Adieu, January. As a month of the January blues, half-hearted resolutions, and painful sobriety draws to a close, February already seems a whole lot brighter. After all, spring is fast approaching, the days are longer and lighter, and St. Valentine's Day is once again on the horizon.
Still, Valentine's Day has a tendency to roll around far too soon, just like a lot of other holidays. Perhaps you didn't have the time to arrange anything imaginative this year, or you're searching for something else than dinner and a movie. Well, call us Cupid because we have the perfect date night activity for you and your beau: pottery making.
The world has fallen head over heels in love with pottery with no sign of slowing down — much to our delight at Pott’d. Thanks to a drive in the mindfulness movement, TV darling The Great Pottery Throw Down, and countless A-lister potheads — pun intended — taking to the kiln, ceramics have got people all fired up. Here’s why we think it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day activity, and how you can make this a reality.
Why choose pottery as a Valentine's Day activity?
You can relax together
There’s something innately soothing about pottery, isn’t there? The origins of pottery can be traced all the way back to the Palaeolithic period, making it one of the earliest developed handicrafts in history. Raw and mindful, the activity taps into a primitive side of us, urging us to slow down and focus on a singular, purposeful activity. For couples craving some much-needed solace this Valentine’s Day, pottery might just be your perfect match.
You can ignite the romance
“Ceramics have always exuded sexiness,” You Magazine points out: “think Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze straddling a pottery wheel together in the 1990 film Ghost.” At its core, pottery is a physical activity that exercises the power of touch. What better excuse to get close to your partner and to enjoy some unapologetic PDA this Valentine’s Day night?
You can make handmade memories
Forget about going to a fancy restaurant or a blockbuster screening this year. Whether you and your significant other have just started seeing each other, are going steady, or have been together for some time, Valentine’s Day pottery makes the perfect memorable activity. Plus, what's better than receiving a handmade gift from your sweetheart for Valentine’s day?
What do I need for a pottery date night?
If you’re craving a cosy night in, our home air-dry clay pottery kit contains everything you need to create a handmade gift with your loved one, from the soft and supple clay to the gloss varnish sealant— no studio, pottery wheel or kiln needed.
However, to amp up the ambiance (it is Valentine’s day, after all!), it’s important to set the scene first. Whether it’s putting on a romantic playlist, arranging to have your partner's favourite champagne on ice, or adding a soft glow to your decor with gleaming candles or flickering fairy lights, a little effort can go a long way to create an evening to remember.
What can I make with a pottery kit?
Our starter pottery kit includes step-by-step guides with detailed instructions on how to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your creations. The air-dry clay kit can be used to craft a wide variety of functional and decorative pieces, including plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, candle holders, incense burners, and more.
Although, if you’re needing some clay inspiration, head on over to our Instagram or Tik Tok page to check out what your fellow Pott’d artists have been up to. We absolutely love this mini noughts and crosses set, created by one of our talented customers for her SO — and can’t wait to see what you create with your own pottery kit!
For more information on what we do, be sure to get in touch with us. Happy Valentine’s!