Flying Saucers
Painting Pottery Café
9 Byron Place
Bristol, BS8 1JT
0117 927 3666

Answers to FAQs

Drop In Painting Sessions / Groups


General painting sessions are run on a drop in basis for individuals (up to 5 painters). However if you have specific requirements then get in touch. For additional needs e.g young child / baby / an accessible table etc. then please let us know and we will pre-allocate a suitable table as we have limited tables on the ground floor.

For groups where 6 will be painting (or more) then we can reserve a suitable table - the studio fees per person are then payable in advance to hold the table. Please include contact phone number and preferred time / date with your enquiry so we can confirm availability.


Prices & Pottery Collections


The studio fee (£5 per person painting) covers your session time / paints / glazing / firing / use of equipment. Pottery is individually priced, from £9 upwards. Most items range from £12 - £20 with large household items going up to c. £35.

Pottery is generally available for collection 7 days later once fired (10 days for group party bookings). N.B Currently post Covid, we have needed to double this turnaround time to 2 weeks (3 for large groups)




The studio is now set up to take PAYMENT BY CARD only. In any instance where this is a barrier for you then please get in touch with us well in advance to disucss.


Adult Party Groups


We allocate the table for up to 2 hours for adult groups seated in part of our Upper Studio. You may each pay individually on the day or have one group bill* if you prefer to spend more of your session painting and celebrating!! (*recommended if more than 16 people) Studio fees are taken as an advance payment to hold the table.

(If you prefer to book the kids Party Table (see below) sessions are up to 90 mins - please note that a pottery selection will be required in advance and one single group bill for pottery & cafe items is payable on the day)


Party Area


Children's themed packages are run at a table in our vibrant party area! At weekends we offer 90 minute slots at set times. Full details are available on our parties page


Postage & Packing


If you are unable to collect pottery yourself or send a friend on your behalf, then you can arrange for pottery to be sent out to you after firing. Prices start from £10 for a UK address. Overall turnaround is around 3 - 4 weeks from painting.


Clay Imprints


Sadly this offer has been temporarily suspended due to the implications of Covid / shielding on our training options since the start of the pandemic.