Welcome to The Pottery Shed, Hinckley
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Hand and Footprint

Our skilled staff are here to help you capture your baby or child’s hand & footprints on pottery. If you think you will need help with taking your baby or child’s handprints, please book an appointment 



Childrens Parties

We can tailor your child’s birthday party to suit their age and ability. We can even theme your party to suit



Adults, Hens and Ladies Parties

The Pottery Shed is a great place for Adult Parties or birthdays or an excuse for a night out and do something creative




We can help you with keepsakes for Weddings, Christenings, as well as our Hand and Footprints. Don’t forget our Finger Print Families.



Paint your own Pottery

We have over 200 items to choose from. Booking is essential.



The Bear Shed

We have over 20 large Bear skins for you to choose from: from Unicorns, Dragons & Dinosaurs to Elephants & Giraffes or Bunnies, Cats or Dogs as well as lots of traditional teddy bears.



Check Time Slot Availability

See our availability for your visit.



Contact Us

View our contact details and opening times.




The Pottery Shed, Hinckley

The Pottery Shed Hinckley

Welcome to The Pottery Shed, a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio based in the center of Hinckley. 

Deadline date for Christmas: 

Handprint orders -10th December ,

Paint Your Own Pottery 17th December

Due to the price increase for electricity, we only process the kiln when it is full, so it may take us slightly longer than normal to process your pottery.

We have 5 tables inside the shop and our booking system staggers arrival times so that we only have one group walking around the shop at a time.  

We have the following tables available for maximum 2-hour sessions:

  • One table to seat between 4-6 people
  • Two tables for up to 4 people
  • One table for 2 with one extra chair for someone to watch.
  • One table for 2 people 

 We ask you to limit one non-painter per table.  We can accommodate larger groups and move tables around to suit your group size.  Just book the number of tables you need for your group size or call us to discuss.

If you would like to take a more relaxed approach and take your time to paint, then why not come to one of our grown-ups nights? You’ll have 3 hours to paint at these, so lots of time to chat away and paint with friends and family. We run these at least once a month on a Thursday or Friday.  

If your group size is big enough we can also do a private event for you. Our shop is available for private hire in the evenings or Sundays and it’s a great space and activity for all generations of the family to join in.

Alternatively, why not take the pottery home with you to paint in the comfort of your home?  You can rent a kit for 2 to 3 days, so you can paint at leisure with friends and family.  For more information on our Take-Out Kits both for Pottery and Make a Bear for children and families to enjoy doing at home.

Paint at Home Pottery Kits: 

You’ll find out more details of our Pottery Kits for all the family to use on the “Paint Pottery” page. It will explain what, how, and where to get your pottery kit and what costs are involved.  These pottery kits will need to be returned for glazing and firing.  We have a huge range of pottery to choose from so all the family can get involved with this. You can view and download the price list showing what we have available to paint on this page too.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on the mobile number 07970 26 7970. Or Contact Us using our contact form.

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