Children and Family Events
Bring the whole family and join us for one of our fun, family-friendly pottery painting events!
April School vacation weeks
April 8th - April 19th | weekday painting specials
Come in to paint during your April Break! We’re open for special hours on Monday 4/8 and Monday 4/15 from 10am-4pm in addition to our regular studio hours. We have paint time specials: Unlimited paint time is $8 for kids, $9 for adults, and $7 each for groups of 4 or more painters plus the cost of pottery during all your vacation weekdays Monday through Friday. No reservations needed. Just come on in!
FAMILY PAINT Day | new for 2019!
FRIDAY, May 3rd | 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.
Family Events Perfect for Mother’s Day!
coloring book silkscreen class
Sunday, May 5th | 11am-12:30pm
We’ve pre-printed this fun family silkscreen in black on our 13” Round Coupe Platter and it’s ready for you to paint in the lines with your choice of colors! Our staff will help guide you in painting over and around silkscreen images so can create a great professional looking piece with minimal effort and no stress in having to do detailed writing! This class is suitable for anyone who is old enough to color in the lines! Mom would love this plate painted by her child and served with treats on Mother’s Day! Price is all inclusive.
Mother’s Day Painting Special
Sunday, May 12th | 11am-6pm
Bring Mom (and Grandma) out for a creative day of fun painting a pottery piece that she can use every day and cherish for a lifetime, all while creating special memories together on Mother's Day! Bring a bottle of wine with you and some appetizers and have a picnic while painting or order in take out off of the many menus we have at the studio! Painting 'alfresco' is also available at our outdoor painting patio, weather permitting. No reservations needed, walk-ins welcome all day with last seating to paint at 4:45pm! *Receive a FREE UNLIMITED PAINT TIME FOR MOM with the purchase of a regular priced unlimited paint time session for yourself ($10 value) plus the cost of pottery for two people! No other coupons or special offers can be combined with this special event. Limit one free mom paint time per paid $10 unlimited paint time.
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 easter egg
Saturday, April 6th | 10am-11am
We will be reading, “The Easter Egg”, by Jan Brett and painting 2 ceramic Easter eggs perfect for displaying in a pretty bowl or hiding in the yard just for fun. Our staff will help with demonstrating simple brush strokes & dot painting techniques to decorate these fun eggs or you and your child can decorate any way you’d like. Kids get to select their colors and explore their creative imaginations during Story Time Pottery Hour.
Story time pottery | Daisy the Donut fairy
Sunday, May 19th | 11am-12pm
We will be reading, “Daisy the Donut Fairy”, by Tim Bugbird and painting a fun donut bank to keep all your “dough” in! Our staff will help with demonstrating painting techniques such as using colored funwriters to make sprinkles or you and your child can decorate it any way you’d like. Kids get to select their colors and explore their creative imaginations during Story Time Pottery Hour.