Red Hot Pottery
The Place where fun and
A Paint Your Own Pottery Studio!
Have some questions? Check out the questions and answers below, odds are you will find
what you are looking for. If not please feel free to call or email us with all your questions.
Q. Do I need reservations?
A. NO, Reservations are not necessary. We have had parties as large as 15 people just walk in. However we don't
recommend this. If you have more than 6 people or want to pre-plan a party of some type we recommend you call
ahead. The more time you give us the better so we can make sure you have seats for everyone together. Feel free to
call as much as a few months to a few days in advance. If you will need us to custom order anything we will need at
least a few weeks notice.
Q. When is the best time to come in to Red Hot Pottery
A. This depends on what atmosphere you want. Monday thru wednesday are our slowest days especially during the
day. It is quiet and relaxing. This is a great time to come in, sit back and relax while painting. Thursday, Friday night
and Saturday night are semi busy and a great time to come on a date. Most of the people are adults. Saturday and
Sunday are our busiest days and can be crazy in the afternoon. But this is also a very fun and exciting time to be here.
Everything is moving fast, the music is a bit louder and the atmosphere is great. It's my favorite time to work!
Q. How do I book a party or reservations?
A. Just call or email us and we will give you all the details, answer your questions and book your party.
Q. How many people can you handle. Our requirements are 1 person to whatever you want. We can handle up to 30
people at the store. Over that and we will be happy to come to you. We have a to-go kit and will bring all the supplies
needed to your location.
Q. Do I have to be artistic?
A. NO, in fact most people come in thinking they are not artistic. We like to cheat and knowone is graded on how
professional looking your piece is. We are ALWAYS there to help with ideas, techniques and to help make you
experience great during and after your visit.
Q. Do you offer any help?
A. We are always there to help with every step. Don't be shy, just ask. If we notice you doing something and we have
some ideas we may even just give them to you even if you don't ask.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The prices vary from as little as $5. The average price people spend is between $18 and $22. Our prices are all
inclusive. One price includes everything (all the time you need, paints, supplies, glazing, firing and our expert advice),
However, if you cannot finish in one day or have to leave for whatever reason you are welcome to take your piece
home and bring it back later. There is a $5 studio fee to bring it back later. This fee helps us recover our costs for the
extra paint used, cleaning up twice, etc.
Q. What can I make?
A. Just about anything. We have all sorts of banks, kitchen items, picture frames, vases, cookie jars, bathroom items,
kids stuff, flower pots, drink pitchers, ring holders, holiday/seasonal stuff, wall and floor tiles, and a lot more. If you are
looking for something specific please call or email us. We can customer order things as well.
Q. Can I use the pieces after they are done?
A. YES, everything is 100% food safe. All our glazes meet and exceed the ANSI standards for food safe items.
Q. Do you have the MSDS sheets for the paints and glazes showing they are 100% food safe per the goverments
A. YES, We use several paints called "Underglaze" and a clear glaze called "Pure Brilliance". To see the MSDS sheets
click on the names here. Duncan Concepts Underglaze, Duncan E-Z Stroke undergalze, Gare Fun Strokes Underglaze,
Gare One Stroke Underglaze and Duncan Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze.
Q. How long does it take?
A. On average people are in the store for about 1.5 hours. Many people take longer and kids tend to be much quicker.
Once you have completed your item we will have it completed one week from the day you leave it with us. The
process to glaze and fire in the kiln is about 30 hours, plus we almost always have about a hundred other pieces iin
line at any given time.
Q. Is there a minimum age?
A. Our only requirement is you must be breathing. We have babies as young as a few weeks in getting footprints done
to men and women in their 80's. We have created a fun enviroment that is relaxing and exciting for everyone of ALL
ages. We have had parties for young children and senior groups and everything in between.
Q. Can I bring my kids?
A. Absolutly, we are 100% kid friendly. But to really answer this question we must first define the word "kids". We like to
think we all have a little kid in us.
Q. Can I bring food with me?
A. YES, as long as you share with us. hahaha!!! Just kidding, but yes you are welcome to bring food or even have a
catered party. Your here to enjoy yourself. We don't want anyone to starve while you are here. We even have bottled
water, soda and specialty drinks such as starbucks iced drinks, vitamin water, Snapple, hot chocolate and hot tea.
Q. Can I bring in my own supplies?
A. Absolutly, in fact we encourage creativity. There are many techniques that you can use and we are always willing to
work with you and show you any technique we know. Stickers are a good example, you put the sticker on your pottery
and then paint over the sticker. Once the paint dries just peel the sticker off and the shape is left. We have a few stars
and letters. But, if you find a sticker that you like at the store please bring it in. Butterflies, bugs, animals, etc work
great. Another fun idea would be to use string. Wrap the string all around a cup and then paint the cup. When the paint
dries remove the string. We don't have any string, but you are welcome to bring it with you. Whatever you need to
make your creation unique is welcome.