Candle-making and painting ceramics, a popular past-time for kids & adults at Subiaco’s boutique ceramic studio

Whether it be for your little ones, a birthday party or an activity for the big kids, Subiaco’s The Painted Teapot ceramic painting studio is everything you need for a wholesome day out.

One of only a handful in Perth, and certainly the only of its kind in Subiaco, The Painted Teapot offers a sanctuary of ceramics, where you can hand pick your teapot, plates, pot and even wall tiles and do your thing. When you are finished, the ceramics are fired and your masterpiece becomes permanent, but won’t be ready for collection for a week or so. Be sure to factor in the wait time if you need your piece for a particular date!

The Painted Teapot attracts a wide range of customers, from kids to adults in groups and for date night and plenty of solo endeavours. It’s a new and creative experience and you get to go home with your own one-of-a-kind ceramic piece.

If you plan ahead, you could try out one of their candle workshops, where you can create your own scent, make it into a candle, and hand pour it into whatever ceramic vessel you choose. Teacups, teapots, egg cups… as long as it’s got a ceramic foundation, you can make it into your own personalised candle. Hosted in collaboration with Subiaco local Bespoke Blends, the candles are all made with pure essential oils, which can be blended to make unique scents such as mulled wine, latte or lime mojito.

Fitting right in to the European style of Subiaco, owner Tory told us she chose the area because it reminded her of her hometown of London, where she initially got the idea for The Painted Teapot,

“Subiaco reminded me of the high streets in England, like in London and Brighton.”

School holidays are of course booked well in advance so it’s best to book early, particularly for the weekend spots. For the adults, you might want to consider booking in for one of the adult evenings, where you can BYO food and drink (including booze) and make a night of it. It seems that when it’s just adults around, they tend to turn into kids again, Tory told us,

“People love to include hidden messages in their painting, like the classic finger on the bottom of the cup.”

The Painted Teapot
93 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Tues-Wed, 10am-4.30pm & Thurs-Sat, 10am-2pm
(08) 9381 4153


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