Open Your Own Ceramic Café

Open Your Own Ceramic Cafe or Mobile business training/workshops

Training Tailor-made for Ceramic Cafe and Mobile Pottery Businesses run every week 7 days a week to suit your every need.

When you are looking into running your own  own Ceramic Cafe it is quite a daunting, but yet exciting time.

There are lots of questions you will have and these need answering before you even start to look into finding a shop. We are here to help you with those questions and answers so please give us a call on 07970793727 anytime and Rachel will be happy to answers some of your initial questions.

Ceramics and Pottery businesses have been around in UK for over 35 years. Rachel has had her own business in Ceramics for 32 years and has run both a Mobile Ceramic as well as a High Street Ceramic Cafe/Gift Shop along with a manufacturing unit to supply herself and other studios with bisque.


Open your own ceramic café

Open Your Own Café

We can offer Kilns, Training and all materials needed as well as having two locations – Pontefract in West Yorkshire or at your own location. This makes our training quite unique and affordable. Rachel also runs Fired Art Designs which was established 32 years ago. She has 12 Ceramic Certifications and 4 Certifications in Decorative Art. Rachel teaches all aspects of pottery such as “Paint your own Pottery” techniques, hand building, wheel throwing, decorative art, fine art and soap making. The Fired Art Studio is open to the public by appointment only, so there is no one to bother you while you are training, but you are able to see a Ceramic Studio that has been running a long time, with all the tools and gadgets needed to make it successful. You can even help at a Ceramic Party!! When you have done your 2 days training, or on your own premises in the UK or overseas, all your questions will have been covered.

We can advise about what sells best and what you need (and don’t need) and we can put together a Package to suit your needs and your budget. The Package also comes with the added bonus of 24/7 support. This is unique to us, but you are not buying a franchise. Your training is tailor-made to suit your Shop or Mobile business.


Below are some of the things we can cover but not all of it in two days. Each day is trailer made for you

  • How to set up, load and fire a kiln

  • Kiln maintenance

  • Dip and Brush Glazing

  • Go through all the different Planning Permissions you might need

  • Advice with a business plan

  • Help with a website. We have a webmaster whose charges are extremely reasonable.

  • Specialty Glazes e.g. Crystal Glazes

  • Hand and Foot Prints in glaze with baby supplied if necessary!!

  • Clay Imprints

  • Personalising pottery. Several types of writing with different products
  • Pottery painting e.g. use of stickers, sponges, Banding Wheel and achieving solid colour.

  • How to transfer patterns

  • Making and retailing/wholesaling finished ware.

  • Health and Safety

  • Tube Lining

  • Marketing

  • Running events

  • Birthday Parties

  • Knowing your costs

  • T-Shirt Painting
  • Hand Building in Clay

  • “Troubleshooting.” What can go wrong

  • Brush Strokes

  • Decorative Art

  • Soap making

  • Make and Take”

  • Non-firing products and how to use them

  • wheel work

Your training will be planned ahead of time and everything is included – all materials, firings and paperwork. Lunch and a Certificate of Achievement included. Local hotel is available at £50 per night if required. Cost is £200 a day weekend and £150 Monday to Friday the first person on a One to One and + £75 per head for each additional person from the same business. Course runs from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm minimum. You will get through a lot more on a One to One than in a large group. And you pick the projects yourself. Training in Oxfordshire Abbingdon is £600 for two days one to one

Should you want a package from Fired Art Designs, we have everything in stock including kilns and can have you up and running within week and it come with 24/7 free support for any package over £3500 for as long as you wish. Support is also available to anyone who does not want to set up through Rachel at £300 for 12 months paid in advance. We also have Leasing facilities available. Rachel has set up hundreds of Studios, Mobiles, Soft Play and Schools throughout the UK and Europe as well as Australia, USA and even Riyadh to name but a few. To book your Training any day of the week ring Rachel anytime on 07970 793727 or email her at rachel@firdartdesigns.co.uk