Let’s Paint Pottery
Express your creative side at Let’s Paint Pottery crafts and pottery studio in Conyers. The paint-your-own pottery studio lets customers choose from a variety of blank pottery pieces and clay sculptures and then paint and decorate them to their hearts content. After designing the pieces, Let’s Paint Pottery has kilns onsite to fire the pottery.
“Select the piece you want to paint, glaze it and fire it,” said Amy McElreath, co-owner. “The turnaround is about four days.”
Amy and her mother Delores opened Let’s Paint Pottery in July of 2005. Having done a lot of arts and crafts, and combining that with her mother’s background in crafts and ceramics, Amy McElreath decided to follow her passion.
Let’s Paint Pottery also offers a variety events for private parties, church group activities and corporate events. Some of the past parties include cookie exchange parties, in which guests share and exchange cookie recipes and participate in painting and designing serving dishes and other pottery dishware.
Let’s Paint Pottery also has the facilities to host birthday parties. There are materials and pottery designed to any age group.
“I [taught] pre-school before,” said Amy McElreath. “That helps when working with kids now.”
School field trips are a big part of Let’s Paint Pottery. The store is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, during which, the McElreaths travel to various schools in the area for art classes and special school programs. The students are able to create their own pottery and the artwork is brought back to the studio to be fired in the kiln.
“What better way to have a field trip then to have a gift for Mother’s Day,” Delores McElreath said.
Let’s Paint Pottery is also considering creating glass design and decora- tion services. Similar to pottery design, patrons would purchase a piece of glass and would then be able to cut and glue together other colored pieces of glass to make such things as frames and ornaments. The glass pieces would then be fired, melting the glass together into one solid piece. The glass decoration is not available to the public yet, but Let’s Paint Pottery is considering doing a trial workshop in the near future.
Let’s Paint Pottery is located 1522 Dogwood Drive near Cold Stone Creamery in the Belk shopping center. For more information call (770) 761-3440 or visit www. letspaintpottery.net.