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Address: 17 Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract WF8 4JA, England
Phone Number:
+44 7970 793727
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The studio is set in half an acre of garden and can seat 32 people. Open 7...

The studio is set in half an acre of garden and can seat 32 people. Open 7 days a week 10.00am - 5.00pm, booking is advisable. There's plenty to choose from at the studio, from pottery painting, with over 80 pottery shapes to choose from, to creating a pot from scratch on the potter's wheel. Full tuition is given to ensure you get great results from your pottery. Tea and coffee are part of your studio fee and there is free parking available to the rear of the pottery. We also have a craft supplies and gift shop. Private events including birthday parties, hen parties, baby showers, team building events, workshops and ladies nights can all be arranged and tailored to your requirements.

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Best & only place for Pottery wheel experience

Visited as a group for the Pottery Wheel experience - the place was closed down for us. We took food and drinks with us to celebrate a birthday. Venue is beautiful - a renovated... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group for the Pottery Wheel experience - the place was closed down for us. We took food and drinks with us to celebrate a birthday. Venue is beautiful - a renovated old mill. So clean and so much to do. We got plenty of time on the pottery wheel, lots of one on one support in a... More 

Thank Shaboo17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I visited Fired Art Designs for a two day one-to-one training course with the owner Rachel Byass. She is exceptionally experienced in ceramics, and a wide range of other craft/ art disciplines, and her enthusiasm shines though. The premises were a little difficult to find (residential area, with little signage) but they were very pleasant. Parking is available and the... More 

Thank Stephanie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Such a wonderful experience!! Doing the wheel was amazing my daughter and I was made to feel very welcome by Rachel. She is such a lovely lady very patient and kind. My daughter age 8 was so pleased with what she learnt and is wanting to redo it all again.. Many thanks Rachel from us both we would highly recommend... More 

Thank Kirstie B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Rachel manages to create a non threatening environment to have a go at decorating a piece of pottery (while drinking coffee, eating her delicious cakes and having a laugh!) to a professional looking standard with her clever but easy and effective techniques. I was inspired to sign up for a 6 week pottery course, and now I'm hooked.

1 Thank CathyG59
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I have been several times to the studio in the last few weeks and it is fantastic. From the moment you walk through the door Rachel is welcoming and you feel at ease. She is a fountain of knowledge and you learn so much within even a short session. Her passion for what she does is infectious and I'm now... More 

1 Thank brundholme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Just had my little boys 5th set of hand prints, we love every one of them, Rachel is amazing with babies and children. I will cherish forever my little boy's hands and feet captured in clay. Can't wait for baby to go on the potters wheel!

Thank Serena B
North Featherstone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I got our half day on the potters wheel as an anniversary present for my wife and myself. Knowing how much she had enjoyed watching the Pottery Throw Down Show on television last year. I was amazed with the whole afternoon. Rachel is AMAZING. A very relaxed and friendly atmosphere runs throughout the entire building. There is no shortage of... More 

Thank Mark C
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The pottery wheel experience was a christmas present and it was an excellent day for both myself and my husband. Rachel was very welcoming and made us feel at ease straight away and the studio has a relaxing warm atmosphere. She gave lots of guidance and encouragement and we were able to choose what we wanted to make and decorate... More 

Thank pop013
Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I signed up for a 6 week course, having last done pottery 25 years ago! The class has about 10 people in it, is so much fun; people have been for 18 years, down to me on my first 6 week course. The course is fluid - Rachel asks what you want to do as a class and you can... More 

Thank Coffee&applepie
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We had a very fun, informative day with Rachel. We were welcomed in with coffee and croissants and immediately felt at ease. It was really great to have a go on the wheel, and we were thrilled with what Rachel helped us to create. We had a lot of laughs on the way, and learned a lot about pottery and... More 

Thank rebecca b

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