Make Your Own Pottery

Make Your Own Pottery

New at Your Creation Station!

Make Your Own Pottery on Open Studio Wednesdays

Making WindchimesWe have a new offering this year at Your Creation Station – Make Your Own Pottery.  Starting in January we’re holding an Open Studio, all day every Wednesday.  You’ll be able to walk in and make your own piece of pottery, from scratch, out of a piece of clay.  Bend, mold and shape the clay any way you like or follow one of our project patterns to complete your creation.  We’ll dry the clay, fire it and have it ready for you to paint on your next visit.  Our experienced and friendly staff will be on hand to assist and guide throughout your creative experience.

How It Works

Owl CupMake and Paint

Making your own pottery at Your Creation Station will work much like other projects at our studio, picking what you want to make will probably be the hardest part.  When you get here, we’ll have any number of tried and tested projects, and finished examples, you can choose to make.  Projects are priced individually and include templates for cutting the correct shapes, molds for forming the clay, all the firing, paints and glazes as well as any hardware needed to successfully complete the project.  While working on your project, you’ll have access to all the tools, textures and equipment on hand to add your own finishing touches.  Sorry, but we do not have a potter’s wheel available at this time.  Plan on two trips to complete your project, one to make it and one to paint it, and another trip to pick up to completed project.  Projects will be ready to paint by the following Wednesday.

Bird WhistleOpen Studio

Have your own idea in mind?  No problem, we offer an Open Studio option as well.  For Open Studio projects, we charge by pound and include access to the to all the tools, textures and equipment in the studio to complete your project.  Unfortunately, we do not have a potter’s wheel available to use.  However, we do have plenty of project ideas on hand and our staff will be on hand to assist and guide you.  Projects need to be completed and ready to dry on the day you start it.

When, How Much and What to Wear

Come in any Wednesday from 10 AM to 7 PM ready to get your hands dirty.  Dress comfortably but come in something you don’t mind getting clay on.  The clay won’t ruin your cloths and it comes out in the wash but don’t wear your Sunday’s best either.

Pricing

Pricing is all inclusive – one price, two trips to complete.  There are no sitting fees or extra charges for firing and glazes.  For Make and Paint projects, each project includes any additional hardware and the cost depends on the project you choose.  Projects start at $15.  For Open Studio projects clay costs $30 per pound.

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Holiday Deadlines 2017

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Project Ready to UnloadIts easy to lose track of time especially during the holidays.  Here’s a few important dates to remember as you make plans for creating holiday gifts at Your Creation Station.  Remember, your best bet is to give yourself as much time as possible to complete and pick up anything you make and plan on giving as a gift this Christmas.

Important Dates

Here are important dates to remember for the 2017 holiday season:

  • We will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for Thanksgiving.
  • The last day to paint a piece of pottery and have it ready by Christmas is Friday, December 22, 2017.  You will have to pick it up on Saturday the 23rd.
  • The last day to pick up anything in time for Christmas is Saturday, December 23, 2017.  If you need to pick up a gift for Christmas, please do so by Saturday, the 23!  That will be your last chance to do so before the holiday.  All items will be finished by this day or earlier.
  • Your Creation Station is closed on Sunday, December 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve and Monday, December 25, 2017 for Christmas Day (and because we’re always closed on Mondays anyway).  
  • Your Creation Station is open on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Decemember 31, 2017 on our normal hours (noon to 5 PM).
  • This year we will be closed on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.  Although we are usually open on New Year’s Days, it falls on a Monday this year and we’re always closed on Mondays.
  • Expect us to start playing Christmas Carols in December.  However, there may be a few over the turkey day weekend.
  • Christmas Ornament Workshops are scheduled throughout November.  Remember, its easy to make a lot of ornaments quickly but they take longer to paint.  Please make sure they are finished by December 22.  We still have ornaments left from last year so if you haven’t painted them, this is your last chance.
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Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments From Clay

Christmas Ornament Workshop

Make Your Own Clay Ornaments

OrnamentsAA holiday tradition for many of the families who come to our studio. Ornaments you create yourself make great gifts for teachers and friends, stocking stuffers and keepsakes for years to come.

What to Expect

For the clay ornament workshops, your get a pound of clay to roll out flat and cut your own ornaments from. We have a bin full of cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and even more bins full of stuff you can press into the soft clay to add interesting surface decorations. Feel free to bring your own cookie cutters or textures to use.

CookieCutters
We roll out the clay as many times as you like but after three or four rolls, the clay become unworkable.  One pound of clay makes anywhere from 6 to 30 ornaments depending on how big you make them.  Most people get about 10 to 12.

When you finish making your ornaments, we’ll let them dry in our studio and then bisque fire them. The whole process takes about a week. After the ornaments are fired once, you can return at any time you like to paint them. Once finished, we’ll glaze and fire them again.

Christmas OrnamentsPlan to make three non-concurrent trips to Your Creation Station for this project. One trip to make the ornaments, one trip to paint the ornaments and once to pick up the finished pieces. One pound of clay still costs $25, everything else is included.

The Dates – Make Days

We have devoted the following days (all the stuff is out and ready to go, all day long) to making ornaments. Plan on arriving anytime after we open at 10 AM (noon on Sundays) but before we close at 7 PM (or 5 PM on Sundays), we’re planning on staying late so don’t worry about it:

Friday, November 3, 2017  (No School)
Friday, November 10, 2017  (No School)
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tuesday, November 22, 2017 (No School)

If you can’t make one of these days, don’t let that stop you. Depending on what’s happening on any particular day and given the space required to spread out and work, we can’t promise we’ll be able to fit you in on a walk-in basis but you can be sure we’ll give it a try. Are you the leader of a Scout Troop? Give us a call and we can schedule a day for your troop to come in, siblings and friends are always welcome!

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Closed on Thanksgiving

Closed on Thanksgiving
Closed on Thanksgiving

Photo taken at sunrise in Carousel Park, Pike Creek, DE.

Your Creation Station is closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for Thanksgiving!  We will be open our normal hours (10-7 Tue-Sat & 12 to 5 Sun) on Friday the 24th.  Make sure you’re on our e-mail list to get our annual Thanksgiving Weekend coupon!

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Closed on the 4th of July

Closed on July 4th

Closed on July 4thYour Creation Station will be closed on the 4th of July.  We will be open our normal hours starting July 5th.

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No Workshops Currently Scheduled

At this time, there are no classes or workshops scheduled at Your Creation Station.  However, you’re more than welcome to stop in the studio during our normal business hours and work on any project you’d like, no appointments are required.

In general, we don’t schedule an classes during the summer months but new workshops or fundraisers may be scheduled at any time.  Our Artists’s Workshop runs in September and October, takes a break in November and December, starts again in January.  The last Artists’ Workshop of the school year is in May.

 

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Closed on Mother’s Day 2017

Closed On Mother's Day

Closed Mother's DayYour Creation Station is closed on Sunday, May 14, 2017.  Your last chance to paint a gift in time for Mother’s Day is Friday, May 12.  Pieces will be ready to pick up on Saturday, May 13, no earlier than 2 PM.

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Holiday Deadlines 2016

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Project Ready to UnloadWith the holidays fast approaching, we bet your Christmas schedule is filling quickly as ours.  Here’s a few important dates to remember as you make plans for creating holiday gifts at Your Creation Station.  Remember, your best bet is to give yourself as much time as possible to complete and pick up anything you make and plan on giving as a gift this Christmas.

Important Dates

Here are important dates to remember for the 2016 holiday season:

  • The last day to paint a piece of pottery and have it ready by Christmas is Thursday, December 22, 2016.  You will have to pick it up on Friday the 23rd.
  • The last day to pick up anything in time for Christmas is Friday, December 23, 2016.  If you need to pick up a gift for Christmas, please do so by Friday, the 23!  That will be your last chance to do so before the holiday.  All items will be finished by this day or earlier.
  • Your Creation Station is closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016 for Christmas Eve and Sunday, December 25, 2016! for Christmas Day.
  • Your Creation Station is open on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Decemember 31, 2016 on our normal hours (10 AM to 7 PM) and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017 from Noon to 7 PM.
  • Expect us to start playing Christmas Carols in December.  However, there may be a few over the turkey day weekend.
  • Christmas Ornament Workshops are scheduled throughout November.  Remember, its easy to make a lot of ornaments quickly but they take longer to paint.  Make sure they are finished by December 22.
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Closed on Thanksgiving

Closed on Thanksgiving
Closed on Thanksgiving

Photo taken at sunrise in Carousel Park, Pike Creek, DE.

Your Creation Station is closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 for Thanksgiving!  We will be open our normal hours (10-7 Tue-Sat & 12 to 5 Sun) on Friday the 25th.  Make sure you’re on our e-mail list to get our annual Thanksgiving Weekend coupon!

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Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments From Clay

Christmas Ornament Workshop

Blink your eyes a couple times, that’s how fast the holidays seem to sneak up.  Christmas will be before you know it and if you would like to make your own presents and decorations, the sooner you start the better.  This year Your Creation Station is offering our annual Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments workshops in two varieties, clay and glass!

Make Your Own Clay Ornaments

OrnamentsAA holiday tradition for many of the families who come to our studio. Ornaments you create yourself make great gifts for teachers and friends, stocking stuffers and keepsakes for years to come.

What to Expect

For the clay ornament workshops, your get a pound of clay to roll out flat and cut your own ornaments from. We have a bin full of cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and even more bins full of stuff you can press into the soft clay to add interesting surface decorations. Feel free to bring your own cookie cutters or textures to use.

CookieCutters
We roll out the clay as many times as you like but after three or four rolls, the clay become unworkable.  One pound of clay makes anywhere from 6 to 30 ornaments depending on how big you make them.  Most people get about 10 to 12.

When you finish making your ornaments, we’ll let them dry in our studio and then bisque fire them. The whole process takes about a week. After the ornaments are fired once, you can return at any time you like to paint them. Once finished, we’ll glaze and fire them again.

Christmas OrnamentsPlan to make three non-concurrent trips to Your Creation Station for this project. One trip to make the ornaments, one trip to paint the ornaments and once to pick up the finished pieces. One pound of clay still costs $25, everything else is included.

The Dates – Make Days

We have devoted the following days (all the stuff is out and ready to go, all day long) to making ornaments. Plan on arriving anytime after we open at 10 AM (noon on Sundays) but before we close at 7 PM (or 5 PM on Sundays), we’re planning on staying late so don’t worry about it:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Saturday November 12, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016 (No School)
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (No School)

If you can’t make one of these days, let us know. Depending on what’s happening on any particular day and given the space required to spread out and work, we can’t promise we’ll be able to fit you in on a walk-in basis but you can be sure we’ll give it a try. Are you the leader of a Scout Troop? Give us a call and we can schedule a day for your troop to come in, siblings and friends are always welcome!

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Upcoming Events

  • Artists Workshop - May

    May 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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