Just a quick reminder that we are closed for a week - 11-18th June 2021 whist Jane & Nichola enjoy a holiday by the seaside. We are back open again on the 19th June.
The website is still taking bookings whilst we are enjoying some sun and sea so please do continue to plan your visit to come in and book your tables to paint here at Razzle Dazzle!
Also it's our adults only Me Time Evening on Thursday 24th so if you fancy getting creative book your table now. (go to 6:30pm on the 24th June) If you fancy doing some clay work you can also have a go on Me Time, just pop a note on the booking that you would like to do clay. The cost is £15 each for clay.
We know, we know it's a bit last minute but we just realised that we hadn't put the Me Time dates down on the calendar!
Are you desperate for a night out with the girls (or boys for that matter) and the chance for a good old natter and a catch up? Well Me Time is the answer. We can now accept bookings from multiple households up to a maximum of six to a table or two separate households.
If you have been before then you know how it works but for those new to the concept here is a quick rundown. Call us on 0115 905 6029 or go online to book.
After a year of lockdowns and restrictions we all need some time to just chill out, what better way than with some art therapy. Go online for some design inspiration, check out our Pinterest page for ideas or just wing it when you get here, either way we are looking forward to seeing you soon.
If you can't make it next week the next dates are 24th June & 29th July. We will of course remind you of these closer to the time.
We have a confession to make, both of us have managed to book a holiday at the same time ....so we will be closed from the 11th June until the 18th June. This means that if you want to paint something special for your Dad this year you need to have painted it by the 9th June and collect it on the afternoon of Thursday 10th or on Saturday 19th.
We will be doing a very last minute kiln firing to ensure that anything done that week will the available to be taken home on Thursday 10th June.
This means that you can't wait till the last minute... Sorry about that.
Is there a new baby in the house? You do know don't you that you now have a purpose built present making device? Dad will love his special "I love my Daddy" keepsake with those tiny hands & feet on.
Of course Daddy would love a 'insert cute figurine here' painted by his special child, it can even live in their bedroom.... yes we have encountered this scenario many a time! What ever the item it will still have been painted with love for Dad!
Now is the time to get those baby prints and keepsakes made. This last year has made it more challenging with lockdowns and social distancing, however, as we are now allowed once again to have one to one appointments we have decided to run a special offer from now until the end of May. For every £20 spent on hand or foot prints create an additional coaster worth £6 for free.
So what is stopping you from getting those keepsakes made?
The quickest and simplest baby print keepsake is one that is a print on an item of pottery. Any item of pottery can be used so long as it has a flat surface big enough for the intended print. The cost is just the cost of the item, nothing added on for us to help you.
If you prefer some texture to your baby print keepsake then an imprint in clay is for you. This version is usually easier to do when you have a small baby who likes to scrunch up their hand. Scrunched up hands make glazed prints more of a challenge where as clay ones are often more straight forward for us to do.
We have over ten years experience under our belts now however with all of these options there is always the chance that your baby will protest and sometimes they get upset at being made to do something they haven't done before! So prepare for a few tears!
As well as ceramic keepsakes we also offer silver jewellery baby imprints. Prices start at around £65 for a pendant. We have lots of different shapes to choose from. If you would like to know more pop in to the studio and have a look at our brochure.
Putting 2020 behind us and moving into 2021 we are super happy to be welcoming you back in to the studio. Be that to make a baby print keepsake or come along to spend and hour or two getting creative with some pottery painting. Please help our little business move out of our COVID hibernation into a bustling and bright new year by sharing our social media posts, our emails and of course coming into paint with us.
Please book a session in advance where possible, however we know not everyone can plan ahead so we will accept walk-ins if we have space. For a one to one baby print session please choose a mid week session if possible. We are quieter then and there is less chance of interruption!
If you have some painted items to collect or take away items to return come along to the studio during opening hours and pick up / drop off your items asap. We keep your painted items for one year, after that we either use them as examples or dispose of them. This is something that we don't like doing so please come in and take your pottery home.
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 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?
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!
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.
The most important thing for us is that we are back! And fingers crossed for no more lockdowns!
Good morning pottery fans. Just a quick message to let you know the important dates for your pottery painting at Razzle Dazzle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
What was it we said yesterday? Things are constantly changing and we are making it up as we go along....
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.
Once again we would like to thank you all for supporting us now and in the future. See you all, we hope in December!
Lots of virtual hugs Jane & Nichola
PS We have a Christmas Decoration Gallery on the website now!
*If we can open in December we will!
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!
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.
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.
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.