Enjoy some mindful making in the cosiness of your own home.
One of our most loved products and a perfect way to take our Winterwares Mindful Making workshop home.
Your Winterwares Clay at Home Kit has everything you need to make your own ceramic cups, and the best part is that you can do it in your living room, in your PJs!
The Clay at Home workshop will give you a chance to slow down and make something beautiful and unique.
“Thank you so much for your kit. My 10-year-old and I had the best day making our cups. We are on our own on a very rainy holiday and this was just an amazing activity to do together. You often talk about mindfulness, your clay kit gave me the opportunity to practice this with my dear boy (away from phones and his teenage sisters). I don’t know how much longer my son will just want to hang out with his Mum, so this was a precious moment that I was mindful of thanks to this beautiful kit.” – J
The kit includes:
- Set of pottery tools
- Winterwares speckled clay blend (1.5kg it's enough to make 2 cups and more)
- Calico wrap
- Instruction book
- Online video tutorial
- Glazing & Firing*
*Firing and glazing are included if you return your pieces to the Winterwares studio in Fremantle, Western Australia. If you live interstate, get in touch with a local pottery studio to fire and glaze the pieces for you. We have a list of kilns we can recommend in each state.
Can I bake my cup at home?
For your cup to turn from clay to ceramic, so you can drink out of it, it needs to be fired in a kiln. You can’t bake it at home, it has to be cooked to 1280°C! Bring your cup back to Winterwares and we will glaze and fire it.
Can I choose the glaze?
The glaze will be our signature gloss white and will be adorned with little speckles.
How long can I leave my cup before I get it fired?
There’s no hurry to bring it back, your cup can sit for months and months before it gets fired.
How long does the clay last?
It will stay soft and easy to use for around 6 months. After that it might get dry and harden up, but will come good again if you add water to it.
Beautiful pottery, the kindest business owner, stunning branding & beautiful Instagram feed, Simone has really perfected her little business. I’ve purchased Simone’s lovely candles which smelt divine & then you are left with tumblers to use for a lifetime. I also purchased a clay at home kit which I did during Covid lockdown & it was exactly what I needed at the time to pause & make something beautiful. I was so impressed by the tutorial Simone provided & the written instructions & all her items come beautifully wrapped & packaged. Unfortunately I took my newly made mug & mini bowl to a local pottery studio to be fired but it was lost in the process. I emailed Simone to explain what had happened, I wasn’t expect anything from her as it obviously wasn’t her fault at all but I was just sad I had lost the first mug I’d ever made. She immediately offered to send me a new kit so I could make another set. This was so kind of her to do & not something she had to do. I can’t wait to sit down & remake my mug. I’m a working mama with a super clingy toddler so I rarely have time to do something for myself so I’m really looking forward to doing something that ‘fills me own cup’. Thank you for creating such an inspiring business Simone & for your generosity. Your workshops are on my bucket list & I will continue to build a Winterwares collection at home. Oh & I actually look forward to receiving Simone’s newsletters, a wonderful storyteller.
I ordered a kit for my 11 yo daughter, after reading Simone's insta post about her anxiety and how pottery had helped her so much. She was struggling with anxiety and OCD and we were scrambling to get her the help she needed. As soon as the clay arrived she got straight onto it and worked all the way through dinner until she'd finished her cup. She barely noticed the time passing and really enjoyed the process, and it gave her a lovely break from all the thoughts in her head. Highly recommend this fabulous kit.
This kit is simply exquisite in so many ways. Simone's beautifully created and generous Clay at Home kit is an essential kit to have in your home, - it is 'self-care in a box', and for those unexpected isolation days or just for when you are feeling creative and need some time away retreat space! With a generous chunk of clay, the clear video instructions, the gorgeous tools of the trade, was inspiring just in themselves! I began my beginner's journey, in the warmth of my home, turning the lounge into a clay room, I fast became a lover of creating and making mugs! Although my first attempt was more like a small bowl, I love this repurposed cup! It is a reminder to me each day, that we all start somewhere and the imperfections are an expression of the beauty that lies within each of us. I see, the Clay at Home Kits as a good self-care kit just as much as the joy of making something so joyfully practical. The slowing down, the learning a new handcraft, taking the time to enjoy the present moment in the comfort of your own home, is pure gorgeous delight ~ like the sun shining through the dark stormy clouds on a wintery day. I have just ordered another kit for a friend, and I highly recommend ordering one or two, and prepare to start a new habit!
Peace and calm
I took my clay at home kit away on a little solo retreat in the bush. The peace and calm that enveloped me as I sat listening to the sounds of the bush with the soft clay in hand was exactly the remedy I needed. As I made I realised there was nothing to distract, not even my own mind, which was the biggest gift- the cups I created were just a bonus! I highly recommend this as a beautiful gift to yourself.
Beautiful time with my son
I loved the clay kit! Purchased it as an activity to do with my son, it brought all the tools required and it was a really special experience! I'm not particularly crafty but the instructions made it so easy, now we have something we made together that we can keep and remember! Will be buying more for sure! Thank you Winterwares!