What you'll do
I have a fabulous rustic studio where I will show you how to make a pot using the coiling method. I will give you a demonstration about painting on bisque (clay that has been fired once) and show you fantastic tips on how to make your item look totally professional. And then you will have a go at painting your own masterpiece. If you would like to spend more time on one of the activities and not take part in the others, or there is something particular you would like to make (time allowing) that is not a problem. During the day there will be tea and coffee and homemade biscuits and cake. We will start at 10am with a coffee and a chat about how the day will progress. After that, it will be time to play with clay. Lunch will be at 1pm until 2pm. I live on a farm, so you can wonder around, eat your pack lunch looking at the stunning views of castle Howard or if it is raining, I have a section of my studio that is suitable to have food and drink. After lunch we will start the China painting. We will wrap up at 4pm. When I have fired your pieces of work, you can either come and collect them or I will post them to you. I will provide all the materials you will need.
I have lived in this area all my life and am passionate about North Yorkshire. I adore being an artist. I have shown my work in many exhibitions and have even had several articles written about me. I make jewellery, paint murals and furniture, take photographs, and teach china painting and have for many, many years and absolutely love doing demonstrations and showing someone who doesn’t think they have a natural artistic ability, that in fact they can produce something that is stunning. I am warm, very friendly with a great sense of humour.
Tea, coffee, water
Where you'll be
My studio and my home are situated in one of the most beautiful locations in North Yorkshire. The heart of the Castle Howard Estate. The road you travel on to reach me is a private road and only those actually coming to my house or the others in the near vicinity are allowed to use it. You will see Castle Howard on your drive to me, a view that is really special and also the mausoleum and several follies. Please use google maps to get here.
Keep these in mind
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Up to 6 guests aged 8 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Let me know if you have any allergies. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring a pack lunch. I will provide all the materials you will need and aprons.
Ceramics Day in a Stunning Location
£85 / personNew experience
£85 / person