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.