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Alex Allday Ceramics & Surface Pattern Design

Decorate Your Own Stem Vase/ Planter Pot Workshop

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Join Ceramic Designer Alex Allday in her studio at Middleport Pottery for a half-day vase or planter pot decorating workshop.

You will have the choice to learn how to decorate your own porcelain stem vase or planter pot with a variety of surface decoration techniques and processes using coloured slips, stains and different tools to create sgraffito, textures and patterns.
To finish you will be shown how to fettle/ clean up your vase ready to be fired.

Vases and planter pots will be ready slip casted for you to work straight on to and you will be able to practise your designs and the shown techniques onto clay tiles before decorating your piece. If you choose to decorate a planter pot, you will have the option to have it as a hanging planter pot if desired. Holes will be applied to your pot and will be strung up for you ready to hang after it has been fired.  


Saturday 6th July


Saturday 3rd August

Time: 10:30 – 1pm

Cost: £38 per person

Which includes all materials and firing

Max number of participants 6
Min age 16+

Held in Alex’s Studio – @ No.5 , Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3PE

All abilities welcome and you do not need to have prior knowledge and experience in ceramics. With keeping it to a small group, you will each get one on one support and guidance throughout the workshop.


- Your pieces will be fired after the workshop and will be ready to collect from my studio the following week. I can post them out to you at an additional cost to cover P&P

- Tea’s, Coffee’s and refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop.

- Aprons will be provided but wear old clothes and shoes

Any other info…
If you have any particular designs, patterns and objects for inspiration that you want to work from please bring them along.

T’s & C’s

If for any reason you need to cancel your booking then this needs to be done at least 14 days prior to the start of the workshop and a full refund will be given. Unfortunately any cancellations made within 14 days prior to the workshop start date are unable to be refunded.

If the workshop has to be cancelled due to covid-19 or illness then you will be offered the option to reschedule the workshop subject to my availability. 

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers can be sent if you are buying it as a gift for someone. Select the 'yes please' option from the drop down menu if you would like one. They are an additional cost of £1.50 and will be sent out 2nd class within 2 workings days after ordering.  

Can’t make the date advertised but would like to do the workshop? then don’t hesitate to get in touch as I can arrange to do this workshop with yourself or a small group of you on a date that suits.

I run workshops Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm 

Contact details:, 07731921250