Welcome to Dotty Pots

Penarth’s first ever ceramic painting studio


Dotty Pots is Penarths first ever Ceramic Painting Studio, a place where you can set your creativity free.  Ceramic painting is a fun and absorbing activity for all ages from about 3 years old.  We stock a wide range of bisques (undecorated pottery) that are just waiting to be transformed into masterpieces, unique keepsakes or the perfect gift.  Our friendly staff are on hand to provide hints and tips on the best way to use our top quality paints, tools, stamps and stencils, ensuring everybody can create something fabulous, regardless of their artistic  ability. Then leave it with us to be glazed and fired, and it is ready to collect in about a week.

If you have something to celebrate, don’t forget you can commission a plate to honour the occasion, check out our gallery to see examples of our birth and wedding plates!

Just passing though and can’t wait for your bisque to be fired? Then why not try your hand at Decopatch (generally known as Decoupage) the art of decorating objects with brightly coloured paper, using a specialist glue that dries to a tough shiny finish.  We stock a range of fun papier mache forms, but Decoupage papers can be applied to any hard surface with stunning results.  Small children may also like the experience of working with foam clay, where a specialist airdry putty is pressed onto the bisque to create a fabulous 3d effect work of art that can be taken home on the day.

At Dotty Pots, we believe a peaceful environment is a creative environment and our light and airy shop is a haven of relaxation.  We also provide coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks for your convenience.  However if you need to work whilst your little ones play, then please take advantage of our free WiFi, just ask at the counter for the password.

Unleash your creativity

Tea and coffee available

Snacks and treats available all day

Free WiFi should you need to work


Ceramic painting is a fun and absorbing activity for all ages from about 3 years old. Our friendly staff are on hand to provide hints and tips on the best way to use our top quality paints, tools, stamps and stencils, ensuring everybody can create something fabulous, regardless of their artistic ability.