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$12 for $24 Worth of Paint-Your-Own Pottery, Glass Fusing, and Mosaic Designing
In the paint-your-own pottery studio, artists select from more than 300 bisque pieces, such as a classic platter, a coffee mug, a piggy bank, or a collectible figurine ($12–$35 on average). Next, the staff walks visitors through the nuances of painting their pieces, helping them choose the best colors for their projects. After pieces are finished, the staff glazes them before a baby dragon fires them. Each visitor receives a yellow pickup slip to bring when they come to claim their art in 3–5 days. Visitors also pay a $7 studio fee, which covers paints, materials, glazing, and firing.
Visitors can delve into a number of art projects inside the bustling art studio of Seize the Clay. During free monthly glass-fusing workshops, participants learn to cut glass into pieces they can then shape into pendants ($20 for 8–12 pieces on one tile), dishes, or plates ($35–$60/project). They can come back in two weeks to pick up their finished artwork and may stop in any time after the initial workshop to create new fused-glass pieces at their leisure.
When creating a mosaic, each visitor selects one of 50 wooden shapes as the background for their artwork and then arranges and glues on a variety of glass tiles ($14.99/pound) and found objects, such as buttons and stones, in an inimitable design. They can take their creation home that day, allowing it to dry before they apply grout ($2.99/tub) to solidify the design.
Seize the Clay
A piggy bank covered in polka dots, a platter celebrating Mother’s Day complete with each of her children’s handprints, a ceramic replica of Sesame Street’s Ernie—these are just a few of the projects that have emerged from Seize the Clay, a hands-on art studio specializing in pottery painting. In addition to embellishing various bisque pieces with unique designs, visitors can create glass-fused pendants, multihued mosaics. They can also try their hands at the potter’s wheel, hold birthday parties, or attend an interactive summer camp.
“Fun, fun, fun! Will definitely go back!”
“It was GREAT fun!”
“Be patient doing your painting & enjoy!”
Chicasaw Gardens Homes Association
3084 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38111