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Make your own pottery gifts this Christmas

Thu 28 Nov 2013

Make your own pottery gifts this Christmas

This year, visitors to the Isle of Wight will have the opportunity to present family members with a variety of Christmas presents that they have made with their own two hands, with the Chessell Pottery Barns on a mission to promote creative festive gifts.

Forget the usual traipsing round the high street and instead head along to the crockery creatives for an afternoon of creativity that will leave you with a brand new skill and some professional-looking pottery.

The activity is particularly great for kids, who will be utterly transfixed by the process of moulding the crockery, firing it on the kiln and then carefully decorating it.

Indeed, with a number of paint stamps and kiddy-sized brushes to hand, they can even have a go at showing off their art skills during the latter part of the creative process.

It's one thing to go into a shop and purchase a World's Best Dad beer stein. It's quite another to create one yourself, and the possibilities of pottery are quite limitless.

If you want to get even more personal with your painting, why not allow your youngsters to print with their hands or feet? After all, they won't be that age forever, and this way you can preserve something of the memory for all eternity.

The Chessell Pottery Barns are located in Yarmouth just off the B3399. Free parking is available on site and the pottery studio is open from 10am until 5pm until December 15th.

Facilities also include a cafe and shop, just in case you fancy a hot drink and a bite to eat before heading off again.

The festive fun takes place every day, so there really is no excuse not to come along to this brilliant Christmas event. Pottery shapes to decorate start from £6.95 and there is a studio fee of £5.50 that covers a brief demonstration and the materials you will be using.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801666548-ADNFCR

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