1. Do we need to book?
To help us comply with social distancing rules and to control capacity we now require bookings for pottery painting slots. Please call on 01756 792132
2. Do I need to be artistic?
No definitely not. We have a large selection of stamps, sponges, stencils, examples and ideas books. Also all of our experienced staff are on hand to help with ideas, techniques and drawings.
3. If I can't paint will you paint it for me?
Yes, you can commission us to paint a piece especially for you. An experienced member of staff will talk through ideas and create your bespoke piece. We charge for the piece that you choose and then a £5 min charge for the artists work.
4. How much does it cost?
Our cheapest piece of pottery is £6 (4” tile) and the most expensive piece is £50 (large platter). There is a piece of pottery to suit every budget on average between £8 and £15.
5. How many days will it be until the pieces are ready?
7 days. We also offer a 4 Day express service for a small charge of £5, it is £2.50 per piece for every piece after the first (express pieces must be finished before 15:00 to allow for drying, glazing and loading)
6. Do you have refreshments?
Yes, we pride ourselves on also having a relaxing downstairs café with great homemade food. We've also got a conscience and only serve fairtrade tea and coffee, spend hours recycling(!) and use eco friendly products when we can. We cater for all family members, with a special children's menu + crayons to keep little ones occupied, vegetarian options, breakfast sandwiches, sandwiches, panini's, homemade soup, afternoon tea and of course our selection of yummy cakes served on plates which we created in our pottery studio.
7. Is there anywhere to park close by?
Yes, Skipton has lots of car parks available, and there are also the cobbled spaces on the High Street available on days when the "Towns Market" is not on.
8. Can I pay by card?
Yes, we accept all cards and cheques over £10.
9. Do you have a baby changing facility?
Yes, although soiled nappies must be taken away with you if possible.
10. Can I breast feed my baby in the shop?
Yes, we have comfortable chairs and a relaxed atmosphere.
11. How long can I stay and paint/how long does it take/what happens if I don't finish in time?
Depending on the piece it may take a child between 45mins to 1.5 hours. Adults may take as long or as little time as they like, if you haven't finished you can even take the piece away with you and come back to paint if you don't have enough time.
12. Will you help me with my baby prints?
We have many years of experience printing babies feet and hands so we are more than happy to help at no extra charge.
13. Can I bring my own food if I have a food allergy?
We have an established cafe so we should be able to cater for all your needs and requests.
14. Can I buy a piece I have seen in the shop window?
Some of our pieces are available to buy so please ask a member of staff. You can always come along and copy something you like. We are always here to help.
15. Can I put my piece in the dishwasher/microwave?
Your pottery is not safe for the mircowave but will be safe for occasional dishwasher use.
16. Do you have protective aprons for children and adults?
Yes and the paint will also come out of your clothes as they are water based and non-toxic.