Paint Your Own Pottery

Painting Process

The Hive and Honeycomb has partnered with the Happy Potter to offer paint-your- own-pottery. Available anytime we are open, we have a large selection of pre-made bisque pieces and a well-stocked paint station, so your creative options are limitless! No special table booking is required.

Painted pieces are glazed and fired by the Happy Potter, and your beautiful shiny creation will be returned to the Hive and Honeycomb for pick-up within 14 days. We aren’t able to make individual calls out when they come back, but please feel free to call to see if your piece is ready. 

Please note that because of space limitations, we can only hold on to pieces for 30 days once they’ve been returned to us.

STEP 1 – PICK A PIECE OF POTTERY

There’s so much to choose from! We carry all sorts of pottery designs, and new shapes arrive regularly. Whether you’re looking for a mug, dinner plate, a vase, a fairy, or a shark, we’ve got all sizes and shapes of pottery to paint.

When you’ve picked out your piece, one of our staff will explain how the paints work and you can get started on your masterpiece.

STEP 2 – CHOOSE YOUR COLOURS

We have over 50 non-toxic, bright colours to choose from, and our large tile colour samples show you what each colour will look like with 1, 2 or 3 coats, once it’s fired in the kiln. All our colours are compatible with each other, so you can mix and match.

STEP 3 – SIT DOWN TO PAINT

You should plan about 60-90 minutes for your painting experience.

Brushes and painting supplies will be provided, as well as tips and tricks to make the most out of your piece!

We have a full food and drink menu for you to enjoy during your stay, so you can stay fueled up 🙂

STEP 4 – FIRE EM’ UP

When you’re finished, we’ll give you a timeframe for pickup. We’ll then send your piece to Happy Potter, who will dip your masterpiece in a clear glaze, fire it in their kiln, and return to us for pickup!

Please allow up to 2 weeks for your piece to be ready. Shipping is available – shipping rates apply.

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