Gift Vouchers for our taster sessions

Our taster session vouchers are perfect for anyone interested in trying their hand at ceramics. A voucher can be purchased as a gift, or for yourself and are valid for at least one year after purchase. These take place most Sunday afternoons at our Copeland Park studio.

Taster sessions are for complete beginners and provide an insight into the possibilities of working with clay. We introduce people to throwing on a wheel and a range of hand building skills through demonstrations and plenty of hands on exercises. We then fire and glaze 3-4 pieces of your work, which can be collected 3-4 weeks later (it’s a lengthy firing process!). We also walk you through other skills such as decorating and mould work, providing a good understanding of what goes on in a ceramics studio. Anyone who has completed a taster session with us will gain priority booking access to our longer courses.

Sessions are 4.5 hours long, cost £85 pp and includes all materials and firings, meaning that there are no additional costs (there will be a price rise in early 2022). There are between 11-13 people in each class with at least 2 experienced teachers.

For more info and to buy a gift voucher please use this link

T&Cs 

How to redeem:
Once a voucher has been purchased, you will receive an automated email as receipt and another E-voucher email (which can be forwarded on if the voucher is for someone else), with further instructions on how to redeem. Both emails will include your unique booking reference code.

Taster sessions are for 18+ only.

From date of purchase, there is a 14 day grace period where a full refund (minus £5 administration fee) will be offered,should you change your mind. After 14 days, the voucher will become non-refundable / non-exchangeable.

Once someone is booked into a session, they have 10 days before the session takes place to move the booking to an alternative date. 9 days or later, the booking will be fixed and only a name transfer will be possible.

Vouchers are transferable before the session date, but please let us know who will be taking part by emailing with their name and email address.

Vouchers are valid up until, and including the expiry date displayed on the booking confirmation. Once this date has passed, the voucher will no longer be valid and the voucher will be non-refundable / non-exchangeable. It is the recipient’s duty to check and book onto a session before their voucher expiry date.

The Kiln Rooms will do everything they can to accommodate session booking preferences, but hold no responsibility if the recipient is unable to attend any scheduled session before the voucher’s expiry date.

Non-attendance:

In the event of non-attendance or arriving late it is not possible to provide alternative studio time, or for a class to be rescheduled. Classes are at fixed times to cover the cost of tuition.  It is not possible to swap classes or use the studio outside of the allotted class times. Sessions are transferable before the start date – please let us know who will be taking your space and their email address.

Single Use:

Each voucher has a unique booking reference code and is only valid for use once, for a single person. Once a voucher has been redeemed and the session has passed, the voucher will expire and may not be used again.

Clay / glaze / firing costs:

Taster sessions: All material costs are part of the session fees, therefore there will be no additional costs.

Collecting work:

You will receive an email informing you when the work is ready for collection, generally 3-4 weeks after your taster session. From the date of this email you will have 3 weeks to collect your work. We cannot guarantee that work won’t be damaged in the kiln or not survive a firing. Any work damaged during the firing process is not the responsibility of The Kiln Rooms and any work remaining in the studio after the above cut off times will be thrown out

Disabilities

If you have a disability please let us know before you arrive to the first class.

Health & Safety

It is important that everyone respects all Health & Safety regulations, signage, Kiln Rooms staff / members and local residents. Main points:

  • The Kiln Rooms cannot be held responsible for any injuries caused through the misuse of the studio or equipment
  • If you are unsure of anything regarding Health & Safety please ask your teacher or a member of staff
  • The Kiln Rooms are not responsible for any damage caused to work and are not responsible for any work, belongings or money going missing or getting stolen.
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