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Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery

The Smithy Community Hub, Lochcarron IV54 8YS, Scotland
+44 1520 722724
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Wonderful

Had a go on the wheel and we both managed to create something recognisable ... had a great time... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Strathlass14
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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Thoroughly Therapeutic

Went along with a friend for a couple of hours session. Had a fab time getting back into clay... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
LighthouseFanatic
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Inverness
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Working Pottery Studio in historic blacksmiths barn. Book for pottery classes, or group activities. Have a go at throwing a pot, or stay longer & play with clay to make your own creations. £12 to throw a pot & have it posted on after glazed. Group Rates for longer sessions on request. Fun, messy, memorable. A perfect rainy day holiday experience or group outing. All ages & abilities.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Smithy Community Hub, Lochcarron IV54 8YS, Scotland
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+44 1520 722724
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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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. :-)

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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

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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

1  Thank kaluvesu
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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!

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

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

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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 !

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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.

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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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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Pop Up Pottery was a great success i felt like a learned so much that i could really make some pots when i have the time

1  Thank Kim S
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Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Many thanks for your review Kim. I hope to see you again & that you get some free time to play with clay!

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Learn how to throw a pot or model the clay to make some "useful" ornaments for the home. Vicky is very friendly and knowledgable about her craft. lots of fun for all the family

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Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2015

Many thanks for taking time to review the Pottery. Glad you had fun. I hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable. I'll be in touch as soon as the pottery is ready, it's currently drying in this gorgeous September sunshine !

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

I picked up one of the Vicky's leaflets in Loch Carron and booked a session with her for me and my husband. I am so glad we did. We spent an hour and a half with Vicky who was so helpful and so obviously talented....More

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Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

thanks for taking the time to review your Pottery Experience Lorna ! It was lovely meeting you both & spending a pleasant evening playing with clay, your pots are drying nicely in this sunny weather and I'm hopefully that they'll be dry enough to fire...More

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