• Clay Cafe Studio Gourd Plate Video

  • Gobble, Gobble ‘Til You Wobble

    It’s time to gobble, gobble ‘til you wobble.

    Thanksgiving is a great time to connect friends and family. In the spirit of the holiday, we have some great pottery ideas:

    Be Kind

    Be Kind pear platter

    Grandma’s Gobblers

    Grandma's Gobblers handprint platter

    Grateful

    Grateful platter

    Painting is a great activity you can do together to create lasting family memories. We have lots of plates, platters and bowls that would be perfect for serving your Thanksgiving favorites. Cookie plates, platters and message plaques make great hostess gifts.

    If you have an idea for something fun to make for the holiday or need some inspiration, come by the studio or call Gayla at 703/534-7600.

    We hope your holiday is full of friends and family, good food and lots of fun!

  • It’s #NationalPastaDay

    Did you know that October 17 is #NationalPastaDay? It’s a great day to celebrate one of the world’s favorite foods.

    Pasta dates back to 1154 A.D. Italy. In fact, Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the Americas after tasting it in Naples, Italy when he was the American Ambassador to France in 1785.

    There are over 600 pasta shapes in the world, each with a different name. Check out #ClayCafeStudios hand-painted pasta bowl for some of our favorites.

    FUN FACT: A typical Italian person eats over 60 lbs. of pasta a year. A typical American eats around 20 lbs. a year. Wow!

    So join us for #NationalPastaDay and come paint a bowl to hold your favorite noodles!

  • Clay Cafe Studio Technique Tuesday Video – Antique Technique

    Antique Technique

    Learn how to use the Antique Technique on your next PYOP outing! #pyop #techniquevideos

    Posted by Paint Your Own Pottery on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Clay Cafe Studio Harvest Acorn Plate Video

  • It’s Fall, Y’all

    It’s Fall, Y’all! This is our favorite time of year at Clay Café Studios. We get new pottery shapes every day and we are readying our holiday samples. Here are a few of our fall ideas …

    Fall Y’all Pumpkin

    pumpkin

    Corn on Cob

    corn on the cob plate

    The Hassetts Family Platter

    family platter

    Autumn Blessings

    autumn blessings

  • Introduction to Glass Fusing by Gayla Hassett Technique Tuesday Video

  • Get Your Spook on at #ClayCafeStudios

    Halloween Display

    Do you dread pulling out your old Halloween decorations from years’ past?

    Why not punch up your décor with some hand-painted pottery?

    We have jack-o-lanterns that look great with a candle or light kit burning inside.

    Jack-O-Lanterns

    For your favorite fall drink, we have skull, jack-o-lantern and bat mugs.

    Halloween Mugs

    We also have a crazy Frankenstein, Big Frankie, with a mouth that’s a candy bowl for your trick-or-treaters.

    Big Frankie Candy Bowl

    We have tons of ideas.

    Drop by soon to “get your spook on.”

  • It’s National Pancake Day!

    Guess what today is? September 26 is National Pancake Day. Just saying that makes us smile. Who doesn’t love pancakes?

    Archeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies. It is believed that the ancient Greeks and Romans ate their pancakes sweetened with honey. Elizabethans ate them flavored with spices, rosemary, apples and even sherry. In modern times, pancakes are traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday, a day of feasting and partying before the beginning of Lent. Potato pancakes, called latkes, are prepared as part of Hanukkah.

    You can call them pancakes, hot cakes, latkes or flapjacks. You can put fruit, syrup, jam or even chocolate on them. Join us in celebrating this fun day and eat some pancakes!

  • Technique Tuesday Halloween Tree Video