The AlabasterJar

Pottery Painting and Ceramics Cafe

180 Pall Mall, Chorley, PR7 2LH

01257 274 690

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What to expect when visiting the studio during COVID-19 restrictions...

(Please check back here regularly as we may need to make further changes in response to updated guidance and restrictions)


Customer Declaration:

When entering the studio we will ask you to confirm that:


All members of your group are from one household or support bubble

Neither you, nor anyone in your group, currently has any symptoms of Coronavirus

Neither you, nor anyone in your group, has tested positive for Coronavirus in the last 14 days

No-one in your household or in your support bubble, currently has symptoms of Coronavirus, or has tested positive within the last 14 days

No-one in your household or support bubble has been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

No-one in your household or support bubble has recently returned (in the last 14 days) from a country that is not on the Government's travel corridor list

Everyone in your group will follow all reasonable instructions given by staff



We ask that you wear a facecovering whilst moving around the studio, but you may remove it whilst sat at your assigned table if you so wish.


Opening Hours:

Please note that we will be closed 12pm - 12:30pm Tuesday - Saturday and 1pm - 1:30pm on Sunday to allow for staff rest breaks.


Booking System:

We will now be operating a booking system for all our services.  We have several sessions throughout the day, each lasting 90 minutes.  As start times are staggered to enable appropriate social distancing please arrive on time for your appointment or we may have to ask you to wait outside whilst we deal with another group.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you can no longer attend your booking.


You don't currently have to book to collect your finished pieces, but this may have to change depending on future demand, so please revisit this page for updates.  Collections will be from the rear entrance located on Hindley Street.  We ask that you maintain social distancing and wear a face covering during your collection visit.


Additional Fees:

We still don't charge a studio fee for visitng us, but as we are now severly restircted in capacity to enable social distancing, we have had to make the following changes to our revisit and non-painters policies:


Revisits to complete unfinished pieces will be charged at £5 per piece per visit.


One non-painter will always be permitted per group, but during peak times we may have to charge per additional non-painter.  Additional non-painters are charged at £5.


Gift Vouchers:

The validity of any gift vouchers that you have not been able to spend becuase of lockdown will be extended by 6 months.


Parties & MY TIME evenings:

We are currently unable to host parites or MY TIME evenings due to Governmental rules on social distancing between households.


OUR TIME evenings:

Our all age late night openings will continue as normal, but all members of your group must be from one household or support bubble.


We thank you for your understanding.