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About The Shire Workshops

Bob & Joe Stafford

At The Shire Workshops, we aim to have great fun using fantastical ideas and exploring infinite combinations of shapes, patterns and colours, just as nature has done.

We believe that all artistic expression is joyful, therapeutic and enriching. That it should be encouraged in all ages, and be a vital part of all our lives.

When you visit us at The Shire Workshops, you can immerse yourself in creative activities, use your imagination and realise your ideas. You can explore materials and techniques for a purpose and for fun. You can join others in a community of creativity or sit by yourself and create. Indulge your creative desires in Clay, Sculpey and Pal Tiya Premium.


Classes at The Shire Workshops

An oasis of creativity

The Shire Workshops offers a range of creative classes and workshops for Pottery, Raku Pottery and Pal Tiya Sculptures. Suitable for all levels including beginners and advanced. Why not try something new?

Pottery evening classes, The Shire Workshops

Ceramics Classes

8 weeks of throwing and hand-building

A fantastic introduction to pottery including wheel throwing and slab/coil hand-building pots. You’ll also learn about decoration techniques using different types of glazes.

This exciting course is available on selected weekday evenings, afternoons and on Saturday mornings.

Raku glazing and firing, The Shire Workshops

Raku Pottery Workshops

Full-day workshop

Get completely carried away with this fascinating glazing and firing technique. Spend the day with us at The Shire Workshops and come away with your own Raku glazed and fired pots!

We aim to run workshops monthly weather permitting so check back regularly for new dates and to secure your place.

Pal Tiya Sculpture Workshop, The Shire Workshops

Pal Tiya Premium Workshops

Full-day workshop

Learn to make sculptures that will last outdoors in all weather conditions, which you can take home on the same day!

Suitable for beginners or more experienced sculptors who want to try something different using a new material. We run workshops throughout the year.

Pal Tiya Sculpture Workshop, The Shire Workshops


Buy Pal Tiya Products

Pal Tiya Premium is magical. Just add water. Knead like dough. Sculpt. Place in your garden. Cures permanently stone hard. No firing. No Molds. No Kidding!

Our product Pal Tiya Premium:

  • Air cures to harder than concrete!
  • Has been extensively free/thaw tested!
  • You can build small or large sculptures using just tinfoil and cardboard as your core!

And so much more…

And it just gets better as you can now buy Pal Tiya Premium to use at home or at your own studio space, direct from The Shire Workshops.


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About The Shire Workshops

Joe:  07572870509

Bob:  07761123759


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