Friday, May 3, 2013

The Best (Last- Minute) Mother's Day Gift Ever: Fingerprint Charms

Dear Dads-

Don't miss this amazing opportunity for us to help you impress Mom! She will never think it was a last-minute thought, and will be so thrilled to get a pure silver charm to keep close to her heart. Here are the details!

What: A sterling silver chain with a pure silver charm. Charm has child's initial on one side and fingerprint on the other. Includes gift wrapping and our designers fees.

When: Now!! May 1-10. (Excluding Sunday when we are closed.) Walk-in between 10-5pm, or make an appointment and we will be ready and expecting you! It only takes about 15-20 minutes for 1-2 children to do it if there is no one ahead of you.

Cost: $48 plus tax! Additional charms are $26.

Really a steal! Great gift for the grandmas too.

Call with any questions at 501-280-0553. At checkout, tell them you found out about this special on our blog and get a surprise!

Your welcome!

Monday, April 8, 2013

This week: Glass Class and Copy Cat Club

We have two very exciting classes coming up this week! First, our glass fusing class will be tomorrow, April 9, at 6 pm. New to glass? No problem! We will show you how to do it! We will be making a hanging pocket vase. This is a cool project because not only will you learn how to make hangers, you will learn how to layer fiber paper inside two pieces of glass to make your pocket! Perfect for flowers, or even use as a reed diffuser! $10 Class fee reserves your spot, just pay for your glass tomorrow night.

Everyone has fun at Glass Class! Here are JJ and Maureen with their fired creations!

Later, on Thursday, we will have our FIRST EVER clay class for adults!! We are making a clay wreath using texture stamps and layering. Colors and details can be changed to your taste! How cute would this be with a Razorback and in red and white?!?! Or with a cute owl or initial? This week you will actually make your wreath, and in a couple weeks they will be fired and ready to paint! DON'T MISS THIS CLAY CLASS! April 11 at 6pm. To reserve your spot, call ahead with your class fee ($10), and your wreath is $45 plus tax that night.

Do you have a VIP (Very Important Pig) Card? You can earn points for all your purchases towards a gift card! We love rewarding our loyal customers with free stuff!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Break Camps Preview

Spring Break is around the corner, and that means free time! We have 3 camps that are sure to please the kiddos. They are geared toward kids that are 8-14 years old. The rest of the studio will be open to the public, so those with younger siblings don't miss out on a fun activity.

March 18: 2-4pm Splatter Paint "Paper" Plate and Crinkle Cup

*Learn how to use the paper technique to mask your initial, and learn how to use pottery underglaze in a splatter paint fashion.

March 20: 2-4pm Fused Glass Plaque

*Learn how to make to score and cut glass to make a cool window plaque. No experience with glass necessary.

March 22: 6-8pm Mosaic Wipe-Off Board and Pizza Party

* Kids will get to choose from our scrapbook paper stash or bring their own to use under the glass tiles. For extra fun, we will be having a pizza party too!

Each class is $45, or sign up for all 3 for $120! ($15 savings!) Please call the store to register.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

G'day to ya!

When is the last time you took a minute to be silly? I have decided that as a new mother, I am silly everyday. I make up songs only a 4 month old would appreciate. Humor can be a great stress reliever, as can being with great friends. Lila (my 4 month old daughter) and I went up to the Pig today to help celebrate Kristen's birthday with Steve, Jessica, Kim, and her mother, Becky. We had cupcakes from Cupcakes on Kavanaugh and oh how yummy they were. I haven't had once since last summer, and they were delish. (Kristen began managing the studio for me back in August.)

What great new things we have to do at the Pig! I saw new molds for glass fusing, new bisque mustaches, and we even have spring break kids' camps planned! So excited for spring and all the wonderful holidays and festivities to come.

Of course, while we were there we had to do clay prints for Lila. She wasn't sure she liked it at first, but soon realized that her mom was a pottery nut and would have to deal...:)

So excited for those. Stay tuned for more happenings and events!

Happy Birthday Kristen!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Jewelry Special

Hey there! It's been far too long since our last post.

From now until May 12 we are offering a special Mother's Day jewelry package. Bring by your cherished little one and have his or her fingerprint made on a silver charm for a special mother or grandmother!

A $48 fee includes:

  • One medium circle charm (one side with an initial, the other with your child's fingerprint)
  • A sterling silver 16" or 18" box chain necklace
  • Custom finishing by a member of our staff (a $40 value in itself)
  • Gift wrapping

And if you want to include additional children's charms on your necklace, each charm is only $26 after the first.

We welcome appointments and walk-ins for this special. We'll be offering it from 10:20am - 5pm May 1 - 11, Monday through Saturday, and from 10:20am - 1pm on Saturday, May 12. All you have to do is bring the fingers for printing and we'll take care of the rest!

All jewelry packages will be ready for pick up by Saturday, May 12 at 5pm.

To read more about our 99.9% pure, recycled silver, visit our website. You can also give us a call at (501) 280-0553. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February Copy Cat Club

Our most recent Copy Cat Club made these whimsical heart design projects. As with all Copy Cat Clubs, each artist picked the piece of pottery they wanted to paint, and then followed directions with slight variations to create a unique piece. Notice how everyone used different stamps, sponges and techniques to create different backgrounds for their hearts. Great Valentine's Day gifts!

January's Copy Cat Club - Heart U

Our next Copy Cat Club is February 23rd and we'll be walking the club through the Cherry Blossom design. Copy Cat Club a class fee of $10 which reserves your spot, plus the price of whatever pottery you choose to paint that night. Light snacks and beverages will be provided, but also feel free to bring whatever else you'd like to munch or sip on! Call today to reserve your spot since we have limited class sizes: (501) 280-0553. 

February's Copy Cat Club - Cherry Blossoms

New Year, New Projects

In January we celebrated our 5th birthday! And as with every New Year and birthday that passes, we are excited to offer new activities and projects. For 2012 we have added glass fusion to our repertoire. Glass fusion is the process of using a kiln join together pieces of glass. This past week, Allie was in North Carolina for Glass-O-Rama, a two day event drawing representatives from studios all over the country to learn about glass fusion. Our first class to teach this technique will be March 6! Call the store for details - (501) 280-0553.

Glass, ready to be fused!

Examples of fused glass