Be your own Boss and Set up your own “Paint Your Own Pottery Café”
We do one to one Training, Tailor-made for Ceramic Cafe and Mobile Pottery Businesses
Courses are run 7 days a week to suit your every need.
When you are looking into running your own Ceramic Cafe it is quite a daunting, but yet exiting 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 Rachel a call on 07970793727 anytime to answer some of your initial questions.
Ceramics and Pottery businesses have been around in the UK for over 38 years. Rachel has had her own business in Ceramics for 33 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.
To date we have opened over 392 ceramic businesses worldwide, who have benefited from our training and ongoing free 24/7 support, which is unique to Fired Art Designs.
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 within weeks.
Rachel also runs Fired Art Designs which was established 33 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 work experience.!!
Location for training and the cost
Training is available at our location in Pontefract West Yorkshire one a one to one bases at £450 for two days, Monday to Friday or £650 weekends for one person only. Additional people cost £75 mid-week and £100 weekends.
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.
Deposit on booking £100 non-refundable but it can be transferred if cancellation is with 7 days.
We can advise about what sells best and what you need (and don’t need).
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 free. This is unique to us, but you are not buying a franchise.
Your training is tailor-made to suit your Shop or Mobile business as shown below: –
• 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 with a portfolio of photo 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
• Tube Lining
• Running events
• Birthday Parties
• Knowing your costs
• T-Shirt Painting
• Hand Building in Clay
• “Trouble shooting.” What can go wrong
• Brush Strokes
• Decorative Art
• Soap making
• “Make and Take”
• Non-firing products and how to use them
• wheel work
Please note, all materials, paperwork and meals are included in the two days training; course times: 10am to 5pm.
We have 3 local hotels to choose from and 3 Train stations in Pontefract.
The list above cannot all be covered but as much as time allows and you choose what you want to learn.
On booking and paying a £100 deposit you will receive a booking for and a 52-page manual to read ahead of time.
DATES AVAILABLE FOR 2018 save money and join in on the small group courses of up to 1 to 4 people on a course
cost £300 for two days saving £150 on our normally 1 to 1 courses
JULY MONDAY 18TH TUESDAY 19TH Maximum on course 4 (TWO PLACES LEFT)
AUGUST MONDAY 13TH TUESDAY 14TH (FULL)
AUGUST MONDAY 20TH TUESDAY 21ST
SEPTEMBER MONDAY 17TH TUESDAY 18TH
OCTOBER MONDAY 22ND TUESDAY 23RD
NOVEMBER MONDAY 12TH TUESDAY 13TH
DECEMBER MONDAY 3RD TUESDAY 4TH
Accommodation £65 a room per night in two bedroom apartment next to studio
firedartdesigns.co.uk/category/testimonials To book your Training any day of the week ring Rachel anytime on 07970 793727 or email her at email@example.com