An experience for lovers of ceramics, design and English heritage or simply those who are looking for a deeper insight into the world famous Wedgwood brand, this Wedgwood Ceramic Experience and Afternoon Tea for Two will get you right to the heart of high-class pottery making with a tour and a session of hands-on crafting. You'll see the Wedgwood factory process up close as pieces are made by hand before being fired in the kiln, ready to be finished with all the skill of master crafters ready for a lucky buyer to take home and enjoy. Moving from present to past you'll have time to learn about founder Josiah Wedgwood in the attached museum, and after you've taken it all in you'll both take part in a tea tasting along with a delicious afternoon tea in the Wedgwood Tea Room. Of course, seeing is only half of the ceramic story, so you'll also get to sit down and roll up your sleeves in the Master Craft Studio for so expert tutelage in the art of clay throwing on a potter's wheel. Your hand-made creation will be fired and sent to your home, so be sure to take your time to make something to take pride of place on your mantelpiece! Theres also the opportunity to design and create your very own Wedgwood plate.
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You will be welcomed at the Visitor Reception by our friendly staff before your visit starts with coffee and biscuits in the contemporary Dining Hall, followed by a fascinating tour of the Wedgwood Factory. In the award winning Wedgwood Museum you'll get to learn all about Josiah Wedgwood and his achievements. You'll be helped by a master craftsman to learn the art of throwing on the potter's wheel, with your unique creation being fired and sent to your home. In addition, you will get the chance to design and create your own piece of Wedgwood in our decorating studio. Then, take a break with an enjoyable tea tasting session in our Tea Emporium where you will discover an extensive range of specially selected Wedgwood teas, and indulge yourself with a delicious afternoon tea for two in the Wedgwood Tea Room.