• Painted teapot and cup

Art + Food = Fun

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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