The Artists’ Workshop is a great way introduce your 6 to 12 year old to the projects and art media we offer at Your Creation Station. The workshop runs for 4 Fridays each month during the school year. Each weeks is a different project, one in clay, one painting project, a canvas painting and a tie-dye. For April, we’ll be getting ready for spring.
For years, it was easy to know when you could come to the studio…10 to 7 everyday but Monday, Noon to 5 Sunday. I don’t think our hours changed once since we opened in 2008. From the start, being available as much as possible and keeping a predictable and reliable schedule helped us stay open during a time when many other businesses weren’t able to. Between that and the the tremendous support from the community we’ve enjoyed through the years, here we are, ready to weather another storm. However, circumstances being what they are, it seems this time a temporary adjustment is in order.
For the time being, inside access to the studio is very limited. Please call ahead or contact us through our Facebook page if you need more paints or other supply so we can prepare if for you to pick up. We are making pottery, canvas and other projects available online for pickup and are looking forward to introducing some new projects for home. We look forward to continuing our Facebook Live Broadcasts of Story Time.
Order Online – 24/7
There’s a silver lining in the cloud. Although the present situation put a strain on our walk in traffic, it has allowed us to expand our capacity to order take out pottery from our Online Studio. We’ve been taking online workshop registrations for some time now but ordering Creations to Go kits through our website is brand new. We expect to expand the projects you can do at home in the coming weeks and continue our online service once things get back to normal.
When To Pick Up and Drop Off
We will be available to pick up orders placed online, drop off projects to be fired, pick up completed projects or for more paint as follows. We may also be available by chance, call and check or message us here to see.
Hours for Pick Up and Drop Off
Tuesday: 11 – 2
Wednesday: 11- 2
Thursday: 4 – 7
When Will Things Get Fired
We plan on keeping our normal, at least once a week, more if we need to, firing schedule. For the time being we expect to projects to be ready for pick up on Sundays. If you have a project to be fired please have it to us by Saturday.
Subject to Change
Given the way things have been going, looking even a few days ahead feels bold. Much like everyone else, this is new ground for us. If things come to pass such that circumstances warrant more changes, we’ll adjust again, update this page and let you know what’s up as best we can.
A quick guide to picking and using the pottery paints at Your Creation Station
We have a large selections of ceramic underglazes and glazes available to use when your painting pottery. These paints are only good for pottery and need to be fired. Please keep in mind, you may also use acrylic paints to paint pottery but acrylic paints are not fired. You can use one or the other, but not both.
If your ordering Creations to Go through our online studio, we’ll need to know ahead of time what colors you want and about how you think you’ll use them. For example, if your painting the little mermaid on the shell, you can let us pick some for you or ask for groups of colors (pastel, cool, same as Ariel, etc.). You can also be very specific, (291 for her fins, 222 for her skin, 502 for her eyes, etc) or any use any combination of these.
After you picked your colors, there will be a place to describe the paints you want during checkout. Once your order has been placed, we will put your selections into small cups and include them with your take out pottery.
Paints at the Studio
The best colors to pick are the ones you like. Some people like purple and blue turtles and some prefer a more realistic palette. Go with what makes you feel good. If unsure where to start, pick the one you’ll think you’ll use the most of or that your sure you want to use, and start with that. After you get started, the other colors will start to fall into place.
Using the Ceramic Underglazes
After you get your colors, take them back to where your sitting and squeeze some out on the glazed tiles right in the middle of the table. Take all you want but please use all you take. You’re welcome to come up for more. We can help you find colors, you can grab some yourself and we also give hints on where to find it and what to use.
if you’re at home, find a comfortable place to work, put down a piece of paper if you’d like and use the paints right from the cups or put onto a paper plate. Regular kitchen plates work well too. The paint washes right off, it may take an extra wipe or two for the dust but ceramic underglazes are easier to clean up than you expect. If you’re paints dry out, don’t worry, just add some water at a little at a time until they are the right consistency.
Story Time at Your Creation Station! Join us as we read aloud this class Dr. Suess book full of silly images and tongue twisty games! Afterwards, we’ll paint a ceramic fox. This workshop is a great way for parents or grandparents to spend some time painting and listing to stories with their preschoolers.
Story Time at Your Creation Station! Join us for a wild rumpus as we read Where the Wild Things Are. This timeless classic is a perfect book to accompany the ceramic monster we’ll paint. This workshop is a great way for parents or grandparents to spend some time painting and listing to stories with their preschoolers.
Browse the bisque in our studio from home! Pick your pieces, add them to your cart and checkout, all online. Don’t forget to choose the colors you want and include them in the notes section when you checkout. If you don’t want to mess with our website, give us a call, let us know what pieces and colors you want and pay over the phone. Either way we’ll pack everything up and send an email to let you know its ready for pick up. You can even get notified by text message! You Creations To Go kit will be waiting outside by the door when you get here.
Through the years, we’ve had a few people who prefer working on their pottery creation in their own space and, as with most requests, we do our best to accommodate. Turns out, painting pottery at home is pretty easy, cleaner than you would expect it to be and just as fun. Creations To Go was never something we formally offered or promoted because…we like having you come in to studio! However, given the recent turn of events, we want to make sure everyone who prefers creating in the comfort of their own home knows they are able to do so.
Paint Your Own Pottery @ Home
How It Works
If you’ve been to our studio before you’ll notice not much about Creations To Go is very different than painting pottery at our studio. The hardest part will still be picking out your project. After picking your project, you’ll pick the colors you want to use on your piece and we’ll help you to transfer them into small cups to take home.
After picking out your piece and colors, we’ll check you out, wrap up your order and then your off to complete your project, at your own pace, in your own place. Once you’re satisfied with your work, bring it back to the studio to be glazed and fired. When you drop off your pieces, we’ll let you know when to return to pick up the finished project.
What to Expect
Your Creations To Go kit will include your ceramic bisque and enough underglaze to complete your project but, you’ll need to use your own brushes.
Take Out Pottery
1. Choose your pieces and colors online 2. We’ll text and e-mail you when your order is ready 3. Pick up your pieces at Your Creation Station 4. Take them home to paint 5. Bring them back to get glazed and fired
Once you decide on colors for your project, we’ll help you dispense the colors into our To Go cups. Our staff has a pretty good idea of how much you’ll need to cover each part of the piece and can also help make sure you’ve got what you need.
Unfortunately, at this point in time, we can’t really lend out our brushes as we’ll still need them at the studio. We’re kind of guessing most people will have some brushes they can use at home but in a pinch, we’ll see what we can do.
Picking your project will still be the hardest part
Picking out what you want to do will probably always be the hardest part and generally takes the most time. Our bisque selection varies from time to time but we do try to keep the standard pieces in stock. A mostly up to date snapshot of what’s on our shelves is online. Pick your project and colors, call us to purchase your pieces over the phone. We’ll pack up your stuff and bring it out to you at the curb.
You’ll need to visit the studio between 1 to 3 times depending on how you want to complete your project
After picking the pieces you want to paint and your colors you want to use complete your order online. We’ll wrap the pieces and colors up for you and send you a message when its ready to pick up..
You’ll need to come to the studio at least once to pick up your project. After that, its up to you. If you prefer to not have to return, you can use acrylic paints on your bisque. Please let us know ahead of time so we can pack the right paints. If you want your project to be fired, you’ll need to bring it back to the studio when your done painting where we’ll dip and fire it and let you know when to pick it up.