Hands on & Fun

Many of the Craft Studios at the Corris Craft Centre offer you the chance to have some fun making your own crafts. Create something for your home or an exceptional gift for someone special. This is a surprisingly great way to while away a couple of hours and to relax with family and friends.

Choose from the craft activities listed below and contact them direct to pre-book or just drop in to the studios where this is possible. Many of the craft activities get really busy during school holidays so pre-booking is highly recommended.

At this time of year, some of the hands-on and fun activities are not available every day. Please check the individual activities below. 

Pottery Painting

The Paint Pot Studio at the Quarry Pottery is a colourful space to get creative and to design and paint your own pottery. Choose from a selection of ceramic objects including mugs, plates, egg cups, daleks, Christmas decorations and more, then using templates, a range of brushes, sponges and paints design your own unique creations. Expert advice and help is on hand from the potters themselves.

Pottery Painting is now available on Saturdays only until 26th October when it will be available every day of the October half term until 3rd November.

Pottery painting is suitable for all ages and prices start from as little as £10 per person which includes a ceramic piece, time in the studio, glazes and firing. For groups of 8 or more painters we offer a discounted price. Contact us to pre-book or:

Online via Facebook - fb.com/book/ThePaintPotStudio/

Emailinfo@quarrypottery.co.uk

Telephone – 01654 761349

Candle Dipping

As you enter The Candle Studio, become immersed in the fruity scents of handmade soaps and hand carved candles. It’s the perfect setting to make your own hand dipped Candles.

Starting with a pair of candle wicks, you build up the layers of wax from a selection of hot coloured waxes until you have the size and colour you want. Expert advice and help is on hand from the Candlemakers themselves.

At this time of year Candle Dipping is available most days except for Fridays.  However, it's advisable to phone ahead of travelling.

Candle dipping is suitable for ages 5+ and costs £6.50 per person. Contact us to pre-book or drop in if you’re passing.

Chocolate Making

Have fun making your own chocolates in the Chocablock Studio. Using high quality Belgian chocolate make and decorate your own unique bar of chocolate.

At this time of year Chocolate Making workshops are available on most days, however please phone ahead of making a special journey.

Chocolate making is suitable for ages 3 to 103 and costs £5 for a 15 minute session. Contact us to pre-book (recommended on busy days) or drop in if you're passing.

Furniture Building Workshop

At Taran Eco Designs we make furniture which has been designed with and inspired by nature. We would like to share these skills with you on a furniture building course. Come along and learn how to source reclaimed materials and then build your very own piece of furniture.

We run one-day and two-day courses throughout the year. No experience necessary. Success guaranteed! Furniture includes Hobbit stool £100, Coffee Table £125, Chair £150, Bench £150. For custom made designs contact us for details. Minimum age 16.

Make a Herbal Milk Bath Pouch

Come and relax in our Craft Corner at Spellbound Herbals and create your own milk bath pouch. Use a pestle and mortar to blend and grind the herbs to release the plant's essential oils giving off a most wonderous aroma and healing benefits for the skin too. The pouch of herbs and oats can then be hung from the bath tap or wetted in the shower to create the lovely oaty milk and gel that occurs ( when oats are wet) and it comes out through the voile bag to scrub and cleanse the skin with gentle effectiveness. Each session costs £5 and can last from 10 minutes up to half an hour.

Pottery Painting at Quarry Pottery
Dipping a pair of tapered candles in The Candle Studio
Chocolate making at the Chocablock Studio
Building a hobbit chair in a Furniture Building Course with Taran Eco Designs
Make your own Milk Bath Pouch with Spellbound Herbals