Let's Help You Plan Your Visit
Can I book a table? We never know how long each painter will take & we don't like to rush anyone so if you phone us on 01619736822 half an hour before you come we will reserve you the next available table so it is ready for your arrival. If there is a group of 6 or more painters please do call to let us know what day you are planning so we can keep a large table free for you.
What is the process? You simply pick your piece of pottery (bisque) & paint however you like using our speciality paints. The pottery is then left with us for 1 week for kiln firing before it is ready to collect.
Are the paints safe? All our glazes are lead, toxic free & water based making them safe for all ages. They simply wash off clothes & skin with water. This makes it a safe activity for all ages.
Will you help me get baby hand & footprints? Absolutely! We can get impressions of any age baby, child or adult.
Do I do the writing on the pottery? That's half the fun! We give you hints & tips plus practice tikes however if you'd rather us our writing service this is available & is priced depending on the level of personalisation. If you use this service pots take a little longer before they are ready to collect.
Can I microwave or dishwash my pottery? No, pottery shouldn't be put in the oven or microwave as they will get extremely hot. Avoid dishwashers to keep your pottery in its best condition.
Is the paint safe for my baby’s hands and feet? Yes, all of our glazes are lead and toxic free so get safe, they are all water based and wipe off with a baby wipe.
How long do you keep finished pots for? 4 Months.
Clay Impressions & Stone Outprints
What is the process? For both the clay impressions & stone outprints we gentle press hands & feet into soft earthenware clay. This does not hurt & only takes seconds to get the perfect impressions. Once you have selected colours, layout, wording etc you leave us to work our magic before collecting your precious keepsakes approximately 8 weeks later. As all of our frames are bespoke made for every imprint times can vary so please let us know if you need for a certain date.
How much does it cost? Our impressions start at £50 for an unframed hand & foot plaque. For a framed hand & foot prices start at £85. Payment is taken when the impressions are taken.
Can I bring my pram? Yes, we have lots of pram parking inside.
Do you have baby changing? Yes, we have baby changing and highchairs.
Do you have parking? We have a couple of spaces to the side of the shop, if these are full there is a Sainsbury's opposite where you can park for 2 hours.
If you require disabled parking please call & let us know so we can reserve a disabled parking space for you.
Can I pay by card? Yes, we take all card except for American Express.
Do you service drinks & snacks? Yes, in the Hatch we serve hot & cold drinks, the best milkshakes, waffles, crepes, ice cream plus delicious cakes.