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Pottery Camp is back in September 2017!

03rd May, 2017

We're excited to announce Mayco Pottery Camp is returning on 28-29 September 2017, just before our Annual Open Day! Save the date in your diaries now and further details will be announced soon. Make sure you're signed up to our mailing list to be the first to hear. In the meantime, please see the image to the right for a sneak preview of the projects we have planned for you!

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CITY OF CULTURE BID BECOMES OFFICIAL

27th February, 2017

Stoke-on-Trent's bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 took another exciting leap forward on Monday, 27 February - and it was celebrated at Hanley's iconic Regent Theatre. The event was held to mark the official submission of interest being sent by the team to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. And as you can see from the picture, there was lots of excitement about marking this milestone. Partners and supporters took the opportunity to spread the word about the city's push towards claiming this cultural crown - and what a wonderful opportunity it is for the area. Among those to ...

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Mayco Pottery Camp is a Sell-Out!

08th February, 2017

Mayco Pottery Camp has sold-out in record time this year! We'll be having to move to a more spacious area to hold Pottery Camp to accommodate the larger-than-expected numbers, which really is great news. Many thanks to all who have booked a place and we can't wait to welcome you at Potclays PYOP in May! For full Camp details please see this link.

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The Great Pottery Throw Down is back!

23rd January, 2017

The announcement has been made: The Great Pottery Throw Down returns to our screens for a second series on Thursday 2 February at 8pm on BBC2! We're hugely excited, as you can imagine. Will you be tuning in? Here is what Sky had to say: "Following a successful first series, The Great Pottery Throw Down returns with 10 brand new home potters - each hoping to become the champion in clay. Created by Love Productions (The Great British Bake Off) and filmed at a working pottery, it also welcomes back popular host Sara Cox and judges master potter Keith Brymer Jones and ceramic artist Ka...

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Last Orders and Closure Information

07th December, 2016

Please note the following with regard to orders required before Christmas. By pre-arrangement we are able to accommodate showroom collections right up until 14.00 Thur 22 Dec.  We officially close for our Christmas Works Meeting at 14.00 Thur 22 Dec and we reopen at 8.30 Thur 5 Jan. - DELIVERIES - Deadline for placing orders: ECONOMY delivery | 11.00 Tue 20 DecNEXTDAY delivery | 11.00 Thur 22 Dec  - COLLECTIONS - Deadline for: Placing orders | 11.00 Wed 21 DecCollecting orders | 12.00 Thur 22 Dec Collections from our Brownhills (Walsall) site: Please contact us on 01782 21...

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Spooky goings-on in the PYOP showroom...

29th September, 2016

All manner of creatures have descended on us this week (including Teddy Wright from Mayco who'll be with us for the next 3 days!). Take a look at some of our exciting new Halloween and Christmas stock, and be inspired! All of this will be available at special prices for those attending our Mayco workshops today and tomorrow, and our Open Day on Saturday. Come and join in the fun!

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Getting in the festive spirit!

29th September, 2016

Our Christmas Beginnings workshop has taken place today here at Potclays. All day long, a classroom full of industrious students has been learning how to use Mayco product to create two wonderfully festive projects - a snowman platter, and the newly released Funky Christmas Tree MB1095. During this exciting and very informative day, Teddy taught simple brushstroke techniques to create stunning effects, along with shading, masking, stamping & stenciling for delightful surface decoration. It's been a fun but functional day of glazing! If you'd like to stay up to date with future workshops an...

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Potclays Pottery Camp a roaring success

11th May, 2016

In May, Teddy Wright from Mayco Colors USA flew over specially from the States to host our annual Mayco Pottery Camp a two-day educational event intended for all PYOP businesses. Teddy is a great friend of Potclays and a wonderful and enthusiastic tutor with a wealth of knowledge of Mayco products and running a pottery studio business. Potclays' version of Pottery Camp is like no other. We listened to our studio customers and worked closely with Teddy to create our very own bespoke, tailored version of Pottery Camp with a great mix of unique projects. The response to Pottery Camp this ye...

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