The founders of this unique mobile event have tapped into a unchartered market, ceramics and beer! Who’d of known they match so brewtifully! 

If you’ve always wanted to give a ceramics workshop a try this is the perfect intro for absolute beginners. You can sup on great beers, chow down on tasty grub and whip up a handmade ceramic. The experienced tutors will educate you on the basics of how to ‘throw’ a pot on the potters wheel, and guide you through making your piece. Once your pièce de résistance has been made you’ll choose from a wide range of colour glazes and head over to the venue a few weeks later to pick it up. Voila! It’s as simple as that. 

Your ticket includes: the materials (clay, and tools) along with the firing and glazing costs of one piece (more pieces chargeable on the day) and the first drink is on the house too. 

You can choose to do your workshop at any of the below venues

The Shakespeare's Head - Offering a delicious selection of local ales, The Shakespeare is famous for its food which comes in the form of 14 sausage varieties, ten flavours of mash and four tasty gravies to choose from (plus award winning Sunday roasts). Perfect for vegan diets too. Choose any wine, beer or cider from the special P&P menu on arrival. You will also receive 20% off any food orders taken at the bar. 

The Better Half - The Better Half is a lovely and cosy "local" pub, set in the heart of Hove on the south east coast. Loved by the locals and customers, new and old. Choose any wine, beer or cider from the special P&P menu on arrival and receive a 10% discount on the full food menu

The Snowdrop Inn - A lovely "local" pub in Lewes, much loved by customers, new and old. Choose any wine, beer or cider from the special P&P menu on arrival. 

A couple of the Wriggle team went down to The Shakespeare's Head recently to give the workshop a try, disclaimer - we had an awesome time. We were greeted by Nick, our tutor for the evening who promptly got us some drinks in and finished setting up. We had a few minutes to chat to our fellow potters before we had a full demonstration of how to create a small bowl/jug. Then it was time for us to each take a turn at the wheel and start sculpting our pieces. Nick's teaching style was very calm and relaxed which meant you could you really get stuck in without fear of doing something wrong, he was very patient and very knowledgeable, and put each of us newbies at ease straight away. 

I opted for a small bowl which turned out slightly more like a ramekin, but none the less I was pretty chuffed with my first attempt on the wheel. A few people had another go whilst others chatted or picked up tips. There's a lovely selection of glazes, cobalts and oxides to glaze your make in, I went for a gorgeous sea green. We're currently waiting to pick our pieces up and I can't wait to see what they've come out like. We'll be sure to share our outcomes with you. Stay tuned Wrigglers. 

Published -10th October 2018