Pottery-painting for kids and adults
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Who we are and what we do...

A very warm welcome from Create, the pottery-painting shop and café in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Situated in an elegant listed Victorian arcade, Create is a contemporary and child-friendly café. You can enjoy painting pottery while relaxing with fresh coffee, delicious cakes and a range of tasty light meals.

Create is a place where you can be inspired, be creative, meet friends and relax. We look forward to meeting you soon.

For our opening times, please visit our Facebook Page.

Creative Kids

Pottery painting can be great fun for kids of all ages, allowing them to create beautiful, personalised gifts for friends and family members. Whether it's a children's party, mums and toddlers group or school outing, all are welcome, from tots to teens!
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We’ll Visit You

Our friendly staff can visit you at your school, care home or youth group with all the materials and expertise you will need for a stimulating pottery-painting session. After taking your painted items for glazing and firing, we will return them to you about a week later.
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Arty Adults

Our pottery-painting sessions are fun for adults as well as kids! Why not come along with friends and enjoy coffee and cakes while you create your masterpiece? Or book us in the evening for groups of ten or more. You bring the wine and we'll do the supper - perfect for hen dos!
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If you want to see what Create is all about or get some inspiration for your next work of art, have a browse through our image gallery. You can see the type of pottery we will have in stock for you to paint too - we've got everything from mugs to money boxes!
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Facebook Updates

Thanks to all who entered our recent competition. We look forward to meeting the winners, and if you entered but didn't win you can enjoy a coffee on us when you bring your little painters in before they return to school.

Posted 20 hours, 23 minutes ago

Don't forget, not long left to enter our current, holiday competition to win the items picture Day! To enter you need to like and share our Facebook page as well as comment, by next Wednesday!

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Kerry Louise HarrisonToby and Amy love this place x5 days, 2 hours ago

Jaquie ClarkPainting Amy of your pottery is fun! 😉4 days, 19 hours ago

Claire Warburton👌🏻💖x4 days, 16 hours ago

Create Cafe - Pottery PaintingKerry Louise Harrison, Create Cafe - Pottery Painting is delighted to announce you as the winner of our latest competition! Congratulations and please get in touch to arrange your painting session!20 hours, 29 minutes ago

Jaquie ClarkWell done Kerry Louise Harrison gutted lol!! X20 hours, 27 minutes ago

Claire WarburtonWell done Kerry Louise Harrison x20 hours, 14 minutes ago

Kerry Louise HarrisonThanks lovely xx19 hours, 38 minutes ago

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Enter our Facebook competition to win a holiday pottery painting session at Create. We have a pair of pots, a car box for the "Speed Freak" and a Crown Box for your "Little Princess". Like and share our Facebook page and comment Great Holiday Activity. Winner to be announced next Wednesday and prize can be taken next Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Get Sharing!

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