December Workshop | 2 Hours + Glazing

Candy Cane Lane Mug

Join us for this 2-visit workshop!

We can’t think of many things that say “Christmas” more than the Christmas tree!

December | Candy Cane Lane Mug | 2 Hr Instructor Guided Workshop


Workshop Details

🎶 Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches! Discover the magic of the holiday season when you create this beautiful mug for your next hot chocolate!

You will be guided through the project step-by-step to create a basic mug shape. Learn clay techniques and tools and use our professional studio and equipment. Once the base is made, decorate and add the details to make it tree-rific! Then, return once your clay is dried and fired to add the glaze—you choose the colours!


1. Build & Sculpt
Create your mug using our high fire clay. We will dry and fire the clay in the kiln. 2 hours of instruction, stay up to 30 min after to finesse.

2. Glaze
Return to the studio to add the beautiful glazes. Book at least one week after your build date. We recommend 1-1.5 hours, depending on the amount of detail :)

3. Pick Up
We will fire it again in the kiln. Approx. 10 days after glazing, it’s ready to be collected


3.5" H × 3.25" D

Techniques & Materials

Techniques: slab building, scratch and slip, handle creation, glazing

Materials: white or white speckled stoneware clay, underglaze, clear high fire glaze

Stoneware Clay 101

The most important thing to remember when working with clay is to relax and enjoy the process of making hand made art! Clay is like magical mud for creating fantastic pottery and cool ceramics. First, you shape it into whatever you want. Then it has to air dry and go into a super-hot oven called a kiln, where it gets fired at really high temperatures (around 1,200°C!). After it’s been fired once it’s ready for the colourful and clear glazes! Finally. it gets fired again to cure the glazes to the clay. 

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

—Burton Hillis