Loaf Pottery – Autumn/Winter Programme

Loaf Pottery and Coffee Shop in Crawfordsburn has launched their autumn – winter programme unveiling a packed schedule of classes and events. From pottery to kid’s workshops, pizza to floristry there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Loaf Pottery opened in May on the site of the former Pinewood Pottery on Main Street in Crawfordsburn. The arts centre and cafe is run by the NOW Group, an award winning social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future.

The autumn – winter events programme features pottery workshops, a supper club, wine sampling evening, floristry classes and kids events. Seasonal highlights for autumn include a 2 hour Autumn Wreath Workshop on Thursday 18th October hosted by Wild and Wonderful Flowers where participants can create a beautiful adornment for their door and an Autumn Supper Club on Thursday 15th November at which guests will be treated to a seasonal feast of locally sourced, seasonal produce with a four course menu.

In the lead up to Christmas Loaf Pottery will be helping customers get in the festive spirit with a number of themed events. The Pottery is running workshops for people to make their own Christmas tree toppers or Christmas baubles, while those looking for a unique office Christmas party can book a private Pizza and Pottery night for up to 15 people. Loaf Pottery also has a number of events for kids to explore their creativity and imagination. There is an after school craft club, make your own animal sculpture workshop or Paint Me, Glaze Me sessions.

Class places are limited and must be booked in advance, to book call 028 9185 3340 or email pottery@loafcatering.com. Loaf Pottery and Coffee Shop is open 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday and 11am to 3pm on Sundays. The cafe offers a range of quality teas and coffee, homemade traybakes, scones and a tasty selection of breakfast and lunch options including artisan wood fired pizza. A range of ceramics made on site by in house Potter Josh Lyness will soon be available to buy on the premises and online.

Find more information at www.loafcatering.com.

Full list of classes and events:

Pottery workshops

8th – 22nd September – Make your own hanging planter 3 week course

29th September – Make your own tealight holder

22nd – 31st October – Paint your own pumpkin

10th & 17th November and 24th November & 1st December – Make your own Christmas tree topper

8th December & 15th December – Paint your own Christmas bauble

Available during opening hours – Paint Me, Glaze Me (no booking required)


27th September, 8th, 22nd & 29th November – Pizza and Pottery nights

6th, 13th & 20th December – Pizza and Pottery nights available for private bookings

26th October – Italian Wine Sampling Evening

15th November – Autumn supper club

Craft workshops

18th October – Autumn wreath workshop

15th November – Dressing your table for the season

6th December – Christmas Wreath Workshop

Kids Pottery

11th September – 23rd October and 13th November – 18th December – After school craft club

6th October – Make your own animal sculpture

Available during opening hours – Baby hand prints (please book in advance)

NOW Group

15-17 Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 4GN

Tel: 028 9043 6400/07823446122

Web: www.nowgroup.org

Twitter: /NOW_Group

Facebook: /nowgrouporg

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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.