Menorahs, Draydels and More

Your Creation Station has a pretty good collection of Judaica bisque available to paint throughout the year but we’ve just stocked up in time for Chanukah.  Included this year are some new pieces and returning items from year’s past.  Stop in and paint a menorah or any other piece of pottery no later than December 1, 2018 and we’ll have it ready for you by December 2, 2018.  Remember, the earlier the better.

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Artists’ Workshops Make Great Gifts

Artists Workshops

Give an Artist an Artists’ Workshop This Christmas

If there’s a school age child who likes to make stuff your buying a gift for, here’s a great idea.  Your Creation Station offers an after-school Artists’ Workshop for kids age 6 to 12 (give or take).  With a new series of four classes starting every month, its easy to fit it into a busy schedule.

First Fridays For Fun

The workshop runs for four Fridays, starting on the first Friday of every month from January to May.  We’ll start the first week with a clay project each child will make and paint themselves.  From there, we’ll do examples of different media we offer in the store, generally including a tie-dye, canvas painting or fused glass and a bisque painting project.

Register to Save Your Spot

Sign up for one of the Artists’ Workshops we have scheduled for Winter and Spring of 2019 online or at our studio.

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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 22, 2018 for Thanksgiving!  We will be open our normal hours (10-7 Tue-Sat & 12 to 5 Sun) on Friday the 23th.  Make sure you’re on our e-mail list to get our annual Thanksgiving Weekend coupon!

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Christmas Ornaments Workshop 2018

Christmas Ornament Workshop

Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments

OrnamentsAWe’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.

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 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.

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Holiday Deadlines 2018

Holiday Gift Deadlines

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 2018 holiday season:

  • We will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 for Thanksgiving.
  • The last day to paint a piece of pottery and have it ready by Chanukah is Saturday, December 2, 2018.  You will have to pick it up on Sunday the 3rd – Noon to 5 PM if you want it by the first night.
  • The last day to paint a piece of pottery and have it ready by Christmas is Saturday, December 22, 2018You will have to pick it up on Sunday the 23rd – Noon to 5 PM.
  • The last day to pick up anything in time for Christmas is Sunday, December 23, 2018 – Noon to 5 PM.  If you need to pick up a gift for Christmas, please do so by Sunday, 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 Monday, December 24, 2018 for Christmas Eve (and because we’re always closed on Mondays anyway) and Tuesday, December 25, 2018 for Christmas Day.  
  • Although we are usually open on New Year’s Eve, it falls on a Monday this year and we’re always closed on Mondays.  So this year, Your Creation Station is closed on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2018 .
  • We will be open on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2018, however, we will be open Noon to 7 PM, instead of our normal hours.
  • 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 and into December.  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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Donna’s Christmas Tree Party

Ceramic Christmas Trees

Join Donna to paint ceramic Christmas trees!  Your Creation Station is traveling to Donna’s house with everything you’ll need to to paint a traditional ceramic Christmas tree.  All tree’s must be pre-ordered, the party date will be set when all orders are received.  The day of the party, you’ll paint your tree with the ceramic underglazes we provide.  After your finished, we’ll bring the trees back to our studio, glaze, fire and wire them so you’ll be able to plug it in and celebrate when you get it home.

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Custom Tie Dye Shirt

Want to make your own custom tie dye shirt but can’t make it to our studio?  No problem!  Order your shirt online and we’ll make it for you and ship it out, free, when its finished.  Choose up to three colors, a design and leave the rest to us. We’ll tie and dye the shirt for you. Our tie dye shirt are made with 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, Gildan tee shirt and professional grade Procion dyes so your shirts will stay bright for a long time. Your shirt will arrive rinsed but not washed, you’ll need to run it through a wash cycle once, with nothing else, once before wearing it.

How Long Till My Custom Tie Dye Shirt Arrives?

Each custom tie dye shirt we make is made individually to order, we tie the shirt by hand, mix the dyes ourselves and apply the color.  Once the shirt has been dyed, it needs some time for the colors to stain the fabric.  The dye needs at least an hour to really set itself into the cotton but we let it sit at least overnight before rinsing it out.  While its not a very long or involved process to make a custom tie dye shirt, it takes a little time to go through the whole process, dry it out, pack it up and send it off.  Expect to have your custom tie dye shirt in about 5 to 10 days, we shoot for no more than a week.  We’re closed on Mondays and process custom tie dye shirt orders during our regular business hours.

 

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Picking Your Project Is The Hardest Part

 


Cute BisqueWith So Many Creations to Choose From
The Hardest Part Is
Picking Out What You Want to Do!

Your Creation Station offers paint your own potterycanvas paintingfused glasstie-dyesbirthday parties and much more.  Stop in any day (but Monday), choose your project, settle in and go.  Appointments are not required and you can walk in any time we’re open.  Our All-Inclusive Pricing means no extra charges use whatever you want to use and take as long as you want to finish, no surprises at the end.

Before and After FiringReady With A Helping Hand

Not the most creative or artistic person?  No Problem!  Our friendly and helpful staff is on hand assist with the steps, tools and materials needed to complete your creation.  The staff is ready and willing to demonstrate a technique so you can achieve your vision of the final creation.  We won’t do the project for you but we won’t leave you hanging either, we’re more about handing out fishing poles than fish.

Special Rates for Organized Groups

Your Creation Station offers discounted group rates for scout troops, registered day cares, church groups and other non-profit organizations.  We’ll host workshopscanvas painting, classes at your site or ours.  We also schedule any number of special projects and events through out the year.

Team Building PotteryEasy to Follow

Its easy to know what’s going on by staying in touch through our email listFacebook page, Twitter or RSS feed.  We maintain a very active Pinterest board and have recently started a YouTube Channel to help inspire ideas!  Make sure to follow us on Facebook for live demonstrations.

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Closed on Mother’s Day 2018

Closed On Mother's Day

Closed Mother's DayYour Creation Station is closed on Sunday, May 12, 2017.  Your last chance to paint a gift in time for Mother’s Day is Friday, May 10.  Pieces will be ready to pick up on Saturday, May 11, no earlier than 2 PM.

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Make Your Own Pottery

Make Your Own Pottery

Make Your Own Pottery at Your Creation Station!

Making WindchimesCome in any day but Monday and 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

Make 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 day but Monday from 10 AM to 7 PM (Sundays Noon to 5 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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Upcoming Events

  • Closed Mondays - New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2018

    Closed on Mondays

  • Artists Workshop - January

    January 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    4 Fridays - 4 Projects - 1 Price Sign Up

  • Townsend Early Childhood Center PTO Fundraiser

    January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Fundraiser benefiting the Townsend Early Childhood Center PTO Cost: $40 per 16" x 20" Canvas

    Sign Up

  • Artists Workshop - February

    February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    4 Fridays - 4 Projects - 1 Price Sign Up

  • Artists Workshop - March

    March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    4 Fridays - 4 Projects - 1 Price Sign Up