How it Works

1.Visit us

Stop by our store located at 76 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 during our business hours. No appointment needed except for tables of 5 or more people. 

A Maze In Pottery Storefront in Briarcliff Manor, NY

2. Choose a piece of pottery to paint

We have an amazing selection of over 500 bisque items: vases, mugs, bowls, plates, platters, picture frames, cookie jars, animal figurines, and the list goes on and on. Prices start at $4 & up but your average piece is around $15-$25.

3. Pick out your paint colors and design

We carry 60+ non-toxic, lead-free and food safe pottery under-glaze paints and lots of artistic special effect glazes. Our friendly studio assistants will explain the painting process. They will also tell you where to find materials such as stencils, sponges, and stamps to enhance your piece. Let our idea books and the many sample pottery pieces around the studio that inspire your creative juices. Absolutely no artistic experience is needed!

4. Sit back, relax and paint

Stay as long as you like since we do not charge by the hour. If your piece is taking longer then you anticipated, no worries, we will wrap it up for you to take home. When you have more time, bring it back into the studio to finish painting for a return studio fee of $4.

 

5. When you are done painting…

When you are done painting, which takes approximately between 30 minutes-2 hours, we will glaze your creation, fire it in our professional ceramic kilns.

Glazing

After your creation is dry, we will dip it in our clear glaze. The glaze is basically a liquid glass, which gets molted in the high temperature of the kiln creating a shiny, bright and glossy finish.

 

Firing

Glazed, and dried pottery pieces are loaded to one of our kilns to be fired. The temperature in the kiln goes as high as 1830 degrees and the process of firing takes over 8 hours, followed by 16 hours of cooling. After the cooling is done our staff carefully unloads the kiln and sorts all pieces by order.

6. Pick up your pottery piece

When you finish painting we glaze & fire your piece in one of our kilns. The finished product is shiny, food, microwave & dishwasher safe, and ready for pick-up one week from the day you painted.

FAQ

How long do you hold customers pottery at the studio?

Due to our limited shelf space, we can only hold pieces for 3 months. Orphaned pottery gets recycled, so please come pick up your work!

 

How much does it cost?

Studio fee (per painter) + the price of your piece of pottery.

Our studio fee is a flat rate of $8. Always check our calendar for weekly studio fee special rates. The fee covers instruction, the use of all the supplies in the studio such as idea books, paints, paintbrushes, stamps stencils, sponges, as well as final glazing and firing of the piece.

 

Pottery prices range from $4-$80 dollars per piece.

**Tax is not included in the price of the studio fee and bisque pottery pieces.

 

Are the paints safe for kids?

 Our paints are non-toxic, lead-free and food safe. They are microwave & dishwasher safe.

 

How long until I can pick up my pottery?

 When you finish painting we glaze & fire your piece in one of our kilns. The finished product is shiny, food, microwave & dishwasher safe, and ready for pick-up one week from the day you painted.

 

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment needed except for tables of 5 or more people. 

Please call ahead to book a party, group or table of 5 or more people. A $50.00 deposit will be required when booking a table for 8 or more people.

 

When do I need reservation?

 Please call ahead to book a party, group or table of 5 or more people. A $50.00 deposit will be required when booking a table for 8 or more people.