This summer the newly opened Loaf Pottery in Crawfordsburn is offering a varied programme of classes and events including a four week pottery class, drop in Paint Me, Glaze Me classes and Pizza and Pottery nights.
Loaf Pottery and Coffee Shop opened in May on the site of the former Pinewood Pottery on Main Street in Crawfordsburn. The arts centre and cafe is run by the NOW Group, an award winning social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future.
The summer events schedule gives people the chance to visit the new venue and get creative. Events include special Pizza and Pottery evenings in August where guests will take part in a pottery class to make their own pot, followed by enjoying a handmade artisan pizza made in the wood fired pizza oven on site. There is also a four week pottery course, a Clay Day to try your hand on the wheel and drop in Paint Me, Glaze Me classes.
The Pottery has employed an in house potter, Josh Lyness, who will be teaching the summer programme. Josh will soon be creating a full line of pottery which will be available to buy online and in Loaf Pottery. He is already offering a unique gift option, bespoke Baby Hand Print Tiles. New parents can call in with their little one to have their hand prints captured on tiles that will be hand painted with the child’s name and date of birth. Gift vouchers are also available for these, which would make the perfect newborn baby gift.
Class places are limited, to book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9185 3340. Loaf Pottery and Coffee Shop is open 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 3pm on Sundays. The cafe offers a range of quality teas and coffee, Loaf sweet treats and breakfast and lunch options. Find out more at www.loafcatering.com.
Full list of summer classes and events:
Saturday Morning Pottery, 7th – 21st July, booking required, £120 per person
Clay Day, 4th August, booking required, £7.50 per person
Pizza and Pottery Nights – 16th & 23rd August, booking required, £35 per person or £60 per couple
Baby Hand Print Tiles – available during opening hours, book in advance, £20 per tile
Paint Me, Glaze Me – drop in during opening hours, no booking required, £15 per person