Good Morning !
I just realised that I have been so busy thinking about February Half Term, putting posts out on social media, ordering in new stock and also making a lot of new stock too that I had forgotten to put out a post to our lovely customers.
Well here I am now. So what have we been up to this last couple of months and what is coming up?
If you have school age children they you will know that it is Half Term in Nottingham next week. So if you are thinking about some interesting and creative activities to do with them then be sure to book yourselves in for a session at Razzle Dazzle!
Tables are filling up but at the moment there are still plenty to be had, especially later in the day, so arriving around 3.30pm or 4pm. For a 4pm arrival you will need to call or message as the booking system has 3.30pm as the last arrival time. This is because it is set up for a two hour session, but one & half hours is normally long enough.
We have got the adult only Me Time evening dates all sorted out now. So if you would like to come along without the kids for a relaxing few hours with a friend or two then pop over to the website to see the dates and book yourselves in. The next one is the 24th February 2022. On these evenings you can also have a "Play with Clay' option. If you are interested in finding out more then please get in touch. (we do not have a pottery wheel so no throwing here)
We have a few new things in the studio and also some things that haven't been in for a while. We have been busy manufacturing some of our own items. Our suppliers are still playing catch up with overseas deliveries but it seems like things are getting back to normal. Which is relief not just for our industry but everyone else too.
For some, me included this has become one of those subjects we are quite frankly sick of talking about! However, just so you know we are keeping the spaced out tables and we have hand sanitiser on the tables. If you want to wear a face mask whilst here feel free. Our staff are not required to and do not.
Thanks for reading all the way to the end! See you soon, Jane (& Nichola too)
Good Morning Pottery fans
Pottery painting for Christmas 2021 is already in full swing here at Razzle Dazzle, if you haven't got yours done yet don't delay, book your session now.
Here are a few important notes and dates for you to consider.
If you want to paint something to have back for Christmas the very last day to do this is Tuesday the 21st December. These items will be fired and ready for you to collect on Thursday 23rd December. Please don't leave it until the last minute! We will then be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th December (Friday - Tuesday)
Over the last few days we have had a few phone calls asking for Sunday sessions, in response to this we have added two Sundays to our opening schedule. These are the 5th and the 19th December.
These have now been added to the calendar and can be booked on line. If you are a large group please book enough tables to seat you all. If in doubt please give us a call on 0115 905 6029 during regular opening times (Tue - Sat 10-5:30)
The last day to collect your painted items is Thursday 23rd December 2021. We will be closed for a few days and then open with shorter hours on Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st December. If there are no bookings on a specific day or time we will close early so please, if you wish to come on any of those days book in now.
After that we will again be closed for a few days.
The studio will be back open for bookings on Thursday 6th January 2022. We look forward to seeing you again in 2022.
We all like to get a bit more for our money, having a free thing too sweetens the experience. With this in mind we are running a little offer here at Razzle Dazzle Pots. We are eleven years old this October. Some of you have been with us since the start and some are new to the pottery painting experience. We love you all!
Over the Half Term period if you spend £20 in the studio on other pottery item someone gets to paint a pumpkin or candy skull hanger (worth £8) for free. We aren't even going to limit it to one per family so if you spend £40 you can paint two! Naturally it is whilst stocks last.
To qualify for this spooky deal, just quote 11th Birthday at the till and we will do the rest.
We really do hope that it will be busy, in the past it has been and we can see no reason why this year will be different. This being the case we highly recommend that you direct yourselves over to the booking page and get your table reserved now. In the past we used to squeeze people in anywhere we could but with the changes to the table layouts and Covid restrictions we are now keeping bookings to their own tables and not mixing things up.
Why not get ahead of the game and get those personalised presents done in good time. We also have some Christmas stock out in the studio...
Just a quick post to let you know that we are closed for a few days - Tuesday 30th August to Friday 3rd September 2021.
Anything painted during w/c Tue 24th August will be available for collection from Saturday 4th September. If you can't remember the dates please just give us a call. Our number is 0115 905 6029
Once we get back we will be sorting out all of the Halloween and Christmas themed pottery, so look out for these items when you are here next.
Our medium sized pumpkins are made here in the studio and cost £30 however if you would like a custom face cutting or a personalised name then please get in touch during September. Once we have your idea we will see what we can do! There is a small additional £5 fee for the personalisation.
Christmas presents mean so much more when they are personal. With this in mind get your self organised and plan ahead. Bring the children in to paint something lovely for their grandparents or come in and do those baby prints in good time. Don't leave it till the last minute.
We have over ten years experience taking baby prints and are always more than happy to help you with them. We will even do the writing too if you like! The cost is always just down to the items of pottery you choose. There is no additional fee for us helping you.
Please share this information with any new parents you know!
Thanks and see you soon.
We are approaching that time of the month again! So if you fancy an evening of pottery painting then give us a call and book your table. Of course you can also just click on the book now button and go from there!
If you are new to the concept of our adult only evenings that we call Me Time, they are straight forward ... the session runs from 6:30pm to around 9:30pm. The cost is down to the item of pottery you choose to paint. You can bring your own alcohol and we do serve hot & cold drinks. Oh and we respectfully request that you leave your young children at home, although we have no problem at all with well behaved teenagers!
The dates for the rest of the year are listed below. Feel free to book your sessions now, just remember to put them in your calendar so you don't forget!
Going into the summer holidays we are keeping things very much the same, so if you would like to come please go to the booking page on our website or give us a call to reserve a table.
Of course if you just turn up on the door we will do our best to accommodate you, and due to the renovation of our upstairs rooms we now have more tables to use so it is highly likely that we will have availability!
At the time of writing this post, the wearing of masks and checking in on test and trace is totally up to you. Please feel comfortable which ever option you choose.
We look forward to seeing you at Me Time and over the coming weeks.
all the best Jane & Nichola
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!