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.

Drop in sessions available on weekdays.

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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 enquire for more 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.




Children’s Birthday Parties  

Kids pottery painting fun

Kids pottery painting fun

Children’s birthday parties (price includes the child studio fee and special discounted item)

  • Standard. £14 per child

This package allows the choice of a straight up mug, 20 cm rimmed plate or a salad bowl to paint. This option gives the children an opportunity to decorate a piece of pottery they can use every day.

  • Standard Plus. £17 per child

This package allows the choice of a stylish rimmed base mug, 25.5 cm rimless  plate or a 18 cm wide pasta bowl to paint. This option gives the children an opportunity to decorate a piece of pottery they can use every day. (minimal 8 children)


  • Butterfly money Box . £18 per child.

This package comes with a lovely textured butterfly money box to paint. (minimal 8 children, please book 8 weeks in advance)


  • Elephant money box. £18 per child

This package comes with a lovely elephant money box to paint. (minimal 8 children, please book 8 weeks in advance)


  • Option 5. £16 per child

This package comes with a cool shark box to paint. (minimal 8 children, please book 8 weeks in advance)


  • Option 6. Tea party £18 per head

This package comes with a tea cup 6.50 cm tall  and a saucer 13cm to paint. (minimal 5 children, please book 8 weeks in advance)


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. Please advice your party guests to bring a piece of picture or pattern that they want to paint on the pottery so they will have an idea of what to start with. If they want to draw their design on the pottery first, they will need to bring a felt-tip colouring pen to the party. 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 6-8pm for a two hour session. image-10 image-11

Delivery Service

If you can’t visit us at our studio we can bring painting kit and crockery to visit you, such as school event, and team building!

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2 Beaufort Place
Larkhall, Bath


***Gift voucher available for purchasing over phone or email***

***You can commission us to paint a personalized item for you, email us for more information *** 


How to find us

: Take exit 18 from M4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A46. Use the left lane to take the A4 slip road to Bath/Warminster/A36. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto London Rd W/A4. Turn right onto Beaufort Place in Larkhall. We are on St Saviours Road.

From Bath city centre: Via George street continue to London Road, turn left on to Beaufort Place in Larkhall. We are on St Saviours Road.

Parking: On street parking is available and there is a free carpark outside New Oriel Hall in the centre of the village.

By bus: you can take 6, 6a or 7 to Larkhall (via Camden Road) from the city centre.

Opening times:
***Wednesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm during term time***
**Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm during school holidays**image-05
Evenings 6-8pm for minimal 10
Sundays for group/party bookings minimum 10

***December Monday – Tuesday 10-4pm / Wednesday – Saturday 10-5pm***

Easter Monday
May Bank Holiday
Christmas Holiday 21nd of December – 2nd of January (2017)

Telephone: 01225 442700

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Summer Holiday Pottery Course 2017

Suitable for 7-12 Year Olds (Limited Space)

Early drop off on request please enquire

£10 off when you book 1+2 Courses



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1. Elephant + Heart Ring Dish + Patterned Cup

4 day course for 1st, 3rd, 15th and 17th of August          10:15 am – 12:45 pm for only £88 (inc tools and plenty of refreshment)


2. Berry Bowl + Patterned Pot

4 day course 8th, 10th, 22nd and 24th of August   10:15 am – 12:45 pm for only £88 (inc tools and plenty of refreshment)

These courses are designed for beginners to learn how to hand build a durable and functional pottery. They will learn how/why to wedge clay, make clay slabs, shape and attach clay, tidy up, and finish with paint after items been fired. Every one will have their own set of potter’s tools to take home at the end of session. Suitable for children who are interested in pottery making and enjoy the fun of hand building project. Please bring your own pack lunch or snack.

Limited space so hurry up before all booked out!

Please call on 01225 442700 or email: to reserve a space.