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Start Your Own Paint your own Pottery Business Courses 2019

Start your own Pottery  Cafe (PYOP)  Business Training courses

Start Your Own “Paint Your Own Pottery Business”  courses 2019 available every week

Set up Courses run every week on a one to one basis just call to book in

We do one to one  bespoke Tailor-made Training, for Ceramic Cafes, Mobile Pottery Businesses as well as training you to make finished wear to sell.

When you are looking into running your own Ceramic Cafe it is quite a daunting, but an exciting time. There are lots of questions you will have, and which need answering before you even start looking for a shop. We are here to help you with those questions and answers  Rachel has 35 years experience and knowledge in the industry and has set up 394 studios to date so please give Rachel a call on 0797 0793 727 anytime to answer some of your initial questions.

Ceramics and Pottery businesses have been around in the UK for over 39 years. Rachel has had her own business in Ceramics for 35 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.

We have opened  Ceramic Businesses worldwide, who have benefited from our training and ongoing 24/7 Support, which is unique to Fired Art Designs. We have a WhatsApp for those who have set up, so your questions are answered daily or you can call or skype us anytime.

Open Your Own Café

We can offer Kilns, Training and all materials needed to set up your new business. This takes all the stress of having to find everything yourself and you can be up and running literally within weeks.

Rachel also runs Fired Art Designs which was established 35 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 can 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 or do some Work Experience!!

Location for Training and the Cost on a one to one basis any day of the week

Training is available at our location in Pontefract, West Yorkshire on a one to one basis at £350 for two days, Monday to Friday or £450 at the weekend for one person only. Additional people cost £75 each.

We also own the Pottery Apartment sleeps 6 and Prior grange apartment which sleeps 2 both with a 5* rating so you can book residential right next door to the Studio or just round the corner.

If you would like Rachel to train you at our own location be it in UK or overseas the cost is £300 a day and £100 a day for travel and all expenses. long hall is slightly more.

Deposit is £100 and non-refundable but can be transferred if cancellation is within 7 days.

GROUP COURSES (Note there will never be more than 5 on this course).

Cost for our small group courses is £300 per person for two days and is a set course from 9.30am until 5.00pm once a month.


You can have your own course any time to suit you or join in on the small groups of up to 5


£300 for 2 days £420 with 2 nights accommodation (view the pottery apartment on airBnB Pontefract)

August Tuesday 20th Wednesday 21st  (2 places left)

September  thursday 26th friday  27th

October Monday  21st  Tuesday 22nd

November Monday 25th Tuesday 26th

Dated for 2020

January  Monday 28th Tuesday 29th

Great offer with Fired Art Designs if you do a package within 4 weeks of training you get £100 off your  Tucker 140l kiln

What is on the 16-hour Group Training Course 9.30am to 5.30pm

  • 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
  • Help with a website. We have a webmaster whose charges are extremely reasonable with a portfolio of photos at your disposal should you need them. Average cost £500. All artwork and logos etc. are also available on request.
  • 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.
  • Running events.
  • Knowing your costs.
  •  “Troubleshooting.” What can go wrong.

Please note, all materials, paperwork and meals are included in the two days training.

On booking and paying a £100 deposit you will receive a booking form and a 52-page Manual to read ahead of time.


For just £300 a year you can go on our 24/7 support. This included

. Being on our WhatsApp group where we all share ideas and I sort out your problems

. Skype support from Rachel

. Email support

. Phone support

. Monthly workshop at £75 a day all in

. Free get togethers every 3  months with a workshop and question time

. Access to pattern and ideas

. Kiln engineer support and maintenance at a cost

. First to know about product made by Fired Art Designs.

. Discounts monthly on different Fired art designs products

. Rachels help support 24.7 from her 35 years’ experience

For more details just call Rachel on 07970793727 or email



The Firs
17 Mill Hill Lane
West Yorkshire
07970 793 727

Fired Art Designs opened a “Paint Your Own Pottery Studio” in 1986 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire by owner Rachel Byass.



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