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LATEST NEWS
 
We have successfully launched our out of hours exclusive use party experience for parties 5pm - 7pm on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening - Cost is £200 for 15 children (additional children at an additional cost). This will include painting, party food, music, games, tattoos, party bag  - ask in the studio today!
We now offer a range of made to order character mirrors.  With prices only £25 you can choose from a range of designs and colours of frame to create a unique gift for your little ones bedroom - choose from Dora, Peppa Pig, Hello Kitty, Thomas or diggers designs to name a few - other designs available on request!
The  NEW RANGE OF HELLO KITTY, AND DISNEY SHAPES are proving really popular and are a welcome addition to our £6 range - and even better still they are included in our birthday party items so they can be painted in acrylic paints and taken away that day!
COMING SOON
Clay Impressions of your pets paw prints are now available!  If you fancy getting an imprint of your dog or cats paw prints then please contact Mary on 01786 471755 to make an appointment.  Prices from £35!
FACEBOOK
Our facebook page is going from strength to strength and we have reached our 200th person to like us (well done to Najatt Hendry - our 200th person who received a £10 voucher), so please find us by searching play pots on facebook and like us and share our posts so you can be kept up to date with our newsfeeds. Remember the 250th person to like us on facebook will receive a £10 gift voucher for use in the studio.
LADIES NIGHTS
Why not book a ladies night for you and your friends as a great way to catch up, have a chat and a glass of wine and create some special christmas gifts at the same time - minimum numbers apply for exclusive use events.
MAIL ORDER
Did you know that you can order your Play Pots Gift Vouchers by email or over the phone - just let us know what you want and let us have your credit/debit card payment details and once paid we can post them straight out to you - great idea if you are unable to get to us.
We can also take orders for fingerprint jewellery - simply let us know what you require ie pendent, charm or cufflinks, shape required and initials, let us have your payment details and we can send you out a moulding kit for you to take the print which we will then put onto the silver clay for you and do everything else required. Once finished (normally about 5 - 7 days after we do the print) then we can post out the finished item - ideal if you stay too far away from the studio or simply can't get a time to suit!!!
PLAY POTS PARTIES AT HOME!
In 2012 we will be launching a Play Pots party at home!  If you want to have your childs party in the comfort of your own home and do your own catering then why not book us to come along and provide the entertainment to keep the kids amused!  We would bring along a selection of items for them to choose from, along with our arcylic paints and aprons and we would even tidy up.  Minimum numbers apply and booking would be subject to availability around studio bookings! A booking supplement fee would apply to cover travel to venue/additional studio staffing.  Please contact the studio for further details.
 
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What is Play Pots?
Play Pots is a paint your own pottery studio, soft play and cafe located at 158 Drip Road, Stirling, FK8 1RR.
Free soft play, ample free parking - a great day out whatever the weather in a relaxed and friendly environment. An activity that the whole family can enjoy!  Our friendly staff are always on hand to help make your visit fun and a day out to remember!
We are open 7 days from 10am - 5pm including banks holidays (except christmas and new year, where we do take some well earned rest)
Offering a large variety of unpainted ceramics for all the family to choose from with prices starting at just £6.00. Customers choose their desired piece and decide the type of paint required (glaze or acrylic) then take it to the table and let their imagination and creativity run wild. A member of staff is on hand to help and support with the creative process and there are many painted samples and books available for those needing some inspiration.
Disney and Hello Kitty ceramic items now in stock - visit the studio today to paint one of our fantastic pieces from the Disney and Mr Men collections - they are selling fast so please do not be disappointed if your favourite character isn't available - i'm sure there will be another alternative character which you will enjoy painting just the same.
With no studio fee to pay and all prices including all paints, materials and firing (applicable to glaze paints only, firing takes place once or sometimes twice a week normally a friday and/or monday, so be sure to check when items will be ready for collection) it is so simple to come along and get started. 
No booking is required merely drop in at a time to suit you and see how much fun you could have creating your very own unique work of art. Customers wishing to paint should ensure arrival at the studio by approx 4.15 to allow adequate time to create your piece. 
Not had enough time to complete your piece? No problem - simply come back at a later date to finish it off and one of the team will put it in our uncompleted masterpieces cupboard.  Just pay when you do your 1st session then come back at a time to suit to complete it and leave it for firing.
Glass Fusing - LIMITED TIME ONLY - SPECIAL OFFER 25% OFF ALL GLASS FUSING PRODUCTS
As well as ceramic painting we can offer glass fusing - this involves decorating a glass blank using coloured pieces of glass (such as frit, mosiacs, noodles) to create a unique design.  Once decorated with your choice of design the items are left in the studio to be fired which fuses the glass together.  Glass firing takes place only once a month so be sure to check when your item will be fired and ready for collection.  Prices for this start from £8.  Glass work may only be done by customers aged 10 years old or above.  This is a good activity for guide groups or hen parties and can be offered as an alternative to a painting party for older children.  Prices for a fused glass party from £13.50.
Name Plaques
Name plaques for childrens bedrooms are available to order.  These are made to your specific requirements including choice of colour for the letters, colour for back mount board, and a choice of ribbon or beads for hanging.  These are commissioned pieces and normally require 1 week to complete.  Prices for these start from £14 for a 3 letter name.
We have a cafe on site offering a range of coffees, teas and cakes, or why not stay for lunch and try a toastie, sandwich or baked potato? With a free soft play also in the premises we can provide the perfect place to meet friends, or to bring the kids for a fun day out.  With such a large and varied product range we really can cater for all ages and budgets.

Parties/Group Events

Birthday parties are available to book at Play Pots. We can also cater for hen parties, team building events, adult parties etc. 
Or why not bring along your brownies/guides etc for a fun art session - out of hours booking are available for groups of 12 or more painters. A £20 out of hours supplement may be required for out of hours bookings depending on party size.
We can also come to you - we can visit your school,nursery or playgroup. We bring all required materials and even tidy up afterwards.  If you are doing a particular theme then tell us and we can try to supply ceramics to suit the project. A discount will normally apply for large group bookings - just ask at the studio at time of booking. Please see our separate Parties and Group Events page for more information.
A pre-arranged ladies night takes place on the last Thursday of each month, so why not get a group of friends together, bring along a bottle of wine or 2 and let your creative juices flow!!  A £5 deposit per person is required to secure your place, with a minimum spend of £10 per painter on the evening.

Cherished Impressions - Hand and Footprint Keepsakes

Why not create a fabulous keepsake of your childs early years with an everlasting momento of their hands and/or feet? The ideal keepsake for the parents themselves or a beautiful gift for grandparents. They come in a variety of options from a simple painted hand and footprint with written mesage onto a ceramic item such as a plate or mug, or why not choose from a clay impression, 3d plaster outprint or 3d decorative casts? All customised to suit your particular requirements - choose your colour, frame and message at time of order and we will call you once the items are ready for collection. 
Now available!  Why not try getting a casting of entwined hands.  These can be done for 2 children, a child and adult or 2 adults (a good idea to mark an engagement of wedding).  Prices for these start from £40.  We can also supply beautiful glass display boxes to finish these and ensure that they are kept safe and protected from damage.
Coming Soon - why not bring us in your favourite photo of your child to get framed alongside the Cherished Impression of their hand/footprints?

Cherished Impressions - Fingerprint Jewellery

Looking for something extra special then what about a special piece of silver with your childs fingerprint captured in the clay? We can create pendents for necklaces, charms, keyrings or cufflinks using a product called precious metal clay. All items are 99.9% pure silver once fired and can be engraved on the reverse with your childs name or initial.
Prices start from £40.  Please see the baby hand and footprints page for more details.

Other information/Business partners

Gift vouchers are available to purchase - why not give someone their own paint your own pottery experience or a voucher for baby hand/footprints as a christening or new baby gift?
Create a unique and personal gift for a special occasion - we have many designs to choose from including signature plates to commemorate weddings, engagements, anniversaries, retirements, special birthdays.
Not artistic but like the idea of a personalised gift? Then why not commission us to create your piece? Simply choose your ceramic piece, select colours and messages, and provide a design (or we can help create that with you) and leave the rest to us. A commissioning fee will be applied on top of the price of the ceramic chosen. Please contact studio for more details.
The ideal venue for baby/toddler classes/groups - please email us at playpotsceramics@hotmail.com to enquire about using the studio as a venue for your group.
Whyler Photography Promotion - spend £60 or more in the studio and receive a voucher (worth £45) entitling the bearer to a complimentary portrait session and their choice of a free 7 x 5 image (in presentation folder) at the Stirling studio of Whyler Photography.  For more information about Whyler Photography and to view examples of their work then please visit www.whylerphotos.com
We are listed on www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk.
Also you can find us at www.instirling.com.