Happy 15th Birthday Paint it Yourself Pottery!

Happy 15th Birthday Paint it Yourself Pottery!


We had such a wonderful morning celebrating 15 years and creating some of our own designs, and when I say creating, I handed my two-year-old paint brushed and some of my favorite flecked paints and let him go wild. I’m calling it ‘painterly’ it most definitely is too!


As my friend and I sat there with our little ones drinking coffee and making the occasional creative decision the conversation turned to us going and painting there as youngsters and how fondly we remembered it. In fact the milk jugs my sister and I had painted still adorn mums dresser with pride of place. And now the plate my son has created will have pride of place in mine.


It really is wonderful to have a place in Cheltenham that the family can create little heirlooms that will be added to over the generations.


We have a lot of love for PYP, here’s to the next 15!

Arabella's Story


Arabella’s story began with a theme from mother Steph; an image of a baby with baloons she’d seen, this lead to disgussions of colour schemes and the rest evolved from there... 


"I booked Kate from Little Cheltenham to come to our home to take some photographs of my daughter to celebrate her first birthday. Kate was very professional and brought all her own lighting equipment and props for the shoot.


It was such a fun experience and my daughter and I felt so relaxed throughout. As Kate is a mum herself she knew exactly how to get the best out of my little girl and also knew when it was time to take a break!

The final images are so natural and capture our daughter perfectly. Kate even gave me advice after the shoot on what photographs sets worked well together and helped us to

decide where best to hang the photographs around our home.

We were so thrilled with the results that we created a multi aperture frame out of our favourite prints to give to the grandparents as a Christmas present! 

 I would highly recommend Little Cheltenham to anyone thinking of a beautiful and unique way to capture those special moments."

Little Cheltenham Note: 'Steph and her Arabella' (b&w featured above) Is the 2017 Cotswold Regional Awards Winner!