• Shades of Summer

    When you think of summer, what comes to mind?

    More specifically, what colors and shapes do you see?

    Tastes of Summer Fruit

    Rain Showers

    Vacation

    We have tons of great ideas to make fun summer pottery. Come see us!

  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Are you at a loss on what to get Dad this year?

    If you want to forgo the tie or other traditional presents, we have some great ideas for you. Whether your Dad loves his coffee or cocktail, is a new Dad or likes everything, we have the gift for you.

    Here are some of our favorites:

    Coffee/Cocktail Dad

    Does Dad love coffee? Decorate a mug to tell him how special he is. We also have cappuccino and espresso cups, as well as K-cup dispensers for the Keurig-loving Dad. What about the Dad that likes a cocktail at the end of the day? Paint a wine or martini glass to use for his favorite libation.

    Grilling Dad

    When it’s Dad’s night to cook, does he like to man the grill? Make him a platter for his delicious creations.

    New Dad

    Baby hand and foot prints on pottery are a great idea for new Dads. Commemorate the milestone of your baby’s birth with a mug or plate that he will cherish for a long time.

    Come to Clay Café Studios and let us help you pick out the perfect gift for Dad!

  • Our Favorite Samples at Clay Café Studios

    Customers ask us all the time which projects we like the best. That’s a hard question to answer because we like so many different styles.

    Here are a few of our favorites:

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    If you would like to make any of these projects, we will be happy to how you how. These are all easy-to-learn and create.

    They are good for beginners, as well as seasoned painters.

    We hope to see you soon at #ClayCafeStudios!

  • Our Best Spring Ideas

    Spring has sprung, as they say. We love spring around Clay Café Studios. We open the windows and doors and paint, paint, paint!

    Here are a few of our spring ideas:

    Garden Project

    Bright Colors

    Party Plate

    We have tons of other ideas!

    Come see us at #ClayCaféStudios and we’ll help you create a spring masterpiece!

  • 5 Great Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day will be here before we know it. Motherhood is a demanding, exhausting, humbling and rewarding experience. Our Moms do everything for us. Mother’s Day is a day to thank Mom for all those things she does, both big and small, just because she loves us.

    Here are 5 pottery-themed ideas that Mom will love:

    TIME

    Let’s face it, Moms really like it when we spend time with them. How about a pottery date for you and Mom? It’s a fun and relaxing way to spend the afternoon with each other. The added bonus is that you have a memento from that day.

    HOBBY

    For the Mom that is the family gardener, how about painting her a flower pot? Once its fired, you can plant a beautiful lavender plant or the flowers of her choice.

    MEMORY

    This is where Dads come in. Why not bring your baby or toddler to our studio and get their handprint or footprint on pottery? This is a special memento that Mom will cherish forever.

    HUMOR

    Does your Mom appreciate funny sayings or have a good sense-of-humor? Why not paint her a mug with a clever quote or comment. A couple of popular ones are “Thanks, Mom, I turned out awesome!” and “Don’t talk to Mom until she’s had her coffee.”

    APPRECIATION

    You could paint a plate listing all the things you love about Mom. Tell her why she is remarkable and how you can’t live without her.

    These are just a few ideas for Mother’s Day. Come in to the studio and we can show you more!

  • Looking for Indoor Spring Break Fun?

    Are you looking for an indoor activity to do with your kids during spring break? We have tons of pottery and glass fusing shapes to choose from. While letting the kids choose whatever animal or other shape they want, why not look ahead to future special occasions or for functional items for your home? Here are a few of our ideas:

    Functional Pottery for Your Home

    Need some new dinner plates? How about a new mug or bowl for your morning routine?

    Mother’s/Father’s Day Gift

    Handprints, footprints and sweet sentiments are perfect for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts.

    Teacher Thank-You

    Hand-painted pottery is a great way to thank a special teacher.

    Glass Fusing Fun

    Try your hand at glass fusing. You can make plates, trivets, nightlights, sun catchers, jewelry and much more

    We are open all week and would love to see you at #ClayCafeStudios!

  • Easter Ideas at Clay Café Studios

    Are you tired of dyeing eggs for Easter?

    Looking for another craft to do with your kids? How about sprucing up your Easter decorations? A gift for Grandma for the holiday?

    We’ve got the goods!

    We have eggs, bunnies, deviled egg trays and much more!

    We have tons of ideas and samples. Come see us at #ClayCafeStudios

  • Clay Cafe Studios Family Fun

  • Ideas for School Auction Pottery That Will Net Your School Tons of Money

    It’s that time of year! Time to start planning for school auctions. #Fingerprintpottery is a great way to net your school a lot of money. Parents love anything their kids create, and bright, hand-painted pottery can help fund important programs. Let us show you how it works at #ClayCafeStudios.

    Step 1: Pick Out Your Pottery

    We have plates and platters with pre-drawn designs just waiting for you. So easy!

    unpainted donut teacher gift

    unpainted jar teacher gift

    Step 2: Take Pottery to School for Kids to Paint

    We will loan you several colors of paint to take to your school to have the kids fingerprint the pottery.

    Step 3: We Do Finishing Details

    Once you bring the pottery back to our studio, we are happy to do the finishing details, including any writing you would like. We will glaze and fire it in our kiln.

    Step 4: Pick Up Your Finished Masterpiece

    school auction final display

    You pottery will be ready for pick-up in one week.

    Give us a call or come by #ClayCafeStudios anytime and we will help you make plans to make your school top dollar this year!

  • Our Best Valentine Ideas

    Winter is here and it is time to start planning your Valentine’s Day gifts. Forget flowers and chocolate! How about the lasting gift of pottery? We have ideas for your sweetheart, child, grandparent, friend or whoever is special to you.
    Here are a few of our favorites:

    Hand/Footprint Pottery

    Hand and Footprint pottery

    Conversation Hearts

    conversation hearts

    Heart Mugs for Sweet Drinks

    heart mugs for sweet drinks

    Love Plates/Plaques

    love plate love plaque

    We have tons of creative ideas to make February 14 special. We hope to see you soon at #ClayCafeStudios!