Welcome to All Fired Up Studio, where you are the artist!
We are a walk-in contemporary paint your own pottery studio where no appointment or reservation is needed. However, if you are going to be a party of 10 or more we would love to know in advance, so that we may staff accordingly.
- Over 100 pieces of bisque to choose from
- New pieces arrive monthly
- Large selection for children and toddlers
- Over 100 glaze colors to choose from
- Many specialty glazes are available
- Paint with meticulously maintained brushes and glazes
- 2-5 day turn around (subject to change)
- Knowledgeable and friendly staff
So here is how it works:
1. You select your bisque from over 100 pieces to choose from. You decide what you want on your piece and how to paint it. We have lots resource books, many painted samples, stamps, stencils, tracing paper, transfer paper, contact paper, etc., and an endless supply of materials and supplies for your use at no extra cost.
2. You can select from over 100 colors and specialty glazes, at no additional charge, and we never limit your use of colors, so the sky is the limit when you are creating! We take pride in maintaining and grooming our brushes and glazes, so that you are painting with like-new brushes every time you paint. We DON’T charge per hour so you are welcome to stay as long as it takes you to complete your piece.
3. When you have finished your masterpiece, you will leave it with us so we can clear glaze it and kiln fire it for you.
4. In about 3 or 5 days you can come and pick up your beautiful, shiny, vibrant, sealed, fired, food and beverage safe piece of functional pottery- perfect for use at home or office, or to give as a gift. Nothing says love like a gift made by you!
If you won’t have time to pick your masterpiece up we will be happy to safely ship it for you at no additional charge. Simply pay the standard USPS rates.
Pottery prices start at $6, with most in the $11 – $35 range. There is an $8 studio fee to cover all materials and supplies, firing and glazing, ($6 for children 12 and under.)
Our studio fee covers what happens to your piece after you leave: First we clear glaze each piece by hand and set it down to dry. (This is what will give your piece the vibrant, shiny finish.) When the clear glaze is dry, we place each glazed piece on its own stilt and set it carefully on a shelf in the kiln. We then continue loading the kiln by building up additional shelving onto posts to accommodate the various sized pieces.
The kiln fires overnight then takes approximately 8 hours to cool down and complete the process. When complete we unload each piece, examine it for any “stilt bites” or sharp edges, sand and/or Dremmel each piece as necessary, wipe it down, polish it up, so that it is then ready for you to take home and enjoy. We do everything we can to ensure you take home a quality product.
(Please note, occasionally imperfections may occur during the firing process, which is characteristic of hand- made pottery. This is completely out of our control and only adds to the uniqueness of your piece.)
To provide you with a welcoming, relaxing, comfortable environment and a non-intimidating studio where you are not charged for time spent or supplies used, so that you can unleash your imagination and creativity without restrictions. If you desire the assistance of our knowledgeable and friendly staff we are here for you, if you prefer to paint unassisted we welcome you to do so, and are always nearby if needed.