Paint provided ceramics only as you see it

BROWSE GALLERY

Paint Your Own Pottery

Creating Unique Ceramic Art Has Never Been Easier, or More Fun!

A beautiful ceramic work of art is inside you – let it out at Creative License in Hartford, WI. We’ll help you find your inner artist as you paint or make your own ceramics!

Plates, mugs, bowls, and platters; figurines, piggy banks, boxes, vases, candle holders, cookies jars, tiles, and the list goes on – we offer a symphony of ceramic pieces in hundreds of shapes and sizes, with a wide range of functions for you to choose from. Our glaze color options are just as diverse as our selection of ceramic art pieces. Made from pre-formed ceramic bisque, once glazed and fired in our kiln, your pottery or ceramic piece will be ready to use.

Tips for Painting Ceramic

How it Works

Don’t see a figure you want to paint? You can hand-sculpt or throw clay on a pottery wheel to make whatever you want. Pottery wheels must be reserved in advance, so please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Your sculpted clay will have to be fired in the kiln before you can begin painting.

Our Creative Consultants will walk you through the best painting techniques for your desired results. Kiln fired pottery pieces are typically ready for pick up 1 week after your initial visit.

Take Home Pottery Painting

Creative License now has take-home pottery kits! First, stop by our studio to browse all the pottery options. Make your choice and you’re ready to head home. Just don’t forget you’ll also need to bring paint and brushes with you. You can take 3 of our brushes by paying a $5 deposit (refunded upon return of the brushes with a receipt present). Next, travel home with your ceramic piece and paint! Once you’re done, bring the pottery back for firing in our kiln.

By taking pottery home, you can have additional privacy and control while creating art. Put on some music or a favorite movie for inspiration. You can take all the time you need to make the perfect piece of art.

Kids love all the fun figures we have available. If you have an upcoming birthday party or sleepover at your home, these take home kits are a perfect party activity. You can keep an eye on all the everyone without worrying about arranging transportation or chaperones. Adults love using these kits as well during a guy or girl’s night in.

The Perfect Art Party

Looking to host the perfect party, combining creativity with a memorable gift? Art parties at Creative License are exactly what you’re searching for. Get the girls together for a ladies night out, celebrate a birthday or bachelorette party, bring your scouts troop in - no matter who you are or what you do, at Creative License, you have the power to create something beautiful and long-lasting!

Our Creative Consultant will assist your group with everything from tips to cleanup. These ceramic painting parties are appropriate for all ages, which is why we offer parties for kids and parties for just adults. Kids love the chance to pick their own ceramic figures like dragon, fairies, and animals. Adults tend to go with more functional art, selecting from our wide variety of mugs, bowls, and plates.

Handmade Gifts from Hartford Art Studio

Looking for ideas for affordable birthday and Christmas gifts? Creative License has many ceramic figures and pieces ideal for presents. Paint a dish set as a practical gift or give a fun piggy bank to your kids. Don’t forget a gift card!

We offer Christmas ornament painting parties suitable for artists of all ages. Host your party at our Hartford, WI, studio or at your own location.

Pottery Painting Events in Wisconsin

Want a little structure for your art? Sign up for one of our ceramic art class events! We have a variety of events year-round, so there is always something new to try. Learn the best way to paint ceramic pottery directly from our Creative Consultants. Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve yours in advance!

Hartford Art Studio Kilns

Pottery Painting FAQ:

Q: Is there an extra fee for paints and firing?

A: No, the shelf price is the final price - plus tax. Guests are also welcome to share a project.

Q: How old do you have to be to paint?

A: Any age! Our paints are all water based. Kids can paint with brushes or use their hands. Our paints clean up easier than food.

Q:  What if I'm not "creative?”

A: Everyone is creative! Think of this as creative entertainment. Pick a shape you like then browse the technique tiles by our paint counter for inspiration. We have a wide array of fool-proof design tools, stamps, sponges, stencils, and more to get your creative juices flowing.

Q: Can I use it?

A: Yes! Once kiln-fired, our paints are the same glossy shine you would find in the store. Treat your piece like fine china - hand washing is best. Projects like pots and sculptures intended for  yard or garden decor can remain outdoors and brought in for the winter months.

Stop into our studio today to create your ceramics masterpiece, or book a private party!