If you’ve seen the classic film ‘Ghost’ this is an activity that might be of interest to you! Admittedly, there’s no wet clay to play with, no ghosts and Unchained Melody to listen to, but Pottery Painting is just as enjoyable and relaxing.
The great thing about this activity is that it is suitable for all ages, so it’s ideal for those families with varying ages and interests, from tumultuous teens to tireless tots. So what is it exactly? The clue is in the name; on arrival you’ll choose a piece of pottery from our huge selection – from mugs to clocks and fruit bowls and everything in between – and then the fun begins.
You can be as creative as you like, whether you want to design a masterpiece or just spend some quality time with your family; some guests have commented how cathartic it can be to sit and focus on one single thing. After your handiwork is complete, the workers at the Pottery Painting Studio will professionally glaze it for you and fire it overnight so you’re left with a work of art to take home as a memento of your trip.
“One gentleman I’ve met must have painted about 15 vases in his visits here; he did three on his last visit alone!”
Louise Betteridge, pottery assistant, says: “It really is for all ages. We get a lot of people come in and think it’s just for kids, but then they see grown-ups doing it and they feel more relaxed. Soon enough they love it; people just get lost in it and 90 minutes absolutely flies by.”
“We’re always on hand to offer inspiration and ideas. Everyone is different; you might be really artistic or not very confident in your design skills at all, but it’s not all about design work. When people come back the next day to collect their creations, they’re amazed at how good they look – the colours really pop.”
“Once you’ve tried Pottery Painting you’ll come back time and again. We have regulars in the Sherwood Forest studio; people will paint whole crockery sets. So on their first visit they’ll paint, say, crockery with a particular pattern, on their next short break they’ll paint a teapot, the break after that they’ll paint mugs and so on. One gentleman I’ve met must have painted about 15 vases in his visits here; he did three on his last visit alone!”
“I often recommend to guests with little ones that they paint the date and their age on the bottom, that way when they come back the next time they’ll see the difference in their ability. My daughter has an entire row of them on her windowsill at home.”
Try it! Book your Pottery Painting session now, all you’ll need is your booking reference.