All Fired Up! is “a paint your own pottery studio” located in Akron, OH, near the Wallhaven district. There are over 300 pieces of unfired pottery begging to receive your creative touch. Use the supplied art materials to bring your pottery to life.
When finished, you will have a unique piece of art for yourself or to give as a gift. Bring a friend or book a party for an even more enjoyable time. This is fun for every age, from toddlers to adults.
The studio is about 1600 square feet, with the walls filled with ideas and inspiration for your next pottery art project. Lining the walls are shelves of unfired pottery from which you may choose. There is a wall filled with everything you need to create your masterpiece: stamps, markers, paints, brushes idea books, sponges, stencils and add-on pieces. There are tables at the traditional height as well as bar height for those that wish to stand to do their work or sit on a higher bar stool.
All Fired Up! Releases your Inner Artist:
All you need at All Fired Up! is your imagination. Even if you are not "artistic", you can make a gorgeous creation and the staff will help you along. There are also idea books and samples throughout the store to spark your imagination. Designs may be traced out in ink pen that will disappear when fired. The atmosphere is very relaxed with calm music playing in the background; there is no need to rush. For more detailed pieces, some customers come back to finish in a second or third visit. Reservations are recommended on weekends and for larger groups.
The Creative Process:
Visitors first pick out their pottery. You can choose from over 300 pieces of pottery, such as banks, figurines, mugs, plates, bowls, light switch covers, platters, pet dishes, vases, candle holders, boxes, and seasonal items. Second, you design your pottery. The staff will show you everything you need to know. Third, you paint your pottery. Most pieces take about a hour, but you are welcome to take as long as you wish or even return another day to finish it. Lastly, you leave your pottery to be glazed and fired. Your one-of-a-kind piece will be done in about a week.
Private Parties at All Fired Up!:
All Fired Up! pottery studio specializes in parties for birthdays, bridal parties, office parties, girls night out and more. There are several packages available and each may be customized. The birthday parties are packaged by age and there is a minimum requirement of six guests. Children's parties can last from 60 – 90 minutes, while adult parties usually last 2-3 hours. Parties start at $10 per person.
Classes and Events:
All Fired Up! offers a full schedule of classes throughout the year, for adults and children. A sampling of adult classes includes creating dishes from raw clay and molds, a Pajama Party Diva Night, Margarita Night where the margarita mix is provided, and Date Nights. These events include special discounts, prizes, and more. Children's classes include making their own wind chimes, bird baths, umbrella, family gifts, tie-dye plates, and more. Many children's activities are offered during days off from school as well as day camps for the summer and during the holidays. Reservations are recommended.
Prices range from $5 - $50 a piece. The typical price for a finished product is around $20, which includes the 50% studio fee. This price covers all the supplies you need to create your work of art. Special discounts are available on classes and event nights.
Monday 4-8pm, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 8pm, Friday 11am – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.
All Fired Up!
1686 W. Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
(Last updated 2-06-08)