Penguin Plate Christmas Workshop

Join us for a fun and creative evening at Funky Pots on Wednesday 29th November (7pm-9ish). Jenny will be showing us how to paint a gorgeous serving plate decorated with super cute penguins in winter woolly hats.

No previous experience required – you’ll get step-by-step instructions from Jenny as you learn new design techniques to create a beautiful plate of your own. Our workshops are a great way to explore the art of painting pottery in a relaxed, sociable, and structured setting.

All our evening workshops have an informal atmosphere, so you can either bring a group of friends or make some new ones when you get here! Please feel free to BYOB.

Tickets (£22.50) include:
 Pottery.
 Tuition.
 Studio fee, glazing, and firing.
 A free hot drink.
 A homemade slice of cake.
 A relaxing evening!

Your plate will be guaranteed in time for Christmas. We have a limited number of spaces available and booking is essential. Please give us a call to book your place – 0115 98 11 639. Most major credit cards accepted.



Happy Halloween!

It’s getting spooky here at Funky Pots, and our new Halloween range is sending chills down our spines! We’ve got plenty of gruesome items for you this year – witches, pumpkins, skulls, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Prince of Darkness himself… Dracula. Scary stuff!

Great Gift Ideas for Fathers Day

P1300409Fathers day will be here soon on Sunday 18th June, so bring the kids down to our studio in West Bridgford and let them express how much they love their Dad and Grandpa by painting them a wonderful gift.

P1010956To get your gifts in time for Fathers Day, please make sure that you visit our studio in good time to allow for the glazing and firing of your pottery. The last date for painting pottery is Sunday 11th June.

Check out the gallery below for some great ideas for Fathers Day:

Great Gift Ideas for Mothers Day


Paint from the heart and show a special Mum just how much she means to you this Mothers’ Day. There’s nothing more special than a unique present hand painted by her own children. Kids love to paint, so bring them along to our studio and let them paint a really special gift for their Mum this year (and don’t forget Grandma!).

We have lots of pottery for you to choose from, including our ever-popular “I Love Mum” and “I Love Grandma” mugs. Teapots are now back in stock, and we have a wonderful new range of vases, jugs, and nesting trays for you to choose from. Take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration:

January Opening Hours

During January we will be closing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the week, with some reduced hours on other days. We hope that this will give all of our staff a chance to get some rest after the busy festive period.

Monday 9th                              10:00 – 17:30

Tuesday 10th                            Closed

Wednesday 11th                       Closed

Thursday 12th                          11:00 – 16:00

Friday 13th                               11:00 – 16:00

Saturday 14th                          10:00 – 17:30

Sunday 15th                            11:00 – 16:00

Monday 16th                            10:00 – 17:30

Tuesday 17th                            Closed

Wednesday 18th                      Closed

Thursday 19th                          Closed

Friday 20th                                10:00 – 17:30

Saturday 21st                           10:00 – 17:30

Sunday   22nd                           11:00 – 16:00

Dotty Christmas Tree Workshop

Join us for a fab evening painting pottery on Wednesday 14th December (7pm-9ish). Jenny will be showing us how to paint the stunning dotty Christmas tree serving platter, a great addition to your table when entertaining this festive season.

b50bf2f5-45bb-4568-8ffb-d00fdb9258ddNo previous experience required – you’ll get step-by-step instructions from Jenny as you learn new design techniques to help you confidently create a stunning platter of your own.

All our evening workshops have an informal atmosphere, so feel free to come on your own or with a group of friends.

Please feel free to BYOB. We can provide wine glasses, a corkscrew, and great company!

The early bird gets the worm! Save £5 if you book in November.

Tickets (£30 / £25 in November) include:

  • Pottery
  • Tuition
  • Studio fee, glazing, and firing
  • A free drink
  • A slice of Jenny’s delicious home baked cake

We have a limited number of spaces available and booking is essential. Please give us a call to book your place – 0115 9811639. Most major credit cards accepted


Christmas Gift Gallery

P1290727Paint your loved ones a unique present this year, and have fun at the same time! There are lots of options for creating Christmas presents at Funky Pots, so we’ve put together a quick guide for you to help make your Christmas shopping easier this year 🙂

Handprints make exceptional gifts; ideal for grandparents, aunts and uncles, or family friends. A set of clay imprints of your baby’s hands and feet is a truly one-of-a-kind piece and will take center stage in any home. We can also create sets of siblings hand prints, or even parent and child imprints. Prices start at £38.

We can also pop your child’s handprint on one of our ceramic tree baubles! These generously sized baubles come in three sizes and start from £10. Or you could always put a Christmassy print on a plate or mug.

We also have a fun range of novelty Christmas tree ornaments for you to paint as gifts, or for decorating your own tree at home. Flat ornaments start from £5, and 3D ones from £8.50.

The Christmas fun doesn’t stop at tree ornaments – we have plenty of Christmassy pottery for you to enjoy as well as non-seasonal pottery for you to paint with your Christmas message. We have an exciting range of snowmen, Santa, and gingerbread men plates to choose from as well as snowmen mugs and tea pots.  

This year we have a new range of Christmas miniatures, perfect for stocking fillers or topping Christmas cakes. Prices start from £6.50.

To guarantee your pottery in time for Christmas, please paint your items by Sunday 18th December. 


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