Something Lovely Pottery in Sidmouth is the perfect place to liberate creativity for all ages – from babies’ foot prints, toddlers’ masterpieces, or parents and Grandparents’ considered showpieces.
And they give 10% discount for Little Devon readers too.
If you’ve stomped round moors, rushed to different classes and dealt with the abundance of demands from the little people, take a moment of calm to enjoy some simple pottery painting together. The painting process captivates even the more uncooperative of our little characters, giving us mums a moment of peace, and even the opportunity to get creative too.
Tucked away from the high street in the delightful Libra Court, Something Lovely Pottery run by Em, is a hidden creative space – perfect to create a keepsake with your baby, the whole mum and baby crowd or any little or not so little people.
There is an array of pottery pieces to choose from with each piece priced according to a coloured sticker, so the children can be easily guided as to the price bracket they are allowed, simply by stating which colours they can choose.
Fabulous paint colours, brushes, dabbers, stamps, silks (which give an outline to paint within) and special tracing paper (so a particular image from home can be traced and transferred to the piece if desired) are all provided and Em gives a very clear explanation of how to use them and is always about should you need her. Then let your creative juices flow.
You’ll be amazed at how the process of painting on pottery captivates even the youngest of children and how even the most excitable of children immerse themselves in the calm process. It’s tranquil and mindful with a Neom diffuser and lovely music in the background too. On completion of your piece it will be dipped in glaze and fired. Collect from the basket in the shop a few days later.
The paint is all safe for babies too, so capture and preserve that tiny little handprint or footprint on ceramic for years to come. There’s a lovely large farmhouse table for all the mums to gather round with babies or choose from the smaller tables if you are just with your little one.
The sticker price includes painting in the studio (no studio fee) as well as being glazed and fired. No nasty surprises here – phew! Prices range from £6 to £49. Remember what you buy is the final price. If you mention Little Devon you’ll also get a nice 10% discount too.
Selley’s Coffee shop and restaurant Café is just across the courtyard and they will happily bring sustenance over for you to enjoy whilst you paint – or it’s a great place to go to after you have finished your masterpiece.
Pottery Parties: Something Lovely Pottery also runs fabulous pottery parties at your home or in the studio.
What’s included: 1.5 hours of painting, party invites, piece of pottery for each child (mug/side plate – additional items can be painted at extra cost), paints, tools, glazing and firing and a fingerprint plate for birthday guest of honour
Prices:12pp (min of 8 for mobile party or 6 in the studio)
Essential info/Need to know
Opening times: 10:30 – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Address: Libra court, York Street, Sidmouth
Buggy Friendly: Yes. Although if you’re going with the whole mum crowd, you may need to leave it under cover (within sight) in the courtyard.
Loos & Baby changing: toilets (no baby changing- public toilet is 1 min walk)
Parking: Han West car park directly behind Libra court (Nov-March £2 for all day and transferable to all East Devon council car parks)