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Pottery Painting for Fathers Day – Thursday June 7th to Sunday June 10th

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Yes, this is just in time for Fathers Day which is observed and celebrated on Sunday, June 17th.

Go on, he’d love something personal for Fathers Day.

Pottery Painting Something Special Just for Dad

Paint an item for dad in time for Fathers Day Sunday, mug, vase, plates £15 includes drink & cake

Father’s Day for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, June 17.

This activity is being held over four days;

Thursday, June 7th to Sunday, June 10th

Time, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Spring Fair Goring Arcade – Saturday 19th May 2018

Chocolate Cafe Goring

Our Spring Fair at Goring Arcade will include a range of activities including;

  • Stalls
  • BBQ
  • Pottery Painting/craft tables, making masks, craft kits

The scheduled date is Saturday 19th May 2018 (put it your dairy now as a reminder)!

More details to follow

Learn how to silk screen onto Pottery

Screenprinting originated in China (around AD 221) as a way of transferring designs onto fabrics. By using a material mesh (silkscreen) with a pattern embedded in it. You then apply this to an item and forcing paint over the top of the mesh, this allows only the patterned bits to let the paint through and in doing so leave the print on the item when the silkscreen is removed.

Jeanne loves to silkscreen as it is almost like magic, it only takes a couple of moments to do for a really great result. I have never had a customer not happy with the results.

Event Date: Thursday 19 April 6pm-8pm
Price £20 includes buffet and glass of Prosecco

Please call, email or use the form on the Contact Us page

Mothering Sunday – Pottery Painting Something Special Just for Mum

The most popular items tend to be Plates and Mugs as a person can use them and give them as presents.

There is a quick turnaround time for pottery and it is usually 2 day. The pottery takes 24 hours to fire and cool down in the kiln. We would aim to have the pottery back to the customer within 2 days from painting for special occasions.

The paint used is completely child safe and stain free, and as we use Bisque Ware the paint dries really fast although the more layers you apply the longer it will take to dry.


Dates:Thursday 1st March from 2pm-5pm
Sunday 4th March 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Paint an item for mum in time for Mothering Sunday, mug, vase, plates £15 includes drink & cake.

To Book, please call, email or use our form on the contact us page

Decoupage & Prosecco Evening


This is the art of decorating an object by glueing coloured paper cut-outs onto items of your choice.

Decoupage originated in France in the 17th century as a means of decorating bookcases, cabinets, and other pieces of furniture.

Jeanne has been doing it for 5years, a person can decoupage anything really our workshops focus on 3d letters, animals and detective items.

The biggest Item she has made is Our Giraffe that stands outside Inspirations shop door.

Event: Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Price: £20 Decoupage & Prosecco evening, includes buffet and tea/coffee

Call, email or use our contact us form to book.

Valentine Cards

Since taking over the Village Café in 2015 Jeanne from Inspirations and I have been working closely together combining her love for arts and crafts and my love for hot chocolates and food !!!

Jeanne has owned Inspirations for 12years now and has always been artistic, even as a child she enjoyed being creative. Jeanne particularly loves Pottery painting as not only it stimulates the imagination but also at the end you have a functional item that you can use.

Her passion has always been for the love of arts and crafts on leaving school she studied Industrial design and went on to work in advertising and media.

Jeanne was born in Queenstown South Africa a very small rural town in the Drakensberg and came to the UK to work and travel after my studies in 2000 which is when she met Kevin her Husband.

Jeanne came to Goring in 2005 and not only fell in love with this very picturesque village on the River Thames but also I felt her shop and arts could make a real contribution to the community, also reminding her very much of her hometown.

Event Date: Thursday 8th February - From 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Price: Only £10.00