3 of My Favorite Things at Clay Café Studios

Customers often say to me “This must be a fun place to work” or “You seem like you really like your job.” I always reply “yes” to both of those statements. As I reflect on my 18 years at Clay Café Studios, let me share with you 3 of my favorite things about our studio.

Creating Memories

I absolutely love when a mom or dad brings a baby or toddler to the studio to do hand or foot prints. They often want to make a gift for a new grandparent, aunt/uncle or for themselves to mark that moment in time with their child. It’s making a memory that they will have for years. That honestly makes my heart smile. It is doesn’t hurt that I LOVE babies!


Many people visit our studio and say they come to “relieve stress.” Often they come on their lunch hour or on their way home from work. I am honored that we can provide a respite from their jam-packed, stressful lives and a place where they feel comfortable, relaxed and can create art.

New Pottery and New Creations

One of my favorite tasks is unpacking a shipment of new pottery. I get so excited when the boxes come. Unwrapping carefully-chosen pieces that we hope our customers will love is like opening presents at Christmas. Truly, it feels like that! Sometimes, we even “fight” over who gets to paint a sample of a new animal or kitchenware. It’s the same feeling I get when I open the kiln and see someone’s masterpiece.

This is just a small look behind-the-scenes at Clay Café. So next time you come in, don’t be surprised when I brag about all our new pottery. I might even try to paint your child’s hand or foot on a plate!

Come in to the studio and see what all the fun is about! For more information about the latest products at Clay Cafe Studios visit our website or give us a call at (703) 646-6007.