Razzle Dazzle Pots
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Razzle Dazzle Pots

Hello! Do you remember us? It seems such a long time ago since we have seen your lovely faces and it is great to be able to say 'we are back!' Well, we will be back on the 13th April 2021 - we are just letting you know now so that you can make plans to visit us!

If you have seen our posts on social media you will know that we have been on a countdown now for the past couple of weeks. We are now in the final week and we need to ask a favour.

We need to feel the love! So we ask ever so nicely if you would share this email and our social media posts with everyone, in all the groups (don't annoy too many people though) and most of all please book to come in and paint with us.

We are back

Don't be late, book your table now.

We are open again from Tuesday 13th April, you can follow the link to book a table now or call us (0115 905 6029) for same day reservations. (we won't be there to answer the phone till Tuesday so don't call just yet)

The Easter Holidays will still be in full swing and looking at the weather app it is looking like it will be pretty pants weather wise. So what are you waiting for?

Rainbow Mug

Rainbow of hearts on the XL Mug

When we are back open there will still be Covid 19 restrictions in place.

We have been given the go ahead to open by Gedling Borough Council, with some conditions that we must to adhere to, otherwise we will get into trouble!
These are:

Of course please stay at home if you are insolation or have had a positive test - not sure why we even need to say this one, by now this is just so ingrained in our psyche!

There have been a few changes to the layout of the studio, we have removed a few tables both downstairs and up so that there is more space. All the upstairs spaces are available to book, please say in the comment when booking or when you arrive if you have specifically chosen to be upstairs.

studio 3

Studio 3

The most important thing for us is that we are back! And fingers crossed for no more lockdowns!

Hello

Nichola & Jane with cheesy grins

Good morning pottery fans. Just a quick message to let you know the important dates for your pottery painting at Razzle Dazzle.

Last Day to paint

If you want something ready for Christmas it needs to have been painted and back here with us by the end of Saturday the 19th December 2020. So if you have a take away kit that needs to be fired bring it back anytime this week. We are open 10am - 5.30 Tuesday to Saturday. The same goes for visiting us. We have painting sessions available all week, so if you have an idea to paint something unique for that someone special you need to book a time pretty quickly. Our booking page lets you book a day in advance so if you want to come today then you need to give us a call on 0115 905 6029.

Last Minute Collections

We are open on Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd December for painting and collections. Anything painted however will not be ready to take home until the New Year. The opening hours on those days are the usual ones 10am -5.30pm.

Painting with the family over the holidays

We are not opening this year between Christmas and New Year. So if you are thinking of activities for the family during the holiday then how about a take away kits. Several customers have already been in and collected pottery and glaze for Christmas Day pottery painting. You can book a browsing session for a take away kit or go online or just come along in when we are open. You just need to observe the social distancing guidelines.

January 2021

2021 is almost here and who knows if it will be any different to 2020! At the moment the plan is to open up the studio again on the 2nd January but who knows what the situation will be. Watch this space!

 

The studio is open and all the Christmas stock is out, ready and waiting for you to come along and paint it. Scroll down to have a look at the Christmas display. When we though that we couldn't have painters in the studio we re-arranged downstairs to look for like a gift shop, all the tables were moved to the sides and used for display purposes.

Come in and paint

Now that we are able to have a few families in to paint the downstairs is still laid out as a browsing area and the painters are upstairs. Our tables are reduced to maintain the social distancing that is required so if you do want to come please book now.

Christmas Table

Christmas Table

Come in for Keepsakes

Baby's first Christmas is something that can still be celebrated this year with a lovely hand or footprint bauble. We always say once you have a baby you have a ready made present making opportunity now, perfect presents for all your close relatives. Give them a keepsake they will treasure for ever.

Keepsake table

Keepsake table

Christmas Plates

We find that this time of the year is when we allow ourselves to get creative with the Christmas plates. Serving up mince pies on them and maybe a carrot or two for all of Santa's reindeers. Painting it yourself means that it can be just how you want it. With what ever writing you want and designed and painted by you. (we can assist with writing if needed!)

This year we started our popular Colour Me range, where we have drawn and fired on designs for those who are sometimes stuck for ideas. Christmas 2020 is no exception and we have a few for you to choose.

Christmas Plates

Christmas Plates

All the tree decorations

Large tree decs

Large tree decs

£5 - £6 Selection

£5 - £6 Selection

£8 -£10 Selection

£8 -£10 Selection

£10 - £12 Selection

£10 - £12 Selection

Take Away still Available

For those who would prefer to paint at home we are still offering you the option to pick up a take away kit. The price is the same as painting in the studio but you will need to bring the items back to us to fire for you.

THE LAST DAY TO PAINT OR RETURN POTTERY FOR FIRING TO GUARANTEE COLLECTION BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS THE 19TH DECEMBER

See you all soon.

Jane & Nichola

This post is just to touch base with all our valued customers with an attempt to make sure you all know what is going on with us here at Razzle Dazzle over the second lockdown period.

Closed for lockdown

In summary we are closed until we are able to open again, which we hope will be at the beginning of December. We will send out another post when we have confirmation of a definite date.

We were hoping to do Take away kits as a click and collect or delivery service but we are now not going to do this. We will instead stay at home and do our bit to stop the spread of the virus.

The booking system is still open for dates after the 2nd December. We are hoping that December will be super busy with people excited about painting things to make Christmas 2020 a special one. It is our suggestion that you book now to ensure you can get a table. Knowing that you are all desperate to come in again will mean a few things to us:

  • That we can see if we need to extend opening hours
  • Plan staffing levels
  • Know that our business will survive Covid 19!

    We do ask though that you remember to confirm in the note section of the booking that you are from one household and also - and this is important - if you are planning to paint a bauble. (like the ones below) This will help us a little with our stock levels!

    We will of course contact you to rearrange bookings if dates are different.

    Your pottery

    All items that you are waiting to collect will be kept safe and you will be able to collect them in December. Even if we aren't able to open, we will find a way! Anything taken away to paint at home please keep it safe and bring it back for firing when we are open again.

    Finally we just want to wish everyone well, stay safe and see you in December. (fingers, toes, legs and arms crossed!)

    All our love Jane & Nichola

    Ornaprint £14

    8cm Bauble £14 unpainted

    lockdown bauble

    Paint your own special 2020 bauble

    What was it we said yesterday? Things are constantly changing and we are making it up as we go along....

    New information, plans changed

    In light of the guidance from the Government about reducing non-essential travel and also the support they are offering for staying closed - we have decided to stay closed fully from Thursday 5th November and *HOPEFULLY re-open on the 3rd December. This means that we WILL NOT be offering the Take Home Kits like we had planned, after Wednesday.

    So if you do want to order something then please get it ordered right away. We will do deliveries over the next two days if you are unable to get to us and we are open Tuesday and Wednesday for the following.

    It seems that we have to post every week about some change to our business operations.... No one can say that life in 2020 is straightforward and boring!

    Thanks

    Like all businesses small and not so small we need customers and we really appreciate all of you. We have had a busy couple of weeks over half term with lots of smiling faces and we had hoped to continue the trend right up until Christmas. However a spanner has been thrown into the works and we are thinking on our feet again! All the pottery painted over that period is fired and ready for collection on Tuesday & Wednesday. After that please call ahead and we will arrange to have your items ready for you at the door. We will keep you updated on any changes we have to make to our opening hours.

    November 2020

    If you would like to come in to paint your Christmas decorations, gifts for family members or just have some me time then you have two days. Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th November, we will then close our doors to customers in the studio reopening on the 3rd December. Go online to book a time. For these two days and if there is enough demand we will stay open until 7pm. For same day bookings you need to call the studio on 0115 905 6029.

    Remember all the Tier 3 rules still apply so you do need to be a single household or support group.

    Paint at Home

    We know that this time of the year is all about the decorations so over the next couple of days we will update the Take Away page with the Christmas decorations we currently have in stock. As a bonus feature we are looking at making an online shop so you will be able to order and pay for them straight from the website. The choice available will change as we receive new ones into the studio so check back regularly. In the mean time use the order form on the website and we will call you and go through your choices with you. We will be operating a variation of our opening hours during the November Lockdown so please confirm our opening hours before setting out.

    Once again Thank you for being our fantastic customers.

    Snowman Tree Decoration

    Snowman Tree Decoration £9.00

    Christmas decoration

    Painted Tag Decoration £9

    Gingerbread Man Decoration £9

    As Nottinghamshire is now in Tier 3 of the Governments strategy for bringing down the number of Covid cases and ultimately casualties we here at Razzle Dazzle Pots have sought and received confirmation from Gedling Borough Council that we can remain open for the time being.

    Covid Secure

    Our Covid secure procedures have been in place now since July and moving into Tier 3 we now have a few minor amendments. The latest tweak is that now you are required to keep your face mask on at all times whilst in the studio. Both moving around and whilst sitting at your table. Obviously those people who are exempt from wearing one are still exempt! Our staff members also wear a face mask whilst moving around in the studio.

    Our procedures are a process of give and take with you our customers. Below is a reminder of this relationship and how we can work together to keep our little business open.

    Tier 3 Journey into Pottery Painting

  • Be aware of other people at all time and respect social distancing as much as you can
  • Where possible please wear a face mask at all times
  • Scan the track and trace app on arrival
  • Wash your hands regularly or use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Keep all members of your booking seated as much as possible
  • Where possible order drinks and ask for help from the table, we will bring them too you
  • Encourage children to stay at the table or in your room and not wander around
  • When paying try to maintain a social distance from other customers in the studio
  • We will sanitise tables and equipment after each booking has left

    Remember remember to paint in November

    As we move out of October into November we will be transitioning from Halloween to Christmas. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting all the lovely Christmas decorations and ornaments we will have in stock for you to paint and then display in your homes. Here are a few great tea lights that we have out at the moment. These were painted recently by our talented customers.

    Santa Tealight £14

    Elf tea light £14

    Christmas Tree Tealight £14

    Reindeer tea light £14

    So much speculation in the media at the moment about whether or not Nottingham, including Gedling, will move to Tier 3 - Higher risk. We are still unsure about what that will mean for our particular business. Studios in other areas in the same level are open, some are closed. We will be seeking advice on this one. However, if it happens that we won't be able to have painters in the studio we hope that we will still be able to offer Take Away Kits.

    Paint at Home

    Back in March we introduced our Take Away service. We made a new page on our website and added videos of all of our shelves so that you can browse our stock and choose something to paint without having to come to the studio.

    These videos have recently been updated so they are fairly accurate. Obviously there may be the odd thing that we will no longer have but we hope that is a rarity!

    This page is also a great place to go even if you are able to come into the studio to paint as you can have a sneak peak and get some idea of what you want ahead of time.

    The process is simple:

  • Use the form on the website to email us with your selection.
  • We will ring you to confirm the choice of pottery
  • Let us know the colours you would like
  • Come and collect or if you are unable to get here we can deliver
  • Delivery is free within 3 miles of NG3 5QQ
  • Enjoy painting your pottery
  • Bring back to the studio for us to glaze and fire
  • Collect a week later and display in your home!

    Could it be raining cats & dogs?

    Cute Doggy

    Cute Doggy £14

    Take Away Dog

    Dog with Scarf £12

    Cat Party Animal £16

    Pug Take Away

    Pug Party Animal £16

    Dog and Puppy

    Dog and Puppy £12

    Lets look to the pumpkins... I mean positives! Our studio is still open, we have lots of socially distanced tables and a great new booking system so that you are guaranteed to get a table if you book in.

    We are also offering take away kit so you have every opportunity to enjoy pottery painting this half term ... what ever Tier Nottingham may be on!

    Pumpkin Take Away Kit

    We have several different ceramic pumpkin options which you can paint at home or in the studio. The large and medium pumpkins are made here at the studio and we have cut many different faces so there are lots to choose from.

    Take Away Pros

  • You can paint at any time
  • Have a zoom/FaceTime session with a friend or family member you can't see face to face and still have a craft session together
  • Take your time painting your design

    In the Studio Pros

  • Staff on hand to make suggestions and offer advice
  • Get out of the house and have a change of scenery
  • More colours, tools and brushes to use
    Large Pumpkin

    Large Pumpkin £30

    Medium pumpkin

    Medium Realistic Pumpkin £16

    small pumpkin tea light

    Small Pumpkin Tealight £14

    Its October 2020 and here is yet another post about new restrictions on bookings.

    Booking

    As you will all know by now Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are now on Tier 2 of the Governments lockdown scheme which means that we have to amend the way we live our lives for a while longer.

    This means for us:

  • Only one household or support bubble per booking
  • Wear masks in the studio as much as possible, especially when not sat at your table.
  • Stay seated and no mingling with friends who may be booked on another table
  • When finished only one person come to the counter to pay - everyone else remain seated until time to actually leave the building
  • Wash hands or use the hand sanitiser on arrival
  • Scan the NHS Test & Trace QR code when you arrive
  • When booking please let us know the total number of people in your group, this is so we can allocate an appropriate sized table for you

    Due to the previous rule regarding a maximum group size, we now do not take single bookings for more than six people.

    We are still open for Half Term bookings and we have lots of availability at the moment and we need your support to stay in business.

    Remember if you do not or can't come to the studio you can still order a Take Away Kit, pop over to our website for all the information on this.

    Take Away Kit

    Paint a jug at home

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