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Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery

Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fantastic experience

This is a really great way to spend an hour or two, Vicky was a great instructor and let you fully... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Rj A
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BEST DAY EVER!!!

I went with my family to Vicky at the beginning of June and it was the best day of our holiday! We... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Dom O
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Working Pottery Studio in historic blacksmiths barn. A wide range of handmade and wheel thrown unique pottery for sale. Book for pottery classes, or group activities. Have a go at throwing a pot, or stay longer & play with clay to make your own...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a really great way to spend an hour or two, Vicky was a great instructor and let you fully experience working with clay. I highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting the area!

Thank Rj A
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Many thanks! Great to have met you 😊

Reviewed July 3, 2018

I went with my family to Vicky at the beginning of June and it was the best day of our holiday! We all had a turn at the wheel which we loved and received our little creations in the post a few weeks later. Vicky...More

Thank Dom O
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

thanks for a lovely review ! It was great to meet you all and I', so glad you liked your pottery, looking forwards to seeing you all again !

Reviewed June 23, 2018

Visited with my partner, daughter and daughter's partner. Taught to use the pottery's wheel by Vicky the owner and then took turns to have a go ourselves. Meanwhile the others got creative with rolling pins, knives, cutters and clay creating in my case a hanging...More

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Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

thanks for the review Debbie, it was lovely to meet you all & spend some creative time with your group, the kiln has a temporary repair and all your pots are nearly ready, one more, your jug is firing today & then hopefully your goodies...More

Reviewed April 21, 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 April 22, 2018

thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves, it was lovely to meet you!

Reviewed September 9, 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 September 10, 2017

Thanks for the review ! It was lovely to see you and I look forward to seeing how you glaze your lovely pottery!

Reviewed September 9, 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

1  Thank madones
Vicky S, Manager at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 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. :-)

Reviewed September 3, 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 April 12, 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
Vicky S, Manager at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

It was lovely to meet you both, Thankyou for visiting the studio and writing a review, Your Pottery is drying nicely!

Reviewed August 9, 2016

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

1  Thank jamiso
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 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 !

Reviewed July 19, 2016

A great place to spend a couple of creative hours for all the family, looking forward to getting our products fired and delivered.

1  Thank jhcfemington
Vicky S, Owner at Balnacra Arts - Pop up Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 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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