Painting Pottery at Purple Glaze

I‘ve been attempting to take Joss to Purple Glaze on Brookside for a number of weeks now. Every time, he pooh-poohed the plan, other factors arrived up, etc. It just sounded like a entertaining, conclude-of-summertime activity that I realized he’d take pleasure in if we at any time managed to make it! Last but not least, previous week, I skipped my Tuesday exercise session in trade for an night at Purple Glaze. And he favored it so a great deal, he asked, “Can we arrive listed here each working day?!” Though that may well be a little bit much, he did converse me into executing a different spherical of painting when we went to pick up our authentic parts. That is what transpires when you really don’t have any other strategies on a Friday evening!

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Joss’s next mug. The initially he made to give absent and was later bummed he did not get to maintain it. So this one’s his really personal

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Completed merchandise!

As a subject of actuality, he was so motivated, that the up coming working day he created a polymer clay bowl that he tried out to provide for infinity 9 gazillion dollars. And when he recognized no one particular was stopping to get the bowl, decided to inside of get started his have clay organization exactly where people today could occur to our porch and make their individual clay generation. The price on that one particular was “either 1 cent or $5,” but he expended so very long coloring the signal that we ran out of time to buzz the small business.

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How it Operates

If you have not nonetheless been to Purple Glaze, put it on your bucket listing! They have a wall of unpainted pottery to opt for from. Plates, mugs, little and significant figurines, you title it! Need a new yard gnome? They’ve got one! Journey mug? Verify! Ornamental Kleenex box? No issue!

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When you have preferred your pottery (they array in price from about $5 to $45+, I feel), it’s time to select your paints! On the reverse wall, there’s a large poster board showing all of the paint choices. From strong colours to speckled specialties to puff paints. Just seize the paint you want from the cabinets, consider it to your table, and get started portray! You can pick as a lot of hues as you want. Each individual table is geared up with a paper towel, cup of h2o, a number of paintbrushes and a paint plate. There are extras of every little thing if desired.

The primary items to don’t forget are that two to a few layers of paint will present up far better than a one layer, and light shades really do not get the job done as effectively when painted more than darkish colors. We experienced just one iffy moment the place a bottle of puff paint exploded on to the mug Joss was painting. But luckily, I was in a position to wipe a good deal of it off and influence him rapidly that he could just paint around it. Whew!

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The personnel was pretty welcoming and ready to respond to any inquiries. Joss spoke to her at size. He desired to make confident she had my mobile phone variety, which she did, due to the fact you have to provide your phone quantity when leaving your pottery, just in scenario.

When you’re finished portray, you pay out and leave your painted piece at the studio. Purple glaze coats it with a food protected glaze, fires it, and it’s ready to be picked up in 2-3 days.

Several hours, Place, Pricing

Purple Glaze has two spots, the moment on Brookside and on in South Tulsa. Hrs vary by place. Summer time several hours are as follows:


Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 12-8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 12-9 p.m.
Sunday: 1-7 p.m.

South Tulsa

Monday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: Shut

As significantly as pricing, there is a smaller studio cost. The relaxation of the price is decided by the piece you pick out. All the unpainted parts are plainly marked, so you won’t unintentionally end up with an unexpectedly pricy product. The travel mug Joss painted was $18. But there are a ton of animal collectible figurines that are just $6.

In accordance to their web page, they have curbside and even household supply solutions. Find out more about those at

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Birthday Functions at Purple Glaze

Purple Glaze also hosts birthday get-togethers. Here’s their description from TulsaKids’ Get together Planner: “Purple Glaze painting get-togethers advertise creativity, combining the exercise and party favor into a single distinctive knowledge anyone will remember forever. Convey your cake, celebration supplies and gifts, then permit Purple Glaze offer the great ceramic painting entertaining.  For only $99.00 In addition a “Per Painter Rate,” parties will involve all of your ceramic portray provides, guidelines and birthday invitations.  Get-togethers final up to two hrs for more mature little ones and about an hour and a 50 % for young ones ages four to eight.”

Effectively, that’s it! Have you been to Purple Glaze? Inform us about it in the responses!

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