When you enter the studio you will be greeted by our friendly staff.
Once you have settled at your table and chosen items to paint from our wide and constantly changing selection we will talk you through how to use the glazes and answer any questions about your design and the many techniques available to you in the studio.
The studio is set up to be suitable for both children and adults. We aim to provide a relaxed, and fun environment for all ages and abilities. We love painting pottery and sharing this entertaining and therapeutic past time with our customers.
1. CHOOSE YOUR POTTERY
Choose from our wide range of pre-made pottery items ready to paint.
Items start at £4 and go up to £40, our average spend is £15. For an idea of price, have a look at our list here. (insert link)
For your £5 studio fee you can paint as many items as you wish in your 2 hour session.
2. USE THE GLAZES TO CREATE.
Use our brushes, sponges, and wide selection of glaze colours to paint your bisque. We are on hand as a source of advice to help you transform your ideas for your bisque into reality.
For those not feeling so confident about free hand painting we have a selection of stickers, transfer paper, stamps and other simple techniques we can teach to make even those having nightmares from art class at school to feel comfortable and creative.
We have tea, coffee and soft drinks and light snacks to keep you fully fueled whilst you paint.
3. LEAVE YOUR WORK BEHIND
Your work is left with us on the day so we can professionally glaze and fire it in our kiln, this process takes approximately 1-2 weeks and you will be notified when it is ready. We explain this during your visit to young children, telling them either about the process or the kiln fairies.
4. COLLECT YOUR ITEMS A WEEK OR SO LATER.
Your items will be ready and wrapped for collection a week to two weeks after you painted. (*please note this may be slightly longer at busy times and will be longer with extra processes, such as gold lustre). We will text and email you to advise.
If you require an item urgently do talk to us, we have a small kiln that we can turn around in less time.
Have a go at creating a masterpiece from scratch!
There is a £5 studio fee for each artist, which covers use of the equipment and your bisque firing, then you pay for the clay you use. You can buy a 500g ball of clay for £7.50 or a 1kg ball for £14.
We have a large range of clay modelling equipment and all our staff are trained to be able to advise you in the basics of making, but it’s mainly a self-led activity so do come with ideas.
Your clay makes are left with us to dry out fully and be bisque fired in our kiln this takes up to 2 weeks depending on the size and thickness of your item. You will then be notified that your work is ready to come back and paint with our special glazes (this return visit costs just the studio fee).