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Father's day Pot Throw at China Blue

Father’s Day Pot Throw Offer
Sunday 16th June
This Father’s Day, try something new! Celebrate the day and enjoy a 30-minute pot-throwing session for two and get £10.00 off! This unique experience includes a return visit to paint your pot once the clay has dried, making it a memorable and creative activity for you and your loved one. All this for just £60 for two!
Make this Father's Day truly special!
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Father's day at China Blue

Father's Day
Sunday 16th June
Discover the perfect gift in-store or treat your dad to the perfect day out. We're open from 10 am to 4 pm. While studio bookings can be made online, no reservations are needed for our café, Wild Thyme Deli & Kitchen.

Party on the Patio at China Blue

Party on the Patio
Saturday 3rd August from 6pm
With the renovation of our conservatory and patio at the beginning of this year, we truly have a reason to celebrate!
We have booked an awesome local band, The Waves Collective, who will definitely get you on the dance floor!
For full detail and ticket purchase Click Here

Paint at Home Pack from China Blue

Paint at Home Pack
Whether you crave the freedom of unlimited creative time or seek a lively party activity, our Paint at Home Packs offer the perfect solution. Select any ceramic piece you fancy, pay a deposit on the paints, and take it home at your own pace. Once your masterpiece is complete, return your ceramic along with the unused paint to reclaim your deposit. We'll handle the glazing process and notify you when your finished item is ready for collection. Enjoy the flexibility of creating art on your terms!
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Building works complete at China Blue

Building Work is Complete
Our renovation work is now complete! We are so pleased with the results, so a big thank you to the team of builders who brought our ideas to life! Also, we extend our gratitude to our customers for bearing with us during the renovations. We are now back to our normal seating capacity, and the patio is open too!

Paint and Dine Nights at China Blue

Paint & Dine Night
Upcoming dates:
Friday 31st May
Friday 5th July
Friday 20th September
Thursday 21st November (Festive Theme!)
Our quarterly Paint & Dine Night is perfect for a get together for your group of friends or date night!
Choose and paint your selected piece of ceramic whilst enjoying a delicious grazing board at you table, as well as a selection of mini cakes!
Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase on the night too!
Please choose whether you'd like a Meat of Vegetarian Board when booking.

Money Saving June at China Blue

Money Saving June

1st until 30th June
On June 21st, we celebrate World Giraffe Day. This day was initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in 2014 to celebrate the world's tallest animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you live) of the year. So, this month’s offer is to paint a giraffe for only £15! This price includes all studio charges
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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

Bottomless Brunch at China Blue

Bottomless Brunch - Daily
Bottomless Brunch Lovers, your dreams have come true! Wild Thyme is now serving an incredible Bottomless Brunch experience with 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!
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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. 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

We're teaming up with Wild Thyme to bring you monthly giveaways throughout 2024, starting NOW!
Each month, you'll have the chance to win amazing prizes. 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. Who knows what awesome prize could be yours next?

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

Monthly Preschool Sessions
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

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. 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! £25.00 per person.
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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!
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.
We have two packages available - Let’s get creative and Let’s get dirty package.
Looking for something more unique? We can create bespoke packages tailored to your needs.
Simply email or call us on 01803860908 to discuss your dream hen party!
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

Wild Thyme Deli & Kitchen can accommodate large parties and groups. With seats for nearly 100 people, room to dance, a stylish bar, sunny patio and a buffet menu tailored to cater for everyone’s needs. 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 and without food and drink.
Starting from £35.00 per hour. Call 01803 860906 or email to discuss your event.

Venue Hire Upstairs Studio Space at China Blue

Venue Hire - Upstairs Studio Space

Our private upstairs studio space is now available for hire, with room to accommodate up to 44 people.
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 860908 or email 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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