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Sammy Snail: a half day pottery glazing workshop


About the Course

Join us for a fun and relaxing morning painting a ceramic slip cast giant snail using a combination of specialist glazes.

Saz's Ceramics & Crafts is an established pottery painting and ceramics studio set in the heart of the Black Country within the site of the historic Red House Glass Cone.

With a maximum of 10 people per class, Saz will guide you as to how to decorate your snail, whilst making sure that you enjoy the experience. Once you've finished, feel free to wander around the site, which is free to enter, and visit the many other craft studios based at the Cone.
N.B. Other size snails priced from £35 are available upon request.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All use of pottery tools, brushes, aprons and glazes are included in the price, as is snail and firing costs. Your snail will be ready for collection a few days' later.

Refreshments will be provided during the workshop, and there's the Red Cone Coffee House just next door if you'd like to order a delicious lunch or treat yourself to a slice of homemade cake as a reward for your 'hard' work painting! If you'd prefer to bring a packed lunch, it's lovely to sit at our picnic tables by the canal and watch the world go by. The aim is to make sure you leave having had an enjoyable experience, with a view to coming back soon!


Sarah Cannings at Saz's Ceramics & Crafts
High Street
West Midlands
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Suitable for

  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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- - #16056

This is my fourth project with Saz - I started small with a Peter Rabbit, then did a Santa - time to move to bigger things and I did a snail - called her Doris as all the others were men! Excellent tuition and really relaxing to do with a friend or on your own. Saz provides the tea and biscuits, a gossip and reminds you to breathe when you get too focussed! If you do the smaller snail, remember to consider how you paint it - I sat there with a hand in the shell as I painted it wrong way round and had to wait until it dried before I could put it down! Told a young visitor it was eating my hand and he believed me! I’ ll Be back for my next project soon.......and I am not the arty type. Thoroughly enjoyable experience would recommend to anyone.

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- - #13621

Treated my mum to this course for Mother’s Day as something a little different to do together. Saz made us feel so welcome and it was great to chat to other students who dropped in to work on their clay projects. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to see our finished snails; Hughbert Sebastian Forbes and Horace! We will definitely be back.

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- - #8325

Such an excellent and fun course to attend! Using specialist glazes to create fantastic effects enabling to make your style as simple or creative as you like. Definitely recommended!

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- - #8311

Saz is an amazing tutor she lets you explore your own abilities and your own ideas with expert guidance.
The atmosphere is always amazing and the studio has a warm and welcoming friendly feel and the cup of tea ain't to bad either xxx

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