How it Works

Color Café is delighted to invite you to our pretty pastel studio located in Hyde Park Johannesburg!
We are very easy to find and there is plenty of parking right outside.

Choose your Item

Choose a raw ceramic item to paint. We have a great selection to get you started. 

Decide on a Design

We have a huge selection of stencils and books to get you started with your design ideas

Create Something Special

We love seeing what our clients create, every piece is unique and wonderful. 

  • Join us for some quality family time, a gathering of friends or some valuable "me" time

  • We have a large range of items to choose from, whether you are after something useful or a decorative piece

  • We will set up your brushes, palette and water bowl for you

  • Our friendly staff will assist you with whatever you may need

  • We do sell & serve cold drinks (appletiser, juice, coke and BOS ice tea) as well as hot drinks (milo, cappuccino, tea and hot chocolate). We have a few snacks/treats on sale as well, but you are more than welcome to bring in a little bite.

We set up and clean up.
All the hassle is taken off your shoulders, so you can sit back, relax and be creative!

Collect your Masterpiece

Once your ceramic item is completed please take a picture before leaving it with us to glaze and fire in the kiln. Your items will usually be ready for collection after about 6 weeks - however during prolonged periods of load shedding this can be delayed.

Please call and check they are ready before coming to collect. The pictue you took of the finished article will help us to trace it if necessary.

Please don't forget to collect your masterpieces!

We will hold on to your completed, glazed and shiny items for a period of 3 months. Any items not collected by them will be removed and donated to charity, where they are gratefully received.

We like to choose different charities and share the love around. The looks on the children's faces are priceless.

Tip: Take a photo of your piece before leaving it with us to be fired. This way we know when it came in and what it looks like - really helps us to find it again when ready for collection.


All ceramic items are priced all inclusive of :

  • The raw bisque
  • Your time with us - please note on the weekends we may need to limit your visit to a max of 2 & 1/2 hours which is more than enough time to complete a ceramic masterpiece
  • Paint (over 60 colours)
  • Use of materials - stencils, stickers, sponges, scratching tools
  • Firing and glazing - done on the premises

The average price is between R210 and R250 per piece for all the different styles of mugs, cups and saucers, side plates up to dinner plates, all 3 sizes of flower pots, medium bowls and platters, sugar pots and milk jugs.

Smaller items such as little dishes, spoon rests, small bowls, tea bag holders and egg cups would range between R100 and R170.

Items popular with children, like unicorns, teddy bears, money boxes, tortoises, elephants, bunnies, cats, dogs and trinket boxes are all priced between R210 and R250.

* prices correct as at August 2022 but subject to change without notice. The prevailing price will be charged at the store.