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Pottery Making Party Options

Play With Clay – Pottery Making Parties

Are you looking for fun and unique activities for your kid’s birthday party? Or maybe an exciting event for a get together with friends, or an activity for a religious or civic group?

Everyone enjoys Artists at Heart pottery making parties!  These parties are fun for ages 3 to 103.  We offer four different clay party options:

Clean Clay Parties

Making Clay Critters at Gress Mountain Ranch Camp
Making Clay Critters at Gress Mountain Ranch Camp

This option offers a clean clay experience with a wide array of creative possibilities. Because this clay requires no firing your guests will be able to take their creations with them.  This pottery making party option is great for children ages 3-12.

Some Clean Clay Party themes and art projects include:

Mermaids, Scooby Doo, Winnie the Pooh, Farm Animals, Butterflies and Bugs, Snowpeople and Winter, Dogs, Birds, Food, Vera Bradley designs, Snakes, Serpents and Dragons, Flowers, Horses, Sea Creatures.

Included: Model Magic®, feathers, beads, googlie eyes, bendable straws and other accessories for creating fantastic pieces.

Easy Clay Parties

Clay Pinch Pot Monster - Pottery Party Idea
Pinch pot clay monsters party activity

All the fun of real clay without the need for firing. Make anything you like out of this clay which doesn’t require firing in the kiln. Make fantastic sculptural and decorative pieces which you can paint on site. Take your creations home the same day!

Our favorite options for this type of party are pinch pot monsters, plaques/signs  and Christmas ornaments.  These pottery making projects are great activities for all ages.

Included: Clay, tools and brushes, and paints for color decoration.

Clay Parties

Painting Hand-made pottery with underglazes
Painting Hand-made pottery with underglazes

At an Artist at Heart clay party, guests will get the experience of working with true clay. Project possibilities are endless! Each guest will get to create several pieces and paint each piece with underglazes. Within 3-5 weeks (which allows for drying and firing time) Artists at Heart will deliver fired artworks to the host’s home.

For these pottery parties we use stoneware clay.  The finished pieces are food safe – so you can make mugs, bowls, plates and other useful works of art.

Included: Clay, tools and brushes, and underglazes for color decoration.

Wheel Parties

Pottery Wheels in Action
Pottery Wheels in Action

Artists at Heart can provide the ultimate pottery party for children or adults with the unique experience of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Artists at Heart provides demonstrations and guided instruction.  Artists at Heart also provides hand-building projects in addition to the wheel throwing to ensure that everyone can create a piece of pottery.  These parties take 2-3 hours.

Included: Clay, tools and brushes, and underglazes for color decoration, potters wheels. Each person will get to throw a piece on the wheel, and create one or more handbuilding projects.


Want to learn more about making pottery? Check out our pottery classes.

Looking for a fun and engaging way to improve teamwork in your organization? Ask about out team building programs.

Note: Because clay is very fragile the firing process can be unpredictable, Artists at Heart cannot guarantee that all clay works will make it through the firing process. However, Artists at Heart will take precautions to ensure customer satisfaction.