Children's Birthday Parties

Painting pottery is an excellent activity party for children. They have fun painting, learn some new skills and have something they can keep to remind them of the party. At The Clay Studio we ensure that they have a great time and produce something of which they can be proud.

If you wish to host a children's pottery painting party at home or in the garden why not order one or more of our pottery painting packs or individual pieces along with a paint selection. Return the painted pieces to us for glazing and firing and collect the finished items a few days later.

Please keep your distance from other visitors when moving around the Studio although you should remain seated as much as possible.

We have four different party options to suit your budget and number of guests. This also gives choice for the children and ease of organisation for parents. We are a large studio and can accommodate both small and large parties. There is a minimum number of six for the party options. We can seat up to 30 in our downstairs Beach Room and around 40 on the ground floor. Parties last 1.5 hours with an additional 30 minutes if we provide food.

Parties at The Clay Studio are not suitable for children below the age of six. We do not take bookings for children's parties weekdays during February and October half-terms.

We aim to be as flexible as possible and you are free to choose items from other party ranges or from our extensive range of bisque pottery. Pottery selected that is not included as a party option will be charged as Studio Fee plus the price of the piece.

The Clay Studio is the ideal choice for that special party for your child and their guests.

Party Option 1 - Wild Animal Party

Our Wild Animal party is a perfect project for children to bring out their artistic flair with the opportunity to paint to their own design one really cute pottery animal out of the wide choice available.

We usually have more than 20-30 different animal designs available for this party option*. The picture is a group photo of our well-behaved menagerie!!

Cost: £16 per child

Party Option 2 - Great Eight Classics

The Great Eight option has (as the name suggests) a choice of eight of our most popular pottery items to paint! The superior range available always includes a large plate, mug and bowl*. Other items will typically include muffin-shaped and ice cream-shaped trinket boxes, traditional piggy bank and other items. 

Cost £18 per child

Party Option 3 - Initial Letters

Why not let children paint their own initial? Each of the letters is 13cm high and will look great on a shelf or a bookcase. Alternatively, there are holes in the rear so it can be hung on a wall.

Please note that we recommend ordering the letters for this party at least one week in advance. We usually keep the full alphabet in stock but we wish to ensure that we have sufficient quantities of the relevant letters.

Cost £15 per child.

Party Option 4 - Inspiring Words

Our range of large words includes different words to help inspire you. These look excellent on a living room or bedroom shelf.

Cost £21 per child.

Parties include:

  • Exclusive use of our Beach Room for 1½ / 2 hours (for parties of ten or more)

  • A choice from our party range of ceramics

  • Painting instruction and help as required

  • Unlimited use of paints, brushes and other resources

  • Free personalised plate for the birthday child for you to paint (for parties of ten or more).

Party Food

The Clay Studio can provide food for children’s parties at £4.50 per head subject to a minimum of ten children. This includes a selection of quality sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, cucumber slices, biscuits and orange squash. It may be possible to address specific dietary requirements if notified well in advance. Carrot sticks and mini tomatoes can be added for £1.


You are free to bring a birthday cake of your choice - we will make a grand entrance at the end of the party!! Please note that sparkler candles are not allowed for safety reasons. Even if you are not ordering food you are still welcome to bring a birthday cake.

If we are providing food for the party we recommend adding 30 minutes to the party duration.


For various reasons we do not permit guests to bring their own food and drink other than the birthday cake or for specialist diets.

Important Information

  • All pottery painted during parties is available for collection in one week.

  • It is important that a maximum of two adults are present at a party (four adults for parties of ten or more). We do not normally have room for other parents to remain at the Studio so we recommend that party guests are dropped off and picked up on time. This is for safety reasons and for the convenience of other visitors to The Clay Studio.

  • Party guests should arrive on time and be collected on time to enable smooth running of the party.

  • Please remember that other visitors will be using The Clay Studio while your party is in progress. Running, jumping or shouting are not permitted for safety reasons and out of consideration for other visitors.

* Actual choice of items may vary from those shown.



Booking Your Party

  • Check with us that your chosen date and time is free.

  • Party is confirmed on receipt of 50% of total anticipated fee as deposit.

  • You can download party invitations from us here.

  • There are several car parks close to The Clay Studio. There is no longer parking adjacent to The Clay Studio.

  • Call us a few days before the party with final numbers and any special dietary requirements.


For more information, e-mail or call 01202 475000. We will require a 50% deposit to confirm the party booking.