Its time for the Your Creation Station Christmas Ornament Workshop! Come to the studio on a “workshop” day to make your own Christmas ornaments out of clay, after they’re fired come back to paint them any other time we’re open. You’ll get a message when they’re ready to pick up and hang on your tree or give as gifts.
How It Works
There are several designated Workshop Days through out November and into the first week of December to come in and make your Christmas Ornaments. We’ll have everything laid out and ready to roll when you get here. Hopefully, there will be extra staff on hand to help out as well. Reservations are not required. If you can’t make it on a workshop day, come by when you can and we’ll go from there.
Workshop days are highlighted in the calendar for November 2022 and December 2022. Check our full calendar to see all our upcoming workshops and important dates.
Timing and Planning Your Visits
Plan for two trips to our studio to complete your ornaments and one trip to pick up the final project. It takes about two-three weeks from the day you make your ornaments to the day you can pick the finished pieces. There isn’t a time limit but expect to spend an hour, give or take, making your ornaments. Once your finished making your ornaments, its about a week before they are completely dried, bisque fired and ready to paint. Expect to spend more time painting your ornaments then you did making them. Once your ornaments are painted its no more than 8 days until they are ready to pick up.
Making Your Ornaments
Making your own Christmas ornaments is a lot like making Christmas cookies. You get a pound of clay to roll out in our slab roller and then use the cookie cutters we have on hand to cut your ornaments. There are buckets of fabric, pieces of wood, pasta and other textures you can use to press into your ornaments to add interest or highlights. The number or ornaments you make depends on how big or small you make them. We’ve seen anywhere from 2 to 45 ornaments from a single pound, in general, expect between 12 and 15 Christmas cookie sized ornaments.
Finishing Your Ornaments
After you finish making your ornaments, you’ll leave them here to dry completely before we fire them the first time before you come back to paint them, in about a week. After you paint them we’ll glaze and fire your ornaments a final time and send you a message they’re ready for pickup.