At Maggie & Ellie’s Pottery and Art Studio, we stock our shelves with hundreds of different bisque pieces just waiting to be painted with special underglaze paints. All of our underglazes are water-based and are not only non-toxic and food safe, but they won’t stain clothing. After they are painted, you leave them with us for a week. We dip them in a clear coat glaze and fire them in a kiln. The firing process takes anywhere from 24-30 hours, depending on how long the kiln needs to cool down. It is definitely worth the wait! Every time we open a kiln, it feels like we are opening a treasure chest.
We carry pieces that appeal to kids (small animal figurines, donut and ice cream boxes, mermaids, dragons and dinosaurs, just to name a few) to houseware items (mugs, plates, platters, bowls, teapots, spoon rests, etc.) to other fun things like holiday items (jack-o-lanterns, ornaments, even nostalgic ceramic Christmas trees like Grandma used to have). We are always changing our inventory to give you a great selection to choose from.
We are the perfect place for kids, families, scouts, youth groups, date nights, ladies nights and even office team building gatherings.
Are you afraid you’re not creative enough to paint? Don’t let that stop you. We have lots of samples, idea books and a friendly staff who will help you get your creative juices flowing. Still not convinced you can make something that will turn out well? We’ll show you the sure-fire bubble blowing technique that anyone can do and it makes any piece look amazing.
How much does this experience cost? Our pottery pieces range from $12 (small figurines) to $110 (our largest Christmas tree), with the majority in the $15-30 price range. Did we mention we are an all-inclusive studio? That’s right, the price you see is the price you pay. There are no hidden sitting/painting/firing fees, ever. So, stop in during our regular business hours (Wednesday thru Saturday 11 am to 8 pm, and Sundays 12 to 5 pm) and have a seat – no appointment is ever needed!