1. Do we need to book?
No you do not need to book just drop in and paint. During busy holiday periods it would be advisable to book if you are a group of more than 3 people. Large groups of 6 or more must book with a 50% deposit.
2. Do I need to be artistic?
No definitely not. We have a large selection of stamps, sponges, stencils, examples and ideas books. Also all of our experienced staff are on hand to help with ideas, techniques and drawings.
3. If I can’t paint will you paint it for me?
Yes, you can commission us to paint a piece especially for you. An experienced member of staff will talk through ideas and create your bespoke piece. We charge for the piece that you choose and then £20 min charge for the artists work.
4. How much does it cost?
Our cheapest piece of pottery is £5 (4” tile) and the most expensive piece is £100 (large platter). There is a piece of pottery to suit every budget.
5. How many days will it be until the pieces are ready?
Between 3-7 days. We also offer an over night service for a small charge of £5, it is £2.50 per piece for every piece after the first (overnight pieces must be finished before 15:00 to allow for drying, glazing and loading)
6. Do you have refreshments in the shop?
Yes, we have a selection of hot and cold drinks. Snacks are also available.
7. Is there anywhere to park close by?
Yes, Portland Street carpark and North Place car park are just over the road. Please do not use Blockbuster car park as they operate a clamping system.
8. Can I pay by card?
Yes, we accept all cards and cheques over £10.
9. Do you have a baby changing facility?
Yes, although soiled nappies must be taken away with you.
10. Can I breast feed my baby in the shop?
Yes, we have comfortable chairs and a relaxed atmosphere.
11. How long can I stay and paint/how long does it take/what happens if I don’t finish in time?
Depending on the piece it may take a child between 45mins – 1.5 hours. Adults may take as long or as little time as they like, if you haven’t finished you can even take the piece away with you and come back to paint if you don’t have enough time.
12. Will you help me with my baby prints?
We have many years of experience printing babies feet and hands so we are more than happy to help at no extra charge.
13. Can I bring my own food?
You are welcome to bring food along to parties. We also have snacks and drinks available to buy from our coffee shop. We respectfully ask that people do not bring their own food or drink unless 1.They are having a party 2.They have a baby.
14. Can I buy a piece I have seen in the shop window?
Yes most of our pieces are available to buy so please ask a member of staff. You can always come along and copy something you like. We are always here to help.
15. Can I put my piece in the dishwasher/microwave?
Your pottery is not safe for the mircowave but will be safe for occasional dishwasher use.
16. Do you have protective aprons for children and adults?
Yes and the paint will also come out of your clothes as they are water based and non-toxic.