Families get fired up at Upminster pottery cafe

Rosie Jenkins, two at Old Chapel Upminster where they have a pottery painting cafe

Rosie Jenkins, two at Old Chapel Upminster where they have a pottery painting cafe - Credit: Archant

Families brushed up on their art skills this week with a visit to the pottery painting cafe.

Youngsters of all ages enjoyed having a go painting pieces of traditional pottery at The Old Chapel, in St Mary’s Lane, Upminster.

Designs ranged from unicorns, princesses and wizards, which visitors left to be glazed.

Volunteer Kerry Jones said the day was a great half-term highlight.

She said: “It was really successful.

“At one point, 14 families were queueing to take part, we couldn’t believe how popular it was!

“Now we just have to do all the glazing.

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“We started yesterday but I think we have five kilns worth!”

The pottery painting cafe will next be open exclusively to adults on March 14, in the evening.

It will return for children on July 28, and run ever Thursday throughout the summer holidays.

To book a place, call Gemma Smith on 01708 222660.