Business Focus: Hot Pot Pottery

Based in Christchurch, Hot Pot Pottery is run by a husband and wife team who are encouraging people of all ages and creative abilities to get arty!

Hot Pot Pottery ©
Hot Pot Pottery ©

Here’s what’s on this summer… 

Pottery Painting

Try something different for a family day out for both adults and kids with Hot Pot Pottery. Pick from a range of items including little animals, cups and mugs (perfect for Mum or Dad!) or plates to hang on the wall at home. After a short briefing, you’ll be left to get your creative juices flowing, free to design the pottery as you please. Everyone is invited whatever age – you could even use baby footprints on your piece – ideal for Grandma or Grandad!

Pottery painting costs £5 per person (usually one hour) plus the cost of the piece chosen from their range (£4.50 – £8.50) and delivery if required. Booking is not usually required unless for a larger group (4 people and above).


Hot Pot Pottery ©
Hot Pot Pottery ©
Hot Pot Pottery ©
Hot Pot Pottery ©

Pottery Trail Classes

This is for those who are interested in learning about pottery from the very first stage. During these two hour sessions participants will learn all about clay in the studio from fun pottery throwing (making pottery on the wheel) to hand building techniques such as pinch pots, flat slabs (to make coasters) or coils to build a pot.

At the end of the lesson participants will get to choose their favourite pieces and leave them for finishing. A courier can be arranged for those who don’t live locally.

Pottery trial classes cost £20 per person and delivery is extra (£15 to one UK address). Pottery trial classes are usually bookable on most days, available 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm.  Larger groups of 8 require a 3 hour session and charge £25 per head. 


Tearoom and Gallery

After a hard day painting, why not browse the gallery and sit down with a homemade treat? In the summer, Hot Pot Pottery welcome visitors in the courtyard to enjoy the fresh air. Guests are free to handle the pottery displayed if they’re interested in buying their own piece – a very friendly and welcoming place to wile away those summer hours!

The tearoom and gallery is open Thursday-Sunday 11.00-4.00

Hot Pot Pottery ©
Hot Pot Pottery ©

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