Friday, 14 November 2014

Daisy Roots Crawley - perfect pottery fun

On a cold half term day I was looking for something creative to do with J, seeking FB for inspiration a friend had been to Daisy Roots & loved it, so we thought we'd give it a try! Based in Crawley just outside Witney it's only a few minutes drive away, super easy to find with parking outside! Inside is something crossed between Aladdin's Cave & a tardis, lots to see & different areas to look at it in. Viv the friendly owner showed us upstairs to the children's corner where J played happily with the toys whilst I picked out what we were going to do. As it was coming up to Christmas we opted for a bauble, Viv skilllfully got J to put his hand on it, he loves getting messy to happily obliged! I then gave him free reign to decorate a mug for my desk at work, he picked the colours then finger splodged all over it! The result was a mis-mash of splodged colours, I loved it! Viv agreed to add some finishing touches & took our number to text when it was ready.
2 days later I was suprised to get the message saying everything was ready, we called in & picked up our treasure! 
Back home we unpacked it & were stunned with the results! The bauble looked amazing with raised snowflakes around the handprints & the year added. My mug however was the show stopper, the firing had created a beautiful glaze & the colours jumped out, again on the bottom was the year & memory message that I chose. So now when I have a glum day at work my memory mug reminds me if a happy day & brings a smile to my face!
Viv at Daisy Roots was patient & understanding, her expert help was great! I look forward to returning next holiday for more pottery painting fun!
Slummy Mummy Seal of approval = granted!