Help Celebrate 10 years of our Whale Mural

whale day facebook 2016
whale day facebook 2016

Apologies on behalf of British Weather - we are postponing  our event until the 27th August as John would find it very difficult to paint a mural in 40 mph winds - not to mention the rain!

Its 10 years since artist John Ives painted the Whale Mural, on the side of our building in Titchbourne Street, to help raise awareness of the plight of Whales. On the 20th August we will be holding a day of activities to celebrate the wonderful creatures found in our Oceans and the responsibility we have to try to protect them.  John will be refreshing his mural and starting another on the back wall of our building. We will also have competitions, face painting, clay and painting workshops - so come and have fun!

We know that over the last 10 years thousands of you have taken photos of the Whale Mural.  We would love to see your pictures! Tag your whale pictures with a chance to win a £25 voucher.  If you are not local then you can exchange this for a John Ives Whale print. The winner will be chosen by John on the 20th. You will need to follow us on Instagram.

whale day web
whale day web

The line up for the day:

10:30am - 12:00pm  Create a Sea Creature Workshop £10 per person  Suitable for all ages

Come and make some new underwater friends using a special blue clay. Return to collect your new friends 1 week later.

Meanwhile out on Tichborne Street, John will be reviving his original mural, talk to him about his artwork and conservation of our oceans.

12:30pm - 2:30pm   Live Painting on Tichborne Street -  And Face Painting

Watch John in action as he starts a new mural from scratch on the back wall of our building!

Choose to be a stunning sea creature - one of the team will paint your face! Donations to Whalefest.

2:30pm - 4:30pm Under the Sea Pottery Painting  Prices start from £15  All ages welcome

We'll have a selection of Under the Sea creatures for you to paint. We will donate £2 from every creature painted to Sea Shepherd.

If you would like to join a workshop then call or email to book.  If you unable to return to collect your items - we can arrange post for you.

We will be running other competitions in the run up to the day so follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details and your chance to win a John Ives print, a whale painted vase and more Gift Vouchers.

Summer fun at Brighton's favourite Pottery Cafe!

School holidays are in full swing! Make the most of these precious 6 weeks and spend some quality time painting with the family.

Mum & Daughter Day Out
Mum & Daughter Day Out

Come in to paint anytime between:

10.30am - 6.30pm Monday - Saturday

or 11am-6pm on Sundays

Booking is advisable but walk-ins are also welcome.

You can also learn to throw a pot at a Taster Throwing session, suitable for adults and children aged 8+


Booking is essential and the sessions run:

Wednesdays & Fridays - 2.30pm

Saturdays - 10.45am

Sundays - 11am

£25 per child, £30 per adult

Taster Throwing prices include a second trip two weeks later, to come back and paint your creations!


Just visiting Brighton? We can post your items to you once they've been glazed & fired!

March of The Mermaids

Mof M web
Mof M web

Come and join us for March of the Mermaids from 11am on July 23rd at Hove Seafront.  We have teamed up with Whalefest to celebrate the wonderful creatures in our Oceans. We will be helping them raise funds for the World Cetacean Alliance. There will be plenty of beautiful creatures to paint and take home. John Ives who painted our Whale Mural will also be with us. There will be lots of opportunities to win some great prizes.

Please keep another date in your diaries - 20th August at the shop.  John will be exhibiting his work in August and on the 20th August will be refreshing his mural and talking about his Whale Adventures and the work that he does to try to raise awareness of their plight.

whale mural web
whale mural web

Father's Day

Sunday 19th June 2016

Make some special plans for Dad this Sunday 19th June.

Come in to paint with the family or treat him to a Taster Throwing experience!


Book a Taster Throwing session for Dad or the whole family!

Sunday 19th June at 11am

£30 for adults £25 children aged 8+ only

You'll each get to throw two pots and you can come back to paint them two weeks later!






If you'd prefer to come in and paint we'll provide free tea and cake for Dad all day!

We're open 11am - 6pm and all ages are welcome - it's not uncommon for us to host three generations at once!


Book on 01273 628952 or email





Learn to Throw a Pot for £10

Feeling inspired after watching 'The Great Pottery Throw Down'? Learn to Throw a Pot with us as part of Brighton Fringe 2016!

Our studio assistants will show you how and guide you through making your own pot!

Leave your pot to be glazed and fired. Collect it three weeks later or have it posted to you.

Children MUST be 8yrs+.

Saturday 30th April - Sunday 5th June

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

£10 per person

Bookings must be made via Brighton Fringe Box Office

Join the Facebook event page here.

Exit Through the Cat Flap by Martin Knight













We feel like the cat that got the cream with so many creative events going on around town in May! Sink your claws into our cat-tastic Artists Open Houses exhibition by Martin Knight.

The show runs 11am - 5pm daily, throughout May downstairs at Gallery 31 and features work inspired by the many missing cat posters around Brighton and Hove.

You can pick up a AOH programme in the shop and you can find us on the Central Trail.

Easter is just a Hop & a Skip away!

Easter marks the start of a 2 week break in Brighton.  The good news is we will be open every day.  So come and join us for some creative fun.  We are taking bookings for painting on ceramics as well as our popular taster throwing sessions. Chocolate treats for the girls and boys!

We have our late night opening for painting on the 7th April.  Leave the kids behind - bring a bottle and lets have a paint party!

Mother's Day

We love our Mums & know that you do too!


We want to make sure the most important women in our lives get something really special from you this year, so we have a few special treats in store for Mum's this Mother's Day.


If a few hours peace and quiet, blissfully painting pottery sounds like just what your Mums needs then book in for a painting session with us on Sunday 6th March. We'll provide free tea and sweet treats and a free studio fee for Mum!

Learn more...

Book your Valentine's experience

Make this Valentine's a creative one by joining us for a painting or throwing session.

Learn more...


We've still got spaces available for Valentine's weekend!

If you'd like to have a go at throwing your own pots, booking is essential so give us a call! Spaces are limited. If painting is more up your street, booking advisable- we'd hate to have to turn people away.

There'll be tea and cake included for all couples painting this weekend and we're able to post your pottery to you if you can't collect it.

Valentine's Weekend

There's lots of treats in store for lovers on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of February!

Book for a Couples Throwing session and learn a new skill together, or come along and paint each other a perfectly personalised gift. Learn more...

  Enter our Valentine's Competition to win a Couples Throwing Session by sharing this Facebook post.

For those of you who have already booked in with us, you can still enter the competition and if you win we will refund you on the day.


New Monthly Workshops for 2016

Make Your Own Cups Workshop  Sunday 24th January 11.00am - 1.30pm

Fussy about the shape of your cups? Why not come along to our cup making workshop and make them to fit your hands perfectly!

For £35 per person you will make two thrown cups, two hand built cups and you'll return to paint them as well.

We're giving you plenty of time to make and paint in time for Valentine's Day, if you'd like to make a personal set for someone special!

Learn more....

Suitable for beginners.

Booking for all of our workshops is essential.

Try a Taster Throwing Session

With a little help from the Great Pottery Throw Down, it seems that many of you have been inspired to learn a new skill in 2016Taster Throwing vouchers were hugely popular over Christmas and spaces for our sessions are already filling up fast.  

Whether you've received a voucher for Christmas or you just fancy giving Throwing a go, there are a lots of different sessions for you to choose from:

Try a Taster Throwing Session: More info...

Wednesdays & Fridays at 2:30pm and Saturdays at 10:45am and Sundays at 11:00am

We will also be holding sessions all afternoon on Sunday 24th January at 2pm, 3.15pm & 4.30pm

or try a Clay Play Session: More info...

Thursday Evenings 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Seasons Greetings!

As you can see we have been practicing our throwing techniques again. The Great Pottery Throw Down was a real inspiration for us and we are looking forward to helping lots of budding potters in the New Year.

We will be having our Clay Play every Thursday evening and taster throwing sessions on Wednesday & Friday afternoons and Saturday & Sunday mornings. For groups of 4 or more we can arrange other times.

We will be having a special taster throwing Sunday - all day on the 24th January.

Today is the last day for painting and collection.  We re-open on Sunday 27th and will be open every day except the 1st January.

Have a great Christmas!

Gift vouchers available!

Bookings for our Taster Throwing sessions have gone through the roof this Autumn. It looks as though many of you have been as inspired by The Great Pottery Throw Down as we have! Missed it? Catch up here...

If you know some one who'd like a go, we've got the perfect present! Buy a Gift Voucher for a Taster Throwing Session for 2 or more people.

Vouchers also available for painting sessions in £15, 20, 25 and 30. Give us a call or pop by to purchase!

Christmas Party Nights

Come along to our Christmas Party Nights!  We're open until 10pm every Thursday up until Christmas, perfect for your work party or a group of friends.

As always it's BYOB with festive nibbles provided for group bookings, packages start from just £20.


Special Christmas Decoration Package

Choose from our selection of tree hangings:

Baubles, Trees, Father Xmas, Snowmen, Angels, Penguins

+ a Star or a Heart

Packages start from just £20.00. Or choose from any of our Team Building Packages here.


If Thursday doesn't work for you, book for 10+ and we will stay open any weekday evening.


Make your own Christmas Decorations

Wednesday 28th October

10:30 am – 12:30pm   Sold Out 2 pm - 4 pm  Sold out

£15 per child

We're hosting our annual Make Your Own Christmas Decorations workshop during October half term.

This is a special workshop for Children, but we are running an adults session on 8th November, 11am - 2pm.

Handmade decorations are the perfect accessory to a family Christmas.

Includes all materials. Adult supervision and booking are essential- places are limited.

Learn more...


Join our September Workshop

Make Your Own Jug

Sunday 27th September : 11am – 2pm

£30 p/p

Our September Workshop promises a relaxing afternoon, allowing you get in touch with your creative side! A handmade jug for flowers, milk or display would make the perfect gift.

Includes all materials + returning to paint your jug. Suitable for beginners. Booking is essential- places are limited.

Learn more...

Pottery Party Nights - 1st Thursday of the month

Come and join us for our painting party on the 1st Thursday of the month.  Bring a bottle and experience those creative juices flow. Last night we glimpsed a beautiful sunset which helped inspire too! Check out Mimi's sunset video from last night on our Facebook page.

Booking essential by email or phone.

We look forward to seeing you at the next party night on the 3rd September.