Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Prices range from £3.50 to £45, with the average cost around £10. All prices are fully inclusive of everything you need to complete your piece of pottery i.e. paints, brushes, glazing and firing.

Are there any hidden costs or charges?

No, prices are all fully inclusive. There are no studio fees or other complicated charges, the price you see is the price you pay. We like it simple and easy with no worries.

Do I need to bring anything like paint brushes?

You only need to bring your imagination. Oh! And a little bit of money helps too.

How much choice is there?

You can choose from over 150 different items of pottery to paint. 4x4 piggy banks to fairies, animal mugs to vases, there are things for boys, girls and even lots of stuff for the adults to paint.

How long does it take?

Most people spend about an hour painting their pottery but don't rush because there is no time limit. You can even come back another time to finish off your piece. Big groups and parties do take longer at about 2 hours.

When can I collect the glazed and fired piece?

We usually fire once or twice a week so you can usually pick up the following week. During busy times we fire more often so do ask on the day for a more accurate date.

I can’t pick-up, can you deliver

We can send your finished piece to you by Royal Mail but the cost varies depending on weight and size so please ask for more details in store.

Do I need to book in advance

Not usually but we do get very busy on weekends so it is always worth a quick call if you are travelling a long way. Note: Private parties can book out the shop for 2 hours at a time.

When are you open?

10am till 5pm Monday to Sunday*. We are nearly always open but very occasionally we do take the odd day off so if you are travelling far please do call us to check that we are open before setting out.

Is it just for kids

Definitely not, we have loads of adults who come in a paint and if you brought the kids why not join in, its great fun. We have also had very successful corporate events and even hen nights so there is something for everyone.

Do you open after hours?

Yes we do, if you would like to come in after 5pm give us a call and we will book you in. This service is mainly for group booking but we do make exceptions where we can. Its not a rule but the minimum spend for an individual booking after hours is £35

Is there parking close by?

There are 2 large car parks very close to the Art to Art shop.

Wheelchair access

There aren’t any steps into the shop and the floor is flat.

Prams

There is space at the front of the shop for prams but it fills up fast when we are busy.

Can you paint for me?

Yes we can, just pick the item you want and tell the artist in store what you want and they will give you a price. Commissions may take a few days to do, especially if we are very busy but we will tell you in advance.

How does a pottery painting shop work?

  1. Enter shop

  2. Choose from over 150 different items of pottery to paint

  3. We give you the paints, brushes and handy tips to help you achieve the desired result

  4. You paint whatever come to mind or ask us for some inspiration

  5. We glaze and fire your creations

  6. You collect your glossy finished piece after firing.

  7. Use or display your creation at home or work.

Not artistic?

No problem, its so easy you don’t need to be artistic to make something that looks great. There is always a fully trained artist on hand to help guide and inspire you. Lots of books and painted examples available to look at for inspiration. Strangely enough the least artistic people produce some of the most striking and dramatic pieces so don’t hold back.

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