We’ve picked a bunch of great books and pieces for Story Time in October at Your Creation Station. Each Thursday morning at 10:30 AM, we’ll read a story and then paint a piece of pottery to match the characters in the book.
Its easy to attend a Story Time at Your Creation Station. All you need to do is sign up online and then show up. During sign up, you’ll select the number of spaces you’d like and if there are any options for choosing what piece to paint, you can select your choice then.
If you’re not sure if you can make it and don’t want to sign up before hand…no problem…walk ins are always welcome. Pieces and spaces are sometimes limited and available on a first come first serve basis, so if you want to be sure you have a spot, we encourage you to sign up ahead of time.
Thursday Morning Story Time
Click the Add to Cart button to sign up for Story Time on any Thursday morning. The story starts at 10:30 AM.
It may seem early for a Saturday but after the story, you’ll have the whole rest of the day. Find our how the tooth fairy manages to evade all the toothless children trying to catch her. Story starts at 9:00 AM.
A few weeks ago we added the ability for our customers to pre-order a popular Christmas piece (the Vintage Truck with Tree Light Up) and the response was great. Since one good turn deserves another, we’re making the offer again PLUS we’re increasing the number of items available. For this Pre-Order event, we’re offering pieces that light up!
How It Works
Choose the pieces you want, add them to the cart and complete the check out process. During checkout, you’ll be able to specify if you want to paint the pieces at home or in the studio. If you want to paint at home, please specify what colors you want in the note section during checkout. After the pre-order period is over, we’ll order the pieces and send you a message when they come in.
What to Expect
Once you complete checkout, you’ll receive a confirmation of your pre-order by e-mail. Your credit card will be charged upfront for the piece you ordered. When the pieces arrive from our supplier, we will send you another e-mail and/or text message that its ready to pick-up. Please be sure you want the piece when you order it. All Sales Are Final – No Refunds. If for some reason (supplier is out of stock, pieces arrive broken, etc) and we can not get the item we will offer a refund.
Pottery Painting Kits Delivered Right To Your Door!
Our long time supplier recently put together a selection of pottery painting kits available to ship straight from their warehouse, right to your door allowing us to offer you more choices for painting pottery at home. Each kit contains a themed selection of three or four pieces of pottery, nine – two ounce bottles of paint, a set of five brushes and set of instructions. There are six options available, four with pottery paint that get fired and two with acrylic paints. Some of the items are pieces you’ve seen on our shelves before and some are new.
Pottery Painting Kits – Glazed
Each of the kits include nine – two ounce bottles of pottery paint (aka ceramic underglaze), a set of five brushes, three or four pieces of pottery and a set of instructions. The colors included in the kits are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Tan, Black. Everthing in these kits need to be glazed and fired after you’re finished finished. You can drop them off during our scheduled Pickup and Drop Off times.
These two kits come with acrylic paints and don’t need to be fired. Each kit comes with the bisque pictured, a set of brushes, 8 colors, a bottle of clear sealer and a set of instructions. Included colors are: Red, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Pink, Tan, Black, White & Clear Sealer. No extra trip to our studio, or anywhere else, is needed. These kits also make great gifts for family or friends who don’t live close enough for Curbside Pickup.
Pick the paint kits you want, add them to your cart and complete the check out process. When your pottery project arrives, open it up and dive in. Each kit is self contained and contains everything you’ll need. Remember, there are two types of kits, one with acrylic paints and one with ceramics paints. The kits with the ceramic paints need to be brought to the studio to be fired. Please note there are no substitutions, returns or exchanges on these items.
Shipped Directly To You
You’ll have a chance to enter billing and a shipping information during check out. If you would like to send a kit to someone else, enter a separate shipping address but make sure the billing address is the same as the billing address on the credit card you use to pay. Only one shipping address per order.Shipping within the continental United States only. Once we receive your order, send it directly to your shipping address and send you a message via email with tracking information.
When to Expect Your Kit’s Arrival
We generally receive shipments within a day or two of placing the order but please expect up to five days to receive your order. This is a new service for us and our partner and is outside the scope of how we normally operate and do things. There are a couple more steps and it may take a day or two longer. From experience, orders placed earlier in the week tend to arrive by the weekend. We’ll send you tracking information as it becomes available
After You Are Finished Painting
If you purchased a kit with acrylic paints, make sure your colors are completely dry and apply a coat, or two, of the clear sealer included with the kit. Once its dry, its done. Please, take a picture and post it on our Facebook page. We want to see how they came out!
Dropping Piece Off For Firing
If you purchased a kit with ceramic paints, you’ll need to bring it to our studio to be glazed and fired. We are open for pickup and drop off in three to four hour blocks every day but Monday. Please see our temporary schedule for more specific times.
When you come to drop off, there will be a table out front with with a box. Place your pieces there and we’ll bring them into the studio. Don’t be afraid to wrap everything up in the box you got them in and bring them over. Please include your name and order number from your receipt on the bag or box you drop them off in. Also, either paint or write your name/initials/symbol on the piece. Don’t forget to year so you remember when you made it. If you write your name and year in pencil or Sharpie, we’ll go over it with the special pencil as the studio. The easier it is for us to identify your order as yours, the easier it will be for us to get it to you.
Picking Up Fired Pieces
Once we receive your pieces, we’ll glaze and fire them. Lately (Mar/Apr/May 2020) we’ve been firing on Saturday for Sunday pickup. So, if you want your piece by Sunday, drop it off by Saturday at 4. After its fired, we’ll wrap them up, put them on the table outside by the door and send you an email and text message its ready. Pretty much the same as drop off but in reverse.
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.
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. Call the studio to order and pay by phone 3. Pick up your pieces at Your Creation Station 4. Take them home to paint 5. If required, 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, give us a call and use your credit card to pay over the phone. We’ll wrap the pieces and colors up for you and walk it out to the curb when you get here.
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.