• Mayco Stencil Shading

  • What is the Pantone Color-of-the-Year?

    For 20 years, Pantone’s Color-of-the-Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in many industries, including fashion and home furnishings. To make their selection, the #PantoneColorInstitute looks at trends in fashion, art, travel and lifestyle.

    This year’s pick is Living Coral. It is a mellow orange with gold undertones. It’s a very flattering hue that pairs well with lots of colors.

    At #ClayCafe Studios, we have the perfect Living Coral, Mayco’s SC89 Cutie Pie Coral.

    We especially like it paired with Seabreeze, a bluish gray.

    Come by #ClayCaféStudios and we’ll show you our new favorite color!

  • Dichroic Dishes by Lisa Vogt

  • Brandon Rollin Dot Painting

    Hypnotizing Dot Paintings by Brandon Rollin

    The precise, smudge-free dot paintings of Brandon Rollin will leave you mesmerized! 😍

    Posted by My Modern Met on Thursday, July 5, 2018

  • Claymagination Art Camp at Clay Café Studios

    Looking for a camp for your kids? What about an art camp? We are currently developing our summer art curriculum and are currently registering campers.

    campers

    Our camp is a multi-media camp. We foster creativity by teaching kids to explore the possibilities in many different mediums.

    Pottery Painting

    Instead of just painting a piece of pottery, we teach them to use stamps, stencils, tape and other tools to take their creations to the next level.

    girl with unicorn mug pottery painting

    Clay

    Campers are taught to create ceramic objects using basic and more advancing methods of clay hand building.

    clay box clay gnome

    Glass Fusing

    Kids experience the fun of creating something unique using kid-friendly glass techniques.

    glass fusing

    Mosaics, Canvas and Multi-Media

    We also teach these art forms, and encourage kids to hone their skills and have fun while doing it. We want kids to develop a lifetime love of art.

    watercolor string art mosaic jar

    For more information about the summer art camp program at Clay Café Studios and/or to register your child, visit our website or give us a call at (703) 534-7600.

  • Get Fired Up with Lisa Vogt Pot Melt

  • 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!

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