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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Your Creation Station Appears on WHYY’s “First”

As Seen On WHYY

We’re on TV!  Late this summer, we were visited by the director of WHYY’s news magazine “First”, who filmed our studio for the arts and culture segment of the program.  We just got word As Seen On WHYYtoday that the segment is finished and will air this Friday, October 21 at 5:30 PM and 11:00 PM.  The program will be rebroadcast through the weekend and will also be available on-line at whyy.org/first and newsworks.org/delaware.

The program “First” airs each Friday and explores issues ranging from the economy and education to the arts and culture that make up the First State.  Some of the segments of the show include news makers in the “First Person” segment and headlines of the week in “State of Play.”  We expect Your Creation Station to appear in the “First Experience” segment.

If you were at the studio the day the interview was filmed be sure to tune in, you could be on TV too!

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Closed for Brief Span Today

Important Announcement

Due to special circumstances, Your Creation Station will briefly close this afternoon (Thursday, September 1, 2016) only from approximately 1:30  to 3 PM.  We will be open for the rest of our normal hours today, Thursday, September 1, 2016 and resume our normal schedule tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you.

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Closed Mother’s Day

Closed Mother's Day

Closed Mother's DayYour Creation Station is closed on Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Your last chance to paint a gift in time for Mother’s Day is Friday, May 6.  Pieces will be ready to pick up on Saturday, May 7, no earlier than 2 PM.

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Customer Creations!

Customer Creations

One of the most exciting times in our studio is when the kiln is opened and unloaded.  Here’s a peak at some of the most interesting pieces we’ve posted on our Instagram page.  Follow us to see the latest pieces as we post them!


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   Always popular at Your Creation Station. #newitems  #newitems #spring #chicks #bird #bunny  #newitems #mug  #newitems #hoarse  #newitems
 Yo, ho, ho    #newitems #sunflower  He looks hungry! #shark #newitems  #easterbunnies #newitems  #newitems
 Don't forget to put your symbol on the bottom. #newitems    #easterbunnies #newitems  #newitems #bird  #newitems  #newitems
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Fundraiser for Bear-Glasgow YMCA’s Annual Campaign

YMCA Fundraiser

Join Your Creation Station on Saturday evening April 23, 2016 for an evening of canvas painting supporting the Bear-Glasgow YMCA’s Annual Campaign and its Open Door Program.  Through the Annual Campaign, the Bear-Glasgow Y is able to offer programs that nurture life lessons in kids, foster health and well-being among people of all ages in our community.

For this event, we will be painting the Whimsical Tree canvas, one of our most popular designs.  This design is a great way to learn about blending colors for stunning backgrounds and offers many opportunities for individual expression and additions.  Our instructor artists will be on hand to guide you through each step of the painting from layout to finishing touches.

Expect to spend an unhurried 2 to 3 hours completing the painting.  Come dressed to paint, we will be using acrylic paints and they don’t come out of clothes as easily as our ceramic underglazes.

Shannon Clark - State Farm Insurance

Providing Insurance and Financial Services

This event is being sponsored by Shannon Clark, Owner/Agent at the State Farm (302-525-6408) office located at 750 Barksdale Road, Ste 5, in Newark.  Shannon will provide light refreshments and soft drinks for the evening but feel free to bring anything you would like to eat or drink.

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Fundraiser for Old State Elementary PTO

Old State PTO Fundraiser

Join Your Creation Station for a canvas painting fundraiser benefiting the Old State

Spring Into Pink

Spring Into Pink
16″ x 20″

Elementary School PTO on April 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  Spring is in the air and we’ll be painting the Spring Into Pink design on a 16″ x 20″ canvas.  Pink, purple, violet or red…mix up your favorite spring time color for your tree.  Funds raised during the event will go to support all PTO activities, including the Leader In Me process and end of the school year activities.

We’ll begin painting at 6:30 and you can expect to spend an unhurried 2 to 3 hours completing the painting.  Our instructor artists will be on hand to guide you through each step of the painting from layout to finishing touches.  Come dressed to paint, we will be using acrylic paints and they don’t come out of clothes as easily as our ceramic underglazes.

The event sponsors will be will be serving wine, light refreshments, soft drinks.  All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

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Closed Easter Sunday

Closed Easter Sunday

Closed Easter SundayYour Creation Station is closed on Sunday, March 27, 2016 for Easter!  We will be open our normal hours beginning Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

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Fundraiser Benefitting the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware

You Hold The KeyJoin Your Creation Station and the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware on March 11, 2016 for an evening of paint, fun and friends.  We will paint the “You Hold The Key” design on a 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas.  This will be the first time we are painting this design and we’re sure its bound to become a popular one!

Your Creation Station and the DSA have a long history of collaboration dating back to the first Days of Summer Camp in 2012 and continues to this day.  Walk through the door of our studio when this group comes to create and the atmosphere of love, happiness and enthusiasm is infectious and overwhelming!  The design chosen for this fundraiser, You Hold The Key, embodies the attitude and outlook of each and every person we’ve come to know through this dedicated organization and its membership.

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When, Where and How

The fundraiser starts at 6:30 PM at Your Creation Station on Friday, March 11, 2016.  Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event but seating is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged!  We expect this event will sell out.  The fundraiser costs $40 per canvas with a significant portion of the proceeds going directly to the DSA.  All materials are included and you’ll leave with your finished masterpiece that evening.  You can register online, via our website, using our secure registration process, through our Facebook page or by calling our studio during business hours.

What To Expect

Expect a good time.  The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware will provide light snacks and soft refreshments but painters are welcome to bring other beverages of their own choosing.  Dress comfortably but don’t wear your Sunday best, we are painting with acrylics and they don’t come out of cloths the way our ceramic paints do.  Plan on spending an unhurried 2 to 3 hours painting under the tutelage of one of  our finest instructors.  Remember, our focus is helping you succeed and no prior artistic training is required.  You’re more creative than you think, we know it even if you don’t.

What Your Supporting

Here’s some pictures from past DSA events supported through contributions and fundraisers.  All images are courteous of the DSA of Delaware.

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