Before the invention of glaze, potters were forced to color their wares with plant dyes, mud, and the Skittles that collected in the bottom of their pockets. Savor less sticky pottery pigments with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of paint-your-own pottery at All Fired Up.
All Fired Up creates a casual crockery haven where budding artists of any age can ornament their own earthenware masterpieces, choosing from an array of paintable options that includes plates ($12–$40), steins ($12–$25), vases ($16–$25), figurines ($6–$20), and bisque sculptures of Picasso’s ear. Guests can then select from a plentiful palette of ceramic-safe colors to customize a design or call upon artistic aid in the form of stamps, stencils, and computer printouts. Dress up a dining table by decorating a plain oval tray with brightly colored flowers, or reward the world's best mailman with a custom commemorative tile. Newly minted bisque works are left in the overnight care of one of All Fired Up’s friendly kiln masters, who will read them a bedtime story before hand-glazing and firing them in a kiln.
All Fired Up
All Fired Up serves as a portal to a wonderland of creative possibilities, where guests select figurines and dishware from multiple walls’ worth of pre-fired ceramics and unleash a flurry of brushstrokes over unembellished pieces. All of the shop’s bisques are dishwasher-safe, and its water-based paints are non-toxic and easily washable from hands, clothes, and Bride of Frankenstein wigs, making projects appropriate for artists of all ages. A panoply of pre-made designs makes a great starting point for gifts, which visitors can further personalize with hand, foot, or paw prints. Locally owned and operated, All Fired Up helps play its part in the community with a wealth of fundraising projects, such as paintable piggy-banks for donation drives.
Taku / Campbell
639 W Int'l Airport Rd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99518Get Directions