Family Activities:

Clay Days

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £8 per child per workshop including tuition, materials and firing. Parents get messy for free!

One hour sessions at 10.30am and 2pm run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during school holidays.

Children will make one item following the theme of the day (see below) for example, a tropical fish, animal sculpture or decorating a tile. After this there is a process of drying, firing and glazing which takes between 4-6 weeks. We offer postage for those who cannot collect their piece/s.

Postage to the UK will be charged at:

1 Piece £4.50. 2 Pieces £6.50.

3 Pieces £9.00. 4 Pieces £15.00.

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

Dates for 2018

Winter Half Term

Tues 13 February - Sculptures

Weds 14 February - Tiles


Tues 3 April - Monsters

Weds 4 April -Fish

Tues 10 April - Colorful Caterpillars

Weds 11 April - Sculptures

Summer Half Term

Tues 29 May - Sculptures

Weds 30 May -Coil Pots

Summer Holidays

Tues 31 July - Fishy Dishes

Weds 1 August - Monsters

Tues 7 August- Sculptures

Wed 8 August- Coil Pots

Tues 14 August- Tropical Fish

Wed 15 August- Tiles

Tues 21 August- Colourful Caterpillars

Wed 22 August- Fishy Dishes

Tues 28 August- Monsters

Wed 29 August- Sculptures

Autumn Half Term

Tues 23 October - Sculptures

Weds 24 October - Tiles



01736 799703 or email

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FREE drop-in sessions (subject to entry to the museum)

10.30am - 12.30pm in the old workshop. A series of hand building workshops run by our 'potter' volunteers.  Open to both Adults and Children during the school holidays and the September Festival.  The pots will not be fired but visitors are welcome to take away work made on the day.


Dates for 2018

Winter Half Term

Thurs 15 February- Valentine Dishes


Thurs 5 April and Thursday 12 April- Hedgehogs and Owl Sculptures

Summer Half Term

Thurs 31 May- Fish Dishes

Summer Holidays

 Thurs 2 August, Thurs 9  August, Thurs 16 August, Thurs 23 August, Thurs 30 August

September Festival

Thurs 6 September, Thurs 13 September, Thurs 20 September

Autumn Half Term

Thurs 25 October


Clay Days work

Clay Days work