Children and Family Events
Bring the whole family and join us for one of our fun, family-friendly pottery painting events!
Customer Appreciation day | Free paint time!
Sunday, June 30th | 11am-6pm
We’re celebrating our customers on the last Sunday we are open for Summer! Come in to paint today! You'll receive FREE Unlimited Paint Time (a $10 value!) with the purchase of any pottery piece of $25 or more. All other painters will receive half price unlimited paint time all day (just $5) with any pottery purchase. No reservations needed, walk-ins are welcome all day!
It's our way of saying "Thanks!" for supporting our small, independently owned creative arts business! …And as a friendly reminder that we’ll be closed Sundays July through Labor Day!
No other discounts or coupons can be combined. Last seating is at 4:45pm.
FAMILY PAINT Day | new for 2019!
FRIDAY, July 5th | 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.
Unicorn paint Party!
Friday, June 21st | 6:30-9:30pm
If you love unicorns and rainbows and painting pottery, this is the party for you! Painters can select from a special supply of unicorn themed pottery, unicorn and rainbow silkscreen coloring book pottery or paint anything in the studio they’d like. We’ll have a fun unicorn themed photo booth, a few magical surprises, and complimentary yummy themed snacks and beverages. All ages welcome- invite your friends! Advanced ticket purchase required as we expect this to be a sold-out event.
Super Hero paint Party!
Friday, July 12th | 6:30-9:30pm
CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES! YOU’RE INVITED TO SAVE THE PLANET FROM SUMMER BOREDOM!
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…
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 | All The Little Fathers
Sunday, June 9th | 11am-12pm
We’ll be reading “All the Little Fathers”, by Margaret Wise Brown. It’s a story about how all animals have fathers and how their father’s take care of them and love them. Paint an “I Love Dad” Mug to let Dad know how special he is this Father’s Day! Piece will be ready in time for Father’s Day. Kids get to select their colors and explore their creative imaginations during Story Time Pottery Hour.
Story time pottery | Secret Pizza Party
Saturday, June 29th | 10am-11am
We’ll be reading “Secret Pizza Party”, by Adam Rubin and painting a yummy Pizza Plate you can eat your pizza on! We’ll help you decorate your pizza plate with whatever toppings you’d like to paint on it or you can paint it any way you want! Kids get to select their colors and explore their creative imaginations during Story Time Pottery Hour.
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.