How It Works

924 View to Studio Left Claytopia Erie PA

Choose your pottery

*Huge pottery selection ranging from $5 to $99.  Average cost per person is $20. Simplified Pricing – All pottery prices include paint time and kiln firing.

Choose your paint colors

Tons of color choices including speckle and specialty colors. All glaze is non-toxic, food safe after firing and washable.

Time to paint!

No experience needed, all ages welcome! Average paint time is 1 to 1.5 hours. Uncompleted projects can be wrapped for a return visit to complete for no extra fee, just ask.

Questions, ideas needed? Our friendly staff is happy to help.

We’ll glaze and fire your piece(s) to be ready to pick up in a week. No calls are made, come on in.

Smiling Happy Boy Holding Painted Pottery Plates

It’s always the perfect time to plan for fun times and memory making on your own or with family and friends. Whether you’re looking to paint for or with the kiddos or thinking to add some new details to decorate your home, Claytopia is a relaxing and calm place to paint!

As a paint and sip studio, snacks and drinks welcome.

As seasons change and holidays shuffle, know that you’ll see the newest, trendiest bisque shapes available front and center in the studio for you.

Platters, Bowls, trendy mugs & plates, figurines for adults and kids and household items are always a hit and always in stock for you! We love to see new pieces too so always feel free to pop in to see what’s new to you!

“Our latest visit to Claytopia was fantastic. We visited the first weekend in December, made a reservation and had a very nice relaxed and safe time.”

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Have fun creating a circular or square simple-to-hang mosaic shape with colorful decorative pieces.  Our popular bisque letters are also a fun choice to mosaic.  Grout is provided to complete at home. Always available on a walk in basis.

Mosaics are available on a walk-in basis everyday,  no reservations needed!  Mosaics are $19/Circle or Square base.  $25/Bisque Letter or Mirror Base.


Why does it take so long to pick up my piece(s)?

After you’re finished painting your piece, we allow it to dry completely before we apply clear glaze to half your piece. When that is dry, we apply clear glaze to the other half.  When this is dry, it waits its turn to go into the kiln to make your piece bright, shiny and food-safe.  It will be in the kiln for approximately 24 hours. Then, we need to sand and match up your piece(es) to have them ready for you to pick-up.

Are pieces food-safe?

Yes, our paints (glaze) are non-toxic and the clear glaze we add to your piece makes your piece food-safe.

Can we put our finished pieces in the dishwasher?

No, due to the nature of the clay body used (earthenware), we ask that you do not use a dishwasher with your pottery pieces. We suggest hand washing to treat your piece like the work of art that it is. Your pottery can chip and absorb small amounts of water when in a dishwasher which could shorten the strength of your piece.

Your piece is NOT safe for use in the oven (since it’s not stoneware) and we advise no microwave use either as you piece is likely to get VERY hot and is more likely to break.

Do we get a call when pieces are ready?

Nope, your piece(s) will be ready in a week after they are painted, just come in to pick them up.

Do You Offer Shipping?

From out of town or aren’t able to return to pick up your piece as quickly as you want? We DO offer shipping in one box size for your finished piece. Please ask in studio to check out the pricing & size that we’re happy to ship when paid ahead. Shipping is through USPS, is quick and includes insurance up to $100. *Must fit in box with room for adequate packing material, ask to see if it will fit at checkout.

Can I put my piece on hold?

Unfortunately, we don’t have room to hold your piece but uncompleted projects can be wrapped for a return visit to complete.

Can I order pieces you don’t have in stock?

Yes, we’re happy to search for a piece for you and you’re welcome to place a special-order.  Special orders take at least 2 weeks and must be pre-paid.

Do we need reservations?

Reservations are never necessary for regular pottery painting but are always welcome and suggested for days school is out and during the holidays. 

We ask that you allow yourself at least an hour before closing time to allow yourself enough time to paint.  Classes and special events, however, often require reservations to assure we have saved enough pieces/spots. Parties during the weekends also need to be scheduled ahead and can be booked on our Party page.

Do you allow after hour parties?

There are times that we are able to offer parties after hours.  Please email to inquire.

Will you do lettering for me or add something to my piece?

Your finished masterpiece is your own.  If you’re looking for a custom piece or need extra detail to be added to your piece, we’re happy to do that but it will be considered a special-order and an extra fee and extra time will apply.

Do you offer birthday parties?

Yes!   Some of our most popular events are Claytopia Parties for kids and adults!  Visit our party page for more info.

Do you give donations or offer fundraisers?

Yes, we’re often happy and able to provide small donations for community and non-profit events.  Please stop in or call the studio to inquire.

We’re also happy to offer pre-scheduled fundraisers.  Give a call or stop in to schedule your weekday fundraiser and we’ll give you back 20% of your days’ proceeds. 

💲20% off Fundraiser info.

  • Weekdays only M-TH    Event day must be pre-scheduled.
  • “Host” can’t  tell customers in or right outside of the studio, “host” is responsible for telling friends/family etc. and/or spreading the word on-line before the event. 
  • “Attendees” can come in any time that day and tell us at check-out they’re with the fundraising group, they don’t have to paint together.
  • The group will be mailed a check 1-2 weeks after their event day, 20% back from what they spend before tax.
  • Gift Certificate purchases will count on their date, but they need to specify that it’s for the fundraiser.

Do you have a party room?

Yes!  You’re welcome to utilize the party room for no additional charge (comfortably seats 24) as long as it is not booked already.

Can we make clay pieces at Claytopia?

We currently do not have any clay forming classes on the calendar and we don’t have pottery wheels. We suggest trying Allen Stoneware or ClaySpace to work with clay.

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