Tarka Pottery

Pottery Painting

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.  After glazing and firing your pottery is ready to collect or to post anywhere in the UK (p&p charges apply).

Paint a pot is suitable for anyone from age 0 to adult. A great family or holiday activity and groups for birthdays, hen parties and special occasion or just family time, are welcome too.

Book a pottery painting session by getting in touch.

Christmas Pottery Painting

You just can’t beat a hand painted gift.

Bring along your little (or bigger) ones to have some creative fun while you paint your very own personal gifts, tree decorations and keepsakes for Christmas. 

We have a gorgeous new style of bauble, the smallest of which is delightful for baby's first Christmas. We love painting tiny hands and toes and will be on hand if you’d like any help.

Decorate a mug for Grandpa or your favourite Auntie, a gravy jug for your Christmas dinner table, or paint your own Christmas Eve plate with a space for a carrot, mince pie and a drink for Santa.

You’ll be amazed at how fabulously professional your items look after they have been glazed and fired.

Tarka Pottery has got some very cute snowmen tree decorations to paint this year, 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!

Contact us or find out what's on in our events calendar!



Free Painted Baby Tile Offer

We'd love to help you capture gorgeous hand and foot prints. Come along with your antenatal group and have a fun afternoon, painting keepsake heart plaques, photo frames, 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 any time of year. It will look delightful on your Christmas tree!

Invite us along to your parent and toddler group and we'll bring pottery painting to you.

See our hand and footprints page.

For information and to book a table get in touch

You'll get a table for 2 hours to paint your creations and at quiet times you are welcome to stay longer.

We get very busy during school holidays and in wet weather so it's always a good idea contact us to book. 

Occasionally in term time we're we're out having fun with clay or painting at a school or club so check we're open before you come over. 

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Nursery, toddler group, club or school


 Invite us to your pre-school, nursery or toddler group.  We'll provide you with an order form and help with painting hand and footprints on the items that parents wish to choose.

Makes a lovely activity for Mother's or Father's Day, treat for a half-term or summer holiday activity and an unmissable activity pre-Christmas.

We visit over 12 groups and school in the run up to Christmas creating some fabulous keepsakes for parents and friend - so get in touch to book your September to December pottery painting date.

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.

Find out more get in touch here.


We can't wait to have you! To book a session get in touch or return to our homepage to see what else we have going on.