Annual Open Day - Sat 3 Oct

September 10, 2015

In conjunction with the British Ceramics Biennial 26 Sept - 8 Nov 2015.

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There's something for everyone!

Sale and clearance, classes, demos, factory tours and more.

Join us on Saturday 3 October from 9.00am until 3.00pm for our Annual Open Day in conjunction with the British Ceramics Biennial (26 Sept-8 Nov) of which Potclays are the Materials & Equipment Sponsor again in 2015. In addition to our sale and clearance event, we'll be running Mayco workshops with Teddy Wright, throwing sessions with Kevin Millward and factory tours. A representative from the British Ceramics Biennial will be attending our Open Day to enable you to find out more about the BCB programme and watch their demonstrations of various ceramic techniques. We'll be laying on a buffet lunch for those wishing to pre-book a ticket and there'll berefreshments available for everyone.


Enticing discounts on all your ceramic supplies including new stock arrivals! The perfect opportunity to replenish your stocks! Make substantial savings on all of our products - clay, glazes, tools, wheels, kilns, machinery and more. Pre-order by telephone in the week prior to save time once you're here and allow you to take part in our scheduled activities and classes. Call us on 01782 219816 or email your order to us. T&C's apply.


10.00am and 2.00pm | Free of charge

Get a unique insight into how we do things. Our factory tours are the perfect way to find out about where your clay comes from and the love, attention and hours and hours of work that go into each and every bag of clay. See our unique panmills in operation and learn what makes our clay so special. Call us on 01782 219816 or email us to book. Each tour lasts around 45mins depending on questions. Limited places - booking essential.


10.00am and 1.15pm | Prices as listed

Two exciting projects to whet your appetite, both featuring award-winning Mayco silkscreens. Bring along an apron and your favourite brushes. All other materials are provided. Call us on 01782 219816 or email us to book.
Limited places - booking essential.


10.30am and 1.30pm | £18.00pp

Led by Kevin Millward, renowned potter, these short one-hour classes offer an opportunity to learn some basic throwing techniques and try out the Shimpo Whisper RK-3E: See for yourself how quiet this wheel really is! In between classes, Kevin will be demonstrating in our upper showroom. Call us on 01782 219816 or email us to book. Limited places - booking essential.


12.30 until 1.15pm | £9.60pp

Make a day of it and stay for lunch! A delicious buffet including fresh fruit will be available in our conference room from 12.30 for those who have pre-booked a lunch ticket. This must be booked by Friday 25 September at the latest. We regret we will be unable to accommodate extra bookings or special dietary notifications later than this as numbers will need to be provided to our caterers in advance.
Call us on 01782 219816 or email us to book. Booking essential. Please notify dietary requirements with booking.

Our location can sometimes confuse GPS devices! To access our front (main) entrance off the A53 please enter postcode ST4 6JW. There is a height restriction at this entrance so please contact us to make special arrangements if your vehicle is taller than 6ft6".