Our Art & Craft Workshops for Children and Adults have currently been postponed due to the corona virus. We are offering takeout options so please take a look at our Facebook page

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Reasons To Be Cheerful is based in the lovely market town of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.


We have a bright and airy studio offering paint-your-own pottery and various art and craft workshops run by our experienced tutors for both adults and children

Even if you have never painted before, ceramic painting is easy and fun and you don't need to be an artist to give it a try!


Ceramics - How Does It Work?

Booking – It is preferable to book your session during busy times. You can do this online, in person, or by calling the studio.

We offer drop in sessions Monday to Friday and some Saturdays, so feel free to pop in and see if we have a table available and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Studio fee – We charge a £3 studio fee (£5 for evening sessions) per person that paints. (£5 for baby sessions and evening events) This covers paints, firing and glazing. This is a one off fee no matter how many items you paint.

Ceramic items – We have a wide selection of items to paint for all ages including tiles, money banks, plates, vases, party figures/animals and many more. Our most popular items range in price from £5 to £15 although we do stock larger, more expensive items for those who want a bigger project. Most of our children’s items are priced from £8.50.

Paint and enjoy! – Once you have chosen your item it’s time to paint using our selection of paints, brushes and sponges. Our staff are on hand to give you any help or advice where needed.

Glazing, firing and collection – Once you have painted your item we glaze and fire it. Please allow 7 to 10 days to collect your items. If something is needed sooner please let us know and we will do our best to turn it around quickly for you. We will call you and let you know when your ceramics are ready to be collected.


Childrens Saturday Art & Craft Club

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Ideally suited to children over 7 years who have a keen interest in, and enjoy painting and exploring a range of crafts.

Saturday's - Once a Month. 9.30am - 11am

11+ Creative Art


These fun tutored sessions aim to teach a variety of techniques and will incorporate drawing and painting skills with a wide range of professional quality materials supplied by the Studio.

Friday's- Once a Month.        7pm - 9pm

Holiday Activities


We offer a range of children's art and craft workshops during the school holidays. We also offer drop-off ceramic painting sessions for children over 7 years. Check out our bookings page!

Ceramic Painting


Ceramic painting available Monday to Saturday. Booking is always advisable especially during school holidays

11+ Time for Art


A memorable keepsake that will last forever


Ceramic Hand and Footprint Prints

Come and have your baby’s hand or footprint put onto a piece of ceramics for a perfect keepsake.


Staff will be on hand to help you create a beautiful hand painted memento. We have a wide range of items suitable for prints from tiles and plates to mugs and vases. There is a £5 studio fee which covers the cost of painting, firing and glazing and support from a member of staff.  There will be an extra £3 studio fee for more than one child.  Ceramic prices start at £5. Please allow 7 to 10 days to collect your finished item.

Our baby ceramics sessions usually run on the first Thursday of the month from 9am to 11.30am but subject to change. If you can’t make this time please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you at an alternative time.


NCT groups are welcome (please call us to arrange a suitable time).


Baby Hand & Foot Casting


Baby casting captures the memory of your little ones hands or feet in fine plaster, preserving in stunning detail their tiny little toes and fingers for many years to come

Please give us a call for our session times and pricing 01525 217319


Adult Art and Craft Workshops

Needle Felting

Modern Calligraphy




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Our fun and relaxing Paint and Create events for adults and children age 16 and up offer a step by step guide through each art or craft activity. 


Our sessions include acrylics, watercolour and a wide range of craft workshops.  No experience is necessary, all  sessions  are suitable for beginners. We run regular daytime , evening and weekend sessions. All materials are included in the price. 


For more information or to book any of our scheduled dates please

call the studio on  01525 217319 or click for more information.




Our popular Ladies Nights are a great opportunity to get together with friends or family, paint some pottery and have a relaxing catch up. You are welcome to bring wine and nibbles!

Our studio fee for the evening is £5 plus the cost of the item you paint.

It is essential to book in advance for our evenings. We require a £5 deposit on booking which covers your studio fee on the night.



Please call us on 01525 217319


Why not hold your child’s birthday party in our friendly ceramic studio.?


We have parties to suit all ages and we offer several options so you can pick one that best suits your child and their friends. You will have a member of staff who will be your designated party host who will ensure you all enjoy the party and feel relaxed throughout.


Parties start from £12.50 per child

  • The minimum number of children for a party is 10 and the maximum is 16. We require a £5 deposit per child on booking. You are welcome to bring food in party boxes and of course birthday cake!

  • Party sessions last for 1½ hours. We offer 3 party time slots on a Saturday so please contact us to see which slots are available.

  • We also offer after school parties from 4.00pm to 5.30pm

  • Party options – We offer ceramic painting parties for all ages, foam clay parties (these are most suitable for children over 7 years) and craft parties for all ages.


  • Please ask about our craft party options, as we do rotate these regularly to ensure a variety of activities for children who may already have been to a party at Reasons to be Cheerful.