How It Works
Paint your own Pottery
See below for each stage from START to FINISH!
You choose a blank piece of pottery from our range of over 300 items.
We sit down with you, talk you through how the special ceramic paints work, and give you lots of tips, hints & advice.
You paint your chosen piece of pottery, in your own design & style.
Once painted, you leave your piece with us for glazing & firing. It's ready for collection (or we can post it to you) around a week later.
Finally... you get to see your fantastic piece of pottery glazed and finished!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be artistic?
Not at all! We have lots of tried-and-tested techniques that work brilliantly and don't require an ounce of artistic ability. We guarantee that you'll be able to produce a fabulous piece of painted pottery, however arty or not you are. And we're also pretty sure you'll really enjoy doing it!
How much does it cost?
The price you pay is just the cost of the piece of pottery you choose to paint. Every item in our studio is individually and clearly marked with a price, with prices starting at £5 per item.
There's no studio/session fee to add to the cost of your piece of pottery, & its price includes:
the pottery itself
the ceramic paints you'll use
your unlimited time in the studio*
our help (as much or as little as you need), and
the glazing & firing of your piece
(You are welcome to return to carry on working on a piece in our studio on another day - we simply charge a cover fee of £4 per adult or £3 per child/concession. This is just a small contribution to our studio running costs and the amenities you're enjoying.
*please note due to current government guidelines, sessions are limited to 2 hours.
Some typical prices are:
Mugs: £10 - £20 each
Plates: £16 (sandwich size), £20 (dinner size)
Cereal or dessert bowls: £10 - £20
Children's figurines: £9 - £24 (average around £16 each)
Do I have to book?
It's always a good idea to book - that way you're guaranteed a place if we are busy. At weekends and during school holidays, booking is essential.* At other times, you may just be able to turn up, but booking is still recommended. To book, just call us on 01531 636019, or email us at email@example.com
*Please note that due to current government guidelines, booking is necessary.
It's just for kids, isn't it?
No, not at all! Although we do have lots of younger pottery painters, the majority of our customers are adults. And little wonder really - after all, pottery-painting is so relaxing, is fantastic therapy and will leave you feeling amazingly chilled.
We run adult-only evening pottery-painting sessions, so you can leave the kids and your cares behind and come along for some quality "me time". Alternatively, you can of course come at any time that we're open during the day.
How long until the pottery is glazed and fired?
Your finished piece of pottery will usually be glazed, fired, and ready for collection one week from when you leave it with us.
However, if you need it more quickly, simply have a word with us as we may be able to speed it through for you. If you're just visiting the area and not around for very long, we can always post your items on to you once they're glazed and fired.
Will my pottery be dishwasher-safe?
Yes - a glazed & fired pottery item will be dishwasher-safe and microwavable, just like any item of glazed dinnerware you might buy in the shops.
However (again, just like any glazed pottery you might buy in the shops) it could also get chipped or damaged in the dishwasher. So if the item is precious to you, careful washing-up by hand might be best.