Paint Your Own Pottery

Unlike other studios, Maggie & Ellie's uses bisqueware and underglazes to help you create your one-of-a-kind piece.

Bisqueware is pottery that has been through an initial firing to become durable, yet is still porous. Underglaze painting is the colorful glaze paints that you will use to give life to your piece. Underglaze decoration uses pigments derived from oxides which fuse with the glaze when the piece is fired in a kiln. 

Once you are done creating your masterpiece, we dip it in a clear overglaze and put it in our kiln.

Because the glaze will subsequently cover it, your art is completely durable, and it also allows the production of pottery with a surface that has a uniform sheen.

Our glazes are non-toxic and lead free, which  means they can be eaten off of and microwaved.

We recommend hand-washing your pieces to increase their useful life.

Painting Your Own Pottery
is as Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4

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Glass Fusing

Glass fusing is the technique used to join glass pieces together by partly melting the glass at high temperature in an electric kiln. 

Instead of fitting glass together using a lead solder, two or more pieces of glass are laid on top of or overlapped on each other and are fired at temperatures ranging from 1100 to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit (750 to 850 degrees Celsius).

The design possibilities are endless and you can make unique jewelry, bowls, picture frames and ornaments. 

It is fun and easy to do.  We are here to help you create that one of a kind item. 

You can add dichroic glass (a coated glass that appears multi colored and some looks metallic) to jewelry pieces to give them a little pizzazz.