walk-ins disallowed temporarily
due to social-distancing -- reservations required
In order to comply with Governor Sununu's Stay at Home 2.0 Retail Business Reopening Guidelines, we are taking table reservations to maintain no more than 50% capacity and also comply with social-distancing requirements.
The studio's layout does not allow for 6-foot distancing if people are browsing the shelves while others are seated for painting their pottery. Therefore, we will require painters to order their pottery online when making their table reservation (up to 4 painters per table), and ideally we will help them select their glaze colors prior to the appointment as well -- this will allow everything to be ready for painters at the beginning of their 2-hour table reservation time period.
Seating times will be staggered by 45 minutes so that social-distancing at entry and exit is easier to ensure. Masks are required, as well as hand sanitizing at the entry to the studio.
PLEASE NOTE: Pottery-To-Go Kits will still be offered (and are encouraged!), at least until "normal" studio operations can be begun again. Curb-side pickups and dropoffs are still scheduled for Fridays 2pm-4pm and Saturdays 11am-1pm.
HOw IT (normally) WORKS
It's so easy, and doesn't even require artistic know-how (though artists DO enjoy this activity too!)
You come in, check out what's on our shelves, and pick your favorite piece of bisque to paint -- we have lots of choices, and many samples already painted and fired, to help get your creative juices flowing!
Next, we will give you some brief instructions, and you choose a table where you will let your own personal creativity prevail. Or, we can point you to some instruction cards if you want a guide to a specific technique.
After you paint your piece, we fire it in our kiln, and seven days later, you can pick up your masterpiece! And great news -- your fired piece will be food-safe, so you can use it for years to come.
How much will your masterpiece cost? Great question! Each piece of bisque is labeled with a price that covers your paint, glazing if necessary, and firing -- there are no extra studio fees. The bisque pieces range in price from $5 to $100, but the average piece is between $15 and $35.
PLEASE NOTE: Last reserved seating is 2 hours before closing. The studio may close early
if there are no painters in the studio.
Please call to make sure we are still here, if you plan to pick up your fired items late in the day.