There has been a pottery at Chessell on the Isle of Wight since the 1970’s and in 2003 Pottery Café moved in.
The spacious studio seats over 50 people and is popular throughout the season for visitors making mementoes of their visit to the Island and Islanders creating special gifts as well as capturing baby’s hand and footprints.
If you are holidaying on the Island, paint your pottery early in the week to enable you to collect your finished pottery at the end of your holiday. If you don’t have time to make it back to us, we can arrange to post your pottery home to you.
Paint an item of our own hand-made earthenware or a piece of beautiful Emma Bridgewater pottery – exclusively available from us. The pottery is a lovely cream colour; it is carefully hand-dipped in glaze and fired for you to collect a few days later.
One of our friendly Studio Assistants will show you how to paint pottery freehand or using our own hand-cut ‘decorating sponges’ – everything from hearts and stars, to farm animals, dinosaurs, butterflies and flowers. You can stay as long as you like and pop to the Café for refreshments as often as you like!
Pottery shapes to decorate start from £7.50 – and there is a studio fee per person (not per item) of £6.99 which covers a brief demonstration; all materials including paints and our whole range of sponges, as well as glazing and firing.
Pottery is ready a few days later to collect – or it can be posted home to you. Decorating a special piece of pottery is a real occasion, whether you’re celebrating, holidaying or just relaxing.