622 Mumbles Road, Swansea, Swansea, SA3 4EA, United Kingdom

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Craftsea

A light and bright paint your own pottery studio

A light and bright paint your own pottery studio

A light and bright paint your own pottery studioA light and bright paint your own pottery studio

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bisque pottery, ceramics?

What is glaze, underglaze and firing?

What is glaze, underglaze and firing?

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Bisque is clay that has been shaped and fired once so that it holds its shape.  Bisque is porous and requires a glaze to seal it and make it usable for food and drink.  Bisque once fired is often referred to as a ceramic.

What is glaze, underglaze and firing?

What is glaze, underglaze and firing?

What is glaze, underglaze and firing?

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Under glaze is colour that is applied to bisque for decoration and can show through a clear glaze.  Glaze is a coating of glass which fuses to the clay when fired in a kiln.  The glaze seals the clay to prevent it absorbing liquids and foods and allows the surface to be easily cleaned.  Glaze is usually clear and shiny but can also be opaque and matt.

How long does it take to fire my pottery?

What happens if something goes wrong in the firing?

What happens if something goes wrong in the firing?

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Your pottery has to be glazed before being put in the kiln. The firing will take a couple of days, usually items are ready within 7 days.  

What happens if something goes wrong in the firing?

What happens if something goes wrong in the firing?

What happens if something goes wrong in the firing?

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The failure rate in the this hand made pottery is 3% and on occasion a piece will not turn out the way it is expected.  When this happens we will offer you a free repeat session to repaint your item or refund as appropriate.

Are the paints safe for children and babies?

Are the paints safe for children and babies?

Are the paints safe for children and babies?

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All are paints are child safe, water based, non toxic under glazes and they are washable too! 

What age do you recommend for hand prints?

Are the paints safe for children and babies?

Are the paints safe for children and babies?

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It is very difficult to obtain a good baby hand print until the age of approximately 12 to 18 months because babies tend to keep their hands very tightly closed.  Footprints are just as good!

Can I mix the paint?

Can you do the writing?

Can you do the writing?

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We don't recommend doing this because the colour cannot be guaranteed after firing.

Can you do the writing?

Can you do the writing?

Can you do the writing?

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We give every customer a thorough demonstration before they start decorating or provide technique instructions in our pottery boxes. 


We add the writing to all commissioned pieces.