A Few Words About Us
In October 2012 we first started trading as a pottery painting studio with a difference (well several actually!) – offering speciality teas and barista made, freshly ground coffees as well as home-made and locally sourced cakes and treats.
We soon realised we needed a bigger space…
Our name and brand evolved too and we became ‘Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Café’, celebrating the ongoing permanent ‘tea party’, atmosphere and the fun, creative nature of our shops. Anyone can do it and everyone can have a go – but be warned it is addictive…
Our pottery painting cafe is in Tilehurst, Reading (opened April 2015). We also snuck in opening in a stand-alone independent coffee shop along the way too – Crema Coffee in the heart of Binfield village (December 2015).
We are a family run business with years of experience and an eclectic mix of baristas, art students, nursery nurses, (the world’s favourite) airline staff, fashion students, interior design students, Psychology OU student, graphic designers, website professionals, parents, (their slightly embarrassed kids) and a mum of young twins to name a few.
We aim to welcome you, possibly prepare a delicious snack and drink and then head you off in the right direction to enjoy some therapeutic ‘me’ time creating a masterpiece.
We are an open-minded lot and always happy to answer queries and suggestions, so please ask or message us. We have facebook pages for each site too – if that takes your fancy.
Fiona & Steve Sharman