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About Rainbows

shop front We are back open as usual! Hoorah! We’re not taking bookings so please just come along. Still plenty of socially distanced tables. During busy times they’ll be a 2 hr limit, otherwise stay as long as you like. For all the full info please read HERE to see all the changes we've made within the studio to keep us all safe.

You can still read all about us here.. 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 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 We are back open as usual! Hoorah! We’re not taking bookings so please just come along. Still plenty of socially distanced tables. During busy times they’ll be a 2 hr limit, otherwise stay as long as you like. For all the full info please read HERE to see all the changes we've made within the studio to keep us all safe.

You can still read all about us here.. 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 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 £10.00. 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 £10.00. 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

Mon CLOSED*
Tues 10am - 5.00pm
Wed 10am - 5.00pm
Thurs 10am - 5.00pm
Fri 10am - 5.00pm
Sat 10am - 5.00pm
Sun 11am - 5.00pm

No booking required, please just pop along.

*Monday by appt only for parties/groups. Please call to enquire. Open Monday during school hols.

Rainbows Events

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  • 2020 Adult Nights!

    We are now taking bookings for our Adults Nights, starting for Fri 28th August. Obviously [ .. ]

  • Party at Rainbows

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  • Latest News

  • Paint at Home Pottery Shop!

    We have now launched our Paint at Home Pottery Shop. Simply select your items and colours, then collect from the stud [ .. ]

  • *GOV UPDATE* - 6 people max

    As per government guidelines we can only accommodate a maximum group of 6. Children and babies are counted as part of [ .. ]

  • 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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