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.  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.

To book, we require a £10 deposit per person which will be deducted from the bill at the end of your experience.

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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 booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

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


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 the 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 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

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 needs for the painting activity and clear away afterwards. Our child-friendly staff are on hand to paint little hand and footprints 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.

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