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Paint your own pottery at home kits

We are truly excited to be able to offer paint at home pottery kits. You choose the pottery and we package it up for you to collect and return to be glazed and fired

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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. There is no studio fee and the price of the item is inclusive of 10 free paints, glazing and firing. You can purchase extra paints 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 Leighton Buzzard but if you have problems with the collecting, we may be able to offer a local delivery for a small cost. You can keep your kit for 3 days.




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 more then 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 when 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. 




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

Party Time

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 and numbers of friends! 

This option does not come with our party trunk unless you order 8 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. If you want to change the theme you would need to add your items from the SHOP page and add to the shopping cart, or contact us directly.


These trunks are themed with either Unicorn or Dinosaur pottery pieces. There is currently a minimum order of 5 pieces for the trunk whilst we are limited to 6 people in our bubbles but you can add more if needed, and any further items from the same range are priced at £12.50. Just add the extra items from the SHOP option on the website when ordering your trunk. 

Each trunk contains:

A minimum of 5 pieces of pottery whilst we are social distancing. You can add more if needed 

10 paint colours - you can purchase further colours if required

Paint brushes 



Water bowls 


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 chosen from the SHOP section on the website.  

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Our pottery painting is 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 

  • NCT groups 

  • Nursing homes

  • Guides/Brownies/Rainbows/ and all other similar groups 

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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Due to the present restrictions there are a couple of options for you to still make memories of your baby or toddler prints


We are more than happy to supply you 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


You can order your pottery items from the website and we will then make an appointment for us to do them for you. We have all current covid 19 precautions in place including the track and trace QR code. Make a comment on checkout that you would like an appointment