By Renee Larr
uPaint Pottery Studio will open its third Indiana location in Hamilton Town Center Nov. 12. The studio allows customers to choose a piece of pottery, paint it and then have it fired by uPaint. Pieces range from $5 to $80. A studio fee of $5 is charged to cover art supplies.
“We’re a walk-in studio. You can come in anytime during our hours.You’ll pick out your piece. We’ll teach you how to do the painting and everything you need to know,” co-owner Stacey Heltsley said. “You sit down and paint your piece and then bring it to us. We dip it, fire it and have it ready for you in a week. With the glass fusing, we teach you how to cut glass so you can make plates, nightlights, all kinds of beautiful things. We do Girl Scout events, ladies nights, bridal showers.”
The studio will hold classes each month and events for kids.
“We do a pottery painting class and a glass fusing class each month. We also do a class each month for home school kiddos as well as a toddler story time,” co-owner Kelli Singleton said.
On Nov. 12, guests can stop by to paint pieces of art. Refreshments also will be served.
“For everybody who is painting with us on our grand opening weekend, we offer them a four-inch tile they can paint and decorate however they want for free,” Heltsley said. “We’ll then take those tiles and place them in our cash register area to display.”
Customers don’t need to be an expert artist to participate.
“That’s one thing that is different about our studio. You don’t have to be talented or an artist to enjoy it. We have different techniques we can teach you, and you can have a beautiful piece without being an artist,” Heltsley said.
There are six different birthday packages to choose from. Customizable options also are available. The studio hosts holiday events each month. For more, visit upaintpotterystudio.com.