Either by phone or in person, we’re used to being asked a range of questions by customers or passers by. Some aren’t sure that they’ve got what it takes to come in and create and others don’t know what we do in here at all!
Below are a range of questions and answers to help you figure out what it’s all about!
I’ve got no artistic talent, can I come and paint?
Yes of course! We will guide you through and be on hand to assist you. You don’t need artistic talent as we have plenty of pieces (such as ornaments) that simply need the colour adding to them and it’s really easy!
My child is only a year old, is she too young to paint?
As long as your child can sit up and hold a brush- she can paint! It doesn’t matter what the end result is- it’s their very own artwork and you can cherish it forever! If your child is a small baby, come in and make something with their hand and footprints on! We also do other keepsakes to capture your child’s prints, such as Silverprint jewellery and imprints and outprints.
What other activities are available at Crafty Monkey?
There’s plenty of fun to be had here! You can build your own bear, have fun with Foam Clay or create with decoupage. We also run workshops from time to time (keep an eye on our facebook page for details). Adults evenings are on Thursday, by appointment.
Do you have a price list?
We don’t. This is because we have hundreds of different pieces of pottery and they are all priced individually. We often have new ranges of stock too. Everything has its own price and our studio fee is just £4, so it’s easy to come and browse and work out how much you’ll be spending. As a guide price, our average sized mugs start from £11.
Do I need to book an appointment to come in?
We always prefer it if you book. From October to December, booking is essential as it’s incredibly busy. The same goes for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and school holidays. If you’re coming as a group, always ring and check that we have space for you.
How long will it take for my pottery to be ready for collection?
Your pottery will be ready a week after the day you finish it. If you’re in a rush to get it back, we may be able to get it ready within three days for an extra fee of £3.
Can I do something to take away the same day?
Yes, you can do foam clay, build a bear or decoupage and take your creations home the same day! It’s also possible to paint ornaments in acrylic paint (not recommended for young children).
I need a special gift for somebody- can I get a commission piece made?
Yes, give us a call or come and see us and show us your ideas so that we can give you a quote. Alternatively, you can order a gift from our website where you’ll find a range of designs to choose from.
Is my baby too young to have handprints done?
No. We know that some studios have age restrictions, but we don’t! Our youngest customer was three days old…if you can beat that, we’d be happy to accommodate!
My baby won’t open his hand, does that mean I can’t have a print?
No, we have ways and means!
Do you sell refreshments?
Yes we have hot and cold drinks and a range of small snacks.
Do you have baby changing facilities?
Yes, our bathroom is equipped with a changing station and mat.
Can I have a party at Crafty Monkey?
Yes, we’re party experts! We have a range of party packages for all eventualities- from kiddie’s birthdays to team building outings. Contact us or check our website for more info.
I am astonished that you managed to get my baby’s handprint. Are you magic?
Do you sell knitting needles/gold plated buttons/fishing equipment/wallpaper?
Do other babies make this much noise?
Yes. We are immune to it, don’t worry!