When we first envisaged a craft studio, we saw pottery painting at its heart. We wanted a studio where anyone could drop in to paint pottery at any time, where help was on hand and where there was a great selection of materials.
We were very lucky to find the ideal spot in our own village. Our studio is made up of three rooms, which means there is always at least one room set aside for painting pottery, even if there are workshops or parties going on in the other rooms. And it gave us the ability to decorate a room for children and parties.
We believe that anyone of any age or creative ability can paint pottery. With the right encouragement and materials anyone can create a masterpiece.
Drop in at any time during our opening hours. Watch the workshops section of this website for workshops on specific projects or specific techniques. Gift Vouchers for seesions are available to purchase.
We offer a ceramic painting experience at our rural studio, in your own home or local village hall, craft centre or fair. We have everything you need; paint (underglazes and specialty glazes), brushes, specialty tools, stamps, sponges, books for inspiration, templates and tonnes more. All you bring is enthusiasm and a desire to have fun. Whether it is a children’s party, ladies’ night, hen night, corporate event or simply a fun drop in session, we will make sure you have a great time and take something home with you that you will treasure.
The way it works . . .
Choose something you would like to paint, from an animal to a vase, a tile to a cake plate. Paint it (we can show you some techniques), and then we’ll glaze and fire it. Your item will normally be ready in 7-10 days for you to pick up. But if you want to paint and take, you can paint in acrylics, we’ll seal your work and you can take it home that day.
The Potter Around Approach
At Potter Around, you will find an extensive range of bisque, including children’s animals, homewares and decorative pieces – there will always be something you want to paint. There is a huge choice of paint colour and our prices are clear. The price per item includes as many underglaze colours as you like, glazing and firing, or sealing if painting in acrylics. We love what we do and want to share our enthusiasm with you. Our staff will help you as much or as little as you want and will show you tricks of the trade and speciality techniques.