Do I need to make an appointment or reservation?
We only take reservations for classes, organized groups or parties of 6 or more. Otherwise, you are welcome to come in at anytime during our regular studio hours.
Is the paint safe for kids to use?
All the paints and glazes we offer are non-toxic and lead-free. After the glazing and firing process the pottery is food safe.
How young of a child can come in to paint?
Supervision by an adult is required for children. However, children as young as two and three years old can have fun & appreciate a pottery painting experience. Even newborns can supply their precious footprints to create treasured keepsakes. Check the glass fusing section regarding restrictions for age when working with glass.
What happens if I don't finish my project?
No problem for pottery painting projects, we'll carefully wrap your project up and store it (up to 30 days) for you. Glass fusing projects must be completed the same day they are started. Most pottery or glass projects take at least an hour to complete and therefore, we kindly request that you consider this when you are planning your visit to the studio.
Why does it take a week to get my project back?
Once you've completed your project it has to be hand glazed by the Simply Creative team and then fired in our kiln.
What happens if I can't pick up my piece once it is ready?
The Simply Creative Studio will hold your project for 30 days. Unfortunately, due to lack of storage space we cannot be responsible for holding it longer than that. Every attempt will be made to contact you before the end of the 30 day period.
Does the studio offer projects that can be completed and taken home the same day?
Yes, we do offer a variety of acrylic based project as well as some glass jewelry making projects that can be completed and taken the same day.
Can I bring in food and drinks?
Non alcoholic beverages that are in a container with a lid may be brought in to the studio at any time. Food may only be brought in during scheduled party events.
Does the Simply Creative Studio offer Fund-raising opportunities?
Yes, fund-raising can be lots of fun and easily arranged. See details in the FUNd-raising section.
How does painting your own pottery work?
1)You pick your pottery project
2)Make a design on your pottery, if you so choose (light pencil marks will burn off in the kiln)
3)Choose your colours
4)Paint your piece – 3 coats of paint are necessary
5)Pick up your piece up one week later
Are there any tips to painting pottery?
1)3 coats of paint are necessary to ensure full coverage of your piece
2)Do not apply the next coat of paint on your piece until the previous coat you applied is completely dry (we have blow-drying stations set up in the studio to speed up this process).
3)You cannot mix this type of paint together to create new colours (eg. mixing red and white to make pink). The studio offers more than 50 different paint colours to choose from so mixing of paint colours is not necessary.
4)You cannot put lighter colours over dark (the dark colour will always show through during the firing process). If you bring a colour mistake to the Simply Creative team, they can help you correct things and get back on track.
5)You do not want to get the piece of bisque wet.. Avoid dip your brush in water unless you are changing colours.
What is glass fusing?
This is the process of using the high heat of a kiln to melt up to 3 layers of glass together.
Can anyone make glass fusing projects?
For safety reasons, we ask that only those 8 years of age or older participate in this activity.
What kind of fused glass projects can I create at the Simply Creative Studio?
Tiles, plates, bowls, ornaments, sun catchers, charms & necklaces
What does it cost to complete a pottery or glass project?
We have items that can be completed for as little as $3 however, we generally tell people they will have numerous choices should they have a minimum of $15 in their pocket to spend.