Tarka Pottery


Fancy a party that's unusual, fun and creative?  We cater for children aged 5 and above with a popular range of creative parties which can be tailored to your child's special interest, favourite film, game or TV character.  Older siblings and adults can join in too.  Have a look at our party packages below:

Potter's Wheel Experience

 Resident potter Jax helping a child to use the potter's wheelYoung boy with thrown pot

A popular and unique party experience for children from age 6.  We help each child through the fun of throwing their own bowl on one of our potter's wheels, from a ball of clay centered by our potter.  Children have move fun creating clay shapes to decorate their own bowls, before glazing or painting them too!

    "Thank you for a lovely morning - the kids were buzzing!"  Sarah


Children turn their favourite hero, Disney character or evil game villain into a clay model!  We'll help each child to bring their character to life by adding clay features such as eyes, arms, legs, boots, feet, noses or hair using their own imagination and plenty of child-friendly tools and equipment.  Popular characters include Olaf, Minions, Disney Princess and Mr Potato Head.

Tile Making

Turn a clay slab into a tile, which can be used as a wall hanging, door plaque or coaster.  We have lots of example tiles to give ideas and inspiration and tons of stampers, cutters and texture tools to add detail.  The tiles are painted as part of the activity.  A great party option for younger party potters.

Pottery Painting

Select the pottery to paint from a selection including mugs, bowls, animals, moneyboxes, cupcakes or plates, and we show the children techniques and sponges they can use to create designs using brightly coloured under-glazes.After painting, we dip-glaze and fire your pottery ready for posting or collection. 


What's included

  • all preparation and clearing away
  • friendly party host for up to two hours
  • use of tools, materials, paint and equipment
  • plenty of inspiration, ideas and help
  • professional glazing and firing
  • a unique pottery item for each child to keep

The Practical Stuff:

We are full of ideas and can create a pottery activity to pretty much any theme or interest, please just ask!

You can bring a birthday cake or party tea.

Meet our alpacas, Shetland ponies and other animals, weather permitting.

We suggest casual clothing that won't mind getting messy although aprons are provided.

Allow up to 2 weeks for your pottery to be glazed and fired after drying, before you collect.  We can arrange to post.

Get in touch to check availability and ask for our Party Booking Planner with prices