To Our Family Run Creative Ceramics Studio! Situated in the village of Bugthorpe, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds near York.
We have been offering creative pottery sessions, events and parties for over 30 years! Accessible to all ages and abilities!  

What we offer

Our Sociable Sessions offer a Great Escape! No artistic talents required, Just be willing to have a go! Come as a one off, when you can or weekly no ties! Hand build with Clay, Throw a pot on the Wheel, paint a pot, there’s something for everyone!! 
With regulars who attend weekly, often bringing home baking, there’s always a cuppa and a friendly welcoming atmosphere...

Opening Times


Studio Open most days in term time 11am - 3pm

Weekly Sessions:
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday Nighters 7pm – 9pm
Thursdays 11am – 1pm
Saturdays 10.30 am – 1pm
Parties Saturdays from 2pm other times by arrangement

Booking Essential.

Due To the Current Covid-19 Situation Sadly the Studio is Temporarily closed.


We Can offer bisque (fired pottery shapes) items to paint at home! I have put together a selection of sets of our small paint a pot line usually £6.50 (including glazes and firing) at £3 each (pot only price) which can be posted for you to paint at home!

Sets of 3 items for £9, £3.50 P&P, one postage cost can cover up to 4 sets:

1 set of 3 £12.50, 6 for £21.50, 9 for £31.50, 12 for £39.50 including P&P

Check out our selection, message me with which ones you would like, online payments available and I will post them out to you. They can be painted with whatever paints you happen to have at home, watercolours, acrylics, poster paints even felt tips, glitter and more.. you can add clear varnish, thinned PVA glue or clear nail varnish to finish!

We can also offer underglaze hire, firing services for any items made or painted at home, however this is currently only available to very locals while the ban on non essential travel is in place.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Studio once we have made it to the other side!!

To enjoy pot throwing and/or painting session!

Until then I hope you and your family stay Well and Safe.     

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Services we provide

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Have a go at Throwing

Parties for all ages and occasions! Painting, throwing and hand building!

Pot Painting

Hand Building

Groups and Special Needs catered for, Charity and Educational discounts.

Signature plates, for all special occations. Paint it yourself or commissions taken

Hand Painted Milk Chruns

Family sessions during school holidays and Saturdays.

Baby Hand and Foot Prints and clay imprints, individuals or small groups.

Regular Sociable Sessions! For the full pottery experience, Join a weekly session & Escape!

Commissions Taken! Cast, Thrown and Hand Built Pottery to Order.

Firing Service, Hand Cast Bisque, Glazes and accessories available. Trade Discount.

Our Gallery

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Tel: 01759 377368 Mob: 07511 123649

Wold View Buidings, Bugthorpe, York YO41 1QG
Email: makentakeceramics@gmail.com