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About Rainbows

shop front *COVID UPDATE* We are re opening to seated painters from 17th July! Further details TBC. In the meantime you can still get your creative fix with our Paint at Home Pottery! Collect from the studio and return in 1 week. Click on our Shop to order. This will also continue once we're open.

If you're not familiar with us and our studio please 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 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.

We only take bookings for groups of 6+ or parties, otherwise please just turn up and feel free to stay for as long as you like. We have a selection of hot & cold drinks and snacks.

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 *COVID UPDATE* We are re opening to seated painters from 17th July! Further details TBC. In the meantime you can still get your creative fix with our Paint at Home Pottery! Collect from the studio and return in 1 week. Click on our Shop to order. This will also continue once we're open.

If you're not familiar with us and our studio please 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 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.

We only take bookings for groups of 6+ or parties, otherwise please just turn up and feel free to stay for as long as you like. We have a selection of hot & cold drinks and snacks.

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 £6.00. 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!

In addition to the cost of the ceramic item, there is a studio fee of £4.00 per painter. The studio fee covers your studio session, use of all paint and studio materials plus glazing & firing. Each person may paint as many pieces as they like for one studio fee per visit. We do not charge by the hour and you are welcome to stay as long as you like during opening hours.

A special party package is also available, please see Kids Parties or Adults Parties for more details.
Ceramic items start from £6.00. 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!

In addition to the cost of the ceramic item, there is a studio fee of £4.00 per painter. The studio fee covers your studio session, use of all paint and studio materials plus glazing & firing. Each person may paint as many pieces as they like for one studio fee per visit. We do not charge by the hour and you are welcome to stay as long as you like during opening hours.

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

Opening Times

*COVID-19 UPDATE: We are Open Fri & Sat 12-4pm for Collections and Paint at Home Pottery .*

The studio is planning on opening to seated painters on 17th July then Thurs-Sun only. Mon-Wed by appt only. More details to follow.

Rainbows Events

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  • 2020 Adult Nights!

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  • Party at Rainbows

    Hen Parties, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers or Team Building..whatever your occasion Ra [ .. ]

  • 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 [ .. ]

  • COVID-19 Update

    Any deposits for booked parties and evening events can be transferred to a future date or as pottery painting credit. [ .. ]

  • 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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