Pottery painting is a relatively inexpensive and extremely wholesome activity, which is becoming more and more popular. For any students in Birmingham looking for a new hobby, or just a relaxing day out, here are a few pottery painting locations to check out.

1. Creative Coffee Hub

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A hidden treat in Selly Oak, Creative Coffee Hub is a charming and cosy cafe which offers a serene space for quiet painting. The cafe offers delicious treats alongside your painting, such as their selection of waffles (see my pic below). Choose from a number of adorable ceramics such as puppies and hedgehogs to decorate. Their ceramics range from £3-£15.

If you’re short on time, you can take a painting kit home with you! Their painting sets provide you with a varnish kit, so that you can take home your new creation on the same day.

I personally visited this cafe recently and had a fantastic experience creating my new hedgehog friend alongside their delicious waffles.

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The cafe also offers other creative events, such as seasonal workshops and a Saturday crochet club!

Address: 17a Raddlebarn Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6HJ

2. Cafe Craft

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This studio in Bearwood offers a range of exciting activities for all ages, from jewellery-making to clay prints. Most importantly, they have a wide range of ceramics ready for painting. With their provided water-based paint, you don’t have to worry about making any unforgiving messes. The cafe will glaze and fire your art piece for you, all ready to collect 5-7 days later. If you’re low on inspiration, you can turn to the studio’s idea books and materials to help you brainstorm your best masterpiece.

Plus, Cafe craft recently launched a frozen yoghurt bar, so why not grab a tasty treat to boost your creativity?

Address: 521 Bearwood Rd, Bearwood, Birmingham B66 4BE

3. Cafe Ceramica

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An immensely popular cafe in Sutton Coldfield, it’s essential to pre-book here to avoid disappointment. Cafe Ceramica is a lively studio home to over 200 ceramic items and a range of paints to decorate them with. Their design books are on hand to help you with any inspiration slumps.

This studio provides a wide range of ceramics from vases to animals, priced between £5 and £35, alongside a £5 studio fee for materials. Moreover, their friendly staff will glaze and fire your masterpiece. Either collect it around a week later or enquire about shipping if you’re unable to make the journey.

Cafe Ceramica also hosts numerous events, such as peaceful pottery advertised for those wanting a calmer scene alongside like minded people.

Address: Unit 35 Mitchells Art & Craft Centre, Weeford Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Sutton Coldfield B75 6NA

4. Paintvine

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Want to spice up your pottery painting sessions? Paintvine’s sip and create sessions may be perfect for you. Paintvine offers both sculpting and painting sessions with a side of alcohol for those feeling a tad more adventurous. This unique night out will teach you the basics of sculpting so that you can progress to make whatever your heart desires!

These sessions are led by experienced artists with provided food and drink menus for a dazzling evening of creativity.

Address: 22 Great Hampton St, Birmingham B18 6AQ 

5. Coffee n Clay

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A hidden gem just outside of Birmingham, Coffee n Clay’s ‘Paint Your Own Pottery’ sessions are a relaxing and sociable way to spend your day out. Coffee n Clay regularly hold themed sessions, such as their Mean Girls pottery painting night, for an even more spectacular experience.

Thinking of bringing a group of friends along? You can even book a private room for you and up to five of your pals.

There’s also a range of delicious coffee and snacks to accompany your creative flow. Just be sure to book in advance to secure your table.

Address: 5 Station Rd, Hagley, Stourbridge DY9 0NU

6. Fired Crafts

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Another pottery station close to Birmingham is Fired Crafts, a uniquely mobile pop-up company. Fired Crafts offers home-based sessions and pottery painting parties. Or, if you’d rather a more cosy self-directed experience, you can order ceramics and supplies from their website straight to your door. Their prices vary between £8 to £40. Their friendly team of experts are also on hand to assist if you’re not too sure about the painting process!

Address: 33 Wolston Cl, Shirley, Solihull B90 3NH

I don’t know about you, but pottery painting always gives off Ghost vibes – Patrick and Demi, so why not plan a date in Birmingham at one of these venues? OR why not consider some of these other indoor things to do in Birmingham – perfect for when the weather’s a bit rubbish.