Changing how we work
Takeaway Kits - Pottery Painting at Home
Covid-19 has dramatically changed the business we love - but we are creative souls, so once restrictions on movement were lifted, we introduced our Takeaway kits - so you can enjoy The Potting Shed experience at home.
We have a large selection of kits to choose from, both pottery painting and many other crafts to make sure the fun doesn't stop just because you can't come to see us in the studio.
Have a browse at your leisure and then place your order. You can then choose to collect at the studio or we can deliver to your home.
If you choose pottery painting, the price includes the loan of a kit that contains 12 little pots of colour and 2 brushes, full instructions, glazing and firing. Kits are on loan for one week to give you plenty of time to enjoy your painting.
All deliveries are non-contact, as are collections from the studio. Your safety is our priority!
Keep checking back as we'll be adding new kits as fast as we can.
If you have any questions at all, please just ask.
Re-opening the studio 3rd August
We have put many precautions in place to make sure we are Covid-Secure and ready to welcome painters back into the studio. Please read the Covid-19 page to explain what will happen when you visit us now.
There are only 5 socially distanced tables to start off with and all sessions must be booked online. We can't take baby prints at general painting sessions at the moment. To be candid we can't make enough from 5 tables to pay any additional wages. We will bring back staff as quickly as we can but we'll need a combination of studio painting and takeaway kits to do this.
Each painting table is either at least 2m away from anyone or is protected by screens between the tables. We're waiting on more screens (being made locally by the awesome Urban Square) and we hope to have 2 more tables available in another week or so but we're starting small on purpose.
Cosy and safe!
After 14 years of running a studio where you could just pop in and get creative, we find ourselves having to find a new way to work.
We've risk-assessed every step of the way to make sure we'll be safe as well as you. We've changed the layout of the studio and reduced the number of tables from 22 to just 5 to start of with - all of which are at least 2m apart. We have additional 2m high screens for extra protection whilst you are painting. We'll post a video of the studio asap -so you will have the confidence to come and paint inside with us. If you're not ready for that yet, just order a takeaway kit and paint at home. We'll all be ready to venture out at different times, only do it when you feel comfortable to do so - but be assured, we would not be re-opening if we weren't sure we have all the protections in place to keep you safe.
At all times our priority will be your safety and our own.
We will continue to offer the Click-and-Collect Takeaway service, so you can order and pay online and collect from the studio (or have it delivered). This will be an important part of the business going forward and an important part of our survival plan!
We will continue to offer a delivery service but once we are open, this will reduce to once a week (not enough staff to offer more). This service will be free for orders over £25 or there will be a token £2 charge for orders less than this value. Again, this service will be completely non-contact. We'll leave your kit on the doorstep at a pre-arranged day/time, ring the bell and walk away to a safe distance. We'll wait until we've seen you, given you a cheery socially-distanced wave, and then we'll be on our way.
If you have chosen a pottery painting kit that needs to be glazed and fired, we will collect your kit from you one week after it was delivered. We'll give full details about this with your delivery. Once the pottery is fired, you can arrange to collect it from the studio at a time to suit you.
We are so excited for the chance to see you again!