PAINT YOUR OWN POT

POTTERY PAINTING

We’re proud to offer the ultimate pottery painting experience with a large selection of gorgeous pieces of ceramics to choose from, a glorious assortment of colours and bundles of designs to inspire you.

All of this is brought to you by our enthusiastic and passionate studio assistants, who will offer expert advice and guidance to enhance you painting experience.

Learn about our process, pricing and how to book.

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What to expect

We aim to make your experience with us as relaxing and straight forward as possible, and knowing what to expect before you arrive can help you feel stress-free!

If you are visiting with a group of 6 people, check out our party packages.

 
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Step 1

Choose the piece you’d like to paint from our wide selection. Whether you’re dreaming of painting a teapot, piggy bank, unicorn or cup, we’ve got something to suit all tastes in our fabulous range of tablewares and ornaments.


Step 2

Choose your design from our library of inspirational images and books.  You can bring your own too – just think about the size.

If you’re feeling a bit nervous about your creative abilities, there’s no need! You can trace a design on to your pottery - it couldn’t be easier.

Plus, we'll give you a full demonstration of tips and tricks before you start painting.

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Step 3

It’s time to start painting!  We have over 20 water based and non-toxic colours to choose from.

A painting session for adults usually provides about 2hrs of entertainment, children take a little less time. 

If you’re planning a detailed project, please let us know when you book. Likewise if you have to dash off before your masterpiece is complete, you can continue it another day.


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Step 4

Leave it with us to glaze and fire. This is when the magic happens! Firing turns your piece into a shiny wonder that is ready to use.

You items will be ready 3-7 days later or at an agreed time. You must collect your pieces within 1 month of your collection date.

Just visiting? We can post your items to you for an extra fee. Post is priced based on size and weight and is generally £5-15 to the UK or £13+ to Europe.

 

Pricing

You can choose from over 100 different pottery items ranging in price from £10 - £40.  Most items are between £15- £25.  

Prices include studio time, paints plus the glazing and firing process.  

For just £20 you can spend a fun couple of creative hours painting a mug, a plate or a bowl whist enjoying a hot drink or sweet treat. And the special bit – you can collect it a couple of days later to give as a gift or have as a prized possession at home!

It’s a good idea to book, especially during school holidays and weekends. We can sit up to 60 people so there is usually room for everyone. 

BOOKING FORM

If you’re hoping to visit us today, please give us a call on 0191 908 7802 instead.

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PLEASE NOTE…

Please note when booking for a group of 5+ we will request a £5pp deposit is to be paid when we confirm your booking. Refunds are only given with 24hrs notice. We suggest the organiser collects payments from the other attendees in advance. Read our detailed T+C’s.

GLAZING AND FIRING YOUR POTTERY:

We try our best to ensure that every aspect of the creative journey you take with us is fun and enjoyable. The final part of this journey involves the glazing and firing of your pottery up to temperatures in excess of 1000˚C. This process is carried out onsite by our studio assistants who treat each piece with the greatest love, care and attention.

We strive for perfection with every piece, however the kiln gods are not always on our side.

Painted ready made pieces: Occasionally glaze spotting can occur, as well as surface imperfections such as tiny bumps caused by brick dust flying around the kiln as it heats up, this dust can settle on items as the kiln temperature cools. If we feel it is safe to do so, we will try to fix glazing issues by re-firing the pottery. In the exceptional event of a piece of painted ready-made pottery cracking in the kiln we will offer compensation by way of a replacement voucher.

We hope you understand that we do everything we can to try and prevent such things, however it is not always possible. The unpredictable element can be both the charm and frustration of ceramics.