Mindful Mud Retreat Weekend

Dates for 2019 coming soon
Call 905-376-0332 or email firingtime2012@gmail.com to book.

Awaken your sense of touch over a weekend of tactile treats. During this unique opportunity you will experience the joy of working with clay and then be pampered at a local spa. Two overnight stays allow you time to unplug, unwind and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of clay.

In our very connected, visual world the sense of touch is often neglected. This intimate, relaxing weekend break will allow you to get re-connected with your sense of touch. It is an opportunity to power down and immerse yourself in the tactile nature of clay whilst spending quality time with your partner or friends.

After an overnight stay you will start the Saturday feeling refreshed.  You will create your first project in clay with Melanie, owner of Firing Time Pottery studio. She will guide you through a project using either slab or coil . All clay, glaze, firings and instruction are included. A delicious lunch and refreshments are also included. Later, you will be pampered with a visit to a local spa which will indulge your senses and have you tingling as you experience either a Hungarian Mud body wrap or a Hungarian mud pedicure.

The evening is then yours to discover the many fabulous places to eat in our locality or dine at your accommodation.

On Day 2, you will make another project in clay in the morning and then apply underglaze in the afternoon. The day will end around 3pm when you are free to explore the beautiful area of Northumberland. Don’t forget to check out our award- winning beach and downtown area in Cobourg before you head home.

Please note that the pieces made will be ready in 3-4 weeks as they will need firing twice. Shipping is included in the price. The studio is located downstairs in the basement.

There will be a maximum of 6 people to optimize instruction time. Your instructor Melanie has lots of experience in teaching all age groups and abilities.

The days start at 10am and finish around 3pm.


Day 1 Activities - Saturday October 13th
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Project 1 in clay
12:30 – 1:15 PM Lunch (provided by local supplier)
1:15 – 3:00 PM Finish piece then glazing
3.30 PM Spa treatment
6:00 PM Check in to accommodation
Day 2 Activities - Sunday October 14th
Check out of accommodation
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Firing Time pottery, project 2 in clay
12:00 – 12:45 PM Lunch (provided)
12:00 – 3:00 PM Glazing
3:00 PM Onwards – Explore the area

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