The third Saturday of October is designated as National Paint Your Own Pottery Day. This year, the opportunity to customize ceramic gifts and tap into colorful creativity falls on Oct. 21. In honor of the special day, all six As You Wish Pottery Painting Studios in Arizona will be waving their sitting fees.
“As You Wish helps bring people together in a creative, fun-filled environment,” said Lori Neff, owner and operator of As You Wish, “Painting Pottery with someone you love creates special memories and helps develop bonds that can last a lifetime.”
The Contemporary Ceramics Studio Association sponsors Paint Your Own Pottery Day annually as a way of encouraging the masses to find their closest pottery painting studio and create a masterpiece of their own. PYOP Day is the perfect opportunity for first-time painters and seasoned pros to get a jump on the holidays by choosing from a variety of gifts and personalizing them with names, dates and special messages.
“We have some incredible Halloween items for kids to paint, along with gifts to help celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and all of the upcoming holidays that are just around the corner,” said Neff. “When someone puts so much time, thought and effort into a hand-painted gift, it is cherished sincerely for years to come.”
Regardless of artistic ability, or age, painting pottery is a break from the mundane; a chance to put thought and effort into a unique work of art and is also known to be a great stress-reliever.
All six As You Wish Studios in Arizona will be open on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are always recommended for holidays, weekends and special occasions, such as this.
There are several convenient As You Wish Painting Studios throughout the state located in the East Valley. The Mesa location is at 1649 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 101.
For more information, visit www.asyouwishpottery.com.