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

Don't forget to enter our Fathers Day competition to win a pottery painting session which includes a mug, plate and coaster. You have to like and share our page and share the post to be entered. Good luck!

Posted 23 hours, 19 minutes ago

Emma WoodEnter to win x13 hours, 11 minutes ago

Don't forget to enter our Fathers Day Competition for a chance to win a pottery painting session to make your own unique gift! Like and share our post and like our Facebook page to enter.

Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

Laura Bryantwhoop whoop 💥💥💥 such a lovely prize! I know someone is going to be over the moon 🌙🌙🌙 to win fingers crossed its me 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻4 days, 18 hours ago

We are heading towards another school holiday! if you are planning pottery with your babies foot or hand-prints for Fathers Day book a table ahead of the holidays to avoid the rush! Like our page and like and share this post for a chance to win a plate, mug and coaster for your Fathers Day baby prints. Winner will be given plenty of time to come in before the event so that pottery will be ready for the day.

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago