Painting Pottery at Seize the Clay is as easy as 1-2-3.


Step 1: Come into the studio, and choose from our wonderful selection of unfinished or blank pottery shapes. We have a huge assortment of more than 300 different pieces from classic plates and platters to funky coffee mugs. We have an extensive selection of children’s pottery such as cool piggy banks and boxes. Our pet bowls and treat jars are perfect for your pampered pup or spoiled kitty. Seize the Clay has all of this and MUCH more. Our inventory changes regularly so stop in often to see all of the exciting options for you and your family to paint. Prices range from $8 for a collectible figurine to $100 for our largest platter. The average cost of pottery is in the $12 - $35 range.


Step 2: Once you have decided on your blank pottery shape(s), our helpful staff will instruct you on all of the different paint options we have for you to use. You will learn how to select your colors and the appropriate way to apply the colors to your piece. We have a large selection of inspiring idea books as well as stamps and stencils to help you design your masterpiece. Here at Seize the Clay, we have several different types of paint for you to choose from. Our Fun Strokes are the most popular paint option. Fun Stroke colors are perfect for creating bright and vibrant designs. We also have 2 beautiful lines of Premium Colors: Crystal Glazes and Shimmer Glazes. Crystal glazes (just a $3 additional studio fee to use the Premium Colors) are truly magical; simply paint 3 coats of the glaze, and then wait in anticipation for the glaze to work its magic in the firing. Crystal Glazes are fun and great for any age. Our NEW SHIMMER GLAZES (just a $3 additional studio fee to use the Premium Color) offer customers a shimmery, glittery effect on pottery pieces. Seize the Clay is a lead-free studio, and all paints and glazes are non-toxic and water based.


Step 3: Once you are all finished, our master glazers will carefully load your pieces into our kilns and fire your pottery to the appropriate temperature. Your masterpiece will be ready to pick up in about 3 to 5 days. Seize the Clay will NOT call you to remind you to come back and pick up your pottery. When you check out you will be given a pick-up slip. It is important that you retain this slip and present it to our staff when you pick up. Since we file the finished pottery by shape/function and NOT by your name, it is very helpful if you have your pick-up slip. Seize the Clay reserves the right to refuse customer pick up without the yellow pick up slip. All pottery not picked up with in 90 days of the pick-up date may be donated to the Junior League Thrift Shop.

Let's paint pottery!




"Art is anything you can get away with."


                                                                               ~Andy Warhol


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