Painting a beautiful piece of pottery is easy and fun – and you don’t have to be an expert to do so!
We provide everything you need to unleash your creativity and make something completely unique – whether it’s a personalized keepsake for yourself or an amazing gift for someone special. With our relaxed and welcoming atmosphere you’ll feel right at home as you let your imagination run wild. Suitable for all ages and group sizes; adults, children, individuals and parties, everyone is welcome. We are open seven days a week, 10am-4pm, so come on in and let’s get creative together!
Choose from over 250 items of attractive and functional bisqueware, including plates, mugs, bowls, jugs, moneyboxes, clocks, vases and so much more. Sketch or trace your design then paint your piece, choosing from a range of over 30 contemporary colours. We provide all the tools you need to get creative, brushes, sponges, dotting tools and more! Our friendly and experienced staff will explain the whole process with you, as well as happily be on hand for any questions or tips and tricks.
The studio fee is £5.00 per painter plus the cost of the item(s) you wish to paint, the cost of which varies depending on size. Leave your finished item with us to glaze and fire, ready for collection within a week*. We glaze and fire all items in our on premises kiln, so be assured that your pottery is always shown the greatest amount of care from beginning to end.
*Collection dates vary during school holidays and around Christmas due to the high volume of items that require glazing and firing. During these times please allow for around 1 week – 10 days. Please talk to staff beforehand if you require items by a certain date and we will always try our best to accommodate. Postage also available at a cost.
Baby Hand and Footprints
Baby prints are a wonderful way to record the birth of your baby and have a long-lasting physical keepsake of just how small they are. Prints can be done on all different items, from coasters and plates to mugs and jugs, and they make a perfect gift for Grandparents, Uncles, Aunties and God-parents. Our friendly and helpful team is very experienced with techniques to help get that perfect print, as well as plenty of design ideas for how to complete your magical memento!
Looking for a very special way to celebrate your child’s birthday party? Ceramic painting is fun for all ages, and it’s a perfect way to create a beautiful keepsake on a very special day. We will do all we can to ensure your celebration is as joyful and comfortable as possible. We offer a party package for children aged 5-15, see our Birthday Parties page for more information.
If you have a specific hand painted gift in mind, but would rather it be painted for you, we do offer custom commissions from our resident artist. Perfect for all occasions; weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other event that may require that perfect gift to show someone just how much you care. Contact us for pricing information, and to discuss any ideas you may have in mind.
Due to popular demand, we have started hosting a bring-your-own-booze adult only evening on every second Friday of the month, from 7pm-10pm. See our Adult Evenings page to see upcoming dates. These events are a £7 studio fee (to include a £2 corkage fee), plus the cost of the item you choose to paint. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, and we will provide glasses. Our tearoom also remains open for cakes and non alcoholic beverages. These evenings fill up fast, so booking is essential.
Looking to give an extra special gift? Giving a Willow Gallery gift voucher is the gift of the full creative experience, suitable for all ages and abilities. The voucher can be used in the ceramic painting studio, the tearoom, the showroom and boutique. We offer gift vouchers in £10, £15, and £20 increments, combined however you would like. Vouchers can be purchased in person, or over the phone and either emailed or mailed (for a postage charge). See our contact page to enquire.
Private Venue Hire
We offer private hire of our space for a fun group activity with that little bit of extra privacy, perfect for work do’s, hen parties, baby showers, and family gatherings. For a minimum of 15 guests and venue hire fee of £25 per hour, you can rent our space for a lovely event outside of our usual opening hours. Our staff will still be on hand to run through everything and assist however we can, and our tearoom will still be serving delicious drinks and cakes! See our contact page to enquire.