Time to Get Creative with The Bridge!


CREATE is a studio and café based in the Borehamgate Precinct in Sudbury. It is a vibrant and energetic space where our service users and local community members can explore their creativity.

For some adults with learning difficulties, having a designated creative space can provide a sense of independence and freedom to express themselves.

It is particularly important for non-verbal people who find it challenging to communicate in traditional ways. Being creative encourages the development of new skills and boosts confidence levels. Our students also work at CREATE, serving snacks and drinks from the café, stocking shelves and assisting the volunteers who run the studio.

Paint Your Own Pottery

Our studio is equipped with various art tools, paints, paintbrushes and pottery items to use throughout your session. The process is quick and easy to start, but you are in no rush once the painting begins! Unleash your inner artist by following four simple steps:

Choose a piece of pottery

Create your design

Select your glazes, sponges or stencils

Begin painting!

If you’ve used ceramic paint, leave your creation with us, and we will have it fired and ready for collection within 7 – 10 days. We provide a selection of food and drink options to purchase during your painting session with us. Most of the sweet treats have been carefully baked by our service users.


Prices for ‘Paint Your Own’ Pottery include all glazes and firing and start from £5 and range up to £12.

Bespoke Artwork 

We allow local artists to showcase their work and sell bespoke, unique items to users of CREATE, with a small margin of profit going to The Bridge. We welcome artists, makers, and craftspeople of all kinds to display their work in our shop. We are keen to provide artists a platform to raise their profile and connect with the public. 

CREATE at The Bridge

Please get in touch with a member of our team if you would like to organise a party, gathering, corporate or social event at CREATE. We are adaptable and can manipulate the space to work best for you and your guests. We encourage communication to ensure we can meet your expectations so please contact us today!

We can also come to you at your school, work place, nursing home, scout group or any other setting. contact us.