Open Studio

Step 1:
Pick your pottery
Choose from our wide selection of pottery pieces. Our friendly staff is there to help you! 

Step 2:

Paint your pottery

Our staff will help you with painting techniques and then you create your masterpiece.

Step 3:
Enjoy your pottery
After firing in the kiln,your piece will be ready for pickup in about a week.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions:

How does Open Studio work?


The Turquoise Cup is a Paint Your Own Pottery studio. Open studio means that you can come in anytime that we are open to paint pottery or canvas in our art studio. Weekends can get busy, so we highly suggest reserving a table so you don't have to wait. First, you'll choose from our wide variety of pottery. We have mugs, plates, platters, bowls, figuringes, banks, figurines, picture frames and ... long story short, there's a lot for you to choose! Next, one of our friendly art assistant staffers will walk you through painting techniques and our 60+ color paint bar. They'll show you where everything is and if you're interested, some fun technqiques to try out. Next, the fun begins. You are welcome to spend as long as you like painting your piece and spending quality time creating a masterpiece! When you're all finished, you'll leave your pottery with us to be fired, and come back in about a week to pick up!




How much does it cost?


To come in and paint in our studio at anytime, we charge an $8 studio fee, plus the cost of your pottery. Your studio fee includes glazing, firing, and unlimited sitting time (up until closing time, that is)! Since we're on the subject, some pieces dont HAVE to be painted with our ceramic glazes. Banks and figurines dont neccesarily have to have our permanent, food safe glaze. Therefore, if you want to purchase a pottery piece to paint with acrylic or tempera paint at home, then there is no studio fee. (This can be a fun option for home parties or playdates. )




When will I get pottery back?


In general, it takes about 1 week for your pottery to be ready for pick-up. Most times, its a little shorter, but sometimes its a little longer. Either way, we will send you an email as soon as it's all packaged up and ready for pickup.




What happens after I paint my pottery?


The hard part is all done.. you've created your masterpiece, you've left it on the table, and walk out the door, leaving said masterpiece in our hands. Later on that night, we will take all the painted pieces that have been painted that day to our kiln room upstairs. We will coat it in a clear glaze, wait for it dry, load it in the kiln and fire it up! The kiln bakes your pottery at the very tropical and balmy temperature of 1,888 degrees Fahrenheit. This process is slow and steady, taking about 9 hours to reach this temperature. It then takes about another 24 hours for the kiln to cool down again to under 100 degrees, which is about cool enough for us to open the kiln without burning ourselves or having your pottery crack. After that, we unload the kiln, package up your pieces and send you an email letting you know that it's ready for pick up!




Can I have a party here?


Why, yes you can! Visit our Party page to learn how to book a party.




Is this just for kids?


Are you kidding? We have more adults come in to paint than we do kids! Pottery painting is a relaxing and creative activity to do with someone you'd like to spend some good wholesome quality time with... even if that someone is just you!




Do you guys do classes?


Abso-friggin-lutely! We host multiple classes per month. You can visit our class calendar here.