Chessell Pottery Barns in Calbourne is a fantastic destination for families who are looking to get creative this Easter. Visitors can choose a piece of earthenware pottery, before heading into the studio to paint. Your whole family will enjoy letting their imaginations run wild, as they create unique pieces of original artwork. With a variety of shapes available, including a special egg-cup added for Easter, a piece of handmade pottery is the perfect memento for your coastal getaway.
Visitors can paint free-hand, or choose from a number of funky, pre-cut sponge shapes to decorate their pottery. Chessell’s friendly Studio Assistants will be on-hand to give you advice and tips on your painting, to help you create a piece you’ll love.
Finished work is then carefully dipped in glaze and fired, ready to be collected a few days later. Don’t worry – if you’re heading home before your pottery is ready, it can be posted to your home address, making Chessell Pottery Barns a great family activity, whether it’s your first day on the Island or your last.
After you’ve finished, why not sit in the on-site café and enjoy an afternoon tea? Serving giant fruit scones, with as much home-made strawberry jam and fresh clotted cream as you’d like, Chessell’s renowned ‘Island Cream Tea’ is the perfect decadent treat to round off your experience.
Head to Chessell Pottery Barns’ website for opening times, gallery, and more special events for Easter!