Frequently Asked Questions

You are always welcome to walk in and have fun, so no reservation or experience is necessary. We’ll get you started, so feel free to drop in anytime to create something unique. 

Only parties need reservations, and this is done with a weeks notice.

We’re a friendly place where you can create your own artwork on the pottery piece of your choice, or turn glass into artwork. Whether you are 5 or 105, we can help bring out the artist in you! Come any time we are open – no reservations needed.

We have stencils and rubber stamps for the inexperienced artist. We also have many painted samples that you can copy or modify to your liking. We have books full of designs, patterns and techniques – plus suggested designs appropriate to the season.

We have around 400 different pieces to paint. We have dolphins, frogs, mermaids, penguins, horses, cars, planes, boats, skateboards and many other shapes that kids will love. We have a great variety of mugs, plates, platters and bowls in lots of useful sizes and shapes. We have cookie jars, vases, salt and pepper shakers and much more. From small ornaments to huge vases, we have it all.

Yes! The painted items become food-safe after we have baked them to perfection in our special ovens. You can drink from the cups, eat from the plates and use the vases for flowers with no worries. Our paints are non-toxic, lead free and will not stain clothes.

Most of the ceramic items to paint in the studio are priced between $24 and $29 (that vase the size of an elephant is a bit more). THERE IS NO STUDIO FEE, so the charge is simply the cost of the item you choose to paint.

There are discounts Tuesday to Thursday if your group has three or more painters, so come one come all, the more the merrier. Please see promotions page for specifics.

Of course! The more the merrier. However pets more active than turtles or goldfish must remain at home. Larger groups (min 6 painters) can set up a group rate booking with a weeks notice, but small groups are welcome any time. Apart from birthday parties, and group rate bookings we do not take reservations.

We can amuse children of all ages, including infants! You can paint your baby’s feet, or your child’s hands on a platter, a vase or a coffee mug. Even the youngest child likes to play with brushes, sponges and paints. The paint does not stain clothes and can just be brushed off the kids and their clothes when fully dry.

Yes! We go to schools, restaurants, hospitals, businesses, parks. Plan it indoors or out…we love to party! See our events page for more information.

Absolutely. We can accommodate parties large and small. You bring the cake, the snacks, the drinks and the fun. We provide the place, the staff and everything you’ll need to create your own masterpiece. See our Party Page for more information. We can accommodate your group for whatever reason you have to gather!

Usually the painted items are available within five to seven days. During very busy periods, like the period leading up to Christmas, the pieces will be ready in as little as two to three days. Yes, that’s right, the busier we are the quicker you get the items back.

You can pick up at your convenience, but we have limited space to store items, so three months is  the max we will guarantee to keep your items for pickup. We will call you numerous times and ask you to pick up. If you need more time, let us know and we’ll keep the items longer. The items will be considered to be “abandoned property” after three months if you don’t respond, and if we need to make room the items will be disposed, and unfortunately we will not offer refunds because you had the experience of painting.

Yes, with a minimum of 6 painters you can make an appointment to come in on a day we are closed (for part of the year we are closed on Mondays). The charge will be the cost of the items painted for each painter, but minimum $30.
Some restrictions apply, for example coupons (etc.) can’t be used when we open for an appointment.

As a courtesy, we’re happy to accept painted Gift Cards that were originally sold by Color Me Mine Markham. Plastic gift cards from other locations, or $10 printed discount coupons from Color Me Mine Markham can unfortunately not be accepted. We also accept old Thank You cards from birthdays that offer a free studio fee, but since there is no studio fee at Crafty Pots those cards are accepted as 10% discount on one ceramic item. At Crafty Pots there is no extra charges besides the cost of the ceramics, so your’e saving money right off the bat at Crafty Pots over Color Me Mine Markham.