Project Description


Throw your next birthday party with the help of a teaching artist and a little clay. Birthday parties are thrown in the Arts Studio with food and drink available for an additional rental fee in the Wolf Room. 

Each pottery party is one and half hours of ceramic instruction and one and half hours of party time (cake and presents in our Wolf Room-food not provided by JCC) for up to 8 hands-on participants (each additional hands-on guest is $15/person with a maximum of 16 guests). Non-hands-on guests (adults attending with children, family of birthday child- grandparents, and similar) are welcome to attend at no additional cost. The maximum space in the studio is 16 and the maximum space in the Wolf party room is 25.   

(Larger parties can be held in an additional room) 

Packages range from pinch pot projects to painting-themed bisque ware. Each participant will work on one piece during the party, the studio will finish the piece and fire it in our kilns (all fees included). Pieces are available for pickup three to four weeks after the party.   

Ceramics Birthday Party Base Price: $350 

Add Ons: 
• $5/hands on participant; Each participant chooses their own creation from our wide selection of bisque ware if the selected theme does not speak to them.   

  • $8/hands on participant: Custom party theme created with the studio manager. 
  • $15: Copy of the book read during the project for the birthday child. 
  • $10/hands-on participant: Goody bag 
  • $50: Decorations in Wolf room 
  • $250: Birthday cake and party platter for 20 (wraps and cheese plate) 

Party Details:
• Artist-led instruction
• Designed for ages six+
• Clay, glaze, firing, and instruction included  


Package One: (Available Themes)
Pinch Pot Monsters, Pinch Pot Animals, or coil vases
(Choose One) 

Learn the most primitive form of clay creation. Party-goers will learn the fundamentals of forming a pinch pot by creating a pinch pot monster or pinch pot animal. Instructors will guide party-goers through design and surface decoration. Pieces will be glazed and fired in the studio. The pickup will be three to four weeks after the party. 

Kids will also get to help paint the birthday kid’s name plaque.  


Package Two: Bisqueware painting with storytime
Partygoers will listen along to an engaging story time and then paint a theme-related piece of bisqueware. Copies of the book will be provided as goody bag options (add-on cost). Pieces will be painted by party-goers and will be glazed and fired in the studio kilns.  

All participants will create one themed piece and one handprint tile or birthday kid plaque.  

Email for available themes.  

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