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Pottery places- where you glaze it yourself

Anyone ever been to one of the pottery places where the pieces are already made and you paint/glaze/decorate yourself and then they fire it?

One opened up by my house and I suggested to a friend that we go. The morning of our first visit I thought "why on earth did I ever suggest this?" I don't have a creative or artistic bone in my body. I have no creative "vision". I thought it was going to be so boring.

Anyway, we went and had a blast and have been back several times since. That first day, when at lunch after, my friend confessed to me that she hadn't been looking forward to going at all, but that she loved it. I find it very peaceful to just sit and work on it. I have a lot of stress in my life (as do most people) and it really relaxes me.

We're going again this weekend- there are 5 of us going. 3 have never been before.

I've been cranking out vegetable serving bowls (among other things), in all sorts of fun colors and then mostly sponging them white on top of whatever color I've painted them. I plan to give them for Christmas gifts (yes, gasp....working on Christmas gifts in July- there's that dreaded Christmas in July again).


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Re: Pottery places- where you glaze it yourself

I went to one of these many, many, MANY years ago and really enjoyed it. One of my finished projects was a pair of "Praying Hands" on a square base done in a white pearlescent finish. I gave it to my mother, and when she passed away in 1985, I got it back and still have it. It's lovely, and it reminds me of her because she was lovely in so many ways.{#emotions_dlg.wub}

I also made a frog with a big wide-open mouth and a butterfly sitting on its head - to hold trinkets, rings, etc. for a friend who loved frogs!{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

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Re: Pottery places- where you glaze it yourself

Yes I have but they closed in my area.

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On 7/24/2014 AprilFlowers said:

Yes I have but they closed in my area.

That's why I'm trying to "make hay while the sun shines". Business appears to be good and they expanded to add this location, but you never know.

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Yes, especially when the kids were really little. We made so many cute things.

It's called Pik a Pot & Paint. It was a real house at one time and the owner converted it into a little art studio. It's adorable.

The owner's brother is Dennis Franz who played Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue.

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Yes- I'm actually going tonight. I've only done it once, and it was expensive, but fun. I'll probably do a wine glass, bowl, or mug.

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The prices at the place I go to are pretty reasonable. They have $6 items or so, more suited for children. The bowl I usually do is $20. I've made another for $18. That includes as much paint as you need and the firing.


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Yes, and I LOVE going to them. But the one I used to go to closed, and I haven't found another one.

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Re: Pottery places- where you glaze it yourself

yes

years ago at the shore,

I made a 'pishke" for Mahjong, if you play you know what it is.

Kids made stuff