Hen or Sten Parties

 

We provide a relaxed atmosphere to kick off your celebrations, catch up with friends and family and share stories of your bride to be whilst getting crafty.

It’s a great opportunity to create a souvenir of your hen weekend – other than an almighty hangover! That said, it’s BYOB so bring a bottle of bubbly or two and get the creativity flowing.


Just visiting? We can arrange delivery from just £2pp.

 

Choose your package

 

Package 1 £25pp for 8+ people, allow 2hrs.

Choose a piece to paint from a selection of our favourite cups and mugs.

You’ll also paint a bonus item as a special memento for the Bride to be! We can help you design and decorate either a bowl or jug with your fingerprints and names. Opt for one of our fab designs and we’ll add the finishing touches for you!

Ready to collect or post 5-7 days later.


Package 2  £30pp for 6+ people,
allow 2hrs.

Choose a piece of pottery to paint from a selection of our favourite plates, bowls, jugs and vases.

You’ll also paint a bonus item as a special memento for the Bride to be! We’ll help you design and decorate either a bowl or jug with fingerprints and names. Opt for one of our fab designs and we’ll add the finishing touches for you.

Ready to collect or post 5-7 days later.


Package 3 - £35pp for 6+ people, allow 2 and ½ hrs. Groups of 12+ allow 3hrs.

Your studio assistant will give you a step-by-step demonstration of how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel. They will then guide you through the process as you take it in turns to throw a pot each.

You will also choose either a cup, bowl or plate to paint. 

All of your creations will be ready to collect or post 2-3 weeks later.


Package 4  £5pp + the pottery you choose paint, allow 2hrs.

Choose the piece of pottery you would like to paint. We have up to 200 items available so try to be swift with your choosing to make the most of the painting time. Pottery starts at £10, average total spend of £20-30pp.

Groups of 8+ may be seated in the main shop area. 


 

What to expect: 

When you arrive your studio assistant will guide you through the process of making your masterpiece. They will fill you full of inspiration, with bundles of tips and tricks on design and colour. Your studio assistant will be close by to answer any questions whilst you catch up, unwind and create.

Pottery is glazed and fired after your session, ready to collect or post.

Location:

You’ll find us in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines. Just a 10 minute walk from the train station, or 15 minutes from the pier. You can’t miss our purple and green exterior, but in case you do here’s a map.

Fancy taking a peak around before you arrive? Take a look at our virtual tour.


Book your party

 

To book your party, please complete the form below and we'll be in touch.

Please note a £5pp deposit is taken at the time of booking. For Packages 1-3 an invoice will be sent for full payment 7 days before your party. We suggest the organiser collects payments from the other attendees. Refunds are only given with 24hrs notice.

 
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What date would you like to book for? You can give a few options if you're flexible.
Please choose a time slot below, we'll be in touch to confirm your exact arrival time.
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If you're celebrating a special occasional, would like to arrive at a specific time or have any questions, pop the details below. Parties are generally held in our downstairs area, so please let us know if anyone struggles with stairs.
Please check the box below, to indicate you will ensure your guests will arrive and leave on time, and that you have read the notes below on glazing and firing your pottery.

Glazing and firing your painted pottery.

We try our best to ensure that the creative journey you take with us is fun and enjoyable.  The final part of the journey involves the glazing and firing of your pottery.  Sadly this is not an exact science and the kiln is sometimes unpredictable.  While we strive for perfection it doesn’t happen all the time particularly as these are hand produced crafts. 
Glaze spotting can occur as well as things like brick dust on the items.  So please be aware that although we try to control for these events it is not always possible.  It can be the charm but also the frustration of working with ceramics. 
Sometimes, if we feel it is safe to do so, we will re-fire the pottery to try to fix glazing issues. 
In the exceptional event of your pottery breaking or cracking in the kiln we will offer compensation by way of a replacement voucher.

Glazing and firing your thrown pots.

Please be aware that sometimes clay fired items can break or at worse explode in the kiln.  We try to control for these events but it is not always possible.  It is the charm but also the frustration of working with ceramics.