Tel: 01759 377368 Mob: 07511 123649

Wold View Buidings, Bugthorpe, York YO41 1QG
Email: makentakeceramics@gmail.com


Services we provide


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Book a full session at £25.00 adult £22 child (advised over 10 years, more throwing options for younger children)

Great fun introduction to throwing! No experience necessary just a willingness to get messy and have a go! A Fab activity to do with friends or family too! Includes a Demo, tuition and time to practice and one finished pot. 

£8 per extra finished pot you decide to keep, includes Firing and clear glaze. Allow 2-3 weeks for pots to be ready for collection.

Postage available.

Or If you wish to return decorate it once fired (in a few weeks) there's lots of colourful and speciality glazes to experiment with!  Just a 2 hr studio session fee to pay, includes refreshments! 



If you have had a go at pottery and have got the bug! Join one of our Sociable Regular Weekly Sessions!!

Whether its throwing on the wheel, hand building or just pot painting you are interested in there's something for everyone! Learn to throw, make coil pots, slab pots, pinch pots and many glaze techniques!

Each session has a group of regulars, most of which have been coming for a number of years!  You can take several weeks on one project and really make it your own, learn new techniques, make new friends and let your imagination go wild! Make personalised gifts, items to co-ordinate with your home or to sell! 

Make it your YOU time and come and have a go! No previous experience needed.

Caution! Pottery is Highly Addictive!!

Introductory pottery basics taster courses available.

Sessions run Saturdays 10.30am - 12.30pm

Tuesdays 10.30am - 12.30pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Studio Session time £5 for 2 hours use of studio facilities, clay, glazes, firing are extra. (average spend £10 per session) Tea and Coffee included.


Get the Whole Family together! Great Fun Activity for ALL ages!
Make with clay, have a go on the potters wheel, paint pots, baby hand and foot prints/ imprints....have some quality family time!!
Booking Essential. See Home page, Facebook, Instagram or contact me for times and dates.


Immortalise their tiny hands & feet in clay or printed on plates, mugs and more, from £8.

Great gifts for family, friends, God parents, Mothers day, Fathers day, Christmas and more!

Small groups welcome at the studio! Get together with other Mums for a cuppa, cake and chat! Some groups have returned year after year, while their little ones grow and new little ones come along!! Always lovely to see!

Group sessions at baby & toddler groups available, mileage fee over 10 mile radius. Charity discounts available.


We have hundreds of molds, collected over 30 years of trading, all cast on site. We are very proud of our Made in Yorkshire Bisque! I can supply a large range of greenware and bisque items to order and take away. 30% trade discounts available. Please contact me for more info.

the mold room

the mold room

We also supply a range of Mayco and Colorobia Underglazes, Glazes and Accessories.

Firing service also offered, we fire earthenware weekly, occasionally stoneware, subject to availability.

No responsibility can be taken for items fired.



Discounts offered to Schools, Educational and Charity group visits, whether at our Studio or your venue for pot painting eg mugs, plates or tiles, clay work and throwing.

Activities Can be incorporated into the curriculum, for special occasions, commemorative and more.

The power of working with clay and its therapeutic qualities are beyond belief, and always very satisfying to see! Its an amazing activity that can benefit all ages and disabilities! As such we are experienced at working with Special needs children and adults, full CRB certificate. 

Group demonstrations at our Studio or your venue available, great for WI and other groups, come and see how it's done from casting molds, throwing to paint techniques.



Long Before taking over the running of the Studio I was an Artist! Specialising in painting animals, scenery and more on Milk Churns, Cans and furniture.

Commissions Taken, animals, pets, vehicles, scenery and more from photographs. Prices from £245 on your churn.

A truly unique gift!

Contact me to discuss your ideas and for a quote!



We Make 95% off all our paint a pot shapes on site. many of which are unique to us and therefore different from the generic shapes you will find at most paint a pot cafes. 

Much more than just paint a pot We have many bright colourful glazes, speciality glazes, crystal glazes, and more to choose from!

Then there are sponge spots, stamps, glaze techniques plus many fabulous screen prints to try...


Regular Session Times:

Tuesday Mornings 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

‘Tuesday Nighters’ Tuesday 7pm – 9pm (Adults)

Monday & Thursday Mornings on demand

Saturday Morning 10.30 am – 1.30 pm

Children's Holiday Sessions:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

11am -12.30pm during school holidays and half terms. Booking Essential!!

Book your places now!

Other times by appointment only

Parties available Saturday afternoons.

Studio Session fees:

Adults £5.00

Children £3.00

Includes 2hrs Studio time, use of facilities and refreshments.

Please note pots, Bisque, clay, glazes and firing extra.

(average session costs £10- £20 per head)

The Session fee is included in all set activity prices eg Paint n Throw.


Tel: 01759 377368 Mob: 07511 123649

Wold View Buidings, Bugthorpe, York YO41 1QG
Email: makentakeceramics@gmail.com