Looking for a fun and fabulous hen party that everyone will remember?

Use a Potter’s Wheel to make bowls, design celebration bunting for the Bride or make your own mug having fun with super textures!  Whatever you choose, we guarantee you’ll have an amazing and creative time!


Choose one of the following Classic Experiences

Potter's Wheel 
Throw your own bowl, make and decorate with clay shapes and glaze it too

Vintage Bunting
Design 'Congratulations' and/or 'Mr & Mrs’ bunting plus an item of bunting to keep

Mug Workshop
Design, create and glaze your own mug 

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Potter's Wheel Experience

Are you up for a challenge and ready for a laugh?

Our potter will demonstrate how and show you how to throw your own bowl or mug on a potters wheel. Add decorative shapes or handles and paint it with coloured glazes too!

Bunting Workshop

Design a collaborative string of bunting for the bride and design your own pottery bunting, using shapes such as triangles, hearts, birds or cupcakes. We have a great selection of cutters, word stampers and stencils to use.  Have fun experimenting with textures, shells or vintage lace then glaze your bunting so it's ready for hanging after firing.

Clay Workshop

the traditional technique of coiling and make swirly shapes to create a beautiful and personal handmade bowl. Or make mugs using coils wrapped round a flower pot.

After creating, paint using traditional or brightly coloured glazes. 

Pottery Painting

Choose from a selection of mugs, bowls and plates and create your own hand-painted design using brightly coloured under-glazes. After painting, we dip-glaze and fire your pottery ready for posting or collection. Other items are available at various prices. 

We have loads of ideas and can create a pottery activity to compliment the theme of your wedding, please get in touch to discuss your ideas. 

What's included

  • Party Host
  • Tuition, help and inspiration
  • Use of all materials and equipment
  • Loan of aprons
  • Glazing and firing of one project per person
  • Mug of tea of coffee

How to Book

Contact Tarka Pottery to ask for availability on the dates you'd like and whether you'd like to come morning or afternoon. We can sometimes offer Sundays or evenings for large groups.

Once a date and time is agreed, we will email to ask for a non-refundable deposit and provide you with bank transfer payment details and we'll discuss arrangements to make your party special for you.

The Practical Stuff and FAQs

Suitable for groups of between 4 – 24.  Perfect for a crafty hen, friends or mixed age family celebration.

Wear casual clothing that you don't mind getting messy although aprons are provided. You're welcome to decorate the studio for the party and to bring alcoholic drinks and nibbles, complimentary tea and coffee is provided. 

There is plenty of free parking and we can recommend some lovely local places for lunch or an afternoon tea.

After your party, allow between 2-4 weeks for your clay creations to thoroughly dry before being ready for firing and collection. We can post to one address for an additional charge between £15 and £45 depending on weight & quantity.


We'd love to make your hen party special for you!


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