How a studio session Works...
STEP 1. Choose a pottery item to paint either at home or in the studio - we have a wide range of pottery, from mugs and plates to money boxes and fun figurines. We also offer Decopatch and Foam Clay in the studio.
STEP 2. Use various sources of inspiration to plan your design and then paint your item with washable, non-toxic ceramic paints. We are always happy to help those who need a little extra creative direction! We recommend leaving at least an hour and half for your visit (this may depend on the age of the person painting).
STEP 3. We glaze and fire the piece, ready for you to pick up a week later. We also offer a quicker service if needed. Please ask for details. (Alternatively, we can post your item if collection is not possible). Decopatch and Foam Clay items can be taken home on the day.
We require a 'Table Service Fee’ to book a table in the studio. This is none refundable and covers a seat for everyone in the group (whether paint or not), paints, PPE, table service, staff expertise and the ability to sit in the studio. This has replaced the £4 studio fee per painter we use to charge. Failure to pay for the 'Table Service Fee’ for EVERYONE, including non painters, may result in your booking being invalid. Everyone coming into the studio must be seated. We no longer charge a deposit - your Table Service Fee is your deposit now.
Table Service Fee Charges:
Up to 2 people - £5
3-4 people - £10
5-6 people - £15
6-8 people - £20
Under the current Covid 19 situation, we also now require you to pre order and purchase your pottery before your session. This can be done online.. We will send you an email reminder approximately 7 days before your session as a reminder, if you haven't order already . Your pottery will be reserved and placed at your table on your arrival, with all the equipment needed. If you would like to change your purchases, any changes can be made up to 24 hours before you arrival, subject to availability. We will not be able to make changes on the day. Pottery prices range from £5 to £50.
There is £5 fee for a painting kit (for 4 people) if painting pottery at home.
Our slots are 2 hours long. We recommend you allow at least 90 minutes to complete your project. Under the current Covid 19 situation, we will give a whole studio introduction on how to paint the pottery instead of individual ones. We ask you to please turn up on time at the given session time you booked. Please do not turn up more that 5 minutes early. If you arrive late, we may not be able to accommodate you. CHILDREN MUST HAVE AN ADULT WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES.
We have spaces at 10am-12pm, & 1-3pmpm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Thursdays we have sessions at 4-6pm and 7.30-9.30pm.
We are unable a present to take walk ins.
You can book online or via telephone 01276 942016. PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking within 24 hours of your visit, you CANNOT book online. Please give the studio a ring and see if we have availability.
Even though the pottery is dishwasher proof we don't recommend it if you want to keep the pottery's orginial look.
It is not recommended for use in microwaves. Decoptached and foam clay items are purely decorative.
Due to a lack of storage, we don't hold on to pottery past 12 weeks , so don't forget to pick it up.
Cancellation of a Studio Session:
Cancellations over 1 week before a session will receive a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee to cover credit cards fees and administration costs or an alternative date can be given.
For cancellations 7 days before the session - The Table Service Fee will not be refunded. A refund will be given on any pottery orders minus a 10% fee to cover credit card fees and administration costs. Or we offer a takeaway kit to paint your items at home (Subject to availability). The kit is given to you for 7 days and a refundable £20 cash deposit is required, on receipt. This will be fully refunded if the items are returned in full, in the same condition they left the studio and returned on the given date. We advise you check all items in the kit before leaving the studio. All items will then be glazed and fired, ready for collection 7 days later.
Take Away Kits:
Cancellations will receive a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee to cover credit cards fees and administration costs.