By: Danielle Kearns
Can you believe it's about to be a new year? And to top it off, a new decade? We're having trouble believing it ourselves!
And to celebrate the new year and a new location, we are going crazy for classes with a new and improved class calendar on our website for both locations. Now, you will be able to toggle between studios or view all to see our widened selection of classes.
We have added options for every art medium we offer, including glass fusing, pottery techniques, theme nights, canvas, board art, and more! We are even adding Wet Clay Wheel Throwing come February 2020 for "Try It Nights."
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By: Danielle Kearns
It's not too late to create a memory and a gift this holiday season! The last day to paint at either of our locations will be Saturday, December 21st! That means you have the next 10 days to come in and make something special with us.
We have shelves of pottery options to help complete your mantel. We offer walk-in hand or footprint assistance for children on dinnerware, ornaments, platters and more. Custom lettering is an easy add-on to any child-painted art piece to mark their growth and development. Nothing is more special than holiday moments made here with family and friends around the table, surrounded by art, in a device-free environment.
And special this year, we have added some last minute vintage tree workshops and glass fused ornament making classes to our December calendar of events at The Firestone based on customer feedback! Check out everything we're offering here. Make sure to toggle between locations to see what's unique in the West Hartford and Manchester locations.
Gift cards are available for purchase at both studio locations and will be compatible at both The Claypen + The Firestone. We mail gift cards free of charge around the country. E-gift cards are also available online.
By: Danielle Kearns
Hey, strangers! It's certainly been a while, but we have been crazy busy between both studios while also gearing up for the holiday season and hitting ALL the local breweries with our continuously sold out vintage tree events. But we did it! We opened our doors to the public at the new location in less than 2 months.
We wanted to take a moment to check in and thank you for all the support we've received over these past few weeks. Both The Claypen and The Firestone have received so much love and attention, making us feel that maybe we're doing something right. Thank you to all who have come say hi and create with us so far.
You all have been so sweet and understanding of the process. And yes, there is still a lot to do! I know there's lots of questions on our progress, so here are the updates thus far.
We opened the studio side of our new space last Saturday, November 23rd. We had a phenomenal turn out throughout the whole day, not to mention a live band in the evening, which packed the house. (Thanks Pious Mantis!)
The cafe is greatly anticipated (by us as well, believe me), but it is coming along behind the scenes. We'll update you all when construction is done on that front and we're ready to start serving up delicious treats and frothing cappuccinos.
We're also in the process of expanding our board art design options and will be introducing new size options soon. We are reorganizing our glass inventory, just in time for our first Glass 101 class later this week. After that point, if you've taken a Glass Class at either of our locations, you'll be approved to come do glass on a walk-in basis at The Firestone. Classes are open for enrollment now at BOTH locations. Check out both calendars here.
The wet clay room will be opening in early 2020. I encourage you to join the mailing list or follow us on social media to get all the updates in real time.
There is plenty more to come, but let us know in the comments if there's anything in particular you're wondering about or looking for in our new space or this holiday season.
Danielle is a CT native, She started at the claypen in 2018 as a Studio Associate and quickly became a Team Lead and our resident blogger on staff. Her previous experience includes teaching, writing, and photography. You can find her on Instagram and LinkedIn or reach out with questions via email.
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