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Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery

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Fantastic experience

This is a really great way to spend an hour or two, Vicky was a great instructor and let you fully... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Rj A
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BEST DAY EVER!!!

I went with my family to Vicky at the beginning of June and it was the best day of our holiday! We... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Dom O
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Working Pottery Studio in historic blacksmiths barn. A wide range of handmade and wheel thrown unique pottery for sale. Book for pottery classes, or group activities. Have a go at throwing a pot, or stay longer & play with clay to make your own...more
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The Smithy Community Hub, Lochcarron IV54 8YS, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is a really great way to spend an hour or two, Vicky was a great instructor and let you fully experience working with clay. I highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting the area!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rj A
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Many thanks! Great to have met you 😊

Reviewed 3 July 2018

I went with my family to Vicky at the beginning of June and it was the best day of our holiday! We all had a turn at the wheel which we loved and received our little creations in the post a few weeks later. Vicky...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dom O
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

thanks for a lovely review ! It was great to meet you all and I', so glad you liked your pottery, looking forwards to seeing you all again !

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Visited with my partner, daughter and daughter's partner. Taught to use the pottery's wheel by Vicky the owner and then took turns to have a go ourselves. Meanwhile the others got creative with rolling pins, knives, cutters and clay creating in my case a hanging...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

thanks for the review Debbie, it was lovely to meet you all & spend some creative time with your group, the kiln has a temporary repair and all your pots are nearly ready, one more, your jug is firing today & then hopefully your goodies...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Had a go on the wheel and we both managed to create something recognisable ... had a great time Vicky had great patience with our complete lack of skill and talent. A wonderful way to pass an hour ... beautiful pieces for sale I'll certainly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves, it was lovely to meet you!

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Went along with a friend for a couple of hours session. Had a fab time getting back into clay .... been too long (1976). Very relaxed atmosphere, Vicky is a great Artist and Teacher. Would well recommend, I will be back. Go on you know...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Vicky S, Manager at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks for the review ! It was lovely to see you and I look forward to seeing how you glaze your lovely pottery!

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Just back from a lovely relaxing pottery experience. Vicky is very good at steering you gently as it was my first time touching clay! I created a Funky bowl and a tile. I really enjoyed making these items. I would thoroughly recommend Vicky and her...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank madones
Vicky S, Manager at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

thanks very much for coming along , that was a really enjoyable session and you made two lovely peices, they are drying nicely ! see you again soon. :-)

Reviewed 3 September 2017

The is a combination of a shop, a workshop and a teaching workshop run by Vicky. A stone building - the old blacksmiths, on the outskirts of Lochcarron in a group of arts and crafts buildings. Vicky runs individual and group workshops as well as...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Vicky is a delightful pottery 'guru', with a calm and friendly manner and full of interesting conversation. My daughter made thrown pots (four) and I did 'pinch' pots (three). Dying to see what they look like once glazed and fired - Vicky posts them back...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank kaluvesu
Vicky S, Manager at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

It was lovely to meet you both, Thankyou for visiting the studio and writing a review, Your Pottery is drying nicely!

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice to visit a pottery and have the opportunity to enjoy the collection of pottery without being pressured to buy.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank jamiso
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit & didn't feel under any pressure, It has been so busy lately I was probably too covered in clay to think about a sales pitch !

Reviewed 19 July 2016

A great place to spend a couple of creative hours for all the family, looking forward to getting our products fired and delivered.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank jhcfemington
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

glad you enjoyed your visit, hopefully your pots will be dried, fires and posted soon, the kiln is on most days at the moment!

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