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About Rainbows

shop front Rainbows is an award winning Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio situated in the heart of the beautiful historic City of York. We offer a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to come and express their creativity. We are walk-ins only (unless you're a group of 6+) so please just pop along. We also offer a Paint at Home Pottery option if you prefer to paint in the comfort of your own home. Please click on our Shop for more info and to order.

We have a large selection of ceramics, vibrant paint colours and all the tools you need to help you create your own unique work of art.

Once finished your item will then be ready to collect in 1 week after it has been glazed and fired. If you are visiting York we can post your item to you or we can hold it for as long as you need until you can collect. Alternatively you are welcome to paint in our range of fun, bright acrylics and take your item away the same day.

shop front Rainbows is an award winning Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio situated in the heart of the beautiful historic City of York. We offer a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to come and express their creativity. We are walk-ins only (unless you're a group of 6+) so please just pop along. We also offer a Paint at Home Pottery option if you prefer to paint in the comfort of your own home. Please click on our Shop for more info and to order.

We have a large selection of ceramics, vibrant paint colours and all the tools you need to help you create your own unique work of art.

Once finished your item will then be ready to collect in 1 week after it has been glazed and fired. If you are visiting York we can post your item to you or we can hold it for as long as you need until you can collect. Alternatively you are welcome to paint in our range of fun, bright acrylics and take your item away the same day.

What It Costs

Ceramic items start from £12.00. Please note we no longer have a studio fee. The price you see is what you pay. We stock a large range of ceramics for adults and children including plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases and piggy banks. Check out our gallery to see what our customers have painted!

A special party package is also available, please see Kids Parties or Adults Parties for more details.
Ceramic items start from £12.00. Please note we no longer have a studio fee. The price you see is what you pay. We stock a large range of ceramics for adults and children including plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases and piggy banks. Check out our gallery to see what our customers have painted!

A special party package is also available, please see Kids Parties or Adults Parties for more details.

Opening Times

OPENING TIMES:
Mon: Closed
Tues: 10am-5pm
Wed: 10am-5pm
Thurs: 10am-5pm
Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

JUBILEE WEEKEND:
Standard openings apply.

Please note you are required to finish painting 15mins prior to closing.

Rainbows Events

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  • 2022 Adult Nights!

    New dates for our Adult Nights. If you would like to book please call us on 01904 675533. [ .. ]

  • Queens Jubilee

    We are getting ready for the Queen's Jubilee in the studio. If you'd like to paint a plat [ .. ]

  • Latest News

  • Paint at Home Pottery!

    Our Paint at Home Pottery was introduced during lockdown. It proved so popular it is staying, so you now have the cho [ .. ]

  • Here for a day? Take it away!

    If you are visiting York and unable to wait for your item to be fired then you can paint in Acrylic paint …

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  • How To Find Us

    15-17 Bootham,
    York YO30 7BW
    T: 01904 675533

    You can find us on the corner of Bootham and Gillygate, just outside Bootham Bar. On foot we are 2 minutes walk from the Minster and 5 minutes walk from the train station. If you are driving, Bootham Row pay and display car park is 2 minutes away in the next street. The nearest Park & Ride is Rawcliffe Bar.
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