What kind of reservation is best for you?
Groups 1-3 are walk-ins only. We do not take reservations for small groups. You are welcome to walk in and the tables will be first come first serve.
Small Groups (4-11 people) No Reservation Fee:
To reserve a table for 4-11 people, call the studio at either location and request a time and date. Over the phone we can let you know our availability and confirm your reservation.
If your party increases to 12 or more people before or DURING the day of the party, please read below for details about Large Groups fees.
Large Groups (12-20 Max at Cleveland Park or 28 Max at Bethesda) $25 Reservation Fee:
To reserve a table for a large group, call the studio at either location and request a time and date. Over the phone we can let you know our availability. If there is availability, your reservation will be confirmed when the $25 Reservation Fee is paid either over the phone or in person.
Have more than 20 people? Please visit our Studio Rental page for more information. Studio Rentals can accommodate a minimum of 25 people to maximum of 45 people at Cleveland Park and maximum of 55 at Bethesda.
What to know the day of for Large Groups:
Once everyone has chosen their pieces and been seated at their table, a staff person will explain the whole painting process. We will label your pieces with initials and a group symbol. After glazing and firing, your pieces will be wrapped and labeled for easy distribution.
It’s a 10 day turn around time for large groups. We will also call you when your items are ready for pick up. After your reservation fee, your cost will only be the pottery that gets painted.
What else to know about any reservation:
- You can bring your own food and drinks (alcohol included)! We do not recommend bringing in greasy food like pizza, wings, etc. as these foods can cause problems if they get on to our pottery. If you bring alcohol, we follow the open bottle policy meaning you cannot leave the studio with any container once it has been opened and we can not provide any openers, cups, etc.
- If there is space, an extra table can be provided for food for Large Groups.
- We can not guarantee additional seating or major changes to reservations after the reservation has been made. It is always best to call ahead as soon as possible so we can best assist you.
At all of these events, you can serve beverages, including wine or champagne to add to the ambiance of the day or evening.
Food? No problem, we will work with your catering service and help with the set-up for your special gathering. Call to make a reservation.
How to make your special event even more fired up!
For the Bride…
Invite your group to enjoy a creative bridal shower by painting pottery from a wide variety of items that are unique and distinctive. Have your group all paint a set of dishes using the same colors then the bride will have a personalized set.
Some of our most popular items include plates and mugs to create a breakfast or dessert set, cake plates and unique size platters. Everyday kitchen supplies like a salt and pepper set and a spoon rest are also enjoyed.
Items that you paint and create will last a lifetime. Best of all, they will be glazed and fired in our kiln — ready for pickup when you return from your honeymoon.
Another Wedding Idea!
Most wedding guests sign a registry book at the time of the Reception. But what happens after the wedding? We have a terrific alternative. Have your guests sign a platter with our special glaze pencils or paint. It is food safe and will make a very interesting centerpiece on your table. We will have it ready for you one week later.
Bridal Party Gifts
Paint a unique item for the members of your bridal party. It’s a great way to commemorate the event that is so special for all of you. We have beautiful jewel boxes, picture frames, plaques, and much, much more. You can then tailor each piece to the friend you’re giving it to.
It’s Baby Time!
Babies can get involved, too. Your baby’s hand prints and/or foot prints on a mug, plate or platter look so great. The paints are lead free and nontoxic, so they’re safe for your children. First, we paint their hand and press it down on the piece. If it doesn’t turn out the way you want, we can wash it off and start again.
At six months, you can do another type of project. Hand and/or foot imprints in clay. This requires a reservation and the pick up time is longer, but the memory is everlasting.