8 years and counting. We are proud to be part of the incredible community in Victoria, where families and friends come to spend quality time creating memories sometimes together, sometime at home on ZOOM or Skype or House Party or FaceTime or whatever their online platform of choice is.
Mantra: We are here to create the best experience possible, whatever form that may take, for our guests and our community…at home, thanks to COVID-19
Mission: Our goal is to create a healing space. We do this by maintaining a friendly, clean and inviting atmosphere with an ever-positive attitude. We will be active in our community and share guidance and experience with a non-judgemental attitude. We will, to the best of our ability, help all those who seek artistic freedom in an inviting, inspiring and helpful manner.
All of our online prices include enough paint to cover your art projects, paint brushes and supplies to create one-of-a-kind kiln-fired art at home. Prices are based on the size and intricacy of the items. Click here to shop for your next project.
No, we are not talking about the lobster soup here. A bisque is the name given to the white forms that our guests paint on. It is made from a process called Slip Casting, where liquid clay (slip) is poured in to a mould then left to air dry. Once dry we have what is called ‘Greenware.’ The greenware needs to be sanded and cleaned so there are no lumps or bumps. Once the artist is finished cleaning it, the greenware is fired in a kiln (a big clay oven) to about 1971 degrees, what potters call “a cone 04 firing”. This process hardens the clay so it is ready to paint on, this form is called a bisque.
It typically takes us 3-7 days to finish your piece. Why? because we have to make absolute sure your piece is dry enough for us to dip in a clear glaze, then dry it again, then stilt and load it in the kiln, then fire it in the kiln, then cool… you get the picture. We will phone you when you items are out of the kiln to arrange shipping or pick up.
This one is tough to answer because it really depends on the type of artist you are. We have seen kids come in and spend 20 minutes on a small animal and we have seen kids come in and spend two hours on that same piece (we’ve also seen adults do the same thing :-P). A good rule of thumb is about an hour or so, from start to finish.
Yes, we will phone the number listed on the kiln ticket one time once the items are out of the kiln.
Please email us at [email protected] with your request and we will do our best to find what you are looking for. You will be responsible for shipping costs.