Balnacra Arts & Pottery by Vicky Stonebridge

Pottery, Opening times, classes and costs.

Studio Opening Times

January/February Opening Hours, flexible & by appointment, weather dependent.

Winter Opening Hours, Tuesday to Friday 10.30am – 4pm

Summer Opening Hours. Monday to Saturday  10am—5.00pm

Classes, Group bookings, Pottery Parties, Workshops, Pottery tutoring, for fun, for therapy, for all ages and abilities, dogs welcome.
Although I can do spontaneous drop in sessions sometimes, I am usually busy with other groups or my own work, so please confirm by booking before coming to play with clay.

To book or for further information
Contact Vicky Stonebridge:
Or 01520 722 724 ( there is no phone at the studio, please leave message & the potter will get back to you in the evening or next day)

Booking required for all classes & please wear old clothes, aprons and overshirts are provided, The studio is an old 19Century blacksmiths building and is colder than most indoors venues, so wear an extra layer if you are used to central heating!

Regular Weekly classes ( Booking required );
Tuesday evenings, adult class~ 7.30 – 9.00pm ~ £7
Thursdays, Adult Class ~ 10.30am-12pm ~ £7
children’s regular classes ~ usually during School holidays, but after school sessions can be arranged any time ( please book ) £7

Prices for Pottery sessions
So basically, Pottery classes cost; Time + what you make + postage.
You can choose to come back and glaze your items, to collect the finished items, or to have them posted on to you.
Sessions are usually an hour or an hour and a half which is plenty of time to make a couple of items.
Aprons and shirts are provided.
Booking is required.
Dogs are welcome.
The whole pottery process can take around 3 weeks.
You can hand make pottery but rolling, pinching, coiling etc the potter will show you how, or you can try the potters wheel and have one to one tuition.
Wear old and warm clothing.
Maximum group size 6.
under 6yrs old will need an adult to help them, toddlers will need an adult to stop them eating the clay and throwing pottery around.
The studio is a working environment, it has dust, clay, hazardous materials ( glazes etc ), heat ( kiln, heaters, hot water ), sharp tools, moving parts, while every effort is taken to minimize risk to the public & is fully insured, people are asked to be responsible for their own safety and well being, use common sense so that health and safety doesn’t have to go mad. Practical, creative pottery classes are a great way to practice using tools and developing skills, sometimes it is healthy to get a little messy.

Cost break down

  • Studio time = £20 per hour ( this covers tuition & studio overheads ) ,
  • If not keeping anything it costs £1 per go ( to cover the cost of clay, preparation & recycling )
  • If making items for the pottery to finish, glaze and fire for you it is £4 each item, ( assuming an average sized bit of clay 300- 400g ) unless they are very big £6 or tiny £2. ( this covers, clay & glaze cost, + potters time to finish, fire, glaze, refire and look after the pots as well as studio prep and tidy up before class )
  • If making items which you want to come back and glaze paint yourself they will cost £3.50 each to make.  very big ones £5.50 and tiny ones £1.50 . (This covers prep and tidy up time, finishing and once firing the pots. )
  • If you are coming back to glaze your own pots, the potter will let you know when they are ready, then you will pay studio time again, plus £1.50 per item ( this covers prep and tidy time, firing and glaze costs )
  • When your pots are finished and ready ( in about 3 weeks ) you can come and collect them, or have them posted to you. this is £3 per parcel of up to  2kilos of pottery.  Larger items or amounts or overseas postage is calculated at cost.


To book or for further information
Contact Vicky Stonebridge:
Or 01520 722 724 ( there is no phone at the studio, please leave message & the potter will get back to you in the evening or next day)

Studio time £20 per hour
No’ of go’s
(if not keeping)
£1 ea
No’ of Items
to be finished
£4 ea
Large finished £6 ea
Tiny finished £2 ea
No’ of Items unglazed £3.50 ea
Large unglazed £5.50 ea
Tiny unglazed £1.50 ea
No’ of items glazed £1.50 ea
Postage per 2k small parcel £3



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