Children’s Parties

Children of all ages love the opportunity for creative play. Designing and painting their very own piece of pottery provides the perfect opportunity for them to express themselves, creating a beautiful souvenir they can use forever.

Parents love it too, because we do all the cleaning up afterwards!


Location:

You’ll find us in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines – just a 10 minute walk from the train station, or 15 minutes from the pier. We don’t have onsite parking; however we are surrounded by private car parks. There is also a loading bay opposite (outside of John Edwards hair Salon) that is perfect for dropping off and picking up.

You can’t miss our purple and green exterior, but in case you do here’s a map.

Fancy taking a peak around before you arrive? Take a look at our virtual tour.  Groups of 9+ are generally seated downstairs. 

What to expect:

When you arrive your party host will guide the children through the process of creating their masterpiece, explaining how the materials work (they’re much cooler than normal paints!)  

Your party host will fill the children full of inspiration, with bundles of tips and tricks on design and painting their piece. They will be close by throughout your party to host and answer any questions.

Pottery is glazed and fired after your party, ready for you to collect at a later date.


Choose a party package

 

Parties usually take place in our downstairs party area which has a small sink and worktop area, enabling you to prepare cups of squash, lots of snacks, and your cake. It’s best to have snacks and cakes within the last 20 minutes of your allocated slot.

When booking for children 7yrs and under we will always allow 1 ½ hours for your party. 

 

Bronze Package: £24pp for 8+ children, allow 1 ½ hours.

Each child chooses a plate to design and paint. Plus, we’ll help them design and decorate a hanging decoration as an extra special memento for the birthday child. Opt for one of our fab designs and we’ll add the finishing touches for you!

All of the masterpieces will be ready to collect 7 days later.


Silver Package: £28pp for 6+ children, allow up to 2hrs, or 1 ½ hrs if under 7yrs.

Each child chooses a selection of our favourite items including bowls, plates and decorative items to design and paint. Plus, we’ll help them design and decorate a larger item as an extra special memento for the birthday child. Opt for one of our fab designs and we’ll add the finishing touches for you.

Everything will be ready to collect 7 days later.


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Gold Package: £30pp for 6+ children, allow up to 2hrs, or 1 ½ hours if under 7yrs.

If you’d like a themed party, then this is the package for you! Each child chooses an ornament from a themed selection to design and paint. We’ll also help them design and decorate a money box as an extra special memento for the birthday child, which will have all the party guests’ names and fingerprints. Plus, we’ll paint a hanging decoration with your child’s name and age.

Suggested themes include princesses, dinosaurs, animals, fairies, skulls, and sea life.

Everything will be ready for you to collect 7 days later.


Platinum Package: £35pp for 6+ children, allow 2 ½ hrs. For groups of 12+ allow 3hrs.

All children must be 8yrs+ to take part in this package.

Your studio assistant will give your group a step-by-step demonstration on how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel. They will then guide them through the process as they take it in turns to throw a pot each.

They will also each choose either a cup, bowl, or plate to paint from a selection of our favourite items.

All of their creations will be ready to collect 2-3 weeks later.

 

Planning a smaller party?

Bring a group of up to 6 children along for some pottery painting fun. Pricing is £5pp + the price of the piece you choose paint. Pottery starts at £10, with an average total spend of £20-25pp. If you have a budget in mind let us know and we can put together an exciting selection of items to suit you.

Allow up to 2hrs, if under 7yrs allow 1 ½ hrs. 


Book your party

 

To book your place, please complete the form below and we'll be in touch.

Please note a £5pp deposit is taken at the time of booking. An invoice will be sent for full payment 7 days before your event. Refunds are only given with 24hrs notice.

 
Name *
Name
What date would you like to book for? You can give a few options if you're flexible.
Please choose a time slot below, we'll be in touch to confirm your exact arrival time.
This can be a rough number, we'll ask you to confirm closer to the time.
If yes, please list how many, and please be aware that if the shop is very busy we may need to store your pushchairs in our secure storage area. It can be better to bring small children in Monday - Friday when the shop is quieter.
If yes, please list how many, and consider when planning your visit, that although our shop is on street level as is the bathroom, the bathroom is rather small and not wheelchair accessible.
If you're celebrating a special occasional, would like to arrive at a specific time or have any questions, pop the details below. Likewise if you are choosing a themed package, please let us know the theme here! Parties are generally held in our downstairs area, so please let us know if anyone struggles with stairs.
And finally! Please check the box below, to indicate you will ensure your guests will arrive and leave on time, and that you have read the notes below on glazing and firing your pottery. *

Glazing and firing your painted pottery.

We try our best to ensure that the creative journey you take with us is fun and enjoyable.  The final part of the journey involves the glazing and firing of your pottery.  Sadly this is not an exact science and the kiln is sometimes unpredictable.  While we strive for perfection it doesn’t happen all the time particularly as these are hand produced crafts. 
Glaze spotting can occur as well as things like brick dust on the items.  So please be aware that although we try to control for these events it is not always possible.  It can be the charm but also the frustration of working with ceramics. 
Sometimes, if we feel it is safe to do so, we will re-fire the pottery to try to fix glazing issues. 
In the exceptional event of your pottery breaking or cracking in the kiln we will offer compensation by way of a replacement voucher.

Glazing and firing your thrown pots.

Please be aware that sometimes clay fired items can break or at worse explode in the kiln.  We try to control for these events but it is not always possible.  It is the charm but also the frustration of working with ceramics.