Love Clay

Love Clay, Stoke-on-Trent: Hours, Address, Love Clay Reviews: 5/5

Paint & Pottery Studios • Art Galleries • Lessons & Workshops
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A ceramics centre, located at Valentine Clays headquarters, focusing on a new visitor experience that promotes the importance of clay to the ceramics industry and Stoke-on-Trent. The new facility based in the heart of The Potteries comprises of a contemporary gallery, exhibition space, workshops and events.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Claire D
10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Amazing master class today. Great from start to finish! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to throw a pot!
Written 17 August 2020
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed your visit :)
Written 18 August 2020
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LaNyonsaise
West Midlands, UK774 contributions
Jan 2020
The tourist map of the Potteries showed that it was possible to combine this with another visit. The modern building is light and airy and we were welcomed by a friendly receptionist who offered us hot drinks. There's a small gallery on the ground floor and at the time of our visit there was an exhibition by graduates of Staffordshire university on the mezzanine. It didn't take very long to see both exhibits but it was worth calling in. If we lived closer we would like to take part in the pottery classes on offer.
Written 14 February 2020
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Thank you for you lovely review and for visiting our Ceramics centre at Valentine's HQ. Our exhibitions change frequently, so if you are in the area again please do pop in! It is a shame you are unable to attend one of our courses. However, in March we are introducing 1 hour sessions where you prebook and have a go at throwing/making! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 18 February 2020
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William A
Staffordshire779 contributions
Jan 2020
Not easy to find, needs signage on the roads nearby.
Little to see. A display of ceramics made using the companies clay but nothing labelled.
I would only visit if I were attending a course/activity.
Written 15 January 2020
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Thank you for your review. The gallery downstairs are items given by potters who have used our clay dating back the past 40 years. We are in the process of creating an app to inform customers viewing the gallery information about the pots and the potters. Please do come and see the gallery when the app is up and running and the new exhibitions we have coming up.
Written 18 February 2020
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susanjanetm
Stoke-on-Trent, UK19 contributions
Dec 2019
What a lovely relaxing evening, 3 of us aged between 17 and 46 spend an evening at Valentine Clays tasting wine, throwing a pot and learning about beauty treatment. We had a great time the staff are amazing and friendly and helpful a credit to you.
We will definitely be coming again. Thank you for making our evening amazing.
Oh and we also loved the doggy reindeer ❤️
Written 14 December 2019
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Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you all had a great time. We hope yo see you again in the near future and we are happy that it has appealed to all age ranges. I will pass on your review to the staff, who will be delighted that you thought they were great. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Written 15 January 2020
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Sue M
Stoke-on-Trent, UK9 contributions
Oct 2019
Spent the weekend at Valentine Clays earning how to throw a pot with the lovely Jon French. Both myself and my sister in law had a fab couple of days along with some good laughs at our creations. Would definitely recommend this for all ages. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend was had.
Written 21 October 2019
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Thank you for the great review of the 2 day beginners throwing course! We are so pleased you had a great time, we cant wait to see what your pots look like once they have been glazed and fired! We do hold a range of different courses, which you can keep up-to-date by following us on Facebook and seeing our website! We look forward to seeing you soon!!
Written 22 October 2019
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Tim E
4 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Had a fantastic day trying my hand at throwing pots staff could not have been better - really sparked my interest in doing more
Written 24 May 2019
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Thank you for attending the throwing course! We are so pleased you had a fantastic day! We have lots of different courses scheduled throughout the rest of the year. Keep a look out on our website. We are happy that we could help encourage a new hobby for you! We hope to see you at another course soon! :)
Written 3 June 2019
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Gill_Sherwin
Nantwich, UK12 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Mum and I treated ourselves to the afternoon tea for Mother's Day and it was wonderful. It is a gorgeous room with sunlight streaming in and the cakes were scrummy and plentiful! . Hannah and her team worked so hard at making us feel welcome and looked after. We were taught how to make china roses by a lovely teacher. All in all a fab day and I would highly recommend
Written 14 May 2019
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Hi Gill, Thank you so much for your comments about your Mother's Day experience with us here at LoveClay! We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time and we hope to see both again soon! We have lots of other events coming up :)
Written 3 June 2019
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mpsandy
Stoke on Trent24 contributions
May 2018 • Family
I attended this wonderful event last year to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect, from being greeted on arrival with a glass of bubbly and a delicious afternoon tea whilst we watched the wedding on a big screen. Then afterwards we made a commemorative clay piece to take home. A lovely, lovely day which I would thoroughly recommend. My 11 year old niece loved it too.
Written 6 April 2019
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We are so pleased you had a wonderful time at the Royal Wedding Tea Party we held for Prince Harry and Meghan! We hope to see you at another one of our events in the near future :)
Written 10 April 2019
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Whiteyboo
Staffordshire, UK1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Couples
My mum and I attended a ladies evening event here and it was fabulous. Gift bag, fizz and nibbles on arrival on arrival. A very informative session on Prosecco, where we got to try a number of different grapes. A wonderful session learning about make-up tips for our particular types of skin from Laura (could have spent hours on this topic!). Then a truly fantastic experience using a potters wheel to create a small ceramic pot under the incredibly friendly tuition from Jon French. A wonderfully creative idea for an evening and thoroughly enjoyed by us. Thank you
Written 6 April 2019
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Thank you for the great review and we are so pleased you had a fabulous night!! We hope to see you soon at another one of our events :)
Written 10 April 2019
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Hannah E
Stoke-on-Trent, UK16 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is the second event I have been to at Love clay and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
This particular evening was Gin tasting, pot throwing and chocolate tasting which sounds an unusual combination but worked perfectly.
The events are always so well organised and perfectly executed with Hannah making an excellent hostess to guide the evenings.
Such a fun evening perfect for a girls night out or hen party event. It’s a must
Written 27 March 2019
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Thank you for this great review! We are so pleased you had a great time at the Ladies Evening with Gin and Chocolate tasting here at LoveClay. We hope to see you at your 3rd event with us!
Written 28 March 2019
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