Is Paint the Earth just for kids?
Certainly not! We have people of all ages who love to come and paint. Amazing results can be achieved no matter what the age or ability.
Do I need to be arty, creative or able to paint?
Absolutely not – anyone can do it! Use our design centre with stencils, stamps and magazines or bring your own ideas. Even a few brush strokes from a 2 year-old can result in an amazing piece once glazed and fired. Our friendly staff will take you step by step through the process and help find a design and painting techniques that will work for you. The whole idea is that you have fun!
Do I need to make a booking?
You can come and paint anytime but we get busy during weekends and school holidays so it is advisable to book even for 2 or more people. That way we can ensure you sit together rather than taking pot-luck. If you have 8 or more people you can book the party area with a deposit of $50 paid at least a week in advance.
What if I make a mistake?
Our staff are trained to assist you so please always ask first before try
ing to remove mistakes - we will help with the best solution.
Do the paints wash out or should we bring aprons?
Our paints are water soluble so will wash out of clothes easily. If the colour is dark a little soaking first will help. We do have a few aprons on hand if you particularly want to protect your clothes but this is not necessary.
Are the ceramics safe in the dishwasher, microwave and oven?
YES! Our ceramics are fired to a high temperature so are compatible with use in the dishwasher, microwave and oven. Like all ceramics you need to treat them with care – they will break if dropped or knocked and may crack if they undergo sudden changes in temperature e.g. taken from a very hot oven to a cold surface.
How long will it take?
We recommend you allow 1½ hours – this gives you time to arrive, select your piece, think of designs and settle down to painting. The length of time taken will depend on how complicated your design is.
How much does it cost?
All bisque (unpainted ceramic) items are priced to include instruction, painting at the time of purchase, glazing and firing. Check out our prices online. A $50 deposit is required if you wish to book the party area.
Can I buy a painted ceramic piece?
Certainly! We now have a great range of painted ceramic gift ware for you to buy.