Mindful Mud Retreat Weekend

Saturday October 3rd & Sunday 4th, 2020
Call 905-376-0332 or email firingtime2012@gmail.com to book.

Clay, Spa, Eat and Sleep

Reconnect with your sense of touch

Awaken your sense of touch over a weekend of tactile treats. Mindful Mud is a unique opportunity for you to experience the joy of working with clay, be pampered at a local spa and have delicious food served to you by an in-house chef. An overnight stay in a delightful cottage by the lake allows 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 that important sense. 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.
Arriving at Firing Time Pottery on Saturday morning, you will be guided through a project by your experienced instructor Melanie. Refreshments and a delicious lunch will be served. Later, you will be treated to a visit at a local spa which will nourish your senses and have you tingling. You have a choice of a Hungarian Mud body wrap, a Hungarian Mud facial or a signature pedicure.
Following the spa, you will arrive at your accommodation in Brighton. There, Chef Signe Langford will serve you a delicious meal she prepared earlier. Feel free to bring your own libations.
The following morning, Melanie will join you there. A continental breakfast will be provided. You will decorate your project from the day before with underglazes. The day will end around 12 when you are free to explore the beautiful areas around Northumberland.
Please note that the piece made will be ready in 3-4 weeks to allow time for firing and they will be shipped to you.
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. This package would ideally suit a group of 6 friends. The cottage has 3 bedrooms; 2 double beds and 1 twin room with 2 bathrooms. It is open plan and intimate.

Important Please Read:

  • As the numbers are so small, this package requires a minimum of 4 people to run. If you need to cancel within 4 weeks of the start date, then a refund of 50% will be given. If we need to cancel, you will receive a full refund
  • 2 week or less prior cancellation, no refund unless you can find someone to fill your spaces.
  • In Cobourg, the studio is located downstairs in the basement and a washroom is located on the main floor. In Brighton there are two steps into the property then it’s all on one level.



This weekend includes all costs for pottery, spa, refreshments, evening meal, breakfast and shipping. Please note that lunch on sunday is NOT included. The variable rate is based on what spa treatment you choose, below are the package rates:

Hungarian Wrap = $590
Hungarian Pedicure = $560
Signature Pedicure = $520

Stuff to check out online

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A note about Chef Signe Langford :

From Hudson, Quebec, now living in Port Hope, Ontario, Signe is a restaurant chef-turned-writer who tells award-winning stories and creates delicious recipes for such publications as: Harrowsmith – where she’s their food editor – LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine, Today’s Parent, Toronto Life, Hobby Farms, and of course, Marquee! She published her award-winning book – Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs; Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden with 100 Recipes – in 2015. She studied Fine Art History and Humanities at the University of Toronto and York University; graduated with honours from OCAD University; and earned her Wine Specialist Certificate from George Brown College. For more stories and recipes please visit www.signelangford.com