Fun For All Ages!
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! Painting your own pottery at Burst Of Butterflies is fun, relaxing, easy and rewarding.
Our paints are all non-toxic and water soluble, and your finished item is food safe. We stock mugs, plates, decorative pieces, functional
items, figurines, holiday pottery, and much more, with many selections for both kids and adults. Check out our easy
techniques, seasonal designs, gift ideas, kids projects and more.
We have pottery shapes for all budgets starting at $10.00 and our prices include painting and firing, so the
price you see on the bottom of each pottery piece is the total price. Take a look at our pottery price list page for
a list of shapes and prices. We get new pieces in twice per month.
Pottery Painting FAQs
Is the glaze paint food-safe and lead-free? Dishwasher safe?
Yes, All of our paints are non-toxic, lead free, and are food-safe. We encourage hand-washing rather than dishwasher in order to preserve the finish.
How does painting your own pottery work?
It’s easy! You just pick the pottery piece you want to paint, and we show you how to use the paints and help you with ideas. You leave the finished piece with us and we glaze and fire it for you. We will call you when it is ready (usually about five to seven days)
What if I don’t know how to paint?
No experience is necessary. It’s fun, it’s easy, and we can show you everything you need to know! Plus we have templates, stamps and other tools available for your use, as well as techniques.
Can I purchase a piece of pottery that is already painted?
Yes! Our team members paint many pieces for display in the studio and they are all available for sale as well. We also offer custom painted ceramic pieces for you — great for gifts!
How much does pottery painting cost?
We have hundreds of pieces on our shelves and they each have a price labeled on the bottom. Our pottery piece prices include painting and firing. There are no additional studio or sitting fees. We do have some specialty glazes (gold and silver luster, snow, etc.) that can be purchased separately. Our pottery pieces range from $10.00 to $150.00 with most pieces priced between $15.00 and $30.00.
What are your hours?
We are open every day 10am to 9pm, except Tuesday Noon to 5pm. We recommend that you come to create at least an hour before closing time in order to have time for your project. If you do not finish, we can hold it for you for another visit with a $10 return fee for table (up to four pieces).
We are closed on Easter Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
How much time should I plan to spend at the studio?
In our open studio area, you can come in any time and stay as long as you like. We do not charge for time. On average, our guests spend an hour and a half to two hours. Kids under age five will probably be finished in 45 minutes. We have had groups who spend all day with us especially when working on larger pieces or more detailed pieces. The majority of our canvas designs are 2 hours or less, with some designs up to four hours estimated time. If you are working on a project and want to go grab lunch, no problem. There are many great places in the area to walk to for great food. If you want to order food at your table in our studio, we have partnered with some restaurants who will deliver it to your table.
Where is the best place to park?
We have street parking available as well as a parking garage behind our building. You can enter through the back entrance if you park in the parking garage. If you are doing a quick pickup/dropoff, you can pull up to our back gate for a few minutes to come in and pickup/dropoff.
Do I need to make a reservation for the open studio?
Groups of four or less are welcome to drop in any time during open hours for our walk-in art activities in our open studio. Reservations are always recommended for groups of five or more.
Weekends and school holidays can be very busy, therefore, we suggest making a reservation to guarantee your table, especially if your group is of five or more. There will be a $20 deposit required on all open studio table reservations with a 48 hour minimum cancellation period for full refund. This deposit will be deducted from your final total at time of checkout and a table or tables will be reserved for your group for the time slot specified.
Can I bring adult beverages?
Yes. You may bring adult beverages into our open studio or during an adult party in our private party room. Beer, Wine or Champagne can be brought in and we have corkscrews and bottle openers, so you don’t have to worry about bringing those.
There is also an adjoining store, Next Door Novelties, with beer, wine, sake and mead for purchase.