Welcome to our Pottery Hub!
Relax, have fun and get creative, all ages are welcome with a great range of child and adult friendly services. We offer a wonderful environment in which to paint pottery, work with clay and enjoy crafts. Whatever you are enjoying with us, we are always on hand to give friendly guidance and tips!

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Pottery Painting and Making, Horsforth

Firefly Pottery offers the following fantastic services throughout our opening hours:

Pottery Painting

Choose from our wide range of pre made pottery (known as bisque) and receive a tutorial, tailored to age and ability and experience, in how to use under glaze paint and our great range of brushes and tools.
Enjoy getting creative it’s fun and very relaxing – the perfect switch off. Your table will be reserved for you for two hours and hot and cold drinks and cakes are available to keep you going. Pottery prices start at £3.50 with a large selection available priced up from that point.

Once your pottery is painted you leave it with Firefly for a week to be glazed fired and wrapped ready for your collection. Painting pots is suitable for all ages and abilities and all are welcome at Firefly.

Pottery wheel throwing lesson, Children and Adults

Fun for all and something you should try at least once in your lifetime!

30min one to one sessions, designed to suit your level £18.00

Handbuilding session, Children and Adults

2 hr table allocation, clay tools and 1kg extra white earthenware clay allowance to hand build to your hearts content, pinch, coil, slab, form and model.

Price per person £12.50 additional clay available at £3.00 per 1kg.

For adults this is a session designed for those with established knowledge needing intermittent support from us, if you are a beginner our clay experience course is a great stepping stone into these sessions.

For children this session provides an initial tutorial and pop – over support is given total beginners are welcome from 2 years+.

If you would like your greenware from wheel and hand building sessions fired it costs £3 per 1kg (2-4 weeks are allowed to dry clay before firing).

To return to paint/glaze your pots you can book a 2hr table allocation with underglaze/glaze
processing and re-fire priced at £6 per kg. (Please note specialist glazes are a 25% mark up).

Alternatively pots can be dried out naturally and painted with poster or acrylic paints at home and varnished.
Booking is required for wheel and hand building sessions and advised for pottery painting especially through busy periods – weekends/school holidays.

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Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available in £5 and £10 denominations for pottery painting and clay hand building. More info…

Contact Us.

Feel free to email us, phone us, or visit us. You can find us using our nifty map (just scroll down a bit).



116 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4AH