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“Creative painting fun for all ages, good food and atmosphere.”
Review of Potter About

Potter About
Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Burntisland
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Owner description: A paint your own pottery studio with large cafe. A bright friendly environment, perfect for everyone to relax, enjoy themselves and create something wonderful. We have live music on a Sunday afternoon - you can paint, listen to music and eat cake!There's also a kids play corner, so kids can play while parents have a look at the newspaper or meet with friends. It's a very relaxed atmosphere.
Govandi, Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Creative painting fun for all ages, good food and atmosphere.”
Reviewed 27 August 2011

Friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere. In-house kiln makes for quicker turnaround time than some paint-pottery places.

If you have never painted pre-made pottery, you may wonder, what is the point of painting something already made? At least that is what I thought, expecting a pottery studio where we could make the pottery and disappointed to find out that you simply bought and painted it. But think of the pottery as a canvas and the painting as your artwork. With so many colors and brushes you are really free to try anything. There is no separate charge for studio time so you can relax and enjoy. Staff is warm and friendly. Now I am really hooked on this art form, it is such a simple way to make beautiful personalized gifts, I already have more projects in mind.

Of course if you have done paint-your-own pottery before you need no introduction. This one is a lovely place to do it with the cafe and children's play area in the adjoining spaces. It was very busy the day we were there - maybe due to rain but then its a rainy party of the world.

You could easily spend a few hours there, though if you are short on time even half-an-hour is enough to paint a small plate or mug. If the design is ultra simple and planned in advance, you can even paint it in 15 minutes. If you are in town on vacation though, allow a few days for the place to fire it and give it back to you before you leave.

Visited August 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing and good place for coffee or dinner”
Reviewed 23 May 2011

We happen to spend a weekend in Burntisland and ended up going to Potter About three times. Beside that the drinks and food are tasty and great value, I think it is the staff that make the big difference at this place. Relaxed, helpful, informative, a bit of banter in between.

Meals really do have the "home made" taste, the portions are more than decent, and for dinner they do BYOB. Coffee is great too. What more can you ask for?

Visited May 2011
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Scotland
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“Great place for kids”
Reviewed 20 September 2010

We went here before when they had quite a small place, but they've now moved along a the road to a much bigger shop. They still have pottery painting, but also a big play area, probably most suited to pre-schoolers (which mine are!) which is fab. Lots of toys, a play kitchen which my daughter loved, books etc. We had brunch there which was good and although now its much bigger it still had a small friendly atmosphere.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great coffee and hot choc... !”
Reviewed 2 December 2009

Great cafe in Burntisland, husband loved the coffee and me and friends thought the hot choc was delicious. Definitely recommend the paninis, too. HUGE piece of cake was great, very generous portion. The kids that were painting were having a great time. I'll go back again when I've got more time, so I can paint a bowl or something - lots and lots of things to choose from. I'll definitely be back.

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Scotland
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“Lovely way to spend an hour or two!”
Reviewed 19 September 2009

Pottery About has a large selection of pottery you can paint yourself, you either choice paints that you can use and then can take the pottery away that day, or you can leave your pieces behind and they will glaze them for you to pick up a couple fo days later. There are lots of smaller fun ormiments for children to do as well as larger things like tea pots, plates or vases for adults. We went with a mixed age group and everyone found something they liked. The pottery made good presents for the children to give grandparents and it was a lovely reminder of our day out. They also do lovely food so we stayed there for lunch and enjoyed some yummy treats. All in all a wonderful couple of hours with some great pottery to show for it!

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