WELCOME TO OUR OPEN STUDIO TIME!
Paint-Your-Own Pottery is a “Drop in” Studio where no reservations are needed. It is creative and social fun for everyone … perfect for creative time alone, fun for families, friends and groups.
From the fun to functional we have a great pottery selection to choose from and there is something for all ages.
At Happy Potter you are painting with pottery glazes. Finished projects will be food safe and our glazes are all non toxic.
No previous experience required, our cheerful staff will show you how!
If you have a group of friends interested in painting, please feel free to contact us and we’ll open the studio for you during the week or week night!
Present regular drop-in paint-your-own-pottery hours are as follows:
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Please note our hours vary depending on the season and are adjusted from time to time for special events and holidays.
Give us a call or email for any inquiries: (902)569-2120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Most pieces range from $15 – $35 (for example, Mugs run from $25 – $35, figurines $15-$25.) The price of your piece includes everything but the tax – your pottery, paints, glazing, and the firing.
HOW DO I PAINT ON POTTERY?
STEP 1 - PICK A PIECE OF POTTERY
There’s so much to choose from at Happy Potter! We carry all sorts of pottery designs, and new shapes arrive regularly. Whether you’re looking for a mug, dinner plate, a vase, a fairy, or a shark, we’ve got all sizes and shapes of pottery to paint. When you’ve picked out your piece, one of our staff will explain how the paints work and you can get started on your masterpiece!
STEP 2 - CHOOSE YOUR COLORS
We have over 50 non-toxic, bright colors to choose from, and our large tile colour samples show you what each color will look like with 1, or 3 coats, once it’s fired in the kiln. All our colors are compatible with each other, so you can mix and match. Try our “Bumpy Doodle” paints for a puffy accent, or outlining bottles for creating a fine line.
STEP 3 - SIT DOWN TO PAINT
You’re welcome to use as much paint as you like, and stay as long as you wish – it’s all included in the price of your pottery piece. It’s best to plan at least 1-1.5 hours for your painting experience. Enjoy our bright relaxing space as you listen to happy music and create with others. Brushes and pottery water bowls are on the tables, and if it’s a nice day feel free to sit outside and enjoy the afternoon sun in Stratford while you paint!
STEP 4 - FIRE EM' UP
When you’re finished, we’ll give you a timeframe for pickup. We’ll then dip your masterpiece in a clear glaze, and fire it in our kiln, and have it ready for you to enjoy! Our firing schedule varies from day to day, and it generally takes 1 week before your piece is ready for pickup. When your pottery comes out of the kiln, it will be completely food safe.
Not enough time? You don’t have to finish your piece in one sitting. You can leave your piece with us & come back to finish anytime during our regular studio hours.