Craftworks Studio is a fully equipped ceramic studio where you can paint your own pottery with your family and friends. We are at Unit 3, Qualtrough’s Timber Yard, Castletown, on the Isle of Man.

The studio can be busy so we recommend that you call us on 01624 823244 to check availability

Our regular hours are as follows:

During School Terms we are open three days a week: Friday and Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm & Sun 12.30pm to 5.30pm
During School Holidays we are open seven days a week: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm & Sun 12.30pm to 5.30pm
We are also open on some evenings for events and we can arrange for the studio to be available for your own events outside of our normal hours.Β Should you wish to make a booking please ring 01624 823244


7 days ago

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With a very heavy heart Martin & I have decided that the Paint Away pack will have to be postponed due to the 21 day lockdown that was put in place on the 26th March.

We will continue to review the situation and will be in contact with those who have expressed an interest in a pack when we feel it is safe to do so.

Your support blew us away and we feel incredibly humbled by the Craftworks Community.. so this has been another incredibly difficult decision to make πŸ˜”

Stay safe everyone xx

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2 weeks ago

Craftworks Studio

Good afternoon to our lovely Craftworks Studio family 😊.

Some of you may have heard that we are hoping to try something new ! πŸ‘

Martin & I have had a trial of a 'Paint Away ' package. This includes pieces chosen by the guest and all of the necessary items such as paint, brushes, sponges, pencils , instructions etc supplied in one box. It will be delivered and collected by ourselves.

Our delightful Guinea pig, Sophie, has written a fabulous post on fb (see below) and we think this could be an excellent temporary solution during this challenging time.

We're hoping to have 10 packages per week available from the 3rd of April.

HOWEVER... we are in constant discussion about the health and safety of ourselves and obviously our guests. So if we decide this idea poses too much risk of potentially transmitting the virus (despite strict hygiene procedures) we will sadly cancel the Paint Away concept .

If you would like to register your interest in a future delivery, please send a message to me (Viv) and I will be in touch for more details. 😊

Thank you for your support and stay safe everyone! ❀

A lovely post from Sophie our wonderful Paint Away Guinea pig πŸ˜„

"I just wanted to tell people about how amazing Craftworks studio have been for me recently. I was booked to go with my family for mothers day, but with everything going on they took the decision to close shop to protect their customers. However, I received a lovely message from Viv asking if I wanted to trial a paint at home package as she knew we were socially isolating. We chose our items through messenger and she packed up a box of everything we would need (brushes, paints, instructions, inspiration ideas) so we could enjoy the painting from home. Payment was done through the phone and collection/delivery was contactless to suit our isolation. It was such a lovely, different experience and everyone enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I know that they're going to start rolling this out start of april doing a few packages at a time. I could not recommend Viv or craftworks studio enough, they accommodated everything. In times like this I think we should continue to support small businesses that are struggling and this is one way to support a manx business even whilst in social isolating or social distancing. πŸ™‚ (please don't judge my art skills I'm not known for my creativity)πŸ₯΄"

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3 weeks ago

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Silver Lining! πŸ€”

My happy helpers are taking advantage of having an empty studio to complete some DIY tasks that have been on the 'To Do' list for quite some time! πŸ˜„

So if anyone would like to collect items today, we should be here until 5pm. (We may hand you a hammer though! 🀣)

I think I'm going to like the new & improved balustrade when it's paintedπŸ‘

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3 weeks ago

Craftworks Studio


After a very difficult day of discussion , Martin and I have made the very sad decision to temporarily close the studio for at least the next two weeks. We feel that our happy studio may have the potential to spread the virus due to its busy nature and close proximity to each other. So in order to protect our guests and our team we feel we must take the responsible decision.

We are very sorry for any disappointment but we hope you will understand and will bear with us until we know the Island is safe for all.

If there is an urgent need to collect items already painted, please ring 823244 and we will arrange a method of collection

Martin and I are both saddened by the decision we have made, particularly as there are no confirmed cases on the Island yet, but we know we are doing the responsible thing. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any changes.

Thank you for your understanding,

Viv and Martin xx

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