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Clay Cafe Paint-Your-Own-Pottery studio is a great place for anybody of any age to try. It is a fun family activity and perfect for couples or friends. You simply select a piece to paint - with over 300 items to choose from (mugs,plates, bowls,piggy banks, vases, figurines etc) and friendly staff will show you how to get started. No experience or appointments are necessary, simply walk in and ask how it works!
When you are finished painting, you leave your piece with them and they next apply a clear glaze and fire it in one of their on-site kilns. This makes your item food/microwave/dishwasher safe if you picked a mug plate or bowl. Price on the piece includes everything except the tax (no separate charge for paints, materials, studio time, glazing or firing!)
There is also no time limit so take as long as you like or return another day to finish. Firing does take about 1-3 days depending on when their next kiln load is so go early on in your visit to halifax if you will only be in the city a few days. There is always the option for someone else to pick up your piece and send it to you OR Clay Cafe can mail you items to you anywhere in North America if you can't be there when it comes out of the kiln.
It's a perfect way to relax and create something unique, sentimental (or funny!) and of course memorable. Enjoy the sounds of vinyl records, have a coffee tea hot chocolate or cider while you paint and if you happen to come on a friday night you will even hear some live music as they are open till midnight! Visit the Clay Cafe website for more details www.claycafe.ca