What is Pottery 2 Paint?

Pottery 2 Paint is a contemporary ceramics studio. In the ceramics industry we often are referred to as a pottery painting place, however, what we do is technically not pottery… we do not have pottery, throw pottery on a wheel, or work with raw clay.

We offer a walk-in ceramics studio where all pieces for purchase are in the bisque form (not green ware, and no cleaning required). You will choose a piece of bisque to paint and use our interesting tools and techquines to do so. You will be able to use sea sponges, stencils, stamps, speckle glazes…and lots of other really cool stuff to design and decorate your "pottery". Then you will leave it with us and we will clear glaze and fire your piece.

Do I need to make an appointment or reservation?

Pottery 2 Paint welcomes walk-ins on all days except during special events. We take reservations for groups of 8 or more but, reservations are not required. We will make room for you!

If you would like to have a birthday party with us you will need to make reservations. You will also need a reservation to attend Diva Night, or any other classes we offer. All reservations will require a deposit.

How much does it cost?

For a walk-in painting session we charge a $7 studio fee. This includes all the paint and supplies you use, studio time, glazing, and firing. This is a daily, per person, studio fee. Paint again when you pick up and get half off of your studio fee! You are also charged for the piece of pottery you choose to paint. Pottery prices range from $3 to $100 and lots of in between.

Special events may have other charges applied… please ask for details on a specific event.

If I'm not painting am I charged a studio fee?

If you are helping a younger child or just stopping to say hi to friends you will not be charge a studio fee.

If you are helping a child and you are doing the majority of the painting you will be charged. If multiple people are working on 1 project we will charge 1 full price studio fee and all others will be charged at half price.

How long does it take?

It usually takes a minimum of an hour to choose and create your artwork and can take up to three hours. When planning a trip to Pottery 2 Paint please keep in mind store hours and allow yourself enough time to finish your projects.

Can I bring in food and drinks?

Cake pops, coffees, candy, and other yummy treats are available for purchase next door at Mostly Chocolates in Rapid City, and Branding Iron Bistro in Pierre!

You may bring in drinks and light food items, but please remember that unfired pottery hates grease and oils. If you plan to bring in food, please do not touch the pottery until your hands are washed with soap.

For, Diva Night, Canvas Classes, and Private Parties, we do allow BYOB at both locations. A photo I.D. is required.

Do the paints stain? Are they safe to use?

Pottery 2 Paint is totally non-toxic and lead free. Our under glazes do not stain.

After glazing and firing your pottery, it is considered food safe and dishwasher safe. However, hand washing is always the best choice.

How old do you need to be to paint?

Every artist is different. Some small children are like bulls in a china closet and some are more delicate in their actions and thoughts. You know your child and what they can handle. Babies can make a mean footprint keepsake and some 3 year olds can give Monet a run for his money. We welcome all ages at Pottery 2 Paint.

What if I do not finish my project?

If you do not finish painting your pottery before you need to leave the studio we will be happy to wrap up your project and send it home with you. When you return you will be responsible for another studio fee to complete your project.

How long does it take to get our projects back?

We will have your painted pottery fired and ready for you in 7 days after 1 pm. If you need projects done quickly we offer a rush service for $5 per piece. Rush orders will be completed in 2 to 3 days.

What if I can't pick up my project when it's ready?

We will hold your project for 30 days. Because we lack storage space we cannot be responsible for holding it longer than that. After 30 days unclaimed pottery is donated to a charity of our choice.

Do you ship?

Yes we do offer shipping. We charge $10 for the first piece and $5 for each additional piece shipped. We charge $15 for oversized pieces such as platters. We use the US Postal Service and do not offer tracking. We take care in packing your fragile items for shipping… unfortunately sometimes stuff is still broken in the process. We are not responsible for damage to your pieces in shipping.

I'm not very creative, how can you help me?

We have all sorts of tools and tricks to get your creative juices flowing. We also have a ton of samples and idea books to copy from. Stamps, stencils, and other tools are the tricks of the trade and we will show you how to use them!

Will you call me when my piece is ready?

Unfortunately, due to the volume of pieces we are not able to call when items are done. You can stop in 1 week from the day you painted to claim your finished pieces. To claim your finished pottery you will need to know what the items are, the name on the claim ticket, and who paid for them.

Can I get a job at Pottery 2 Paint?

YES! We are always taking applications. We may not be hiring at the moment, but we keep applications on file and you never know when an opportunity may come up! Apply today!

Is Pottery 2 Paint a franchise?

No, Pottery 2 Paint, Inc. is not a franchise.

Questions

Still have questions? Please don't hesitate to call, contact us, or stop by!

Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or planning you may have concerning a party or special occassion! Scribble