When owner Julie Byrne founded Clay Caf? in 1996, she wanted to establish a cozy, unpretentious environment where families could spend quality time pottery-painting and embarking on other art projects. Describing what she envisioned to the Columbus Dispatch, Byrne stated, ?We kind of wanted a grandma kitchen?something homey.? At Clay Caf?, visitors might forget they?re not relaxing in their own homes amid the studio?s popular mismatched chairs, flower tablecloths, and resident father yelling at a sports game on TV. The hospitable staff invites guests of all ages to let their artist instincts run wild during open-ended potter-painting sessions, and they host an array of special events including baby showers and birthday parties.