Have you seen these gorgeous silver keepsake items? Perhaps a friend or family member has one and you want one for yourself! Well! look no further because we can supply a massive selection of silver items. Have a look at our gallery and see a selection of the choice available.
We also have the option of leather keyring.
We need a hand or foot print (or paw if you want to get your pet's imprint done). Ideally this is done by us in the studio using our special reactive paper. However, it doesn't have to be, prints for silver jewellery can be taken from virtually any media. Bring them along or email them to us and we will let you know if it can be used.
Once we have this we will send it off to our silver producer who will do some magical jiggery pokery and make a tiny stamp of the print, prepare the silver and make your chosen item. This also gets fired (but not so hot and for so long as the pottery), made smooth and shiny and returned to us for you to wear with pride.
Prices start at around £70. If you are interested in finding out more then please call in and ask to view our brochure and the prices for individual items.
The turnaround time for the silver keepsake jewellery is usually one week, the same as the pottery however when it gets to busy times then please allow a little longer.
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.
We like to be ready for all the important events in the yearly calendar and even though this year has had its challenges we are looking forward to seeing a raft of painted ceramic pumpkins being fired as you get ready for halloween. As we all know you can pop along to the budget chainstore and pick up halloween items for a few pounds but coming along to Razzle Dazzle Pots to design and decorate your own unique item is a special event all in its self. Added to having your pottery item you will also have a lasting memory of family time spent together creating it.
Some of the pottery in the studio is made on site by our own fair hands - so we do have a certain amount of control of things like the faces that can be cut in the small pumpkins and also the medium and extra large ones. If you click over to the video page take a look at the short film that we made last year you can get an idea of what we do with our pumpkins.
If you fancy having a personalised pumpkin made then give us a call or pop in and have a chat with us. We will see what we can do and let you know the additional cost. You do need to be organised on this one though so that we can get it made for you and leave you enough time to come in and paint it all in time for the actual day..
As well as the various sizes of pumpkins available we also have other small tea lights, in the shapes of bats, witches hats and skulls. You can also be creative and zombify regular creatures or figurines! I am sure there is someone out there who has a zombie princess on their shelf. There are no limitations when it comes to Paint Your Own pottery.
Whether you fancy a small selection of painted tiles to make your own tile mural wall or are looking for a much bigger community project come to us to get your art work immortalised in ceramics.
We have an impressive tile mural in the hallway of the studio - it was created from tiles painted on the opening weekend of the studio ten years ago! Can you believe we have been here for that long now!
The picture above shows half of the prize that was won by Ernhale Primary and Junior Schools a couple of years ago. The school won the competition by generating the most votes and the pupils got to paint the tiles with glazes in school supervised by their teachers. We then fired them ready for the creation of this fantastic mural for their Forest School.
You don't need to enter a competition though to have something similar for your school, community building or even downstairs loo. The tiles have a standard price of £6 each but for a substantial quantity we can negotiate the price and you can either come to the studio or paint at home or other location using a take away kit.
Other murals done include an incredible wall of poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day and a display of flowers for a new community garden. What will you do?
If you are interested in a school or community project please call us for a quote - 0115 905 6029
We have been very fortunate to take delivery of a deliciously fragrant selection of hand made soap by Laura. Great combinations of fragrance mean there is something for everyone from Vanilla and Egg to Zesty Juniper Berry with Orange.
Laura is a local artisan who has turned her hand to soap making in response to the seemingly never ending stream of single use plastics that are currently clogging up the oceans and waterways of the world. She is passionate about sourcing environmentally kind and natural products that seem to be in short supply in the mass produced products available on the high street. Each ingredient has been selected for its properties and its environmental integrity, none of our soaps contain Palm Oil and all the soap are packaged in fully biodegradable packaging.
With the current climate of hand washing more often to reduce the spread of Covid 19, why not support a local artisan, a local business and enjoy an ethically produced product at the same time? Learn to love your skin and come along in to the studio and pick yours up soon.
Remember if you are interested in coming to the studio to paint pottery you need to book in advance. If you decide to come on the same day - you will need to phone to book your table, since the lockdown and the reorganisation of the studio and upstairs we have plenty of space so please don't be put off calling. We need your support and custom to stay in business!
Did you go on a bear hunt during the Covid 19 lockdown? We had all the bear necessities with a great window display with over twenty different bears of all different sizes sitting in the window for all to spot. In this post we are showcasing just a few of the one that are in our £10 range of collectible bears.
There are lots of bears to collect - start off with the numbers - perfect for celebrating a birthday or for a young one showcasing their paint talent at a specific age. There are a few professional guys too - a police bear, a fire fighter, a nurse, baker and bowler.
The calendar bears have a cute guy for any occasion, from halloween, graduation, first day at school to Christmas and summer holidays.
If you look closely - which maybe easier in the studio - there are a few of the characters from the 12 Days of Christmas. Sadly we don't currently have the full selection, only a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three French hens and 5 Gold rings however as we make them in the studio we do sometime make them with a metal loop so they can be hung from a Christmas Tree (it's never to early to mention Christmas!)
At the last count there are over 31 different collectible bears to paint. We will do our best to have them all in stock most of the time!
Of course we have plenty of larger bears too, look out for them in a future post or the next time that you are in the studio!
Are you a little artistically challenged or perhaps get stuck for ideas when faced with a blank piece of pottery? You are not alone, it is a common occurrence and we here at Razzle Dazzle have come up with a solution for you in the form of our Colour Me range.
We have taken inspiration from the colouring craze that has been around now for a few years. If you take a little look at the picture you will see a selection of items that have black outlined images on them. We have drawn pictures with the black writer and then the pots have been fired in the kiln so that the lines won't rub off when you come to colour them in.
And that is it in a nutshell! Simple really.
You can also create these outlines yourself and if you take a look at our videos you will see some short tutorials on using the carbon paper and the writers.