Pottery-painting for kids and adults
Call Us: 01943 817788

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

For the half-term holidays Create will be closed Sunday and Monday for the next two weeks. We are open Tuesday till Saturday 10-5. Looking forward to a busy week, call or email us with your booking requirements!

Posted 4 days, 4 hours ago

Sarah SimpsonWe have booked in next Friday and the kiddies are really excited!3 days, 19 hours ago

Create! has a vacancy.
We are looking a Supervisor for 5 hours on Saturday afternoons. Because of the responsibilities of the role we feel it is ideally suited to someone who has had previous experience in this capacity.It is unsuitable for school/college students due to the occasional term time requirements.
The position will involve being responsible for at least one junior member of staff and ensuring the smooth running of the studio and cafe, often during very busy periods and with parties. An interest in art would be helpful as would be previous barista experience, however this is not essential as full training will be given. If this sounds ideal for you please call in with your CV or email to createcafeilkley@gmail.com

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Half term is looming, we already have lots of tables booked. Make sure you arrange yours in good time to keep the children entertained. Give us a call today on 01943 817788.

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago