Pottery Painting at The Pottery Cottage (50% Off). Two Options Available.

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Choose from a wide variety of ceramic forms to decorate with colorful glazes; all studio and firing fees are included

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for classes. No cash back, cannot be combined with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $20 for $40 worth of pottery-painting
  • $40 for $80 worth of pottery-painting

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

Simple, fun and reasonable in pricing. This was a great "night out" activity for the girls, or even a day with the kiddos! I love coming here!
Kaitlin C. · August 20, 2016
We had a great relaxing evening of "Mom's Night Out". We relaxed and chatted while we painted our works of art to our own specifications. When I picked them up 13 days later, all were just beautiful! Everyone was happy with the items they made and were looking forward to using them. A fun night for all of us....much needed!
Nancy B. · May 27, 2016
Such a great place!! My daughter (13) loves spending quality mother/daughter time together here. ❤️
Tracy G. · March 6, 2016
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    The Pottery Cottage

    5226 Highway 49

    Harrisburg, NC 28075

    +19802588311

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