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Address: 38 Buxton Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-545 8041
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Pottering About is an art experience cafe that is your place to create here...

Pottering About is an art experience cafe that is your place to create here in Nelson, New Zealand. We offer a wide range of creative activities such as Paint Your Own Pottery, Mosaic Making, Decoupage, T-Shirt Painting and School Holiday Workshops. If you are travelling on your holidays, we offer activities that you can take away the same day or we can arrange safe courier for your items – starting at only $5!

Our cafe stocks a wide range of delicious savoury snacks, delightful cakes, and fair-trade, organic, carbon neutral Celcius coffee to lubricate your imagination.

Everyone can create! If you’re stuck for inspiration we have a wide range of art books and other inspirational sources to get you started painting your own masterpiece. Or if you would prefer you can Commission us to create your work of art.

We have over 100 ceramic pieces and 50 different types of glazes so you can create whatever you imagination desires. Your unique pieces make excellent gifts and treasured mementos. There is something for everyone at Pottering About.

We offer a warm environment where everyone is welcome, we look forward to seeing you for a bit of creativity and cake!

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Excellent and friendly!

Loved our visit there. Great friendly staff! Had fun with my son decorating and getting our hands (and feet) dirty! Thank you!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2015
Helen K
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Loved our visit there. Great friendly staff! Had fun with my son decorating and getting our hands (and feet) dirty! Thank you!

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Thank Helen K
Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Real, thick, american-style shakes and malts! Really kid friendly, all ages. Great nibbles. Paint your own pottery. Fab kids party idea. Board game days. Wifi. Friendly owners. We come almost every week when we come to Nelson. Right on the Farmers car park.

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Thank CherylandJacques
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

My sister and I recently stopped in at Pottering About. We were on our way to another cafe but saw the amazing play space on our way past and changed our destination. The kids had a blast and we got to enjoy a coffee. You may think little kids and a pottery place don't mix but you'd be wrong!

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Thank mal242
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

This fantastic, unique, paint your own pottery shop / cafe / play area / arts and crafts shop in Buxton square Nelson NZ has everything for all the family. Whether you are tiny or a pensioner there is something for you to do and enjoy. The play area for little ones is great whilst you have a snack or take... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I love Pottering About! It is a great place for all the family to create their own hand painted pottery piece, mosaic, tie dyed T shirt etc. The lovely staff lead by owners Rachel and Steve will guide you through the creative process, whilst also offering scrummy sandwiches, snacks, coffees and home made cakes. It is a really family friendly... More 

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Feilding
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Just a fun concept, you can buy a piece of pottery and then paint it, my grandaughter really enjoyed this experience.

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Thank KayTimIndigo
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Found this lovely cafe off the Main Street of Nelson. We enjoyed lunch here - gf toasted sandwich, beef salad roll and 2 kids platters plus a pot of earl grey and a flat white. Kids played happily in allocated area with toys. Very friendly service.

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Thank AussieTravelllers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

First off I must say the cafe was a visual delight great play area happy friendly staff. And awesome platters for little ones.also a great selection of pottery for you to choose to decorate. On the day I visited my two year old fell asleep in the pushchair before arriving I ordered him and I food and sat down sadly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is a fantastic paint your own pottery / cafe. It is such a relaxing place to chill out for a snack drink or a delicious real American ice cream milkshake. The kids kage is super for the little children to play safely with a truck or a princess castle tent. I love spending relaxing times here, in rain or... More 

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Thank pixalix
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

I didn't take much notice of this place until we visited with our new mums coffee group to get our babies feet/hands printed on some pottery. It was great fun and we loved it the cafe. Staff are so friendly and the place very well set up for babies and toddlers that we have brought friends and family ever since.... More 

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