We are located at:

The Painted Pot

188 High Street




Contact us today!

Bookings is essential.  To make a booking please contact us:








Our Opening Hours


Monday to Friday

10am to 8pm


Saturday & Sunday

10am to 8pm


Evenings by arrangement


Or use our contact form.


PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close early if there are no painters in the studio

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Clay Open Studio

£24 per session, per person         Booking is essential                     Duration - 2 hours

Available every day for handbuilding with clay, so book in for a real fun making session.
Whether you are an experienced potter who needs space and equipment to work on their own projects or a beginner who is keen to experiment with clay, everyone is welcome.


Clay Open studio is not a taught lesson, however we will be on hand should you need any suggestions on how best to proceed with your project.


We will be decked out with all the materials you need to make great pots, all your work will also be fired in our kiln. 

You will be provided with 1/2 kg of clay, you will then spend the session making what you like.


Return back at a later date to paint your items you made for a £10.

Contact us with your dates and we can then reserve your spot.

Full payment required at the time of booking, once booking confirmed payment is non refundable and non amendable.



Try out throwing pottery on a wheel with no instructor.  Staff will set you up with the clay then it's all up to you!  You will have 1 hour on the pottery wheel and up to 1/2 kg of clay. 

Cost is £30 per person and last for an hour.


Did you make an amazing piece on the wheel?  Then you have the option of having them fired in our kiln for £6

Extra clay can be purchased at £5 per 1/2 kg


Booking is essential to allow staff to have the wheel and clay ready for your arrival.



Clay Workshops

If you prefer a more structred lesson then you can sculpt a one of a kind hand made pottery out of clay…beautiful and functional! Step by step instruction, so no experience is necessary. 

Booking is essential.

Return after two weeks to glaze your piece. Then it goes into the kiln again (£6 additional charge for second glazing) These classes are designed for adults and children 13 years and up.


BYO allowed or drinks can be purchased in our cafe.




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