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Elena (Leonie) Clarke

Owner / Director of Pottery Painting World

Welcome to my page, thank you for looking.

My name is Leonie, I am orginally from Bulgaria and I came to England in 2004, after meeting my husband and soul mate on a skiing holiday.  We are proud parents of two fantastic boys and live in Essex.

I am a creative and dynamic individual who has a good eye for fashion, styles and colours. During my childhood, both my Sister Dara, now business partner, very much enjoyed creative activities and we would often make our own clothes, draw, paint and always had a project on the go, where we made or created something. It was during these moments my creative spark began to develop. After finishing School I completed a hairdressing course with a true passion for making people feel their best and enjoyed connecting with people from all walks of life. I realised quickly I had a natural ability to connect with others, picking up other’s energies and working with them.

For me, my biggest spiritual awakening happened shortly after the birth of my second son, when I suffered terrbily with post natal depression. When I recall the dark moments and dark thoughts, it is only now I understand that the Universe never gives you more than you can handle, infant it is during the most challenging times in your life when you grow the most.

Everything happens for a reason! That reason causes change, sometimes it hurts, sometimes it’s hard, but in the end it’s all for the best! Today I am so proud of myself and how far I’ve come.  I very much take pride in being me and for once I am very happy with who I am.  I have learnt to love unconditionally and live from the heart, connect with the wonderful world of spirit, be myself, love myself, be grateful for all that I have.

I would like to show my immense gratitude to my mentor Nicola Farmer, without her I would not have unlocked my true spritual potential.

I hope during my life to be able to make a positive difference to the World and to others!



Personal Statement


We are an independent family run business, that provides both fixed and pop up workshops and partys that are open for the enjoyment of ALL AGES, to come along and paint a ceramic item of their choice. We started the business back in April 2018 and what a great start we had! We rent a stall at The Mercury Mall Romford during school holidays and for special events. We have done many school fairs (very popular) and private parties. We have exhibited at The National Country Show Live, Chelmsford Christmas Fair, Brentwood Frost Fair and many more.

We stock a great choice of items to paint and TAKE HOME ON THE DAY! The paint we use drys in minutes and is waterproof so you can wipe and wash the pottery or you can leave them in the garden and they will stay perfectly fine! The paint we use doesn’t require a kiln.

We have an artist on board that will offer help and show customers techniques to make their own unique masterpieces! We are the only Pottery Painting in Essex that can even help with painting finer details such as eyes, lashes, facial features, shading or small text.

Painting can play the role of therapy for children and adults who might be feeling different emotions. In addition to communication, painting can help you feel better about things that you may have bottled up inside.  Painting can impact emotions positively and can help make others feel better about things that they may have bottled up inside. Perhaps the greatest benefits are the fact that pottery painting provides you and your loved ones a great platform to bond and spend valuable time together!

Some Health Benefits of painting:
*Painting is a playful relief of stress FOR ALL AGES!
*Improves memory and concentration!
*Gives you a positive mindset!
* Non-verbal communication skills!
*Nurtures emotional growth!
*Builds problem-solving and motor skills!

Try pottery painting and let your INNER CHILD have fun, painting is a playful relief of stress FOR ALL AGES!

Art is therapy and colour is the place where the BRAIN and the UNIVERSE MEET.  Painting has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.  You can give your soul a voice through the paint brush! Listen to your own soul and listen HARD! There is a voice that doesn’t use words, but silence is not empty, it is full of answers if you listen. When you are aligned with your soul you are connected to the WHOLE!!!

CLEAR YOUR MIND AND RELAX YOUR BODY – simply give your INNER CHILD a permisson to play and have fun!



Services / Qualifications


Open to ALL AGES, we host at various events, schools, workshops, for both children and adults.  Host parties….Can you remember the last party you had, the last time you had fun? Why don’t you try something different and make your next party one that all your friends and family will remember. Adults like to have fun too, so book today and let your INNER CHILD HAVE FUN!

Our pottery workshops are open to anybody who wants to either learn basic skills or build on their previous experience.


*Gifts  *Keepsakes   *Animals  *Money boxes  *Minecraft  *Disney characters  *Wall clocks  *Christmas decoration *Home decor pieces *And much much more
*Mothers Day  *Birthdays  *Weddings  *Anniversaries  *Celebrating a new baby
*Teachers gifts  *Father’s Day  *Valentines Day   *Christmas  *Fairs * Special Events
*Family days out  *Mums night out  *Just for fun

You don’t have to be an artist! Our friendly staff will offer help and show you techniques to make your own masterpiece!

We can help with painting finer details such as eyes, lashes, facial features and small text.


We stock a huge range of personalised hand painted ceramics.  A perfect thoughtful gift for all occassions! Personalise any item with  names, dates, quotes, get well messages, birthday wishes or something unique.  A small sentiment can often mean the most to someone and this is the perfect way to let them know how special and important they are to you.

If all of this is hitting the right note with you, give us a call or email us if you want more information.


Essex, London and surrounding areas
Phone Number
07891 622 832
Email Address

Look at yourself as a colour.  

You may not be everybody’s favourite but one day you will meet someone who needs you to complete the picture.