Honeybourne Pottery
Honeybourne Pottery
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Paint & Pottery StudiosLessons & Workshops
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Nestled in the tranquil setting of the North Cotswolds, Honeybourne Pottery offer bespoke pottery workshops for people of all abilities. Run by potter's Alan & Annabel Cusack, the calm space of their beautiful countryside studio creates a relaxing escape for people to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of working with clay. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, celebrating a special occasion, or just want to come together with friends or family, our sessions are a fantastic introduction for anyone looking to have a go at pottery for the first time.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Karyn Chu
    London, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun & Chill Pottery Experience
    Upon entering Honeybourne Pottery, you're greeted with smiles - a very nice welcoming. You can see many pieces on display - they are amazing so you know they're not all talk! The Instructor was very friendly foremost; clear and concise with the introduction as they know you want to get stuck into the pottery experience asap. They do leave you to have fun, so no pressure but they check in on you often to top off your water supply and give you tips and tricks to help you if you're having trouble. The atmosphere was very chill and friendly. We were able to take whichever clay pots we made home however, it would've been nice to let them dry, glaze them and have them to keep but understandably, it would require a lot more time/days. However, I highly recommend to anyone - just for the experience, for beginners or like me, want to relive the potter's wheel as it had been many years from college.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Rebecca H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We has such a lovely time. Alan was really friendly and gave helpful tips on technique as we were all beginners. Our class was set up to teach 10 so we had opportunity to ask questions individually, but we were given space to get on ourselves which was really nice as it's quite therapeutic.The wheels were easy to use and we each got plenty of clay. If we're back in the area again we'd definitely do a half day as 90 minutes felt like it went so quickly! Thanks for a great experience!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Suzanne L
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A super workshop
    A great experience enjoyed with my grand daughter. Alan was a great host and gave a very clear demonstration and support throughout of 3 hour workshop. There was plenty of clay to play with, some pots ended in the bin but managed to bring several home with us at the end of the session, will definitely do this again.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Emma S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyable taster session!
    Really enjoyable taster session! There were 3 generations of us at the session and we all had a great time. We had enough time to get to know how to manipulate the clay and what worked and what didn’t. The instruction from Alan was clear and friendly. Definitely recommended
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • richardph65
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable and creative
    This is on behalf of my 11 year-old granddaughter, who really enjoyed the experience, and now patiently waiting for her pots to dry off so that she can start painting! The Pottery is very well set up with wheels and there is a good provision of clay. Alan fully explained the process and gave excellent guidance as the would-be potters progressed.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Karen H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable day
    What a fantastic half day & venue! This was a gift for my 50th Birthday, although I have used a wheel in the past, I still learnt lots and where I was going wrong . The staff were very friendly and gave very clear instructions. It was my stepdaughter’s first time, she managed to produce a lovely pot to take home. The venue was easy to find, had parking outside and was well laid out. If you are thinking of a gift for family or friends, this pottery workshop is well worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Kat K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Half day workshop
    Great workshop! Friendly and welcoming with clear demonstrations taking you through the basics of centering clay and how to throw it into your items of choice on the wheel. 3 hours was a nice length of time with unlimited clay to develop those skills. A fun workshop - definitely recommend.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Colin W
    Oxford, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant experience
    A great taster experience on the potters wheel. We had an 90 minute session which started with a useful tutorial at the beginning before being let loose on your own clay creations. Great fun and very therapeutic even if your creations are total rubbish! You get to take home one for free with extra items £3 each. Thoroughly recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Ashley H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend. Must visit!
    Highly recommend this activity either for a group or couple. I booked this a surprise for my partners birthday and wow did it exceed my expectations. It was a great laugh and really therapeutic. We started off with a run through on how to use the wheel etc so we understood the basics and then were left to our own creative devices. I really enjoyed it and so did my partner. We were part of a class with different groups which actually wasn't as bad as i expected it to be. You get unlimited clay to make and can take home the pots with you which is great. One pot is free and they charge you for others, but if like me you weren't a pro at this you only will want to take one away with you. Aprons are charged at £2 per person, which in all fairness is reasonable for a small business. I'd recommend getting one. The studio is clean, bright and airy, it was decorated really well. I could not recommend this enough and would be inclined to go again. It's certainly a good activity for a group.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • W.Lawrence
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much fun had.
    A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Not as easy as Alan makes it look. A nice, chilled atmosphere to help you relax into creating your masterpieces. We're looking at booking again at some point and we'll definitely recommend it to others. Possibly bring some with us next time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
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Storm K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Had a great visit for my partners birthday, everyone was helpful and encouraging as this was both of our first times making any sort of pottery. A nice chilled few hours, highly recommend!
Written 1 May 2024
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patrick s
Warwickshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Brilliant experience. we were a large group (10) and each had an individual wheel. After a short tutorial we were let loose although always someone at hand to assist. Everyone had a great time and came away with something they could be proud off.
Written 22 April 2024
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Tracie A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had such fun at Honeybourne Pottery, I would definitely recommend going!
4 of us booked for the half day session, we had plenty of time and didn’t feel rushed at all. We were total novices and made lots of mistakes but Alan and Sophie were so patient with us and gave us plenty of advice and encouragement. There is an endless supply of clay and you don’t have to worry about wasting any as it’s all recycled and used again.
After 3 hours we all came away with pots we were extremely proud of. Overall it was a great experience I would recommend to anyone.
Written 22 April 2024
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Mrs B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was my third visit to Honeybourne pottery - first was with my husband, second with my daughter and this time with my granddaughter- we have all really enjoyed the whole experience- informative, encouraging, entertaining and so much harder than it looks!! The beauty of it is that you learn from your disasters…. And there’s plenty of them!!
The pots that you make aren’t kiln dried ( a shame really) they air dry and are therefore not suitable for food use or as a vase etc but other than that- great.
Thank you Alan and your wonderful team for a super 90 minutes.
Written 25 March 2024
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sarahjhewitt36
Worcestershire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was such a great experience. A lovely environment and really friendly and helpful staff. We made a couple of decent pots in our 90 min taster. Felt that we were very welcome and mistakes are welcomed as learning experiences. Can’t praise it highly enough. And the pub over the road does great food, homemade cakes and fab coffee.
Written 25 February 2024
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Thanks you so much Sarah & Alan for your lovely review, mistake & mishaps are always welcome in our studio - it's the best & only way to learn on the potter's wheel!:) So pleased you enjoyed the experience & very much look forward to seeing you another time, perhaps for the 3 hour half day!!:) All the best, Alan.
Written 26 February 2024
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Mike S
Bourton-on-the-Water, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We only did a taster course but it was so much fun, the hosts were brilliant, showing you "how to" and making it OK to fail, great experience, would highly recommend
Written 21 February 2024
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Thank you Mike for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. Delighted to learn you had such an enjoyable visit & we look forward to seeing you again!:) Best wishes, Alan
Written 26 February 2024
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RogerG0701
Evesham, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent Experience very well Run my wife and I both loved it and got to meet Sophie from Throw down … thoroughly recommended A++++
Written 11 February 2024
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Hi Roger, delighted to hear you guys had such an enjoyable trip to our studio & got to meet Sophie!!:) Thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind review & we look forward to seeing you again! All the best, Alan.
Written 26 February 2024
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Peter D
Stafford, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A brilliant experience from start to finish. A genuinely warm welcome from Alan and Annabel which put us at ease straight away. The format of the session clearly explained, and the demonstration made everything clear.
The equipment was all in very good condition, and we were provided with plenty of clay. Using the techniques we were shown earlier, 3 of the 4 of us managed to produce some passable pots etc. (there will always be one who doesn't get it).
Something we've long wanted to do and I think we chose the best place to do it! Happy memeories to be treasured for ever.
Written 20 December 2023
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Jessica D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We had such a good experience at Honeybourne Pottery. They hosted our hen party and unfortunately we were a bit late but the instructors were understanding, brought us up to speed and got us up and running quickly. The studio is gorgeous and the equipment is brilliant quality. Our bride to be had a lovely time and was very happy we could take our creations home with us at the end. Thank you for the great experience!
Written 17 December 2023
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Annie H
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
My nephews girlfriend booked this experience for my sister as a birthday present. We were the only 3 attendees so it was lovely and relaxed. Alan was very friendly and showed us what to do and we were off! It was great fun and I can thoroughly recommend it. An hour and a half flew by.
Written 3 December 2023
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