What’s On at HaaHoos?

Book now for Potters Wheel Taster Sessions in half term!

Have you always wanted to have a go on a Potters Wheel?

We have introduced a couple of Potters Wheels to HaaHoos so can offer you the chance to give it a try! You can book a wheel taster session with one of our experts who will teach you the basics in wheel throwing and help you create wheel thrown pieces.

Suitable for ages 11 years and upward. (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult who is also taking part in the activity)

These are small workshops of between 1 – 4 people so you will receive direct tuition and guidance in the creation of ceramic bowls and/or cylinders. We will provide all the clay, tools, equipment and kiln firing to make your pieces.

We have a number of weekday appointments available throughout the Easter Holidays, please email or call us to enquire about availability.

2 1/2 hour session – for 1 – 2 people, £60 per person (single bookings will be grouped to make pairs if necessary)

3 1/2 hour session – for 3 people, £60 per person (please note we have 2 wheels so each person will spend some time ‘off’ wheel)

3 1/2 hour session – for 4 people, £45 per person (please note we have 2 wheels so each person will spend some time ‘off’ wheel)

The cost includes the firing of 1 thrown pottery piece. Additional pieces can be fired for a fee. Fired pieces will be ready in 2 – 3 weeks. Fired pieces can then be painted in the studio at a later date.

Full payment is taken when booking.

Sessions we have available to book (timings may vary slightly):

Things to bear in mind when attending a Potters Wheel Session:

  • Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty (we will provide aprons)
  • Wear flat, comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Remove all rings, watches and bracelets beforehand, it may be best to leave these at home
  • Come with short nails
  • Tie back hair
  • There is no guarantee of creating successful thrown pieces on your first try, come with an open mind and realistic expectations!

Cancellation Policy for Wheel Taster Sessions:
Within 7 days of your booking will allow a full refund or rearrangement to another date.
Less than 7 days notice but more than 24 hours notice will allow for a rearrangement to another date but no refund will be available.
No refunds will be offered for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

Want to try your hand at throwing pottery on a Wheel with our Taster Sessions?

Have you always wanted to have a go on a Potters Wheel?

We have introduced a couple of Potters Wheels to HaaHoos so can offer you the chance to give it a try! You can book a wheel taster session with one of our experts who will teach you the basics in wheel throwing and help you create wheel thrown pieces.

Suitable for ages 11 years and upward. (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult who is also taking part in the activity)

These are small workshops of between 1 – 4 people so you will receive direct tuition and guidance in the creation of ceramic bowls and/or cylinders. We will provide all the clay, tools, equipment and kiln firing to make your pieces.

We have a number of weekday appointments available throughout the Easter Holidays, please email or call us to enquire about availability.

2 hour session – for 1 – 2 people, £60 per person (single bookings will be grouped to make pairs if necessary)

3 hour session – for 3 people, £60 per person (please note we have 2 wheels so each person will spend some time ‘off’ wheel)

3 hour session – for 4 people, £45 per person (please note we have 2 wheels so each person will spend some time ‘off’ wheel)

The cost includes the firing of 1 thrown pottery piece. Additional pieces can be fired for a fee. Fired pieces will be ready in 2 – 3 weeks. Fired pieces can then be painted in the studio at a later date.

Full payment is taken when booking.

Things to bear in mind when attending a Potters Wheel Session:

  • Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty (we will provide aprons)
  • Wear flat, comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Remove all rings, watches and bracelets beforehand, it may be best to leave these at home
  • Come with short nails
  • Tie back hair
  • There is no guarantee of creating successful thrown pieces on your first try, come with an open mind and realistic expectations!

Cancellation Policy for Wheel Taster Sessions:
Within 7 days of your booking will allow a full refund or rearrangement to another date.
Less than 7 days notice but more than 24 hours notice will allow for a rearrangement to another date but no refund will be available.
No refunds will be offered for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

Create whatever you like this Easter at our Play with Clay Sessions

We’re running a number of fantastic Play with Clay sessions where kids (and adults!) can have a go at creating and painting their own clay masterpiece from scratch. Suitable for ages 5 years upward, we encourage Mum and Dad to also have a go!

We will show you a range of hand building techniques and clay tips, and you can create whatever your imagination desires. You can also paint your clay piece on the same day with our special ‘straight to clay’ glazes!

We have lots of great examples for inspiration, tools and equipment to use and our staff will be able to guide you.

Thurs 14th April, 2pm – 5pm
Tues 19th April, 2pm – 5pm

These sessions are £19 per person and this includes 500g clay, use of our ‘straight to clay’ glazes and firing. We suggest allowing at least 2 hours for the creating and painting of your clay masterpieces.

Please note finished pieces will be ready within 2 – 3 weeks.

Places must be booked in advance and a £10 deposit is required.

All the family can have a go at our Easter Clay Workshops

If you’ve never tried creating from clay before this is the perfect opportunity to have a go…

Join us for these tutored workshops where everybody will follow the step by step process to create and paint their own version of the fantastic clay project. Suitable for ages 5 years upward, we encourage Mum and Dad to also have a go!

Each Clay Workshop will be led by a helpful and friendly staff member, who will help and guide the group throughout the process. Clay building techniques will be demonstrated and explained to help you create your own clay masterpiece based on the project design.

Places must be booked in advance. Please note this is not a drop off session, children must be accompanied throughout.

Please note finished pieces from these workshops will be ready within 2 – 3 weeks.

Places must be booked in advance and full payment is taken when booking.

  • Easter Wreaths – Weds 13th April, 2pm – 5pm, £21p/p

Use a variety of clay building techniques, slab rolling, cutting, stamping and joining to make your own Easter Wreath. After making, then use our speciality glazes to paint and decorate your piece. (all in the same session!!)

  • Marvellous Mugs – Thurs 21st April, 11am – 1pm, £19p/p

Use a variety of clay building techniques, slab rolling, cutting, sculpting and joining to make your own Marvellous Mug. After making, then use our speciality glazes to paint and decorate your piece. (all in the same session!!

Book your child onto our Easter Art Clubs

This Easter holiday we are running two Art Clubs for children ages 6 -11 years. These feature a fun creative pottery painting activity where your children will make their own masterpiece based on the project design. These Art Clubs are £13 per child and finished pieces will be ready to collect from us within a week.

Each Art Club will be led by our helpful and friendly staff members, who will help and inspire your children throughout. Drop your children off to whichever art clubs they like, and let them join the fun!

Places must be booked in advance. Email or call us to book.

Full payment must be made when booking and completion of our parental consent form is needed before the Art Club starts. We will email the consent form to you or just pop into the shop to pick one up.

Easter Chick Plates – Tues 12th April, 11am – 12pm, £13p/p

Using a variety of pottery painting techniques, including using cocktail sticks and plastic forks(!!!), create your own cute Easter chick design on a plate.

Monster Mugs – Weds 20th April, 2pm – 3pm, £13p/p

Using a variety of pottery painting techniques, including paint splattering, stencilling and bright colours, create your own monster mug.

Join us for our Abba themed Pots and Pinot Special Event!

For one night, and one night only we’re having a fantastic ABBA themed Pots and Pinot event!

Order from our amazing ABBA themed cocktails and food menu, sing along to ABBA’s biggest hits and use our fabulous techniques and ideas to paint your own ABBA themed pottery piece at our adults only evening!

Tables can be booked from 6pm onwards and we close at 10pm.  The studio fee is £10 per painter or £7.50 for existing members of our Potty Painters Club. This covers the paints, glazing and firing of your pottery. Drinks, food and pottery items are then priced individually on top.

We have lots of amazing designs to inspire your painting, and our staff are always available throughout the evening to go through specific painting techniques to help stimulate your creative juices and help bring you a fun, relaxed evening.

Pots and Pinot bookings require a non-refundable deposit of £10 when booking which will be taken off your bill on the night. Tables must be booked beforehand by phone or email.

Please preorder food and your first round of drinks when making your booking. See the ABBA Pots & Pinot Menu here

Call or email us to book your table now.

Paw-fect Doggy Print Days in March & April, appointments available to book now!

So many of us have a furry, four legged friend at home, and they’re just as big a part of the family as we are. HaaHoos are offering you the chance to capture their paw prints as a precious memento.

We’ve added some new appointment dates for our Paw-fect Doggy Prints. These are taking place on Friday 18th March, Wednesday 23rd March & Friday 1st April. Appointments are available to book throughout the day (10am – 5pm) with your dog, to come in and have a doggy outprint or doggy pottery print made.

Outprint prices start from £20 and are available in a number of different sizes and colours. We can also arrange framing of your doggy outprints if desired. Completed pieces will be ready for collection within 3 – 5 weeks.

Pottery prices start from £6, and we have a large range of pottery items to choose from and examples to give you inspiration. These can be ready for collection within 5 – 10 days.

Please give us a call or send us an email to book

Treat your Mother to Arty Afternoon Tea this Mother’s Day!

Treat your Mother to a delicious afternoon tea whilst getting creative painting pottery this Mother’s Day.

We’re serving a scrumptious afternoon tea with a drink and studio fee for £15 per person.  Pottery items are then priced individually on top. We have a fantastic range of different pottery pieces to choose from (mugs, plates, household items, ornaments trinket boxes and more) priced from £5 to £40.

You can also upgrade to include a glass of bubbly for £18 per person.

Tables are available to book on Sunday 27th March.

What better way to spend quality time with your Mum than this!? Call or email us to book now.

See our Arty Afternoon Tea Menu here.

 

 

Book now for our Play with Clay sessions and try your hand at clay building

We’re running a number of fantastic Play with Clay sessions where kids (and adults!) can have a go at creating and painting their own clay masterpiece from scratch.

We have lots of great examples for inspiration, tools and equipment to use and our staff will be able to guide you through a range of clay building techniques. Check out our Facebook page for some of the pieces painted during previous Play with Clay sessions.

There will be a staff demo at 2pm on the Play with Clay dates where we will show you a range of tips and tricks for how to create a successful clay piece, and demonstrate how to make some of the example pieces we have!

You can also paint your clay piece on the same day with our special ‘straight to clay’ glazes!

Upcoming dates:
Saturday 5th February: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday 19th February: 1 pm – 5pm
Tuesday 22nd February: 1 pm – 5 pm
Thursday 24th February: 1 pm – 5pm
Saturday 12th March: 1pm – 5pm

These sessions are £15 per person and this includes 500g clay, use of our ‘straight to clay’ glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available to purchase on the day if required. We suggest allowing 2 hours for the creating and painting of your clay masterpieces.

Clay pieces will be ready for collection within 2 – 3 weeks.

Booking is necessary, and a £10 deposit is required.

Call or email us to book your table now!

Paw-fect Doggy Print Days, appointments available to book now!

So many of us have a furry, four legged friend at home, and they’re just as big a part of the family as we are. HaaHoos are offering you the chance to capture their paw prints as a precious memento.

We’ve added some new appointment dates for our Paw-fect Doggy Prints for 2022. These are taking place on Friday 28th January & Wednesday 16th February. Appointments are available to book throughout the day (10am – 5pm) with your dog, to come in and have a doggy outprint or doggy pottery print made.

Outprint prices start from £20 and are available in a number of different sizes and colours. We can also arrange framing of your doggy outprints if desired. Completed pieces will be ready for collection within 3 – 5 weeks.

Pottery prices start from £6, and we have a large range of pottery items to choose from and examples to give you inspiration. These can be ready for collection within 5 – 10 days.

Please give us a call or send us an email to book.

Contact us today!

0118 9321 441

info@haahoosceramics.co.uk

haahoos ceramics opening times

Opening times:

Weds – Sun 10am – 5pm

Closed: Mon – Tues

a. 19 Church Street, Twyford, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9DN
e. info@haahoosceramics.co.uk
t. 0118 9321 441
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