Personalised Pottery!

Personalise pottery

Why not commission our Crafty Monkey resident artists to create plates or other pottery for special occasions such as Weddings, Special Birthdays (18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 60th, 80th), Christenings, Anniversaries (Silver, Ruby, Gold), New Born, Graduations, Teacher gift, Valentine’s or just a message of love & friendship. A gift like this will last forever in the hearts of your loved ones.

We are able to personalise just about any piece of pottery you see in our studio – from the smallest tea cup to the largest platter. Whether you want to choose specific colours and designs for a bespoke decorative piece, or you want a unique gift with name and date of birth or any special greeting painted on -we are able to meet your needs.

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For Daddy, With Love…

We’ve had some utterly scrummy Father’s Day gifts through the kiln over the last few weeks and they just keep on coming as every daddy loves a home made gift from their little ones!

One design that has been popular this year is our ‘Cookie Monster’ plate pictured below. They’re ever so easy to make in a few easy steps , and we can even do all of the work for you if you don’t fancy trying your hand at painting the biscuits (but this is quite easy and we can show you how). It’s amazing what you can do with a simple blue hand print! There are all sorts of things that you can turn hand and foot prints into and we can help you with ideas or you can browse at images on line and come armed with inspiration!P1060593.jpg

Some of the older children who wanted to paint their own pieces for dad have made some lovely items and beer tankards and over-sized mugs have been especially popular this year!

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There’s still plenty of time to book in and make something in time for Father’s Day, so call us if you want to make an appointment or have a chat about ideas on 01480 219222.

The Art of Noise!

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There are many occasions during the year that Crafty Monkey can get very lively indeed. Christmas would be the obvious period (which starts in September here!) and of course we have back to back parties most weekends, not to mention the school holidays. But some of our liveliest times happen to be when we have groups of mums booked in who have taken advantage of our on-going ‘free studio fee’ offer for six or more mums and tots.

More often that not, the babies are having a little shout and the toddlers are bouncing around enjoying the atmosphere while the mums have a good natter and a coffee. Sometimes one baby will start to cry and then the domino effect kicks in and the rest will join in and then it gets very loud! Occasionally,  the mums can get a bit worried that their babies are making too much noise, but we always tell them the same thing- we’re used to it and it doesn’t bother us one bit!

In fact, we can’t tell a lie and pretend that all babies are thrilled about us painting their little hands; some of them do like to put up a little fight but don’t worry we more than experienced in getting a good print while putting your little one at ease.
If you’d like to book in with at least five friends to save yourself some money, then why not book in to make something for Father’s Day? It’s a great way to socialise with your friends and their children while sorting out your Father’s Day presents in one fell swoop! Call us on 01480 219222 to book yourselves in before June 10th for collection before the big day…and don’t worry if you think your little one might wail…it’s all part of the fun!

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Treasure the Tiny Hands and Feet of Your New Little Life!

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Spring is in the air (kind of !) and it’s this time of year when we look forward to seeing baby lambs and chicks are popping up left right and centre! At Crafty Monkey, we’re more than familiar with the wonder of new life as we have so many brand new little babies coming to see us.

One of the most popular keepsake choices for new parents (and gifts for their family and friends) are imprints and outprints. If you’re not familiar with these, then come by and take a look at our examples as we’ll sure you’ll be impressed. They can be presented framed and ready to hang or unframed to pop on a stand on your mantelpiece for all to admire!

Give us a call on 01480219222 to find out how you can bring your new little life’s hands and feet to life!