Events

Middleport Pottery’s visitor centre hosts regular family-friendly events and activities all year round, including fun days, craft workshops, exhibitions and artisan markets.

Below are our current events programme. For further enquiries please telephone 01782 499766 or email us – info@middleportpottery.org

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The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition

26th May - 3rd September

The Great Exhibition’ at Middleport Pottery. Opening Friday 26th May and will now run until 3rd September.

A huge thank you to all the contestants who have gifted their ceramic creations as part of this wonderful showcase. Learn about the art of ceramics; Hand Building, Coiling and Raku techniques alongside real-life examples, Nam’s Japanese Bowls, Clover’s Russian Dolls and Ryan’s hand-built Turtle toilet!

Drop In Clay Craft - Creative Summer Workshops!

Drop In Clay Craft - Creative Summer Workshops!

Every Tuesday and Wednesday over the Summer Holidays!

Artists led activities Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd August – drop in £3pp
Self-guided trail available all week - £1pp (Includes Prize!)
Self-led Play-with-Clay available every day!

Enchanted Lanterns with Hazel Higham

Enchanted Lanterns with Hazel Higham

Thursday 17th August - 10-11am

Using hand building techniques to create your very own Enchanted Lantern with artist Hazel Higham. This workshop is suitable for both children (over 8’s only) and adults.

£8 per hour long session which will include all materials and firing of objects. No booking Required

Back In Time Family Fun Day

Back In Time Family Fun Day

Sunday 20th August - 11am - 3pm

Visit Middleport Pottery in the Victorian Era!
£1 Entry - Entry Includes access to all heritage areas & Steam Engine!
Also on the day:
- RAKU! Drop In £6pp
- Throw a pot £8pp
- Victorian Hand Painting Demonstrations
- Victorian Dress Up
- Victorian Family Photography

Creative Summer! Raku Pottery Experience!

Creative Summer! Raku Pottery Experience!

Sunday 20th August - 11am - 3pm

Experience the magic of Raku Pottery with Muddy Fingers Pottery. Raku Pottery is created by a specific ceramic firing process that uses both fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs.

Each participant will create a unique tile/pot to take away with them on the day. £6 per person - drop in.
(£1 entry to Middleport Pottery)

6 Week Beginners Ceramic Design Course with Alex Allday

6 Week Beginners Ceramic Design Course with Alex Allday

Starts Wednesday 13th September (6 week course) - 18:30pm - 20:00pm

During this 6 week course you will learn the process of slip casting using plaster moulds to cast your own tealight/ pot. You will then be shown how to fettle and clean up your pieces followed by a variety of surface decoration techniques including glazing. You will have the opportunity to design and develop your own surface transfers that will be printed ready to use on your final pieces.

Jazz Night - September

Jazz Night - September

Tuesday 26th September - 7pm

Jazz Night! Always a fantastic evening - £3 entry – Pay on the door. Bar and food available.
For more information email: info@middleportpottery.org - 01782 499766

Jazz Night - October

Jazz Night - October

Tuesday 10th October - 7pm

Jazz Night! Always a fantastic evening - £3 entry – Pay on the door. Bar and food available.
For more information email: info@middleportpottery.org - 01782 499766

Jazz Night - November

Jazz Night - November

Tuesday 21st November - 7pm

Jazz Night! Always a fantastic evening - £3 entry – Pay on the door. Bar and food available.
For more information email: info@middleportpottery.org - 01782 499766

6 Week Beginners Jewellery Course with Libby Ward

6 Week Beginners Jewellery Course with Libby Ward

Starts Sept 13th (6 Week Course) 18:30pm - 20:00pm

This course is aimed at beginners or people who have had a little taste of metal and would like to improve their skill set.
In this workshop you will learn how to saw pierce, how to add texture to metal surface, learn how to dome and press form metal, silver solder, polish and finish with your very our handmade silver ring.