Paint Your Own PotteryYou don’t have be an artist to be creative!

Fun, relaxing and creative paint your own pottery studio, established in Bath in 2003.  For children’s parties, hen parties, people of any age or artistic ability, and for babies’ foot and hand prints, come and visit crockadoodledo.

Create original, personalised presents for birthdays, christenings, weddings, anniversaries (the 9th wedding anniversary is pottery!), Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday and Father’s Day.

We also offer clay imprints, a selection of stylish greeting cards and jewellery created by local artists.  Gift vouchers are also available for a unique present or new baby gift.

How it works?

  1. Select your piece – Choose your favourite piece from our range of bisque (unpainted pottery).  From bowls, mugs and plates to vases, jugs and money boxes – there is an extensive range to choose from.
  1. Add your personal touch – Hand paint your design onto your chosen piece of bisque using a variety of underglaze paints in our studio.  We can help you with ideas and advice.  We also have stencils, stamps and sponges.
  1. Glazing and firing – After you have finished your artwork, we dip it in a clear overglaze and fire it in our kiln. It should be ready to collect after 7 days.
  1. Your finished piece – Now your unique pottery is finished and ready for collection (approximately a week later).  If you are not local, we can arrange for your work of art to be posted.
  1. What will it cost? A studio fee of £5 for adults, £4 for children, students and senior citizens. Pottery starts in price from approximately £5.

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Pottery to take away

If your party or group can’t make it to the studio, we can provide a take away option with all you need to be able to paint elsewhere, whether at a school or college, or simply in the comfort of your own home.  Please ask for further details.


*Please book an appointment for a clay imprint.*

Foot & Hand Imprint

Capture your child’s hand or footprint on a ceramic piece of your choice, whether a plate to hang on the wall, a mug for Daddy’s coffee or a teapot for Granny.

We paint your baby’s feet or hands with our water-based, non-toxic paints and place it on the pottery to take a print.  You can then add your own wording and decoration, or we can do it in the studio for you.

Clay imprints

In addition to painted prints, crockadoodledo also offers clay imprints of hand and feet.  We take an impression of a hand and foot or two hands or two feet – the choice is yours – in clay.  Once the clay has dried, we fire it, paint it to your specification, glaze it and fire it again.  The imprint can then be mounted and framed, creating a beautiful, lasting memory.

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Children’s Birthday Parties

Children’s birthday parties start at a fixed price of £14 per head, which includes the child studio fee and allows the choice of a mug, plate or bowl to paint. This option gives the children an opportunity to decorate a piece of pottery they can use every day.  The alternative is to pay a £4 studio fee per head and to let the children choose from the shelves, perhaps within a certain price range – for example up to £15.  You are more than welcome to bring food, but please be aware that kitchen space is limited.

We suggest you allow 1 – 1½ hours for painting, depending on age and size of party.  If you are going to have food as well, then 2 hours is sufficient time.

There is no minimum number (maximum is 20, although the optimum number is around 12-14) and we recommend an age group of 5+.

We have stencils, stamps and sponges and our friendly staff are on hand to offer advice and help.  All items are ready to collect within a week and will be wrapped, labelled and ready to hand out. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hen Parties

Painting pottery is a great idea for a hen party.  It is not only fun and relaxing, but also a great creative activity for such an occasion, at the same time providing the hens and the bride-to-be with a wonderful memento of the hen day/weekend.  You don’t have to be particularly artistic, as we have plenty of creative tools and ideas to help you create a masterpiece.  The capacity in the studio is a maximum of 22.

We suggest you allow a couple of hours to paint and you are welcome to bring any bubbly, wine, cakes etc, and tea, coffee and soft drinks are available in the studio.  The pottery is then glazed and fired, and will be ready to collect a week later or, if you are not local, we can post it to you or you can arrange for a courier to collect it.

Groups, Office Parties and Corporate Events

Book a painting session at crockadoodledo for a creative and relaxing team building activity.  Get a group of friends or colleagues together and let your hair down over some pottery painting.  We are happy to accommodate groups (minimum number is 10, or the studio fee equivalent) in the evening for a two hour session.

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2 Beaufort Place
Tel: + 44 (0)1225 442700

Opening times:
***Wednesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm during term time***
**Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm during school holidays**image-05
Evenings/Sundays for group/party bookings (minimum 15)

Good Friday, Easter Monday
May Bank Holiday
Christmas Holiday 22nd of December – 2nd of January


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