Studio Time for Two or Four with Option to Purchase Ceramics at Cafe Art (Up to 60% Off)

Cafe Art Dublin

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In a Nutshell

Pairs or groups of four paint their choice of ceramic piece, such as a plate or vase, during paint-your-own-ceramics sessions

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for parties, camps, or gift cards. Not valid with other offers or daily specials. Cannot be redeemed for cash or used to purchase gift certificates. Studio fee for one adult is $8, and $6 for teens and younger. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for $20 towards studio time for 2 with the remaining balance towards any ceramics piece ($25 value)
  • $20 for $40 towards studio time for 4 with the remaining balance towards any ceramics piece ($50 value)

Cafe Art’s take-home ceramics start at $5 and go up to $75 for extra-large pieces. The average piece costs between $8 and $16.50. Customers have a one week waiting period before being able to pick up their finished pottery piece.

Ceramics: The Clay’s the Thing

There’s a reason ceramics have been around since the Paleolithic Period. Check out our study of the subject to fire up your appreciation for this millennia-old art form.

No matter how delicate or ornate, all ceramics come from the same stuff: highly refined dirt. Like all clay, the clay used in ceramics is essentially waterlogged soil made of mineral particles, which bond on a molecular level when baked at a certain temperature. The practice of ceramics is the art of turning this raw material into an array of pieces, sometimes with the most basic tools: two hands and some clay are all one needs to shape a pinch pot or simple figurine. Whether molded with fingers alone (called handbuilding) or shaped on a potter’s wheel to create round forms (called throwing), each piece is bisque fired—a relatively low-temperature turn in the kiln that leaves the clay dry and rigid but not quite finished. Paint-your-own-pottery studios perform all the steps up to this point, then let customers coat pots, tableware, or statuettes in colorful glazes and glossy finishes. After a final firing, the work is complete—each piece part of a 27,000-year-old tradition.

Every ceramic piece undergoes shaping and firing, but the applications of the craft have varied from the fragile beauty of dynastic Chinese porcelain to insulation for space-shuttle components. Its vast range of applications can be credited to the material’s more unusual features: though brittle, ceramic is harder than most common metals, and a ceramic knife will hold an edge far longer than a steel one. Beyond these practical advantages, ceramics also remains a part of the fine arts, and is included in modern pieces such as the playfully disturbing works of Grayson Perry, which blend satire of consumer culture with ancient forms.

Customer Reviews

It was fun, pieces came out nice!
Melissa M. · November 4, 2016
The staff makes themselves available and are super helpful, friendly.
Christine D. · September 15, 2016
It was very fun and I look forward to returning!
Andres Z. · September 5, 2016
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    Cafe Art Dublin

    7197-E Village Parkway

    Suite E

    Dublin, CA 94550

    +19258297778

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