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Pottery Painting at the Paint Pot Studio in Corris

Pottery Painting at the Paint Pot Studio in Corris

Have fun painting your own designs onto a range of pottery in the Paint Pot Studio in Quarry Pottery at Corris Craft Centre. All creations are then glazed and fired.They also make the popular smoking dragons, ceramics and much more.
Pottery Painting at the Paint Pot Studio in Corris

Craft Centre, free entry

Corris,
nr Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 9RF

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CRAFT STUDIOS
Set against a backdrop of densely wooded hillsides in Mid Wales are 9 independent Craft Studios where quality craftsmanship and the unique stories behind the handcrafted designs can be discovered. Items handmade at the Craft Centre include natural forest furniture, glass sculptures, hand carved candles, handmade chocolates and fudge, herbal lotions and remedies, Celtic and contemporary jewellery, pottery, ceramics and smoking dragons, traditional wooden toys and multi award winning artisan gin.
Meet the craftspeople, see them creating their crafts and buy their unique designs. Many welcome commission work too.

Situated in the foothills of Southern Snowdonia, the Corris Craft Centre is at the heart of a traditional slate mining village with the surrounding hillsides hiding miles of disused underground tunnels and caverns. The village of Corris, which can be seen from the Craft Centre, is a sea of Welsh slate rooves.

HANDS-ON AND FUN ACTIVITIES
There's lots of opportunities for relaxing and making your own crafts with hands-on fun activities in many of the craft studios including pottery painting, candle dipping, chocolate making, herbal crafting and furniture building.

Y CROCHAN CAFE
At the centre of the Craft Studios is Y Crochan cafe where delicious local produce is used across the all-day menu. Look out for the monthly specials featuring fresh seasonal and local produce. Seating available indoors and outdoors.

SMALL CHILDRENS' PLAY AREA
The small childrens' play area is a great place for little ones to let off some steam. There are swings, a slide, small climbing frame, fireman's pole and small ride-on rocker animals.

WELSH FOOD AND DRINK SHOP
Linked via an archway from the cafe is Bwtri Y Crochan a Welsh Food and Drink shop where you'll find shelves of mouth-watering produce which has been grown, reared and produced often within a few miles of Corris. Welsh food and drink hampers are a speciality and available all year round.

EXCITING VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
The Craft Centre is also the starting point for the Corris Mine Explorers adventure (winner of The Best Activity / Experience in Mid Wales 2019/2020), Lost Legends of The Stone Circle outdoor storytelling maze and the King Arthur's Labyrinth underground adventure. There's also a Tourist Information Point.

OPEN
Open throughout the season. You may find some of the makers working during the winter months but it's always worth checking, with the individual craftspeople before making a special journey (individual contact details can be found on the Corris Craft Centre website).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Changing Places facility available 24 hours using a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from our Cafe during opening hours. The Corris Craft Centre is accessible with flat paving slabs in between the individual studios. There is ramped access to the cafe with a handrail.

Opening details

Corris Craft Centre opens daily from 10am to 5pm until 31st October 2021. Many studios also open at other times during the year, please check the Corris Craft Centre website for details or phone the individual studios.

Prices

Free entry

Address

Corris,
nr Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 9RF

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SH 752077  Lat: 52.65399 Long: -3.84942

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Just off the main A487 road between Machynlleth & Dolgellau near the village of Corris in Mid Wales. Accessible by public transport with regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: X27 & T2 stop right outside and 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away).Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby. Don't use our postcode in your satnav it takes you the wrong way and into the mountains.Use Corris Craft Centre.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Changing Places facility available 24 hours using a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from our Cafe during opening hours. The Corris Craft Centre is accessible with flat paving slabs in between the individual studios. There is ramped access to the cafe with a handrail.

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