Clay Handbuilding

This is a great party for boys or girls, children and adults!  We have a kiln (affectionately named Harry, as in Harry Potter) and we are offer slab building clay parties.


You can choose from many clay projects for the party and we will make recommendations based on the age of the birthday guests.  Choices include wall pockets, mugs, birdhouses, vases, luminaries, fairy houses, decorative plates, initial or word tiles, etc.  If you would like to come by Spark to see the different projects you can choose for your party, just let us know and we will be glad to give you a tour of our projects.  


The party begins with instruction and information about clay, the kiln, how to slip and score, etc.  We encourage creativity and self expression through the joy of making something unique and special!


We provide all the instruction and materials to make the clay project chosen.  We  put on our art smocks, pound out the clay, roll it with rolling pins, then decorate and construct our project.  We have trays of cookie cutters, texture makers, letters, etc to use to decorate your project.  Painting it with glaze is the last step, then after it dries about five days later, we will fire the piece in the kiln and call each parent to pick up the project between one and two weeks after the party.  Please note that the pieces are not taken home after the party - they must first dry and then be fired.  If anyone finishes early, we have an activities table set up.  


Then we sing happy birthday, eat cake and take group pictures.  We open gifts and wrap up a wonderful party that will be remembered as a special birthday celebration.  Plus the guests will all have a special piece of pottery after the party that will be enjoyed and be a special memory of their friend’s birthday.  Each party takes two hours and costs $22/guest.


*Party package is minimum of 8 guests (including guest of honor).  We can accommodate up to 64 guests, but we need to know in advance so we can properly plan for a larger group.  We ask that you let us know two days before the party what the party RSVP number looks like so we can plan and prepare – we are always prepared if the party number grows.