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Welcome to Reasons To Be Cheerful!

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 Pottery Painting Workshops and Paint at Home Kits

We are truly excited to be able to offer Pottery Painting Workshops in my home studio and Paint at home Pottery Kits. We are based in Wistaston and cover local areas. If you would like to find out about our workshops please either visit our Facebook page where we regularly advertise our events or drop us a message on the website contact form or give us a call. We also offer craft workshops which have proven to be very popular

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Paint at Home
Pottery Painting Kits

How It Works....


We have made it as easy as we can for you to be able to choose your pottery items on the website and have fun painting them at home. Your order is inclusive of 10 free paints, glazing and firing. You can purchase extra paints for a small cost if you want to choose from our palette on the bottom of the SHOP screen. 

Your pottery will be ready for you to collect once we have received your order and have put your paint at home kit together. We will contact you once your kit is ready. Please let us know if there is any urgency for a special occasion. Collection of your kit is in Wistaston but if you have problems with the collecting, we may be able to offer a local delivery for a small cost but please message before you order. You can keep your kit for 3 days.

How Does It Work



Have fun choosing your pottery! 

Choose the items of pottery that you would like to paint. We have an extensive range of items for adults and children. Pop the items in your basket 




Choose your paint colours  

You will receive 10 free assorted coloured paints with your order which is shown on each item. If you wish to order other colours for a small extra cost just choose from the paint selection at the bottom of the shop page 




Collect your pottery kit

We will let you know when your paint at home pottery painting kit is ready for collection. If you can't collect please let us know before you place your order. You can keep your kit for 3 days.




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You will find an instruction card in your paint at home pottery kit. Please make sure that you follow these instructions. The paint in the kit is a special underglaze paint and needs glazing and firing. You cannot use any other paints, pens or embellishments!




The Magic Happens! 

Bring everything back to us for your items to be glazed and fired. This will take us between 7 and 14 days depending on how busy we are, it might even be sooner! Please let us know if it is urgent. If for any reason our firing times change we will let you know


Please return all the items in your kit including brushes, paints and palettes. Thank you! 

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Party Options

Party Options

Are you looking for a fun activity for your child’s birthday? A Pottery painting party is a fabulous way to entertain the children. You can choose any number of items or combinations of pottery to suit your budget by using the paint at home SHOP option on the website. We will supply you with everything you need including paint, brushes and pallets.


There is no minimum spend or quantities with this option and it means your child can choose their favourite pieces of pottery for their friends!

We may be able to host your party for children over 12 years old in our home studio. Please contact us for further details

This option does not come with our party trunk unless you order 6 or more items

Party Trunks


We have put together a party trunk option to add that special touch to your child’s birthday. The themes are Dinosaur or Unicorns. You can change the theme of the pottery to go in the trunk but cannot change the trunk. We have either dinosaur or unicorn.



You can order any items of pottery to go in your trunk. Minimum number is 6 items. We do have unicorns and dinosaurs to match or trunk themes but this is not essential if you would like to choose any other pottery from our extensive range. Add your pottery items from the SHOP page including ordering your chosen trunk. We do not charge a deposit on our party trunks as we trust that they will be returned in good condition with all items contained in the trunk also returned including brushes, tablecloth and paints etc.


Each trunk contains:

A minimum order of 6 pieces 

10 paint colours - you can purchase further colours if required

Paint brushes 



Water bowls 


Party Trunks
Hand-painted ceramic plates. Collection


Pottery painting is ideal for getting together with friends or family.


We make sure that you have everything you need to have a relaxing time painting your chosen pieces of pottery. We have a wide selection of pottery pieces for adults and these can be viewed or chosen from the SHOP section on the website.  

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We offer group painting in the studio and tutored workshops. These must be booked in advance. Our tutored workshops are advertised on our Facebook page and can also be seen and booked via the website under the workshop filter in SHOP

Children under 12 years must currently be accompanied by an adult in the studio


Our pottery painting is also suitable for lots of different events. If you need advice about what would work for your event, please drop us a message we would be happy to help! These are just a selection of events we can provide pottery painting for…

  • Birthday parties 

  • Hen do’s 

  • Weddings 

  • Baby showers 

  • Charity events 

  • Schools 

  • Nurseries & Playgroups

  • NCT groups 

  • Nursing homes

  • Cubs/Guides/Brownies/ Rainbows and similar groups 

  • Team building

If you need advice about what would work for your event, please drop us a message - we would be happy to help! 

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We have a number of options for you to make those special keepsakes of your baby or toddler prints

You can order your pottery items from the website and we will then make an appointment to do them for you in my home studio in Wistaston. Make a comment on checkout that you would like an appointment and we will respond to arrange a convenient time with you. You can also come along as a group if you have friends that would also like to have their babies prints done.



We are more than happy to supply you with a take out kit with everything you need to do it at home yourself. It isn’t as hard as you may think and you will be given all the instructions to help you produce a lovely keepsake of your baby’s hands or feet. Just order your items from the website and we will get in touch about collecting your kit




Baby Prints
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