Children and Family Events
Bring the whole family and join us for one of our fun, family-friendly pottery painting events!
Super Heroes paint Party!
Friday, July 12th | 6:30-9:30pm
Gather your friends and make plans to get creative in a marvelous way! The Kingdom of Pottery Piazza is throwing an all-ages Super Heroes Painting Party! No creative strength needed- we will have several super hero samples to replicate, technique sheets, and ideas to make painting pottery easy for all-- or you can paint any pottery you like! We’ll help you paint your favorite Super Heroes from DC to Marvel on pottery and you can have fun in our Super Hero Photo Booth and enjoy themed snacks & refreshments while you paint! EXTRA! EXTRA! Advanced ticket purchase required as we expect this to be a sold-out event. Read all about it…
FAMILY PAINT Day | new for 2019!
FRIDAY, July 2nd | 11am-10pm
A once-a-month fun, affordable, and creative family experience for parents and children. Just $5 for unlimited paint time per person plus the cost of pottery for families painting together (2 or more persons). Family Paint Day is generally held on the first Friday of each month unless there is a conflicting event (see monthly calendar). Walk-ins only, we no longer take reservations for this event! Last seating is at 8:45pm.
pottery wheel throwing classes| family fun
Join us for a fun and relaxing learning experience creating one of a kind stoneware pottery you make from scratch on a potter's wheel. Read through the class descriptions and sign up for a class. And if you're already a skilled potter, sign up for some open wheel time!
We offer wheel throwing classes for all skill levels from beginner/ novice to intermediate for ages 10 and up.
Christmas in July Paint Party!
Sunday, July 21st | 10am-2pm* We’re open Sunday just for this special event!
Join us in the holiday spirit for a fun and festive Christmas in July Paint Party, complete with happy holiday tunes and complimentary punch and cookies! Get some Christmas gifts painted early or you have the option to paint your choice of 3 Vintage Lighted Christmas Trees, Original Lighted Tree Truck, or Lighted Cactus at an exclusive pre-order Christmas in July price (via online purchase only). Painting, glazing and firing is included FREE with all pre-order trees for this event. We’ll have an assortment of Christmas Themed Pottery available to purchase and paint during the event at special summer prices or you can pick and paint whatever you’d like throughout the studio! We'll also have a drawing for some Studio Certificates so you can come back to paint again on a future visit. Everyone painting $25 or more in pottery will receive a FREE Surprise Pottery Gift from Santa at checkout!
You have options! You can register for just the paint party and then pick and paint what you want at the event OR you can pre-order the lighted trees which include FREE Paint Time during the event! (FYI: Trees, Trucks and Cacti must be pre-ordered so you have one for the event, they will not be part of our open-stock selection the day of the event so don’t miss out!.) Advanced registration required as we expect this to be a sold out event!
Story Time Pottery Hour
Select mornings we will be reading a short children’s story and then painting a piece of pottery that relates to the subject of the book! Any age child is welcome to participate with a parent. Prices are all inclusive, except tax. Advanced sign-up and payment in full is required as specific pottery will be ordered for class. Sign up directly online or call the studio at 860.517.8553 to sign up by phone. Beverages and snacks welcome.
If you are part of a Mom's Group (or Dad's!) and would like to book a private Story Time Pottery Event, please contact us to arrange. We can schedule a weekday morning or afternoon that's convenient for you (Tuesday through Friday during business hours) with as little as 5 children for any one of our posted stories and projects you see below!
Story time pottery | The Snail and the whale
Saturday, July 13th | 10am-11am
We’ll be reading “The Snail and the Whale”, by Julia Donaldson and painting a 3D Whale Mug! This is a touching tale about two unlikely friends and how they help each other out. Tell your friends about this story time and see if they’d like to join you, it’s always more fun to paint with a friend! Kids get to select their colors and explore their creative imaginations during Story Time Pottery Hour.
Story time pottery | splat the cat
Saturday, July 27th | 10am-11am
We’ll be reading “Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream”, by Rob Scotton and painting a Cat Bank! We’ll show your child a painting and taping technique to make it look like Splat the Cat is eating an ice cream cone (or you can decorate your cat bank any way you’d like!) Kids get to select their colors and explore their creative imaginations during Story Time Pottery Hour.