Thinking Outside the Box
There are so many ways to accomplish the goal of reducing, reusing, and recycling - and we try to do whatever we can!
- We reuse the bubble wrap and other packaging material that our bisque comes in whenever possible to wrap your pieces
- We will always give you less packaging if that works for you, or take back any packaging if you'd like to bring it back
- We save aluminum cans and other items for Summer Camp projects, wine bottles for our bottle slumping, and broken pieces of bisque for our mosaic section!
- If you have any broken plates or china pieces - let us reuse them for you! Bring them by and we'll see that they become part of a beautiful new project.
- We will accept any old glass jars, t-shirts, usable art supplies, yarn, and fabric that you may have laying around and want to get rid of. We want to reuse everything we can!
Detail of mosaic using ceramic plates and cups
We take care of our tools - so they last longer and we don't have to waste resources on having new ones made!
Anyone who has spent a little time in a Paint-Your-Own Pottery studio has seen how much glaze can be left behind by painters intent on creating a masterpiece. At Clayful Creation Studio, we save this leftover glaze and let it dry into what we call "paint crumbles" - which we then sprinkle into a new design and fire in the kiln. It takes a little bit of forethought to use the crumbles, but we think it's worth it.
We definitely don't want people to waste paint on our account, but we do want you to know that we're working on a technique class to highlight using the crumbles in a project. And with that type of goal in mind, we've found it a little easier to clean up the leftover paint!