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.

For further enquiries please telephone 01782 499766 or email us – info@middleportpottery.org

Our Spring Programme is now here – click here to DOWNLOAD.

 

February Half Term - Self-led Play with Clay!

February Half Term - Self-led Play with Clay!

Half Term Holidays! Saturday 17th Feb - Sunday 25th February.

Come grab a bag of clay from the lodge and get creative! Aprons and some tools provided. Only £2 per participant.
No booking required. Drop-in between 10am-4pm. The clay is air drying and can be taken home on the day.

February Half Term - Giant Weaving

February Half Term - Giant Weaving

February Half Term - Saturday 17th - Sunday 25th February (10am-4pm)

Free February Half Term activity!
A giant loom requires many hands! Grab the materials you find onsite and make your mark! Drop in.

Also during the holiday;
- Play-with-clay (£2/£3 per participant)
- Throw a pot (£8 per participant)
- Frosty February Trail (£1 per participant).

Activities suitable for all ages.

February Half Term - Play-with-Clay!

February Half Term - Play-with-Clay!

Artist-led sessions
Tuesday 20th February & Wednesday 21st February, 11am-3pm

Half-Term Crafts! Artist-led sessions with more glitter, craft materials and decorative items! Only £3 per participant. The clay is air-drying and can be taken home on the day. Aprons and tools provided. Drop in. No booking required.

Free parking.

February Half Term - Frosty February Trail

February Half Term - Frosty February Trail

February Half Term - Saturday 17th - Sunday 25th February (10am-4pm)

Follow our frosty trail around our site. Find the clues which will lead you back to the lodge for a treat.
This trail does lead you outside so make sure you're wrapped up warm. Two trails available for different age groups. Drop in. £1 per participant.

Make a teapot!

Make a teapot!

Saturday 12th May - 1.30pm-4.30pm

Muddy Fingers Pottery are bringing their popular teapot making workshop to the amazing location of Middleport Pottery!

Learn how to decorate and assemble the various parts of your teapot - you'll be amazed at how talented and creative you are!

6 Week Beginners Ceramic Design Course with Alex Allday - Fully Booked. Waiting list available.

6 Week Beginners Ceramic Design Course with Alex Allday - Fully Booked. Waiting list available.

Starting Sunday 11th February, 1.30pm or Tuesday 13th February, 18.30pm (6 week course)

Fully Booked. Waiting list available. - 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. Booking essential - 01782 499766.

6 Week Beginners Jewellery Course with Libby Ward

6 Week Beginners Jewellery Course with Libby Ward

Starting Sunday 11th February, 1.30pm or Tuesday 13th February, 18.30pm (6 week course)

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. Booking essential - 01782 499766

Relax with Clay - workshops for adults.

Relax with Clay - workshops for adults.

Monthly sessions - Wednesdays, 6.30pmm-8.00p

Laid-back, introductory workshops for those who wish to have a go at clay. Each monthly session will focus on a new technique; i.e. slab building, pattern making, sculpting, painting and glazing.

Starting Wednesday 7th March. Booking required.

Middleport Mutts!

Middleport Mutts!

Sunday 25th March - 11am-3pm

• Doggy shopping, charity stalls and goodies galore!
• Dog Whisperer Matthew Sandland will be here to offer advice. Matthew will also be running the dog agility course. Teach your dogs new tricks!
• Fun show & doggy games!
• Clay fun!
• Face painting
• Make your own dog tag
• Pawprints
• Pawtraits (with Richard Howle - Potteries images)
• £1 Entry - Four-legged friends are free!

Yay for beer!! Beer Festival 2018.

Yay for beer!! Beer Festival 2018.

Friday 20th (6pm-10pm) & Saturday 21st April (2pm-10pm).

One of the most popular events of the year.. and we can't think why?!

Middleport Pottery's Beer Festival returns with MORE BEER, cider, wines and the odd gin! A gluten-free and vegan option too! A tasty selection of locally sourced food accompanied by some great live music. 'Duchess', our steam engine will be running and a-tooting too!