FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
We hope we can answer some of your questions here, if not please drop us an email or just give us a call!
What is Ceramica Paint Studio?
Ceramica Studio is a Paint Your Own Pottery studio. We are located in the heart of Stoneham Square surrounded by the communities of Melrose, Reading, Medford, Woburn, Wakefield, and Winchester. We are only a few miles away from Boston. Stoneham have easy access from interstate highways 95 and 93, with plenty of free on-street and public parking!
Is Ceramica Paint Studio for kids only?
The studio is designed for both children and adults. About 40% of our painters are adults and teens who love to paint and spend quality time with friends and family. Interested in getting a group of friends or family together? Schedule your event today!
Is my child too young to bring to the studio?
We believe its never too early to introduce a child to the art of painting. Painting is an amazing art medium that helps children with fine motor skills, concentration, and self-steam. To learn more about the benefits of painting for children click here. We also offer hand-prints and hand-imprints for little ones that parents and grandparents can treasure for a lifetime.
What does Ceramica Studio Offers?
In addition to walk-ins, we offer:
Brush and Sip: Girl's Night Out, last Thursday of every month
Children and Adult Paries: To celebrate a special occasion
Team Building & Corporate Events: Personalized event to create a bonding experience
On-Site Events: We'll bring the pottery to you, great for Senior Centers
Personalized gifts: Teachers' remembrance bowls, family tree platters, congratulations plates
Story Time: Coupled a great story with a pottery piece to match
Whom can I contact to schedule a fundraising event?
Contact either of the owners, Yenny Cantu or Claudia Arnoff at 781-666-1718
Do you support local donations?
We have a moderate budget for donations, our priority is to support our local community. Please contact Yenny Cantu for donation request.
What is the studio's process?
Our studio is designed to provide a creative environment for painters of all skills. When you walk in you'll be greeted by our host who will walk you through the process:
Selected your pottery from our large collection.
The pottery has the price at the bottom of the piece.
The price at the bottom includes everything except for tax (paint, design assistance, art supplies, glazing, and firing)
Clean the dust off our pottery
The table will be set for you with a sponge, water and paper towels and brushes
Come to the color palette table and select your colors
Make sure you paint 3 layers of each color you have selected
Once you are done, you can leave your artwork on the table, we'll take it from there!
Come to the desk and settle your bill
What happens behind the scenes?
Once you walk out of the studio we get to work!
We take a photo of your pottery along with your receipt (this confirms you will get the correct pottery back)
The pottery will need to air dry for 24 hrs
We glaze your pottery, once we have enough work to fill the kiln not to exceed 5 days
Your pottery goes in the kiln for 9 hrs (the kiln takes another 9 hours to cool down)
We perform quality controls once the pottery comes out of the kiln and match it up with our receipt
Someone will text you or call you to let you know your pottery is ready for pick up!
When will my pottery be ready?
It takes us between 5 to 7 days for collected enough work, glaze and fire the kiln. You will get a text or a call when the pottery is ready for pick up.
What is the difference between Plaster and Pottery?
Pottery: After the mold is removed for ceramics, the item still rather fragile. For ceramics to become more durable, they must first be fired in a kiln before they are ready to be painted. After painting and glazing, the pottery is very strong, the glaze used at a paint your own pottery studios, seals the piece and makes it food safe.
Plaster: Plaster crafts is different where after the mold is dry, it hardens to a consistency where it can be painted right away. This makes plaster crafts less expensive than ceramics and it's not food safe.