The Painting Pottery Cafe

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The Painting Pottery Cafe
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Paint & Pottery Studios
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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We are just a short walk from the train Station, in the North Laine area of Brighton. We love to help individuals or groups spend an hour or two in our fun creative environment. You can choose from 100s of ceramic items to paint, or try your hand at throwing a pot. Everyone, no matter their age or ability, enjoys their experience and has something handmade and unique to show for it. If you are not local then we can post your items. Booking necessary.
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Angie L
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We took our daughter here for a birthday treat with her friend & tthat helped us was fantastic. She really explained everything and nothing was too much trouble. We were there for 2hrs and the girls thoroughly enjoyed it, it was really relaxing painting and catching up. 100% recommend it, definately coming back 😊
Written October 15, 2021
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Samantha S
10 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Went to a Throwing Taster Session for a birthday & we had a fabulous time. We had a very warm welcome & Frances was friendly, clear & helpful supporting you step by step to make your own bowl. We had a blast & would recommend anyone wanting to try something new & make some memories, to go to The Painting Pottery Cafe, thankyou for making a great day perfect 😊
Written December 13, 2020
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Mel
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Went here for a friend's birthday and really enjoyed it. We were shown how to get started and then left to get on with it, although the staff were helpful if needed. I preferred that to someone hovering as the time whizzed past anyway with us all engrossed in our work and it was a bit of a rush to finish. Although some of us were artists it was a new experience having paints which looked different to how the finished product would be so it was very interesting and we were all excited to see our masterpieces!
The only fly in the ointment for me is that my mug is showing signs of deterioration after only a couple of weeks despite being carefully handwashed. The glaze is developing little holes on the inside which weren't there when I first collected it which is disappointing.
Written April 5, 2022
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Hello! Thank you for your kind words, we're so happy you enjoyed your creative time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. In regards to the glazing - we do check everything over before wrapping, and refire items where there may be small glaze inconsistencies as is sometimes the way with firing ceramics! However it sounds like your mug must have not been checked as thoroughly as I would like, so please do bring it back in when you can and we can brush some more glaze over it and refire it ready to collect a couple of days later.
Written April 8, 2022
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MattDavies2000
London, UK98 contributions
Feb 2022
Our son had to miss a friend's birthday party here (due to covid), so later we took the birthday girl there for an extra session. A lovely experience, staff very friendly and helpful, everything you could want. While the kids were painting I also painted a vase for home - and despite my complete lack or artistic skill it came out really well, so a really fun experience and something useful out of it at the end too!
Written March 10, 2022
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Hi Matt, thanks for leaving us a lovely review - we're so happy you could all come back and have an enjoyable creative experience with us and we hope we can welcome you again for some more pottery fun!
Written March 10, 2022
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Corinne C
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
I came to the Painting Pottery Cafe with my daughter, who is six, just before Christmas.

My daughter loved the process of choosing an item to paint, she chose a fairy. Then she spent a long time - for a six year old - totally focused and happy. I’ve just arrived to pick up the finished fairy and it’s beautiful.

I also painted a coffee mug which I’m very pleased with - I used the photos to depict the West Pier on the side and it came out surprisingly well.

I’d recommend this as a day out with family as any age can get really into it and have a good time, and you have something to remind you of the experience forever.
Written January 15, 2020
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T Ann
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
I got given a voucher for my first pottery throwing experience with a friend. We arrived to a warm welcome and were given a fab pottery throwing demonstration. Then we were let loose to create our own pots, it was great fun. After our pots had dried we even got the chance to go back and paint them, I would definitely recommend visiting and giving it a try.
Written January 12, 2020
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A Gift Voucher is a great way to share an experience. Many thanks for taking the time to review us. Don't forget to watch The Pottery Throwdown on More4. Great for inspiration!
Written January 15, 2020
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dilovestravel65
Milton Keynes, UK17 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
My friends & I had a fab 2hrs on a rainy friday morning painting our pre-chosen items. Jules was really helpful & supplied all the extra bits like teeny sponges, paper & pencils, obviously along with paints & brushes. Everything was fully explained about building up the colours and what the outcome should be. She put on some relaxing background music which really added to the experience! We didn't feel rushed out the door at the end of the session either. Our pieces were left behind to be glazed and were then posted in one box, well bubble wrapped safely, which I received a week later. We are all so pleased with the results, better than we hoped for too. 4 very happy girls!
Written October 15, 2020
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Alex M
United Kingdom3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Another fantastic visit to wonderful, creative cafe in Brighton. Despite the bizarre situation (Covid) it was a smooth and productive trip. It was easy to contact to book, select pottery and pay prior to the visit. The staff we flexible and considerate to our needs whilst making sure all customers present felt safe and well cared for. The explanation from Violet was as thorough as ever and her proactive and welcoming nature made us feel right at home. Looking for fun, family friendly activity? Or just wanna try our your arts skills? Need a new personal mug? Then the Pottery Painting Cafe is the place to go. 100% assurance that you'll have no regrets!
Written August 27, 2020
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Thank you for coming to us again. We really appreciate the support from our loyal customers and of course look forward to welcoming new painters too! We have focussed our efforts on keeping the fun side of things while creating a safe environment . Its very encouraging for us to read that you experienced the same.
Written September 19, 2020
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Ali G
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
I've been here a few times and the staff are always friendly. There is a big selection of pottery to choose from and they provide lots of paint choices, tools and tips to help you create something you will enjoy painting. The cafe is right in the heart of Brighton and it's a really nice space to spend a couple of hours on your own, or with friends.
Written August 6, 2021
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pickena
7 contributions
Jan 2020
My boyfriend bought us evening class spaces to make soup bowl and garnish bowls. This was a loose theme - you were encouraged to get as creative as you wanted with the design and function of the bowls.
We got to try different styles of pottery making with pinch pot creations, mould made bowls and we got to learn the basics of pottery wheels and 'throw' our own bowl/mug/jug. I found the pottery making evening one of the most relaxing things I've done in a long time. There was no pressure of be good first time - there was as much clay as you wanted and needed and no time pressure, the evening didn't feel rushed at all.
We went back a few weeks later and got paint our pieces and we are very happy with the results!
The staff were so friendly, welcoming and encouraging to everyone, it was a lovely atmosphere to learn in.
Written February 16, 2020
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