How It Works

  1. Select a piece of unfinished, pre-made POTTERY. Piece prices range from $5 to $75. 
  2. Choose your under glaze paint colors (all are water soluble, washable and non-toxic), and any stamps, stencils, and IDEA books you’d like.  
    Hourly Studio Fee = $4/hour age 12 & under, $6/hour age 13 & over.  All ages (yes, even babies) are welcome to paint at Claytopia!

 

Feel free to ask our friendly staff any questions to make your painting more simple!  We have many years of experience and love to see what you create!

We’ll glaze and fire your piece to be ready to pick up in a week.  No need to call, just come on in for pick-up after one week!

All fired pieces are food-safe, and microwave and dishwasher safe (although we recommend hand washing and handling your piece like a work of art).  Pieces aren’t meant to be used in the oven or with boiling water.
– No experience needed, just paint and have FUN!
– Walk-ins are welcome for pottery painting.  If you want to assure we have room when you want it or for a pre-scheduled party, please make an on-line reservation.  Allow at least one hour to paint before closing time.
– Don’t want to wait a week? We also have ACRYLIC PAINT to use to allow you to take your finished piece(s) with you when you’re done painting! *Acrylic painted pieces will not hold water and are not food-safe.

Acrylic Paints ready to take home same day!

FAQ

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 an over glaze to half your piece. When that is dry, we apply over 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 over glaze makes your piece food-safe.

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.

Can I put my piece on hold?

Yes!  We can hold your piece for a short time till you’re able to come back to finish painting.  We’d also be happy to provide a box or bag for you to take your piece(s) home and you can bring them back with you the next time you paint.  Due to limited storage space, we routinely go through pieces that are “on hold” and let you know if it will need to be picked up.

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.  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.

Do you allow after hour parties?

There are times that we are able to offer parties after hours.  Please call or 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!  Please follow this link 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 direct all inquires to our e-mail.

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.  We also offer tile fundraisers, just ask for more info.

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?

While we order most of our bisque pieces in for you to paint, we do have some times that you’re able to form clay shapes on your own.  Follow this link for current clay info