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3 Wellgate

Ossett

WAKEFIELD

WF5 8NS

 

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07973110004 /01924 277628

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GENERAL OPENING HOURS

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

OPEN evenings for private bookings

Wakefield Business Awards New Business Finalist, award won by National Coal Mining museums Paint your own pottery in Wakefield
Day out with the Kids
Wakefield Business Awards 2017
Whats on 4 Kids Awards 2017

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Art Classes & private bookings only

 9.30am -2.45pm & 3.30pm - 5pm

 9.30am -2.45pm & 3.30pm - 5pm

 9.30am -2.45pm & 3.30pm - 5pm

 9.30am -2.45pm & 3.30pm - 5pm

 10am - 5pm

 10am - 3pm

WHAT IS BISQUE?

Bisque is a pottery shape which has been fired (bisquited) before being ready to be painted, glazed and re-fired.

 

We aim to have 100s of bisque shapes for you to choose from

 

CERAMICS

Ceramics are made from solid materials which have been baked in a hot oven or kiln. 

 

DID YOU KNOW house bricks are a form of ceramics! but also your toilet, sink and wall tiles in your bathroom!

 

POTTERY

People have been making and using pottery for thousands of years. Pottery is made by moulding clay into the desired shape and baking it in a kiln. The high temperature drives out all the water, and causes chemical reactions that make the clay stronger and harder. Pottery is usually decorated with a tough, coloured glaze. 

 

GLAZE

Your pottery masterpieces are finished with a coat of clear glaze once the paint (underglaze) has completely dried out. 

The glaze used contains a dye so we can see where it has been applied but it also gives your masterpiece a strange frozen appearance. Don't worry the colour disappears on firing, leaving behind a lovely, hard wearing, shiny finish. 

 

UNDERGLAZE

This is the special name of the paint that you use to create your piece. 

 

KILN

DID YOU KNOW your pottery masterpiece will be fired (baked) in our kiln at 1,100 degrees! This is HOTTER than volcanic lava!