• Paper Masking Technique Video

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  • 3 Date Night Pottery Ideas at #ClayCafeStudios

    Are you bored with the typical date night “dinner and a movie?” Whether you are on a first date or married and need a night out with your spouse, you are probably looking for something fun and creative to do. How about a #potterypainting date?

    Paint Something for Each Other

    Why not paint a mug or bowl for each other? You can personalize it with your pet name for each other or illustrate hobbies or things you like to do together. Later, use your pottery to drink your favorite coffee or eat your cereal and relive the great time you had together.

    Paint Something Together

    How about creating a one-of-a-kind platter together? A hand-painted gift is great for an occasion like your anniversary. It’s also fun to paint something quirky to document your fun date.

    Paint Gifts for the Holidays

    If you have a big holiday gift list, why not get started on your handmade presents? Paint a personalized ornament for every member of the family or something functional for everyone to share. Friends and family love personalized gifts and you can show off your painting talents by making some lovely keepsakes. Clay Cafe Studios staff can show you lots of easy techniques to create that special gift.

    Painting-your-own-pottery might be an unconventional date, but we guarantee you’ll have fun. Maybe you can even take a few #selfies to share your experience while making memorable #handmadeholidays together.

  • 3 Ways Clay Cafe Can Make Your Holiday Bright

    Yes, we know. It’s not even Halloween yet and we are talking about Christmas. Yikes! However, it’s never too early to get started on your #handmadeholidays at #ClayCaféStudios.

    Painting someone that one-of-a-kind gift that no one else has is definitely a labor of love. Here are 3 ways to create those special gifts

    Personalized Ornaments

    We have tons of ornaments just waiting to be personalized. Our ball ornaments have space for a name and the year. We have monogrammed ornaments from A to Z. There’s hundreds of ornaments, including #StarWars, sugar skulls and emojis.

    Handprint/Footprint Pottery

    Ball Ornaments are great for adding a child’s hand or footprint. Mugs, plates and platters also make good canvases. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all love a collectible with a baby print. Clay Café staff is always there to help you express your creativity. We’ll even do the lettering for you.

    FUNctional Pottery

    Reindeer platters, gingerbread and snowman plates, and holiday-themed mugs will all put some pizzazz on your holiday table. Don’t forget a “Cookies for Santa” plate! Imagine your holiday table set with your hand-painted masterpieces.

    Our new lighted Christmas trees are a staff favorite. They come complete with a light kit and colorful lights. Make a new family heirloom by painting this tree together.

    Come in anytime and see our wonderful selection of holiday pottery. We are open every day (but Thanksgiving) until Christmas!

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  • 3 Ways Clay Cafe Studios Can Help with School Auctions and Fundraisers

    Spring is school auction and fundraiser time. Ceramic art is a creative and popular auction item that raises much-needed funding for schools. Here are 3 ways we can help you generate those fundraising dollars.

    Pottery Painted by the Kids

    You visit the studio and choose a pottery piece to buy, Clay Cafe Studios will loan you paint and you take it to your school to decorate. This is a great activity for students to participate in a community service to help raise funds for their school. After painting the pottery, you bring it back to us to glaze and fire. Handprints and fingerprints create cute and desirable art on platters, bowls and vases. Parents love to bid on pottery that their kids have helped to personalize. Clay Cafe Studios can help you with lettering and finish off your masterpiece. Perfect for a silent auction.

    Studio VIP Cards

    For every school that asks, Clay Cafe donates a Studio VIP Card. That card entitles the auction winner to 5 free studio sessions. No work on your part. You ask. We give. This is also a great addition to your silent auction.

    Group Fundraisers

    You buy the pottery and paint from us. You charge a marked up price to each painter. The difference between what you pay us and what you charge painters will be your funds raised for the school. This is a great way to contribute school improvements such as creating a tile mural or other display and earn money for your school.

    Please call Gayla at Clay Cafe (703-646-6007) if you have any questions or visit our website .