Just a really quick post about the rule of 6 and general guidelines for booking and how they effect your visit to us here at Razzle Dazzle Pots.
Since we re-opened in July we implemented a computerised system for recording your orders, this is purely for our own use and has helped us to be more efficient when it comes to you coming to collect. No more lost receipts!
If there ever becomes a reason for the powers that be to contact us about track and trace then we will of course contact you first to check that you are okay with us sharing your details. We will also know the time you come in, which we consider reduces the need for unnecessary isolation.
Every table is sanitised after you leave, along with the bottles, brushes, pallets etc.
Please wear a face mask as much as possible, when you arrive or are moving around the studio. Then at the table only wear one if you want to. Encourage young people to stay seated as much as possible and if everyone could try to reduce the amount of close contact with other people.
The rule of 6 is confusing to say the least. In simple terms it means that we should allocate no more than six people to a table, so if your group is more than six (including non painters) then please make two separate bookings and if you mention it when booking, we will make sure that the tables are in the same room and as close to each other as possible whilst still socially distancing.
We do ask though that you encourage your group especially your young people to stay seated as much as possible.
We hope that there will not be any additional lockdown rules in place in Nottingham over the two week half term period. However if there are we will be offering take away kits. October half term is one of the two yearly events that carries us through the quiet times.
Your patronage during these times is what ensures we stay in business.
I am not going to beat about the bush, times are hard for all businesses and our little one is no different so you supporting us by coming in to the studio or having a take away kit helps us stay open and we thank you all very much and apologise for all of the draconian rules that we simply have no choice but to follow if we wish to stay open.
See you again soon.
Jane & Nichola
Who doesn't love a mermaid? Well plenty I suppose and if you don't, then skip to the next story. So, hopefully I am now just talking to those of you who do love these fantasy creatures.
Fortunately for you (and us) we have quite few of each of them for you to paint here at Razzle Dazzle Pots.
Famous mermaids, hmm, how many can we draw inspiration from? There is the Little Mermaid from either Hans Christian Anderson or Disney, those feisty ones in the lake in Harry Potter and there were some in Peter Pan too. We find that the painters of mermaids at our studio are mostly girls, mostly under twelve and they for some reason paint the tails turquoise and the hair red! I have searched our photos though and have found a few that buck the trend!
Whilst writing this I discovered that a group of Mermaids is called a gossip. There you go, a bit of useless information for you that may one day come in handy on a quiz night! The photo above shows a Gossip of mermaids that we almost always have in stock. They are very popular and can be found on our £16 shelf.
This lovely Mermaid is a money bank, doesn't she look great with her blue lips and her pink hair? see, not red!
These fabulous versions are on our £18 shelf.
We have a new mermaid inspired item too, this is a lovely ring dish..
Remember if you would like to come along to paint please book your table. This can be done by following the link below or going to our website. If you don't book but just turn up you may be asked to wait for a table, or more likely just to respect others in the studio and wait for them to sit before you choose.
Who doesn't love an alliteration? We do and we love personalised pumpkins here at Razzle Dazzle Pots your friendly neighbourhood pottery painting studio.
It is never too early to plan your pottery painting choices especially if you would like us to make you your very own personalised Pumpkin. We offer this on our large pumpkins - the ones that are normally £30 - either with your own design face, or name cut in. The cost for a personalised pumpkin is £35 - £40 depending on the complexity of the design.
The cutting is done before the pottery is bisque fired. They are made to order to your agreed specification and will be ready for you to decorate about 2 weeks later. So if you would like one ready for Halloween you need to get your orders in before the first week of October.
As mentioned already we will need to check that the design is suitable to be cut into clay, so there may need to be some adjustments made to your design. If you look at the faces we have already done you can get an idea of the limitations.
To order just contact us at the studio, either pop into see us or ring on 0115 905 6029. Payment for the personalised ones will be required upon order and we can take payment over the phone.
Remember to book before you come and to wear a face mask when moving around in the studio. Once you are sitting at the table you do not have to wear it. We also ask that if when you arrive others are choosing their pottery that you sit at your allocated table and wait until they are seated again.
If you have any concerns about social distancing in the studio please choose a table upstairs, this will reduce contact with other people.
Yes! Finally our Me Time Evenings are back here at Razzle Dazzle Pots. We have been asked quite a few times now over the past few weeks about when we will be getting our adult only evening sessions running again. For the first couple they will be on the last Thursday of the month - which means you need to mark down Thursday 24th September in your diary for the first one.
Other dates available so far are 29 Oct, 19 Nov and 10 Dec and you can book any of them now just go to the date you want.
However much we don't like or don't agree with all of the Covid restrictions that are currently in place we do need to be making the effort to stick to them as much as we can. So with this in mind you will need to book a table, wear a mask when you come (but not when sitting down) and we do take peoples contact details as part of the booking process so that bit is covered. If you are more concerned about mixing but would still like to come then you can choose a table upstairs. That way you can be in your own room with limited contact with others.
If you have not been to one of our Me Time Evenings but are wondering what they are all about, well here is the basic run down. Once a month (generally) we run an evening session of pottery painting, or sometimes hand building with clay and these sessions are for grown ups, no kids allowed. You can bring your own alcohol and snacks but remember we do serve the most delicious hot chocolates...
The cost depends on the pottery you choose to paint and the session runs from 6:30 - 9:30pm. You do NOT have to arrive exactly at 6.30 - this is just the general time the session starts. But we do ask that you are on your way home by 9.30pm!
If you would like to sit upstairs please either book the table you want or write it in the note when booking. Other wise we will allocate tables depending on numbers.
If you are interested in having a go at hand building with clay - please mention this in the note section on the booking. We DO NOT have a pottery wheel and it would be more about making decorations, wall hangings, pinch or coil pots. We can give you a basic introduction but it is not a taught / guided session but more like play with clay. The cost for this is £15 each. There will be additional costs if you wish to come back and have your items glazed. (painted, glazed and fired)
On an evening you can ask for all the help you need, we can show you how to use the carbon paper, the writers and any manner of special tools. We have a couple of videos on the website of these if you need a sneak preview.
Check out a few fabulous items painted by some of our talented customers.