This is suitable for children 8 years +. Our Potter will demonstrate how to throw a pot then they will have 2 balls of clay each. The session will last about an hour or so. Pots will be fired and clear glazed and ready for collection 2 weeks later. You can also have them posted. Session fee is £20 per child including materials. Booking is essential as places are limited.
We are asking all throwers to bring the measurements of the width & length of their hands. With our new formula (lh x wh/wc x sp / pie = hp) we will be able to predict the height of your pots by correlating these measurements with the weight of the clay and the speed of the wheel. Phew! Ready...steady...THROW!
We are ready for another busy Mothering Sunday. If you have missed booking for this year why not treat Mum another time - we are open 360 days of the year! Or give her a Gift Voucher that she can use for painting or throwing.
It's the year of the Rooster and we have some beautiful examples ready for you to paint.
We're always hearing that learning a new skill as a couple can help to improve communication and emotional satisfaction with in a relationship, so this Valentines we've put together an array of activities to help you level-up your love life.
Fancy painting your lover a present? Pop in before Saturday 11th February and collect it on Monday 13th- just in the nick of time!
If you're after an experiential gift we've got B.Y.O.B. pottery painting, or perhaps you're in the mood for a more hands on experience at a throwing lesson - with a splash of prosecco? Each session comes with the added bonus that you can paint a present for your partner at the same time as enjoying some quality time together. You can even write something super soppy on your pottery, or paint a precious memory you've shared if you want to get in their really good books!
Stuck for what to buy someone special? We have some beautiful new designs to give as gifts - from our Royal Pavilion mugs, vases and tealights to stunning floral hand painted pottery. We also have a stocking filler box - all items just £5! Our gift to you. You can see all of these in the shop now.
Christmas gifts come in all sorts of shapes and designs. It looks like this platter will be a special Christmas center piece for many years to come.
There is still plenty of time to paint your presents in time for Xmas. Please don't leave it too late - we will be firing up to 21st December. Our last day for collection will be 23rd December.
We were all inspired by The Great Pottery Throwdown and now we would like to inspire you! Do you have what it takes to be crowned Brighton’s Best Potter? Show off your throwing and hand building skills and impress Jim and his colleagues. Then let Jim decide.
Don't be shy - come on and have a go! Maybe you have a friend who is a potter.
The closing date for entry is the end of December. Potters from outside of Brighton are welcome to apply.
Apologies on behalf of British Weather - we are postponing our event until the 27th August as John would find it very difficult to paint a mural in 40 mph winds - not to mention the rain!
Its 10 years since artist John Ives painted the Whale Mural, on the side of our building in Titchbourne Street, to help raise awareness of the plight of Whales. On the 20th August we will be holding a day of activities to celebrate the wonderful creatures found in our Oceans and the responsibility we have to try to protect them. John will be refreshing his mural and starting another on the back wall of our building. We will also have competitions, face painting, clay and painting workshops - so come and have fun!
We know that over the last 10 years thousands of you have taken photos of the Whale Mural. We would love to see your pictures! Tag your whale pictures with a chance to win a £25 voucher. If you are not local then you can exchange this for a John Ives Whale print. The winner will be chosen by John on the 20th. You will need to follow us on Instagram.
The line up for the day:
10:30am - 12:00pm Create a Sea Creature Workshop £10 per person Suitable for all ages
Come and make some new underwater friends using a special blue clay. Return to collect your new friends 1 week later.
Meanwhile out on Tichborne Street, John will be reviving his original mural, talk to him about his artwork and conservation of our oceans.
12:30pm - 2:30pm Live Painting on Tichborne Street - And Face Painting
Watch John in action as he starts a new mural from scratch on the back wall of our building!
Choose to be a stunning sea creature - one of the team will paint your face! Donations to Whalefest.
2:30pm - 4:30pm Under the Sea Pottery Painting Prices start from £15 All ages welcome
We'll have a selection of Under the Sea creatures for you to paint. We will donate £2 from every creature painted to Sea Shepherd.
If you would like to join a workshop then call or email to book. If you unable to return to collect your items - we can arrange post for you.
School holidays are in full swing! Make the most of these precious 6 weeks and spend some quality time painting with the family.
Come in to paint anytime between:
10.30am - 6.30pm Monday - Saturday
or 11am-6pm on Sundays
Booking is advisable but walk-ins are also welcome.
You can also learn to throw a pot at a Taster Throwing session, suitable for adults and children aged 8+
Booking is essential and the sessions run:
Wednesdays & Fridays - 2.30pm
Saturdays - 10.45am
Sundays - 11am
£25 per child, £30 per adult
Taster Throwing prices include a second trip two weeks later, to come back and paint your creations!
Just visiting Brighton? We can post your items to you once they've been glazed & fired!
Come and join us for March of the Mermaids from 11am on July 23rd at Hove Seafront. We have teamed up with Whalefest to celebrate the wonderful creatures in our Oceans. We will be helping them raise funds for the World Cetacean Alliance. There will be plenty of beautiful creatures to paint and take home. John Ives who painted our Whale Mural will also be with us. There will be lots of opportunities to win some great prizes.
Please keep another date in your diaries - 20th August at the shop. John will be exhibiting his work in August and on the 20th August will be refreshing his mural and talking about his Whale Adventures and the work that he does to try to raise awareness of their plight.
Now that summer time is here - although the weather hasn't quite caught up - we are welcoming pottery painters from around the world. This time our guests were from St.Giles International Language School. Every year they have lovely families visiting Brighton. Fortunately for us pottery painting is one of their favourite activities!
Sunday 19th June 2016
Make some special plans for Dad this Sunday 19th June.
Come in to paint with the family or treat him to a Taster Throwing experience!
Book a Taster Throwing session for Dad or the whole family!
Sunday 19th June at 11am
£30 for adults £25 children aged 8+ only
You'll each get to throw two pots and you can come back to paint them two weeks later!
If you'd prefer to come in and paint we'll provide free tea and cake for Dad all day!
We're open 11am - 6pm and all ages are welcome - it's not uncommon for us to host three generations at once!
Book on 01273 628952 or email email@example.com
Our studio assistants will show you how and guide you through making your own pot!
Leave your pot to be glazed and fired. Collect it three weeks later or have it posted to you.
Children MUST be 8yrs+.
Saturday 30th April - Sunday 5th June
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
£10 per person
Bookings must be made via Brighton Fringe Box Office
Join the Facebook event page here.
We feel like the cat that got the cream with so many creative events going on around town in May! Sink your claws into our cat-tastic Artists Open Houses exhibition by Martin Knight.
The show runs 11am - 5pm daily, throughout May downstairs at Gallery 31 and features work inspired by the many missing cat posters around Brighton and Hove.
You can pick up a AOH programme in the shop and you can find us on the Central Trail.