Never been pottery painting before? Don't worry, help is on hand, so there's no need to be an artist. All ages welcome. With a million masterpieces behind us we are sure we can help you make one of your own! Upstairs -we can sit up to 34 people in our main shop area. Downstairs- we have two areas and can sit up to 30 people. Booking is helpful especially at weekends or for groups. Whatever your celebration - you don't need an excuse, and over two floors there is plenty of space to have fun. Just turn up and let your imagination run free. Choose from over 200 different ceramic pieces including plates, mugs, bowls, vases and ornaments. We also offer Special Birthday Packages.
When you have finished your masterpiece we glaze and fire it and you collect your pottery a few days later. If you can't wait that long, some items can be painted and taken home on the same day. We can also post items to you if you can't make it back to Brighton to collect.
Hand and footprints can be captured on pottery or as a plaster cast- a perfect keepsake for Parents and Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles..
Children's Birthday Parties
Children of all ages love it as they can let their imaginations run wild. You'll love it because we clean it all up afterwards! For six kids or more we offer our Special Birthday Packages. We will explain how to use the materials and give advice on colour and design. The party usually takes place in our party area, downstairs, which enables you to bring your drinks & cake. A member of staff will stay with you to help.
Each child is given small plate to design and decorate. We also give a heart decoration for all the children to sign for the birthday child. We allow up to 1.5 hours. Minimum 10 Children
The children are given a selection of pottery -mugs, plates and bowls. The birthday child also gets a larger item for all the children to sign. We allow up to 2 hours Minimum 8 Children
Have a themed party- fairies, dragons, skulls? The birthday child also receives a money box for friends to sign. We paint a special birthday tile. Alternatively we can offer you a selection of favourite items. We allow up to 2 hours. Minimum 6 Children.
A studio assistant gives a taster session on how to throw a pot and everyone has a go. The children are also provided with a plate, bowl or mug to paint. Suitable for 8 years+. We allow up to 2-3 hours. Minimum 4 Children.
Alternatively you may wish to book space in the main shop and choose your own items. If you have an idea in mind please talk to us. We are open Sundays or you may wish to have your party after school.
In addition to our normal activity of painting onto ceramics we also run a host of art and craft workshops for children and adults. All our workshops are with experienced potters and crafters.
The taster sessions are the most popular throwing workshops. You can come and just "have a go". Our Studio Assistants make it seem very easy - everyone ends up with a pot or bowl that they can then come and decorate at another time. You will throw your very own pot or two in under an hour! If you wish you can have it glazed and fired or pay the studio fee and return another day when your pot is fired and decorate it.
Pottery courses are available for all abilities. Your tutor will guide you through the various techniques of handmade pottery, over a 6 week period, which includes:
Our resident potter, Katy, will be running a taster Pottery Club session on the 12th August from 12-1.30pm for kids age 6+. The session will give the opportunity for a go on the wheel and some hand building. The students can return to paint their pottery any day during August. £20 per child including all materials.
This is a precursor to Katy's after school Pottery Club starting on the 9th September. The club will meet on Mondays or Wednesdays either 3.30-5pm or 5-6.30pm. The club runs concurrently throughout the school year. Fees are paid on a 4 week basis - £45 including all materials. Small group size. Booking essential - please call for more information or pop in and speak to Katy on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.
We are based in the heart of the North Laine in Brighton - close to Brighton station.
Our Studio Fee is £5 per person. That includes the cost of the paint, glaze and firing. Pottery costs from £5 an item.
Birthday Party Packages:
Bronze Package: £17.50 per child
Silver Package: £20.00 per child
Gold Package: £25.00 per child
Platinum Package: £30.00 per child
Taster sessions are £18 for children and £20 for adults.
Pottery courses: £130 including materials
This recommendation was made verbally by a parent speaking to the KalliKids team and confirmed in writing.
We held my daughters 9th Birthday party at the Painting Pottery Cafe and I was really pleased with the service - we had a total of ten girls. The host was great and the children were really pleased with the products that they went away with. It's a lovely setting for a party.
I recently went to the Painting Pottery Cafe with both the girls. I was slightly apprehensive about being there with a baby and a toddler on my own,but the staff could not have been more helpful. We chose a large white plate and had both the girls' feet painted on one side, along with their names and the date. The staff member who helped us was brilliant - whilst I was holding Jayne, she explained everything to Faye and painted her feet, and then helped to paint Jayne's feet. She also had the great idea to let Faye "free paint" on the back of the plate. It's such a lovely keepsake. The Painting Pottery Cafe has a lovely atmosphere and I would highly recommend it.
We held my daughter's 6th birthday at the Painting Pottery Cafe as she and my husband had been there a few times to paint gifts for other people. It was a great creative angle on birthday parties as the children stayed on task and focussed, and learnt a new skill as well as having fun. My daughter and her friends thoroughly enjoyed it and were chuffed to bits when they got the glazed pieces that they'd made. The only improvement I would suggest would be if some space could be cordoned off for the children to play games and the space remained private for the length of the party.
Great afternoon activity with fellow NCT gals and our babies. We had a great time making footprints and handprints on pottery making wonderful pressies for the family (grandmas mainly as it's Mother's Day soon). The staff are great too ..... really helpful and gave us loads of creative ideas and really helped with the babies too! (And they make a fab cup of tea too!)
Definite recommendation for a fun afternoon!
Painting Pottery Cafe – Thank you for the lovely feedback. We really enjoyed having you and all your adorable babies in the shop, can't wait to see how all the prints look when they are fired!
Absolutely fun filled afternoon - great value for money. Friendly staff and happy kids. Thank you for a great day!
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