How we do, what we do!

At the beginning of our Pretty Pots journey each piece of pottery was hand cast by ourselves but as our bustling studio has grown we now work with selected suppliers, hand selecting each and every piece of our pottery to ensure our range is vast and the quality high. Our shelves are always bursting and we have new pieces coming in every month.

People often say that when they visit us they loose track of time, they don’t look at their phones and they leave feeling relaxed and inspired. When we live such busy lifestyles its so important to take some time for ourselves, and with mindfulness and anxiety reducing hobbies being so sought after we truly believe that our studio can offer you just that.

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1. Let’s Start!

Choose a piece of pottery from our huge range of ceramics. No experience is necessary, we have tips, hints and techniques to ensure you walk away with something you are proud of. The price can be found on each piece of pottery, starting from £4.95 and ranging up to £48.95.

2. Which paints?

Choose which type of paint you would like to use:

Acrylic paints

The best thing about working with acrylic paints is what you see is what you get, no firing is needed. But you can still choose from a matte, shiny or waterproof finish.

Our acrylic paints come in a broad range of colours and we have pastels, metallics and glitters to really make you piece pop!

We can teach you a whole host of techniques with acrylics including dry brushing, washes and stippling to name just a few giving your piece a detailed and precise finish.

We find our acrylic paints are perfect for any decorative pieces, espically those wanting a realistic look.

Glaze paints

Use the numbered colour swatches for guidance, as the paint will turn this colour once it has been fired. Depending upon the intensity of colour you want, paint 1, 2 or 3 coats. We recommend using glazes for items that will require washing or items that will house a real candle. Your piece will be glazed and fired within approximately 2-3 weeks but timelines will vary throughout the year. Find your collection date at the bottom of your receipt given when you finish the piece! We keep completed pieces for 8 weeks giving you ample time to come and collect.

We also have a range of special effect glazes such as exploding, speckle and glitter glazes which add that extra special touch to your piece. These are priced individually.

Please note, you must bring in you receipt when collecting you glazed piece. We cannot give out a glazed piece upon collection without this receipt.

3. Studio time

The  £5  studio charge per decorator covers the use of the studio for up to two hours, the use of the paints and studio materials, plus any glazing and firing costs.

4. Take it home

Finished your piece? We will wrap it up ready for you to take home with you.

5. Not finished?

Don’t worry, take you’re unfinished piece home with you and book in another session to get it finished next time! All you’ll pay is another studio fee on your next visit!