Can I come into the studio?

Yes, you’re welcome to come into the studio.

At 25% capacity, occupancy is limited to 10 people. There are three widely spaced tables available.

Masks are of course mandatory, and handwashing is necessary before browsing.

Are brushes and supplies sanitized?

Yes, we sanitize all supplies, and we guarantee that no other customers have touched the supplies for at least four days, which is much longer than the virus can live on surfaces under normal conditions.

All items that are used or come back to the studio are quarantined for four days before sanitizing, cleaning and reusing them.

How do you make in-studio painting safe?

All tables and chairs are sanitized after each use. Door handles, faucets, payment terminal etc. are sanitized throughout the day.

We pour the paint for you and give you everything you need for your project.

Do I need an appointment?

You’re always welcome to walk in and have fun, no reservation needed, but you can make an appointment if you prefer, just give us a call. 

 Groups like a bridal shower etc. (min 6 painters) can set up a guaranteed seating booking with a weeks notice, but smaller groups are welcome any time. 

What are the activities?

Ceramics painting where you decorate useful and fun ceramic items.

Glow in the dark painting (min 2 ptrs) in the party room.

Board art on wood signs from stencils to take home the same day.

Class fusing where you create design from glass that we fuse into a solid piece of glass.

Clay hand building as to-go (not in the studio)

How much does it cost?

The price depends on the activity, and THERE IS NO STUDIO FEE.

The experience starts at $19, most of the ceramic items to paint in the studio are priced between $28 and $33.

Board Art is between $30 and $45, Glass Fusing is between $40 and $70, Clay Kits starts at $45.

There are discounts on ceramics on most Tuesday to Thursday if your group has three or more painters. Please see the promotions page for specifics.

Can I use the things I make or paint?

Yes! Mugs, plates, vases etc. painted with ceramic paint become food-safe after baking in our special ovens. Figures can be painted with acrylics paint for quick results, but are not food safe

Glass projects are mostly decorative, some sizes can be shaped like plates but because they are fragile we do not recommend using them for eating.

Board art can go right on your wall when finished, and you can mix colours to get just the right shade.

What can kids do at the studio?

For younger kids, ceramics painting works best, lots of choices and the paint does not stain clothes and can just be brushed off when fully dry.

Older kids can choose any of the options, including the ones with acrylic paint that may stain clothes.

Hand and footprints make perfect memories, so paint a mug or plate for yourself with their prints at the same time.

Do you do birthdays and other parties?

Absolutely. We can accommodate parties large and small. You bring the cake, the snacks, the drinks and the fun. We have a separate party room with seating for 20.

We provide the place and the staff to make this your easiest party ever. Please see our Party page for more information. 

Can you come to my school/office/party?

Yes! We go to schools, restaurants, hospitals, businesses, parks. Plan it indoors or out…we love to party! See our Groups page for more information

I’m so not creative..

Plenty of painted samples to copy or modify, stencils and stamps make it easy. No worries, This is about having fun, letting go a little bit and seeing what happens.

It’s fun art, not fine art, go for it, you’ll love the result!

Can I use a coupon from another studio?

Almost certainly, yes!

If it’s a discount coupon from another local studio, we’ll almost certainly accept it. Gift cards, probably not because we can’t tell how much is on them.

Can I use a gift card from Color Me Mine Markham?

Yes, we’re happy to accept painted Gift Cards that were originally sold by Color Me Mine Markham.

The $10 printed discount coupons from Color Me Mine Markham can unfortunately not be accepted.

We also accept old Thank You cards from birthdays that offer a free studio fee, but since there is no studio fee at Crafty Pots those cards are accepted as 10% discount on one ceramic item.

Do you open by special appointment?

Yes, with a minimum combined spend for the entire group of at least $125 we can open just for you, either on normally closed days or early or late.

Coupons (etc.) can’t be used when we open for an appointment.

How long do you keep the finished items?

We have limited space to store items, so three months is the max we will guarantee to keep your items for pickup. If you need more time, let us know and we’ll give you as long as you need.

We always call as soon as the items are ready for pickup, and we’ll call you several times before disposing anything. 

Unfortunately we will not offer refunds for disposed items, sorry.