The pottery painting activity here at Fired 4 U is suitable for all ages and is a great family activity.
What can we paint?
How do I paint the pottery?
We explain or demonstrate how you use the pottery paints and you can paint the pottery with either a brush or with one of our many different decorating tools. You can transfer designs by tracing on to the pottery so you can just paint in the design like colouring in a picture if you wish to. We can show you how to do this.
See the videos below and watch Jane using a banding wheel to decorate a plate.
What if I don't know what to do?
As you paint if you have any queries or can’t fully remember all that we explained or wish for assistance we are delighted to help you – just ask us.
What happens when I have finished painting?
Once you have completed your painting you leave the pottery with us to be dried, glazed and Fired 4 U. You can read our blog post on how we finish your pottery off 4 U here. It will be ready to collect the same day the following week.
Should you require a faster return of your pottery this can be possible at times and an additional charge is made for this service. Please ask us.
Who can do pottery painting?
We believe any age can do this, that is up to you. A baby can sit on your knee to paint a pot with your assistance. You can also do pottery painting as a team building session, children’s birthday party, adults birthday party, hen or stag party, baby prints for keepsakes and gifts, pet paw prints and adult evening sessions or preschool children sessions and many more.
How much does it cost?
We charge a £10 table fee which covers the use of the paints, glazing and firing of the pottery for up to 3 painters. Additional painters are charged a fee of £4.50 each. We allow one non painter per table and additional non painters are charged a fee of £4.50 unless the children they are assisting are under school age or you purchase a drink & cake at £3.25. Then you are charged the price of each pottery item you paint and these start at £10 for standard size mugs, plates are £10-£30 for platters, Ornaments are £9 to £20 approx.
We require a deposit of £20 per table which is non-refundable. In the event you are ill we are happy to rebook your table to a future date.
Mid-week term time if you are just coming by yourself to paint we charge you £5 for the use of the paints, the glazing and firing of the pottery and up to 2 hours in the studio.
How long does it take to do?
This depends on the age of the painter – Adults and children age 8+ often an hour and half to 2 hours. It takes preschool children about 30-45 minutes depending on what they do and how long their attention span is. We allow you 2 hours for your visit to us, if it is quiet we may be able to stretch this at times.
How to Book and Prices
During the covid19 times we are open with less tables than usual and require staggered arrival times to keep the flow of painters happy and safe around our studio. To assist this it is preferable for you to pre book your table.
This can be done either by calling us or using our online booking system.
What Our Customers Say
Inara & I had a wonderful time capturing forever her hand and foot prints on mugs which we gave as birthday gifts to all her grandparents which they just loved. It was lovely to be able to create something so special together which will be treasured forever. Thanks so much for such a special experience – we will certainly be back soon. Sarah & Inara x
Clay and Pottery Painting Workshops
Life at #Fired4U
Monday-Tuesday: closed (available for groups and often open in the school holidays please check)
Wednesday: Adults only evenings check events
Evening appointments available for groups