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Craft Centre, next open Sat 2 Jan 2010 - Thu 31 Dec 2020, £2.95


Decorating Studio

Decorating Studio

Choose a classic piece of pottery then make it your own.


Come and decorate a really special present for a best friend or hold a party at our bright and inspiring Decorating Studio attached to the main factory. Perfect for birthdays and school groups and not only for children.

We stock a wide range of plain Emma Bridgewater pieces for you to decorate with your own designs. We even have several discontinued lines and old favourites that you might not have seen for a bit. There’s a great selection of hand-cut sponges and colours and if you need a bit of help then one of our lovely assistants is always on hand, for example they can sketch out a name if your brush work is a bit wobbly. There are always lots of seasonal sponges for you to use so if you visit us in early February, for example, you will find our Decorating Studio full of enough hearts and love to produce a suitably amorous piece of pottery for someone special.

Plates and mugs decorated by children make sweet presents for grandparents and if you are bringing your baby with you, it’s the perfect moment to decorate a plate with an imprint of tiny feet or hands.

Visit to book on-line (booking in advance is recommended)

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome Host

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

There are many child-friendly activities, with very helpful and knowledgable staff on hand to help at all times.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 2 Jan 2010 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 Mon - Sat 09:30 to 17:30 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
As per factory shop for bank holidays.


The cost is a studio fee of £2.95 per person decorating plus individually priced pottery items from the Emma Bridgewater collection. This includes instruction, use of paints, sponges and brushes and having your item fired and glazed. Items will be ready for collection 5 days after your visit.

Visit to book on line.



Plan route to Emma Bridgewater Factory using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 886467  Lat: 53.01834 Long: -2.17085

From the M6, exit at junction 15 or 16. Then come off the A500 at Stoke and onto the A52 Leek Road. Lichfield Street is on the A50 near The City Centre.

Bus service 6, 6A every 20 minutes.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

There are many child-friendly activities, with very helpful and knowledgable staff on hand to help at all times.