FAQ

Q. Do we need a reservation? We accept reservations for groups of 6 or more. For parties smaller than that, or individuals, we seat anytime on a first come, first serve basis. Birthday parties, adult groups, corporate functions, and scout troops all require reservations in order to receive party discounts.

Q. Where can I park?  We have 4 parking spaces in front and 10 parking space behind the studio that guests are welcome to use. Street parking is also available.

Q. How much does it cost? Not a lot, and unlike going to the movies or the amusement park, after your visit you'll have something that you'll cherish the rest of your life. The prices of the pieces range from $5 to $75. Most guests choose items in the $16-$30 range which include our most popular mugs, plates, and kids items. The price of your piece includes the glazes, tools, and firing you'll need to make your masterpiece.

Q. Do I need to be an artist? No, absolutely not! We have tons of sponges, stencils, stamps, and technique books to help you create your piece. The studio is also always filled with lots of finished pieces to inspire you.

Q. What if i don't have time to come in and paint? We offer a pottery to go kit for $20. Each kit comes with brushes and 10 1oz bottles of paint which includes our most popular shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, and black. You get to choose the last 2 colors for your kit. Once you've finished with your piece, simply drop it off at the store to be fired. Pieces will be ready for pickup 1 week after drop off. If you bring back all of the 10 10oz bottles of paint, you get $10 back!

Q. How long does it take to paint a piece? A. The paint time for an adult is usually 1 or 2 hours, children usually paint in 30 minutes to 1 hour. Of course, this can vary depending on the size of the piece and the level of detail. If you do not finish your piece in one sitting we will gladly store your piece in our work-in-progress area for 30 days. You will be charged a $4 return studio fee each time you work on it. Pieces will be ready to pick up 1 week after they are finished.

Q. Do ceramics and ceramic glazes contain lead?  All the glazes used in the studio are lead-free. This is in contrast to much of the pottery you would find for sale in a big box store, which typically contain small amounts of lead. All of our glazes are completely non-toxic and lead free. They are also made in the USA!

Q. Are pieces dishwasher and/or microwave safe? Our manufacturers have assured us that all the pieces are dishwasher safe; however, please use your best judgement. Your piece is a hand painted work of art and may be irreplaceable (e.g. child hand prints).

Q. I live out of town, can you ship finished pottery? We can arrange for your pottery to be shipped to you when they are finished. The shipping charge starts at $12 per address and usually arrive in 2-3 weeks.

Q. When will my pottery be ready for pick up? A. Your pottery will be glazed, fired, and ready in a week. We encourage you to pick up your creations in a timely fashion. Half Baked Pottery will not be responsible for broken or lost items which remain after 30 days after completion.

Q. When will my glass be ready for pick up? A. Your glass will be fused, slumped (if desired), and should be expected to be ready in 2-3 weeks. We will call you when the pieces are ready! Half Baked Pottery will not be responsible for broken or lost items which remain after 30 days after completion.

Q. Can you have my piece ready in less than a week? A. Yes, we can fire items and have them ready in 3 days. Half Baked Pottery will add a surcharge of $5.00 per order for this service.

Q. Can I eat and drink from the plates, bowls, mugs, and cups that I painted? A. Yes, all of our glazes are lead free and non-toxic.

Q. Is this activity appropriate for small children? A. Yes, it is indeed! Have your little ones express themselves. Many of our projects are easy to learn and simple to finish. Many parents and grandparents love projects that feature the children's hand prints.

Q. Can I bring my own food and drink into the studio as refreshment while I or my group paints? A. You bet! In fact, for many of our bridal and baby showers, we encourage our guests to bring in their own Hor's d'ouvres and refreshments.

Q. Can I use my expired Groupon, Living Social, Eversave, etc?  Yes, you are welcome to use your expired Groupon etc. for the original purchase price. That original price will be used as credit towards your piece! If you are very close to the expiration, feel free to call the studio to check. We often honor the vouchers for the deal a little after the expiration to help out our last minute customers. :)

Have a question that's not covered here? Call us at 317-251-2386 or email us at <email@halfbakedpottery.com!