Open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm. No need to book for small parties, just turn up!


Come and visit our paint-your-own pottery studio, enjoy a cappuccino and piece of our famous carrot cake, let the kids run riot in our soft play, then decorate a piece of ceramic for granny and grandad. Established in 2005 as part of the ceramic experience franchise network the business is now independent and trading as The Ceramic Cafe. Located close to Dunfermline town centre, we have excellent free parking at the door and easy access to our bright and airy studio.
We have a vast choice of bisque (unpainted pottery!) to paint - from mugs and teapots to fairies and dragons. Just choose what you want to decorate and let your imagination run wild.
Don’t worry if you think you are not artistic. Our friendly staff are on hand to help you get started, with tips and advice on using stamps and glaze pens to create something of which you or your kids will be proud.

  • Painting is FUN!

    You have a choice of paints – glazes or acrylics. If you choose glazes, the piece is left with us to be fired in our kiln overnight and collected the following day. Glazed items are dishwasher proof and food safe. If you paint with acrylics, which are suitable for decorative pieces, we add the finishing touch of a sealer and some glitter and you take it with you on the day of your visit.
    Painting is fun but can be messy, especially for little ones! No worries, we provide aprons for the kids and our tables are easily wiped.

  • Kick back and chill

    Customers don’t have to paint! Why not relax in our cafe with a lovely tea or coffee, some of our superb home baking (the carrot cake is second to none) and let the wee ones use up some energy in our soft play. It’s free! We have a range of snacks for children and sandwiches or toasties for lunch.

  • Celebration Signature Plates

    Create a unique and lasting memory.
    If you have a special occasion coming up – a wedding, landmark birthday, anniversary - a popular idea is to take one of our unglazed plates to the party and get all the guests to sign it in pencil. Bring it back to our studio and we’ll trace over the signatures with glaze paint pens, do some artwork in the middle and write your message to the happy couple, birthday boy or girl.
    We are happy to take on one-off commissions. Talk to us about your requirements.

  • Clay Impressions

    An unusual and lasting memory of your children when very small (or not so small!)
    Your child’s hand or foot (or both), are pressed into soft clay which we then cut to your desired shape and size. It takes a few days for the clay to dry out then we paint it to your specified colours and write your child’s name and age on. Your imprint will be ready for collection two weeks after the impression is taken. We can make hanging holes in them or alternatively, we sell adhesive invisible hanging hooks.
    No need to make an appointment, just pop into the studio.

  • Gift Vouchers

    We sell gift vouchers on hand painted coaster tiles in varying denominations.
    We also have clay impression vouchers which make a lovely gift for a newborn.
    This voucher covers the cost of a double impression with a hand and foot on. Pop in to the studio to purchase one.

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Children's Birthday Parties

We have a standard party package, which includes either a small animal or a tile to paint, and party food (sandwiches, crisps, sausages, fruit and assorted cakes, with squash to drink). Of course you may choose a more expensive item for the children to paint, in which case the extra cost would be added on.

Your pieces can be left to be fired in our kiln and collected a day or so later, or alternatively, can be painted in quick drying acrylic paints and taken away on the same day.
This is our recommended method as the children will have something to take home from the party and eliminates the need for you to provide party bags!
Our ball pool allows party guests to burn up some energy before everyone settles down for some serious painting!
Our parties last for 90 minutes and we can accommodate up to 12 children. At the weekends we take bookings at 11am-12.30pm and 2-3.30pm but during the week they can be held at any time to suit you between our opening hours of 10am-5pm'.

Download our printable Party Invite here.

Organised Group Bookings

We are also very happy to open in the evenings for groups, whether cubs and brownies, hen parties or a corporate event. Please call us to discuss what you would like and for a quotation.

The Ceramic Cafe can come to you!

Ideal for nurseries and playgroups, especially in the run up to Mother’s or Father’s Day and Christmas, one of our staff will bring a selection of appropriate items (mugs, tiles, Christmas tree decorations) to your meeting place and assist with some free form avant garde painting or placing hand prints on the ceramic! Just call us to discuss suitable dates and times.

How to find us:

Unit 17b, Elgin Ind Estate, Dunfermline, KY12 7SN

Once you have reached the industrial estate, drive on through the estate.
We are towards the back of the estate on the left- look out for our bright green sign board on the left hand grass verge and turn in there!