News, Offers, Events & Venue Hire

Blue 55 returns to China Blue

Gourmet Burger Pop Up Event
Saturday 18th November, from 6:00pm

Attention burger lovers: Get ready for a night of deliciousness because Blue 55 is back, but only for ONE NIGHT!
Don't miss out on our mouthwatering gourmet burgers, freshly prepared and handmade just for you.
Secure your spot with a £10 deposit which will be deducted from your bill at the end of the evening.
Oh, and did we mention? Our fabulous Gin Bar will be open all evening serving premium gins, tonics, soft drinks, wines, beers, ciders, and other spirits.
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Paint & Dine Evening at China Blue

Paint & Dine Night
Tuesday 12th December from 5pm

Choose your favourite ceramic piece to paint and embrace this unique dining experience.
Enjoy a delicious nibbles board and mini cakes right at your table while you create your masterpiece.
Don't forget, our bar is open all evening for that extra bit of inspiration!
At only £35 per person, it's the perfect way to kick-off the weekend with friends or loved ones!
Reserve your spot now and get ready to express yourself through art and indulge in a tasty feast! Tables are available to book online now for a fun-filled evening!
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Gonk sculpting classes at China Blue

Gonk Sculpting Class
9:30 - 10:30
Saturday 16th December
Tuesday 19h December
Saturday 23rd December
Sculpt your very own Christmas Gonk from clay with the help of our award-winning instructor, Susan Thomas.
£25.00 per person includes the class, all your materials, and the opportunity to return to paint your Gonk and have it glazed!
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Christmas Opening Hours at China Blue

Christmas Opening Hours

Our Christmas opening hours for December. We have a several late-night shopping evenings and a Paint and Dine evening on! For more information head to our booking site.
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Black Friday at China Blue

Black Friday - Big Savings Alert!

Join us for Black Friday Sales at China Blue! Don't miss out on this shopping bonanza!

Christmas Sale Night at China Blue

Christmas Sale Night
Join us for an evening of celebrations to kick-start the Christmas countdown! 🎄
Enjoy a huge SALE OFF ALL Christmas stock!
Plus, receive FREE Mulled Wine upon arrival!
Wild Thyme Deli & Kitchen will be open, serving festive bakes and drinks too!
There is NO Entry Fee, and our large car park is available for all your friends and family!
If you fancy a mulled wine or two, don't forget the train station is just a 5-minute walk away! 🍷

Advanced Pot Throwing at China Blue

Beginners Saturday Pottery Course
Join us for a 3-week pottery course on Saturday mornings.
Class Schedule:
Saturday, January 13th, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Saturday, January 20th 9:30 - 10:30 am
Saturday, January 27th, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Return to Decorate:
After 3 weeks, come back on a day that suits you to decorate your pot!
In just four weeks, you'll master the craftsmanship and skills needed for independent pottery.
By the end of the course, you won't be just an amateur potter; you'll be creating your own masterpieces!
Ready to get your hands dirty with clay? Join us now and shape your future in pottery!
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Hand Building Clay Skills at China Blue

Hand Building Clay Skills
7 days a week

Ready for a fun and creative escape? Experience our pottery workshops available for just 15 per person, 7 days a week!
Book online and learn a new skill every week – from unique textures to impressive shapes, our classes have got you covered!
Discover the art of coil creations, pinch pots and slump moulding for shape mastery. Plus, learn how to score and slip to attach decorations and add that perfect final touch to your masterpiece.
One price includes everything: clay, firing, coming back to paint your item, and glazing!
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Bespoke Pottery & Wedding Plates at China Blue

Bespoke Pottery & Wedding Plates

China Blue boasts a team of incredibly talented artists who can craft bespoke pottery just for you. If you're unable to find the perfect house sign, vase, or pot, allow us to create it exclusively for you. Additionally, we specialise in crafting custom wedding plates for your special day. You can select the perfect image to be painted onto your plate; we will then glaze it and provide a ceramic pen for your guests to sign.
For a personalised quote, please reach out to us at 01803 860908 or email us at

Mindful Mondays at China Blue

Mindful Mondays
Every Monday
Attention all carers: Mondays are about to get a whole lot more colourful! Introducing "Mindful Mondays," where we're offering a reduced studio charge for pottery painting all day long.
This is an exclusive offer to care workers and their client. If you need to discuss any details before your visit, please call 01803 860908
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Bottomless Brunch at China Blue

Bottomless Brunch
Bottomless Brunch Lovers, your dreams have come true! Wild Thyme is now serving an incredible Bottomless Brunch experience, with a brand-new menu and all you can drink (responsibly) starting from £30.00 per person!
Choose from prosecco, mixers, or mock-tails, and savour the delicious flavours crafted by our talented chefs. No need to worry about transportation, as we're just a 5-minute walk from the train station, and there's even a bus stop right outside!
Available 7 days a week between 2:30pm and 5pm, our Bottomless Brunch is perfect for a midweek treat or a fun weekend gathering! 🎉
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Evening Pottery Workshops at China Blue

Evening Pottery Workshop
The last Wednesday of every month, from 5pm

With limited spaces available, this exclusive 3 hour workshop offers a hands-on experience in pot throwing and hand modelling with clay.
For just £60 per person, you'll create three unique items that you can cherish forever. But wait - there's more! You'll also have the opportunity to return to paint these masterpieces and add your own personal touch. Perfect for beginners or experienced pottery enthusiasts, save your spot today to explore your creativity and learn new skills!
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Late night painting at China Blue

Late Night Painting
The last Wednesday of every month, from 5pm

Our studio is staying open late until 8pm on the last Wednesday of every month! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity – book your evening spot online! Your inner artist is just waiting to come alive during these special late-night painting sessions.
Need a midweek pick-me-up? Our Wild Thyme Deli & Kitchen will be serving up delicious drinks and cakes to sweeten your experience..
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Monthly giveaways at China Blue

Monthly Giveaways on our Socials
At the end of every month

Get ready for a year of fantastic surprises! We're teaming up with Wild Thyme to bring you monthly giveaways throughout 2023, starting NOW!
Each month, you'll have the chance to win amazing prizes, perfect for treating yourself or someone special. Don't miss out on these epic offers and chances to snag lovely goodies! To enter, it's as easy as following our pages on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram! Stay tuned across all platforms so you never miss an opportunity to be a lucky winner. Hurry up and follow us now to join in the excitement - who knows what awesome prize could be yours next?
Let the good times roll in 2023...

10% off at China Blue for Blue light and NHS workers

Blue Light & NHS Workers

As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering blue light workers 10% off in the shop & a reduced studio charge when pottery painting. Just show your card or app at the till.

Preschool sessions at China Blue

Preschool Sessions: Monday 13th November Diwali Theme
Monday 4th December Christmas Theme
10am – 12pm

Got a curious little one at home? Let their imagination run wild at our Preschool Sessions! Perfect for children aged 18 months and up, these sessions offer a relaxed environment to explore different sensory activities alongside their parents. These sessions run once a month with a new theme every time!
No booking required, just drop in. At only £10 per child, for a morning of fun-filled learning! Stay tuned for full details coming very soon.

Home Education Classes at China Blue

Home Education Classes
For children who are home educated. Suitable for 8 years old and above.
A different pottery skill to be learnt each month for just £15 per person!
Second Thursday of every month, 11am-12pm.
One price includes everything: clay, firing, coming back to paint your item, and glazing!
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Afternoon Tea at China Blue

Afternoon Tea

Craving a little luxury in your life? Treat yourself and a loved one to our scrumptious Afternoon Tea for Two! Indulge in an array of homemade delights that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Choose two mouthwatering sandwiches from our menu (don't forget to let us know your picks when booking!) before savoring sweet treats served with berry jam & clotted cream. Of course, no afternoon tea would be complete without the perfect cuppa or coffee!
Want to add some sparkle to the occasion? Upgrade your experience with a refreshing glass of Prosecco for only £5 per person extra! Don’t miss this chance to create unforgettable memories with someone special!
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Digital Loyalty Programme

Digital Loyalty Programme

There is no need to fumble around for paper loyalty cards anymore, we now have a digital loyalty programme!
Your wallet (and the environment!) will thank you.
The Magic Stamp App is Free to download and easy to use!
Just search China Blue and add our card to your app. Then any time you pay for something, whether that is at the shop, Wild Thyme or the ceramic studio, we will stamp your app.
5 stamps = £5.00 off (in any department)
10 stamps = £10.00 off (in any department)
Any questions, please ask one of our team members when you are next visiting!

Hen Party Packages at China Blue

Hen Party Packages

Attention all brides-to-be and their fabulous hens! China Blue is offering the ultimate creative hen party experience that you won't want to miss.
Let’s get creative
Ceramic painting
Studio charges
Sparkling afternoon tea
£40 pp

Let’s get dirty package
Hand building with clay
Bride to be – throw a pot & hand build
Studio charges
Sparkling afternoon tea
£47.50 pp

Looking for something unique? We can create bespoke packages tailored to your needs. Simply email or call us on 01803860908 to discuss your dream hen party!
Don’t be shy - secure your spots today and create memories to last a lifetime!
Option to add a wedding plate for the special day, please enquire for prices.

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Venue Hire - Wild Thyme Space

Venue Hire - Wild Thyme Space

Looking for somewhere to have your hen do, birthday bash, special event or even Christmas party … we’ve got you covered!
Our cafe, Wild Thyme Deli & Kitchen are able to accommodate large parties and groups. With seats for nearly 100 people, room to dance, a stylish gin bar, the sunny patio area and a buffet menu tailored to you that offers plenty of meat and plant-based options, to cater for everyone’s needs. Last but not least, we’ve got your sweet treats covered too …. our in-house pastry chef can create the perfect cake for any occasion, her delicious and indulgent range of goodies can be seen on our Instagram. Our large free car park makes Wild Thyme the perfect location to celebrate with your friends, family or colleagues.
The cafe space is available outside of our usual opening hours. So if you’re looking to have the place to yourselves and party in the evening then we’ve got it covered.
Perhaps you are looking for a space to arrange a class or maybe a group yoga session … Our space is also available to hire without food and drink.
Starting from £35.00 per hour. Call 01803 860908 to discuss your event.

Venue Hire Upstairs Studio Space at China Blue

Venue Hire - Upstairs Studio Space

Looking for the perfect venue to host your art class or unleash your creativity at an event? Your search ends here! Our private upstairs studio space is now available for hire, ready to accommodate up to 44 aspiring artists.
Bring your own materials or let's discuss supplying them for you – we're happy to help make your artistic vision come to life.
Available both during and outside our regular opening hours. We are able to provide drink and food too if you require.
Give us a call to chat about how we can tailor our space to suit your needs!
Starting from £35.00 per hour.
Call 01803 860906 to discuss your event

Find us

We are situated on Station Road in the beautiful market town of Totnes we have FREE PARKING for patrons and we're just a short, level walk from Totnes station should you choose to come by train.

China Blue is on the main Totnes bus service on Coronation Road.

To get here by road from the Plymouth direction take the A385 (signposted Paignton) and from the Exeter direction take the A384 (signposted Totnes) from Buckfastleigh.

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