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Welcome to Paint It Yourself Pottery Co!

Covid 19 update 

WE ARE OPEN

We will accept walk-ins as we have always done but booking is advised as we do get extremely busy. We would hate you to be disappointed.

You can book via telephone (01242) 575700 or online.

Opening Hours are Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30 

You can also collect 

Painting at Home Kits


  You  can still enjoy pottery painting in your own home. Come and collect your chosen pieces (we have over 400 pottery pieces to choose from) and up to 8 paint colours per item. You can call 01242 575700 to discuss what you’d like to paint or arrange to pop in to choose.

Deliveries can be arranged for an additional fee dependent upon where it is to be delivered.

We are currently upgrading our website so you will be able to buy pottery online.  In the meantime, contact [email protected] or telephone us 01242 575700 with any questions you may have.

Our Gift Shop for personalised pottery pressies is open.

NEW

Online Gift vouchers NOW available.  The ideal gift and a lovely way to support us during this time.

 

Paint It Yourself Pottery Reviews

Paint It Yourself Pottery
4.9
Based on 114 reviews
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Gemma Parnaby
Gemma Parnaby
2020-08-07T13:49:56+0000
We've gone in the shop for 2 years to do pottery with our little girl. This year due to Covid 19 we couldn't so Rebecca... brought the pottery we wanted to the cottage and we decorated it there and she took it to the shop and back for us. We loved doing our pottery again for the 3rd year and hopefully will be able to visit the shop again soon 💜read more
Jess Harber
Jess Harber
2020-08-02T14:32:18+0000
such a wonderful business. I find painting very therapeutic and they kept me sane through lockdown. the people who work... there are amazing and Rachel is fantastic! they're always happy to help.read more
Katie Roden
Katie Roden
2020-07-24T17:06:00+0000
Highly Recommend!!! During lockdown I tuned into a live cast where Rachel was showing off all the new stock that had... come in.I saw a jug that I loved and wanted to get them to paint it for me. I took so long to respond that by the time I paid the shop was open again and Rachel convinced me to come in and paint it with her. This was the cheaper option and despite me offering to pay what we originally agreed she wouldn't accept it.I have no creative ability whatsoever but the team at PIYP helped me the whole way and I now have a beautifully painted jug that I have to my mum as a present. she loves it.I received absolutely unprecedented service and had such fun. I will definitely be returning and recommend Paint It Yourself Pottery to everyone.Support local businesses and get booked it today!read more
Samantha Dear
Samantha Dear
2020-07-24T17:02:40+0000
Have visited the shop regularly over the years since having my kids. We have Easter, Valentine's, Christmas, Halloween... and birthday footprint plates. They do a fantastic mocha! Over lockdown have started doing bits for myself for a change and have loved it. The takeaway service was fantastic and really easy. Recently did a zoom workshop from home that was great fun and would love to do more. Can't recommend this place more!read more
Sacha Hutcheson
Sacha Hutcheson
2020-07-18T08:16:24+0000
I have loved being able to paint pottery at home, its something I've never done but always wanted to do!! I will... definitely arrange a choir social there once things are back to normal more!! Love the shop and could spend a fortune!! My nephew absolutely loved painting his elephant, my sister had to hide in the end because he painted it at least 3 times.and kept saying again!!! Lovely place.read more
Sarah Grundy
Sarah Grundy
2020-05-24T15:22:32+0000
Great fun doing the clay-a-long session. Thank you. Look forward to seeing the finished products!
Claire Jackson
Claire Jackson
2020-05-18T17:09:16+0000
I recently used PIYP’s home kit. I have 3 children aged between 10 and 2 and none of us are very artistic!! However... with being at home I was able to gage when all 3 children were going to enjoy the pottery and produce their best efforts. With home schooling and some slightly stressful days the pottery was such a wonderful thing to do all together. We were able to stop unfinished pieces if attention spans grew low and pick it up again once we had creative surges!! Also having extra time and being in the comfort of his own home environment let my eldest be more adventurous with his choice of design and he created something he is really proud of! We have some keepsakes and truly lovely memories of making them! Would thoroughly recommend Paint It Yourself Pottery and their home kits during this lockdown period!!read more
Julie Braithwaite
Julie Braithwaite
2020-05-13T10:05:32+0000
I have wanted to have a go at PIYS pottery for ages.Lockdown and the online flash sale was the perfect opportunity,... it’s a fun way to spend an evening seeing Rachel show the huge range of items available to paint.Two days later the bag of goodies arrived at my door with everything and more needed to go create! As a newby with questions along the way, I found Rachel was always there with the answers, encouragement and some handy tips.I really enjoyed painting my pot and now keenly await this evenings sale to buy my next piece! I absolutely recommend the whole experience.read more
Kristina Harris
Kristina Harris
2020-03-05T15:19:35+0000
great fun and very therapeutic 🙂
Danielle Cull
Danielle Cull
2019-12-17T21:32:30+0000
really helpful and happy staff and a relaxing atmosphere. perfect to take your little one for hand prints etc
Rebecca Barclay
Rebecca Barclay
2019-11-26T18:36:05+0000
What a lovely place to sit, relax and paint, plus I had a super cup of cappuccino!
Claire Bromfield
Claire Bromfield
2019-11-15T23:44:22+0000
Fabulous evening with Painting and Prosecco. The time just flew by. Very chill and therapeutic.
Jagruti Jaydip
Jagruti Jaydip
2019-11-09T21:07:49+0000
Had my daughter's 6th birthday party here today and she and her friends loved it! They had a great time.
Lesley Dewick
Lesley Dewick
2019-10-28T16:40:00+0000
My favourite place to go to. Staff are so smiley, helpful and genuinely lovely. Two of my sisters came for the first... time yesterday and they both will be returning, both saying not only is it enjoyable and friendly, painting the pottery is very theraputic!read more
Amy Holley-Cribbin
Amy Holley-Cribbin
2019-10-27T13:37:30+0000
I’ve been going to Paint It Yourself Pottery for more than 10 years and can’t recommend the place highly enough.... The staff are wonderfully helpful and friendly and the range of items to paint is enormous! It’s a great way to pass a rainy weekend or celebrate a special occasion. It’s also a fantastic way to make handmade personalised presents for people. I go several times a year as I’m obsessed with the place! Keep up the brilliant work guys. You’re all stars! 🌟read more
Julie Vizor
Julie Vizor
2019-10-22T22:11:05+0000
A very fun night and lots to choose from to paint
Megan Beckley
Megan Beckley
2019-10-05T07:52:40+0000
Always a great experience here, always so friendly and great with the little ones!
Cath Breckell
Cath Breckell
2019-09-22T10:49:59+0000
Lovely way to spend the afternoon! Great little place - super helpful staff and really Nice range of items to paint.... Highly recommended! 👍read more
Cath Miller
Cath Miller
2019-09-18T23:42:38+0000
Such a fun & relaxing evening making pinch pots covered in beach huts, mushrooms, waves & even a lighthouse! Can't wait... to go back to paint them!!read more
Victoria Ray
Victoria Ray
2019-09-14T14:16:47+0000
Great place to chill out with friends and make something memorable. The team are really friendly and wonderful! We... always have a great time!read more
Caroline Stevens
Caroline Stevens
2019-08-29T17:14:10+0000
Sophie had a fantastic time, and absolutely loves her unicorn 🦄 she painted. Can’t wait to go back again xx
Helen Storey
Helen Storey
2019-08-25T13:08:24+0000
The most welcoming, friendly place to go. Such a lovely atmosphere - perfect to paint pottery. And the staff are so... good at helping you if you're stuck for ideas! The most enjoyable, relaxing thing to do for an afternoon - can't recommend it enough! plus yummy cake & coffee too! xxread more
Helen Morris
Helen Morris
2019-08-23T13:23:40+0000
Really good selection of pottery and staff are very helpful. Only thing is that it can be a bit cramped if it's full.... Tables could do with being rearranged so people passing don't knock your chair as much!And it is quite expensive compared to other pottery painting places.read more
Julie Anne
Julie Anne
2019-08-21T16:56:03+0000
Yet another fabulous day with my granddaughters. They loved every minute, had a fabulous time. The staff team are... wonderful, so helpful and so very patient. My granddaughters cannot wait to come again. Thank you 😊read more
Leanne Perry
Leanne Perry
2019-08-14T07:54:34+0000
Super lovely people. Great relaxation.
Naomi Sheppard
Naomi Sheppard
2019-08-13T21:47:58+0000
I have been here now about 5 times and each time I’ve had so much fun. I come away excited to go again. It can be a... bit pricey and it would be good if they did a reward card or something as it can become an expensive hobby. I can really recommend PIYP for foot and hand prints as well as keep sakes. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to go back. Xread more
Helen Budd
Helen Budd
2019-08-08T09:56:51+0000
Everyone is so welcoming and friendly - and painting pottery is such a lovely thing to do
Emily Cider Bland
Emily Cider Bland
2019-08-06T22:21:18+0000
The staff were brilliant and supportive. They went out of their way to help with my strange requests and were very... encouraging! Spent hours in here and loved every minute. 😊read more
Tania Cheston
Tania Cheston
2019-08-01T20:34:58+0000
Fantastic staff, ready to recommend what to paint, and loads of time to do your own thing. My kids (18 and 23) STILL... love going there; once they did hand prints for grandparents, now they're doing mugs for student pals.read more
Andrea Aitchison Elliott
Andrea Aitchison Elliott
2019-07-30T15:02:16+0000
A lovely friendly place , my granddaughter loved painting a mug for her mam .
Leana Mason
Leana Mason
2019-06-10T15:50:33+0000
We’ve been making gifts here for almost 5 years now- since the boys were babies. It’s always a positive experience,... the staff are so friendly and always on hand to help with prints of when you’re struggling. We have made the most amazing & special gifts over the years I can’t recommend it enough - I will share some pics after fathers day😉read more
Toni Lou Brook
Toni Lou Brook
2019-05-07T16:05:42+0000
i love this place me and my boy habe been regulars since he was born. the staff and rosie are amazing. xxx
Nina Hughes
Nina Hughes
2019-05-06T11:37:56+0000
Expensive but so much fun
Ben Lee Riordan
Ben Lee Riordan
2019-04-15T19:24:27+0000
Great place lots to paint and friendly atmosphere great coffee and great staff
Bethan Lock
Bethan Lock
2019-04-14T18:22:24+0000
Myself and my friend spent a whole Saturday afternoon painting our creations. Another bonus was café facilities with... lots of variety for everyone! The friendly staff were happy to help and offer advice if needed. We were talked through how to approach painting the pottery and were made to feel right at home straight away. Perfect for all ages and really brightened my mood! Thank you for a wonderful experience! We were both very happy with our pieces before we left and this is what they looked like before they went into the kiln!read more
Fiona C Newman
Fiona C Newman
2019-03-20T12:35:17+0000
very friendly staff and willing to help without any hesitation everything well explained,amazing hot chocolate and cake.
Jen Smith
Jen Smith
2018-12-11T16:49:30+0000
Maybe it's just the time of year but my first experience of Paint it Yourself wasn't the best... went in to do a... Christmas decoration with my little one's footprint on. was left to myself to finish it off once the print was done. I've just picked it up and the writing I did (and had no help with) has been smudged 😞 the other decorations looked lovely but looks as though the staff did the writing on those ones...read more
Sarah Webb
Sarah Webb
2018-08-02T12:08:00+0000
Such a great place to go in all weathers, my daughter and I had a great time yesturday, meant we could get a little... break from the sun. Great range of pottery to choose from. Ideal for entertaining the kids right through to personalised giftsread more
Jan Uzzell
Jan Uzzell
2018-07-20T22:19:11+0000
Had a wonderful time, feeling like a 4-year old again - good company, great fun and the staff were brilliant! Thank you... Kim for making our evening of painting such a great experience #40for40read more
Imy Gravenell
Imy Gravenell
2018-06-27T15:11:12+0000
Lovely friendly staff and atmosphere. We really enjoyed getting our little girl’s hand and footprint done here and... have a wonderful keepsake to cherish forever.read more
Emma Meadows
Emma Meadows
2018-06-10T18:47:04+0000
So pleased with my toddlers handprint and decorations. Such fun and a lovely keepsake. Will be popping into the shop... again soon!read more
Kate Jay Isla Haffield
Kate Jay Isla Haffield
2018-04-11T14:56:38+0000
Had a lovely visit this Easter half term very responsible price wise and lots of useful advice and help to creat what... we wanted .. beautiful one of pieces for our new homeread more
Julia Davies
Julia Davies
2018-03-30T13:18:17+0000
Great place to go and be creative. Great staff who give helpful advice and ideas if you need them. Can't wait to see... how my project will turn out. It's a 10/10 from me!!read more
Dawn Hodges
Dawn Hodges
2018-03-22T23:08:13+0000
Brilliant experience and so relaxing thank you lady's for such a lovely evening �
Tila Simao
Tila Simao
2018-02-17T22:15:43+0000
Christine Alexander
Christine Alexander
2018-02-15T19:48:58+0000
Great fun! No stress and no mess. Very therapeutic for all.
Lucy Browne
Lucy Browne
2018-01-27T18:53:05+0000
We had the most amazing time today, we loved getting our little ones hands and footprints on tiles and painting our own... cups and money boxes. The staff are extremely helpful and kind. Thank you for a fab day!read more
Cristy Champion
Cristy Champion
2017-12-14T11:56:59+0000
This place is like painting at home, - the stress and mess!! They are so helpful, caring and super friendly. I have... tried other places as Cheltenham is a bit of a treck for me (with 2 toddlers in toe!!) but no where come close to this place- definitely worth the treck! Love love love xxread more
Zaphira Cormack
Zaphira Cormack
2017-11-27T11:57:11+0000
I can’t believe I’ve not written a review until now!I love visiting this creative space even if my pottery... painting skills are pants (sorry to everyone of my friends I’ve gifted with my well intentioned if shabbily painted wares) I still love to come and drink hot chocolate. Unwind by painting and soaking up the creative and friendly atmosphere. Not sure anything could make the experience better hence the 5 totally deserved stars both for the staff and the experience.read more
Liz Harkin
Liz Harkin
2017-11-26T17:56:20+0000
Totally absorbing and fun afternoon painting. A lovely afternoon spent.
Vicky Williams
Vicky Williams
2017-10-26T07:30:54+0000
Tamsin Bayliss
Tamsin Bayliss
2017-09-10T15:03:18+0000
What a fantastic place this is! Wonderful pieces to choose from and helpful and friendly staff. Just loved it! � x
Steph Gore
Steph Gore
2017-08-27T23:49:21+0000
My two had a great time creating their own plates. My eldest enjoyed mapping out her design and then transferring it... onto her plate, she was amazed by how shiny and special it looked when we went to pick it up!read more
Gill Parker
Gill Parker
2017-07-27T16:07:46+0000
Went for a work outing / team building session and had a fab time. Extremely helpful staff, happy to explain everything... and go all out to make the occasion fun and interesting.Would highly recommend for everyone.read more
Jenny Maunder
Jenny Maunder
2017-04-21T18:44:25+0000
Had a lovely morning with the kids painting dinner plates, staff were really helpful and encouraged my kids to give the... painting ago, and also was kind and moved Rosie the dog out the way as they don't enjoy dogs around them. Was offered lovely food and snacks by staff Lush Rhubarb and Ginger tea.read more
Nichol Brown
Nichol Brown
2017-04-15T15:48:04+0000
This was a fun visit. My daughter and I last visited some 14 years ago. Highly recommend and thanks to all for looking... after us. Mason jar and medium jug were well worth doing. Thankyou.read more
Jessica Bryars
Jessica Bryars
2017-04-05T14:36:19+0000
I have been going to piyp for many years, the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and inspiring. We have created some... fantastic pieces with our questionable artistic skills. Definitely worth a visit!read more
Tracey Jayne Inglis
Tracey Jayne Inglis
2017-03-12T23:25:11+0000
Me and my son visit 2-3 times/yr. Very therapeutic. With a special needs child its very calming. For adults too. Great... choice of items. Great coffee. Really friendly and cosy atmosphere. Will of course be returning in summer.read more
Emily McNeil
Emily McNeil
2017-02-18T13:29:03+0000
We had such a lovely time here. Will be back again and Would highly reccomend!
Zoe James
Zoe James
2017-02-15T20:12:11+0000
Charlene Spackman
Charlene Spackman
2016-12-18T11:26:11+0000
Came here as my 30th birthday treat with my mum and sisters. And can honestly say I had the best time ever and want to... do it again 100%. Lovely little workshop with friendly stAff and good quality items. 5*read more
Georgina May
Georgina May
2016-12-16T17:12:46+0000
Always come here. Staff are so lovely always brilliant with my little boy (nearly 5) and been coming here since before... he was one! Also had part of my hen do morning here and had a brilliant time!! Would recommend to anybody!!!!read more
Becky LM Brown
Becky LM Brown
2016-12-01T20:26:16+0000
Spent a couple of hours here today for the first time with my baby and my friend. Was absolutely lovely, and made some... fantastic Christmas presents involving babies hand prints. Definitely going back, staff were so helpful 🙂read more
Samantha Lawlor
Samantha Lawlor
2016-11-09T19:03:18+0000
Sarah Bradley
Sarah Bradley
2016-10-14T16:06:59+0000
Soo Jin OH
Soo Jin OH
2016-09-22T21:21:12+0000
This is fabulous place to spend some time with children. My girls love so much and I am sure they can go there... everyday. 🙂 xread more
Vickey FitzPatrick
Vickey FitzPatrick
2016-09-07T18:30:38+0000
I went here with my bridal party as part of my hen do! It was so much fun and relaxing! Staff very friendly and... helpful! Would definately go back again! Thoroughly enjoyed by us all!!read more
Gillian Bryant
Gillian Bryant
2016-07-23T20:55:39+0000
I love this place! I have been with my nine year old and also with girly friends. Staff are lovely and very helpful.... If you want somewhere to create something personal and unwind you must visit Paint it Pottery. There's also a very sweet doggy called Rosie thrown in for good measure..read more
Sara Lawson
Sara Lawson
2016-06-10T20:35:02+0000
Rachel Penney
Rachel Penney
2016-05-27T13:31:21+0000
Such a lovely experience! Great staff who are so keen to help, great atmosphere and reasonably priced too! ❤️
Naomi Walton
Naomi Walton
2016-05-07T10:00:32+0000
Abbie Stiles
Abbie Stiles
2016-04-12T22:49:48+0000
Thank you for my daughters hand and foot print, something I can treasure forever. Lovely staff and worth every penny... ☺️read more
Sally Russan
Sally Russan
2015-11-30T18:27:37+0000
Thank you so much! The Rainbows loved painting their christmas tree decorations this evening! They can't wait to get... them back once they have been glazed!! A big thank you to Hayley for coming out to us to run the evening.read more
Fionna Warwick
Fionna Warwick
2015-11-13T00:07:11+0000
3rd time it is really addictive. Can't wait to pick up my fired pieces
Sophie Belinda
Sophie Belinda
2015-08-01T13:25:26+0000
Michele Shepherd
Michele Shepherd
2015-07-24T14:42:28+0000
Fab time with 3 children, 7 year old, 3 year old and an under 1 year old! Friendly staff who were very helpful! Would... recommend!read more
Eleanor Faith Bethan Gravestock
Eleanor Faith Bethan Gravestock
2015-02-20T23:34:08+0000
Best shop in the world! It's like a family.
Kirsty Jaynesavage
Kirsty Jaynesavage
2015-02-07T16:21:03+0000
Brilliant! We visited today with our 2 year old, painted 2 mugs and a heart plate. Very friendly staff, did a fab job... with our toddlers hand prints! Can recommended the latte. We will be back xxread more
Leonie Adams
Leonie Adams
2015-02-05T19:31:47+0000
Em Em
Em Em
2014-12-02T13:10:31+0000
Ann Evans
Ann Evans
2014-11-20T22:42:40+0000
Fab experience which allows a wide range of artistic skills to be used from basic to extraordinary. Good environment... and lovely drinks and snacks to keep you on track.Very knowledgeable staff to guide and support. Finished products of a high standard and to be treasured.Don't miss this experienceread more
Rupert Keys
Rupert Keys
2014-11-06T22:05:09+0000
This is the best shop around, beats any other trying to do the same thing......they're good but not as good as 'paint... it yourself pottery'! Keep it up girls..read more
Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers
2014-10-29T23:04:49+0000
Visited for the 1st time today with my 6yr old and 13month old. Very chilled atmosphere, staff (and Rosie)... exceptionally friendly and laid back, a warm welcome. Both my girls enjoyed the morning especially as it was so wet outside. Can't wait to see there creations, will definitely be back before Christmas to do Xmas presents. (so will hubby as he couldn't get over how yummy and reasonably priced his cappuccino was) thank you.read more
Katie Medhurst
Katie Medhurst
2014-09-29T23:26:25+0000
Briony Davies
Briony Davies
2014-09-12T18:41:13+0000
Katie Fallon
Katie Fallon
2014-06-30T20:14:15+0000
Jenny Charlton Lucas
Jenny Charlton Lucas
2014-06-27T23:12:37+0000
Clare Lane
Clare Lane
2014-05-25T10:23:35+0000
Hayley Cook
Hayley Cook
2014-04-28T12:07:09+0000
Have been here quite a few times but mainly to do clay hands and feet of both my kids so i can remember how small they... once where. Lovely place to go and staff are so friendly and helpful xread more
Vicki Kate Orton
Vicki Kate Orton
2014-04-27T16:01:09+0000
Thes Koumi
Thes Koumi
2014-04-27T05:36:46+0000
My 8 year old daughter had a lovely birthday party here. Very accommodating and Nia who looked after us was great with... a bunch of over excited girls. Thank youread more
Zoe Leatherland
Zoe Leatherland
2014-04-12T17:05:22+0000
Lydia Seamark
Lydia Seamark
2014-03-25T11:19:53+0000
Kelly Chappell
Kelly Chappell
2014-02-15T20:56:03+0000
Raechel Carter
Raechel Carter
2014-01-04T21:55:13+0000
Clare Hargrave
Clare Hargrave
2013-12-19T07:33:45+0000
Carrie-Anne Taitt
Carrie-Anne Taitt
2013-12-15T17:11:33+0000
Louise Kimpton-Smith
Louise Kimpton-Smith
2013-12-02T19:34:56+0000
Hayley Riordan
Hayley Riordan
2013-11-27T09:15:51+0000
Rebekah Wells
Rebekah Wells
2013-11-22T11:42:34+0000
Melinda Kuhn
Melinda Kuhn
2013-11-18T13:30:48+0000
Hannah Drury
Hannah Drury
2013-10-18T03:38:32+0000
Les Copestake
Les Copestake
2013-09-15T18:28:55+0000
Michael Amies
Michael Amies
2013-09-09T11:04:10+0000
I have been painting pottery for more than twenty years in both the USA and England, using four different studios. PIYP... is by far the best in terms of product range, value for money, customer service and glazing skills. Excellent!read more
Alison Watts
Alison Watts
2013-08-06T13:42:03+0000
Ian Harper
Ian Harper
2013-07-31T17:16:34+0000
Alasdair Mackin
Alasdair Mackin
2013-07-23T15:48:30+0000
Gary Copestake
Gary Copestake
2013-07-22T10:51:16+0000
Sheena Southgate
Sheena Southgate
2013-07-16T10:51:35+0000
Lovely friendly chilled out atmosphere. Staff are happy and helpful. X brilliant place to take your child to share some... quality one on one time together xread more
Jason Casey
Jason Casey
2013-07-09T21:18:38+0000
Stephanie Ogden
Stephanie Ogden
2013-06-19T15:42:38+0000
Harriet Lily
Harriet Lily
2013-06-06T17:24:36+0000
Tracey Casburn
Tracey Casburn
2013-05-11T16:04:52+0000
Sarah Speakman Gibbs
Sarah Speakman Gibbs
2013-04-26T20:05:57+0000
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