Here you will find my origins, brief history and facts,
Of myself, Rachel, and my business, ArtyPax.
Supplying kits of paint your own pottery and other crafts,
Ranging from mighty superheroes to spotty giraffes.
I’ve always had a passion for anything arty,
Making toilet roll vehicles and sock zebras called “Marty”.
But alas my crafting was on a three year hold,
When in 2007, at university I enrolled.
After gaining a BSc (Hons) Wildlife Biology degree,
I developed a business idea into what you now see.
ArtyPax offers all you need to create something arty,
All in one box, ideal for any party.
Unlike many pottery cafes, I am solely online,
Allowing me to dedicate to you, more time.
ArtyPax is thus, an experience unique,
Offering you the flexibility you seek.
Any time, location, age and party,
Simply order, paint and enjoy getting arty.
So set your imagination to inventive,
As anyone can, get creative!
Rachel. J. Barratt (BSc Hons)
Owner of ArtyPax
More About Our Story
From hobby, via nature, to business & the future
Our owner and resident artist, Rachel, has always had a passion for anything crafty & creative. So much so that after graduating in Cambridge with a BSc (Hons) Wildlife Biology degree she decided to return to that passion & created ArtyPax.
After discovering that the paint your own ceramic kit market is saturated with items that are generic, imported and limited in variation, she set out to specialise in creating, sourcing and offering a more bespoke and broad range of themes.
Not only that but she also decided to use only the best quality products, one of which is Bisque ceramic. Using this type of ceramic also helps support the traditional independent British pottery trade, by selecting quality, hand cast ceramics from the heart of the potteries itself, Stoke-On-Trent, wherever possible.
Another product used especially for its high quality is our paint. They're made by the leading manufacturer of highest quality acrylic paints on the market. They’re water based, non-toxic, fully intermixable & true colour quality. Each kit comes with 8 different colours. Paint with all the colours of the rainbow!
To top it off, what really sets ArtyPax apart is the fact that all of our kits are kiln free. Paint and go! No kiln firing required. Simply paint your masterpiece, allow to dry & admire your handiwork instantly. Perfect for any & all levels of creativity.
The best of pottery cafes without the hassle of short session bookings, studio fees & large minimum group sizes. With us pick and mix any number of kits from 1 & up or any party size from 3 guests & up in our party kit range. We post directly to you & you paint where you like, for as long as you like.
We are always coming up with new and exciting ideas to incorporate the creative side of life, as well as adding new ranges and themes, and striving to offer as unique and individual a product as possible.
All of the kits sold by ArtyPax contain everything you need to create your own masterpiece. Whether to enjoy yourself, to give as a gift or as a surprise to celebrate a special occasion, our kits are sure to be a uniquely crafted addition.
We care a lot about our crafty planet here at ArtyPax. Therefore we are committed to leading the crafty & creative industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment, which is why our paint your own kits are currently 84%* (approx.) plastic free. Constantly working hard towards achieving our future vision of being 100% plastic free. We use reused outer packaging boxes where we can and 100% of all boxes we use are fully recyclable and reusable. What’s more we also use environmentally friendly Biofil packaging chips inside our boxes too. They’re 100% biodegradable, odourless, dust free, compostable and reusable. Even our promotional material & printed paper items come from FSC approved sources.
Getting creative whilst being green is both our goal and our dream!
(*calculated based on kit weight.)
Stay crafty and get creative!!!