Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments
We’re a little behind on getting dates for our ornament workshops this year but the tradition continues! Join us on a workshop date and create your own Christmas Ornaments from clay. The ornaments make great gifts for teachers, family and friends, not to mention stocking stuffers and keepsakes your cherish 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.
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.
Plan 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 on Workshop Make Days Only, all other days a pound of clay is $30.
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. Since we had a late start this year, we’re going to do Make Days on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgivings. 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:
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (No School)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (No School)
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
If you can’t make one of these days, don’t let that stop you. Your welcome to stop in any day but Monday (we’re closed on Mondays) and make use of our Walk-In Clay Corner to make ornaments or anything else you like.
Scout Troops, Non-Profits and Day Cares
Are you the leader of a Scout Troop, non-profit organization or Day Care? Give us a call and we can schedule a day for your group to come in, siblings and friends are always welcome! Paint your own ornaments (that you don’t have to make yourself) are also available.