Throw for Free: Voucher Giveaway!


To say a big thank you for supporting Sunken Studio we’re giving away a workshop behind the wheel.

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Enter before 5pm on Thursday 8th November, 2018. A winner will be announced shortly after.

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Ceramics Taster: Cup

Come and join us at Chirpy in Chapel Allerton for a spirited session making small cups. Learn how to form clay using plaster moulds and then customise your piece with impressed or carved decoration. Perfect for pens, toothbrushes, tea, coffee, candles or small plants…

Following the workshop your work will be transported back to Sunken Studio and fired twice. Finished works, fired and glazed, will be available for collection from Chirpy within 28 days after the session. If you are unable to collect we can arrange for your work to be delivered for £10 per address.



  • Materials.
  • Post production costs: firings and glazing service.
  • Packaging. Postage is not included.
  • Booking fees.



About Chirpy

Chirpy is an independent lifestyle and design store in North Leeds, stocking a unique range of homewares and accessories. Chirpy host a range of craft workshops and creative parties led by local designers and makers. Take a look at Chirpy’s Workshops page for details.

What you need to know

This experience is for adults (18+) only.

Finished works, fired and glazed (where needed), will be available for collection from Chirpy within 28 days after the session. If you are unable to collect we can arrange for your work to be delivered for £10 per address.

It’s standard workshop practice to wear flat, sturdy shoes with covered toes. Please protect your feet.

Rings and long fingernails can be problematic when working with clay – please consider this when booking.


Chirpy is housed in a period property with steep steps leading into the property, and to the workshop space. Unfortunately there is no lift access. If you have any concerns about specific access requirements please contact Sunken Studio or Chirpy.

Chirpy is based in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. It is easily accessible by car and public transport. There is ample on-street parking on Harrogate Road.

If you have any concerns about specific access requirements please contact Sunken Studio.

Terms and Conditions

Please review our full Terms and Conditions before you book. Late cancellation and changes to agreed bookings incur charges.

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Illustrative Slipware

Matthew the Horse, Forward Always: Moon

I’ve finally finished a few odd jobs around the house. One of which was getting this print stretched. It’s by Matthew the Horse and last year he visited the studio to work on a few examples for our Ceramics Taster: Trail.

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Sunken Studio and Virgin Experiences


We now sell our pottery making workshops through Virgin Experiences. Visit our Studio or one of our Ceramics Tasters at a partner venue in Leeds. Choose from a range of pottery making techniques and processes. Try your hand at making pinch pots, coil pots, press moulding, slab building or experiment with slips and decorative technique.

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The Wheel

throwing-on-a-potters-wheel-demonstrationGreat news. We now offer tuition in using the Potter’s Wheel to throw pots. Come and spend time at our ceramics studio in Leeds. Learn how to centre, open, collar, pull, shape, finish and wire off your finished work. Visit our Gift and Gather pages for further details.

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Pottery Experience Voucher Packs


Donut Press have been helping us out again. This time with our Pottery Experiences. We now have Voucher Packs available for all our ceramics workshops.

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Jewellery at Sunken Studio

In May, I met with Becky and Andy from Colours May Vary to discuss the possibility of running a couple of ceramic workshops.

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Uniquely Local Ceramics Experiences



Do you know about Uniquely Local? Friends Rachel and Ema promote memorable gift experiences by independents in Yorkshire. I gave them a tour around the studio back in February and am delighted that our ceramics experiences are featured alongside lots of Yorkshire-based experience providers.

We sell Ceramics Tasters for two, four, eight, ten, eleven & twelve with Uniquely Local.


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