As part of the Beat the Blues campaign we’ve been hosting some socials to help make January less grey and inject a bit of colour into the month. Our third and final social was pottery painting and what better way to spend a chilly Saturday afternoon than flexing your creative skills and painting some pottery?! 

Our intrepid artists headed over to Crafty Bug Café in Woolston to select their pottery wares to be painted… and what a tough choice it was! There was a huge variety of items to choose from… ranging from the traditional mugs, piggy banks and plates all the way to skateboards and frogs!  

Once selected, we had a little demo and some top-tips from the café’s owners Lisa and Jeff – and then we were off! 

The room fell quiet as we all concentrated on our creations, we popped on the playlist created at the pizza social, which was the perfect accompaniment to the activity. It was great to hear the songs that guests had chosen as the ones that helped them through tough times, and there was some hushed singing along too. 

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We were fueled by tea, cappuccinos and some very decedent hot chocolates with all the trimmings! 

The hour and a half whizzed by and before we knew it, it was time to leave our creations to be fired and head home. Although not before marveling at the huge selection of sweets at the front of the café! If you’re after some sweet treats it’s definitely the place to visit! 

I can’t wait to be reunited with my little piggy bank and see how he has turned out! And I’ve already planned to return with some friends to paint something else. All in all a wonderful way to spend the last Saturday in January! 


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