At the Studio

Come and paint some pottery - no experience required!  Our range of bisque shapes includes mugs, teapots, plates, money boxes, animals and more, from as little as £7.50. 

The studio fee of £3 per person to paint as many items as you like, covers costs including glazing and firing, after which your pottery is ready to collect or post anywhere in the UK (standard p&p charges apply).

Paint a Pot is suitable for anyone from age 0 to adult. A great family or holiday activity and we do painting parties too.

Christmas Pottery Painting

At Tarka Pottery you can have some creative fun while you paint your very own personal gifts, tree decorations and keepsakes for Christmas.  

You just can’t beat a hand painted gift.  Decorate a Christmas gravy jug, mug for Santa or Christmas pudding plate, which you can use year after year.  You’ll be amazed how fabulously professional your items look after they have been glazed and fired.

We've got some very cute penguin tree decorations to paint this years, as well as stars, hearts, trees and jolly Santas.  Lots of the decorations are suitable for baby hand and footprints, but you can also paint a traditional scene, Christmas tree or anything you fancy!

We have three sizes of bauble, the smallest of which is delightful for baby's first Christmas.  We love painting tiny hands and feet so please ask if you need help.


Free Painted Baby Tile Offer

We love painting tiny toes and to celebrate your new arrival, we offer a free painted footprint tile to any new baby before their 1st birthday.  We just ask that you paint another item while you're here and we're very happy to help you with hand and foot prints.   Come along with your ante natal group and have a fun afternoon, painting keepsake mugs, teapots and more over a coffee and chat with other new parents. 

You can paint a tiny print for a 'baby's first Christmas' bauble whatever time of the year you come, it will look delightful on your Christmas tree!

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We get very busy during school holidays and in wet weather so it's always a good idea book, we suggest you ring or text on busy days.
A minimum of 1.5 hours is allowed for painting and at quiet times you are welcome to stay longer.

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Nursery, toddler group, club or school


Invite us to your pre-school, nursery or toddler group.  We help with painting hand and footprints and parents and toddlers can paint whatever they choose.  Lovely activity for Mother's or Father's Day, holidays and to make Christmas gifts for family and friends.

On the day we bring along everything need for the painting activity and clear away afterwards. Our child-friendly staff are on hand to paint little hand and foot prints which parents can decorate too.

After the activity the pottery is glazed and fired at our studio, ready for collection within two weeks.

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  Green glazed bowl with a red flower motif