Pottery Painting Business Start Up Training

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Starting My Own Business/Selling Hand-painted Ceramics

Be your own boss!

This course has been purposely condensed into a one day, jam-packed, low-cost "must-have".  It is a great starting block / foundation for potential new business owners or anyone considering starting their own business. 

It is an informative and informal day in a relaxed atmosphere with no hard-sell.  We continually receive positive feedback about this course - "perfectly pitched and perfectly priced for the novice or partially experienced business owner". 

Customers should leave this course with enough basic knowledge to progress their dream of starting a pottery painting and craft business.

Our New Business Course is aimed at people that have:

(a) Never been in business

(b) Do not know about "paint it yourself pottery"

(c) Both of the above

The first half of the day covers:

  • Skills required to run your own "paint it yourself pottery" business.
  • Business styles (mobile or studio, formal or informal).
  • Advantages, disadvantages and considerations for each style.
  • Whether or not to charge a studio fe.
  • Considerations when choosing your business name, creating a business plan and insurance types.
  • Financial planning and financial decision making.
  • Other specific business requirements (e.g. health & safety, licences, employment, payroll, consumer rights, insurances, accounts, planning classifications, disclaimers, stock levels and margins etc)
  • Sales and marketing (FREE resources, social media, top tips).
  • Selling tips (writing press releases, target market etc).
  • Stock selection & advice.
  • Support.

The afternoon session is a practical one and involves learning the basics of decorating (delegates paint their own mug), basic glazing and kiln management.

To Book:

Cost: The course is costs £50 + VAT and includes a £50 voucher off the cost of a Nabertherm kiln (up to 2 vouchers can be used per kiln purchase).

Time:  10am until 4.30pm

Call 01235 861700 to book a space or send an e-mail enquiry to  Remember to let us know what date you are interested in booking and your contact information.


Forthcoming Dates:

NB:  Timings are approximate and are dependent on the number of delegates attending.

Day           Date           Times                Duration    Cost

Tuesday    12/08/14    10am-4.30pm    1 Day        £50.00
Tuesday    09/09/14    10am-4.30pm    1 Day        £50.00
Tuesday    14/10/14    10am-4.30pm    1 Day        £50.00
Tuesday    11/11/14    10am-4.30pm    1 Day        £50.00
Tuesday    09/12/14    10am-4.30pm    1 Day        £50.00