It’s National PYOP Day!

National Paint Your Own Pottery Day, you say? Now that is a holiday that we can get behind!  Come in and paint $15 or more on this incredibly important day and we will give you a FREE add-on of your choice (up to $6 value)! Add it to your piece, paint it separately, or take it home with you and paint it at another time. Just a little thank you for spending this important day with us!

October 15th

Open today til 9:30pm

Do you want to paint a snowman?

Olaf is HERE, and ready to paint!!   We ordered 4 cases of him, so there is plenty!

This is an official licensed piece, so the quality is fabulous.   He is $21, and our prices include painting, glazing & firing.

Here is some pinteresting quotes and pics of Olaf, for pinspiration…  https://www.pinterest.com/explore/frozen-olaf/

Your Olaf tumbler will be ready next week after we give him a warm hug in the kiln.

Do you like to bake?  How about “Elsa’s Frozen Hot Cocoa” to put in your little mug?  Here are some Frozen-themed recipes…https://www.pinterest.com/explore/frozen-olaf-recipes/

 

FLASH SALE – 20% off pottery 2 days only

FLASH SALE! A rare opportunity to get 20% off ALL pottery for 2 DAYS ONLY! We are getting ready to move a few things around these week to get ready for the holidays, and it sure would be nice if there was less bisque on the shelves. We were hoping you would help us so come in Monday & Tuesday and PAINT!

Yes, this includes painting & firing too, since our prices are all-inclusive now. *limited to stock on hand. *allow 1 week to fire. *open 10am-9pm *food-safe, non-toxic *enjoy a seasonal beverage from our neighbor, Tea Largo…Caramel Apple Smoothie? Maple Sugar Black Tea Latte (iced, of course)? Come in and enjoy!

Make fall decorations

Plenty of time to paint some fun fall decorations this weekend, as our pottery has a 5-7 day turnaround time now.   You can even enjoy fall drinks from our neighbor, Tea Largo!    Lanterns, pumpkins, skulls and so much more, just came in today and usually don’t last more than a weekend!

If you need something to take home with you, try mosaics or make a chunky candle!

4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland

Make a Fused Glass Pendant

Try your hand at designing jewelry!  Assemble your own elegant fused glass pendant at PicassoZ!    Select your base shape and color, layer it, and top it with some design glass pieces!   We’ll fire it in our teeny tiny little baby kiln, and its ready in just a few days.  Rush orders are possible, just confirm with staff before you start.   We add a sterling plate bail to the back so you can hang it on your favorite chain, and have a gift box for your piece.  We also have 36 inch hand-dyed silk ribbons available for purchase.

They look like you bought them at a high end boutique, when you in fact, had a fun afternoon out in our eclectic art studio making it yourself.   Bring some friends!   It can take as long or as short as you want it to.   We’ll call you when its fired, got its professional polish, and boxed!

This is for kids 8 & up, since the components really are pieces of glass.   (However, we have another make-your-own-jewelry program coming specifically for our Budding Picasso’s this fall!)

fused glass in kiln
Select your components for your glass pendant, and we will do the hard part. The layers will melt together into your own masterpiece!

FLASH SALE: Paint your own tiles, 2/$15. 9/6 – 9/8

Our 4 inch paintable ceramic tiles are 2 for $15, Tuesday-Thursday only! Bring a friend, paint as many as you want, but the sale is on sets of 2. They will be kiln-fired, so please allow a week. We use non-toxic, lead-free paints. Great for handprint keepsakes, coasters, and adorable on little easels, too. Ask about large quantity discounts. Open 10am-9pm Tues-Thurs.  ***2 tiles are normally $24!

Valid Sept 6th – 8th at PicassoZ Art Cafe

Paint pottery on Labor Day 10am-9pm

Fall has arrived, and pumpkins, footballs, monsters and leaves are ready to paint at PicassoZ Art Cafe.    New matte Courtyard glazes are available in earth tones and are perfect for autumn art.   We’re open Labor Day weekend regular hours:

Friday & Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Sunday 11am-7pm

Monday 10am-9pm

Pottery takes about a week or so to fire, but if you are needing to take your art with you same day, we suggest chunky candles or mosaics!    We can ship pottery, too.

New bisque has arrived

Tiny Toppers are little paintable addons that can stand alone, or are adorable adhered to almost any flat surface.   Shown here is a simple round bank called the “Money Ball Bank”, and its surface is designed specifically for these cute little guys.   Selection can vary.   Just arrived today!

OPEN 10am-9pm on Monday, July 4th! AND…

We have a special promotion for the first 75 painters! FREE paintable star bowl, plate, ornament or box when you paint $20+ in pottery on July 4th only! *You can bring it back and paint it any time! Limited to the first 75 painters! Paint early for best selection of the FREE star-shaped items!

The Trinket Bar, Breakables Mosaic Studio AND Tea Largo Beverage Co. are also open on July 4th!

Annual Mother’s Day Event, May 8th, 10am-8pm

Get creative with Mom’s gift this year! Spend time together making memories, create your own piece of functional pottery, mosaic, or chunky candle, AND PicassoZ ALSO has a little gift for Mom ourselves! Bring her in to paint, mosaic or make a candle May  8, and we’ll give her a complimentary beverage coupon to our popular cafe Tea Largo Beverage Co., AND a FREE charm of her choice from our Trinket Bar jewelry mixology studio (beside our mosaics).

You know what her favorite part will be? Spending time with YOU! We host families like yours each year and we consider it an honor! No art experience needed! Open extended hours on May 8th, 10am-8pm.

**Pottery takes about a week for firing, mosaics & chunky candles go home same day.

No reservations, walk-in only. Seating available all throughout our PicassoZ studio, Tea Largo, & Breakables mosaic studio. Our upstairs party loft is available for open seating on Sunday only. Remember, our PicassoZ & Tea Largo gift cards are good all throughout our studios.

There’s still time to paint a gift for Mom, as our deadline for firing pottery is Tuesday, May 3rd.

Mother’s Day painting deadline is May 3rd

Paint a keepsake for Mom through Tuesday, May 3rd and it will be completed and ready for pick up no later than Saturday, May 7th.   Handprints, footprints, special memories, names…we know Mom, and she’s just happy you thought ahead and took the time to make her something special this year.    No art experience needed, we have stamps, stencils, sponges, and crystal glazes which are easy to use and just as fun!

FIRING UPDATE:  We had a crazy spring break and our firing took longer than normal because we had to relocate our kiln room to another part of our building!    Yep!  Tea Largo, our contemporary tea & coffee bar, has grown at an insane pace this past year and needed our kiln room for expansion in a hurry!   (Got to love the timing.)   So, we have 2 ceramic kilns now, back in business and turning pottery around in about 4-7 days or so, depending on what time of the week it is!    If you need it rushed sooner, just ask.

If you’d like to bring Mom for a memorable Mother’s Day 2016, join us for pottery painting, mosaic or candle making May 7-8, with extended hours and open seating in all 4 of our spaces on Sunday!   We always have a little gift we give Moms who paint or make mosaics with us Mother’s Day weekend every year.      **Chunky candles & mosaics go home same day.

Sincerely,

Kristin

 

Welcome to Spring Break 2016

We are so excited it’s here too!   We have plenty of beach, spring and Easter themed bisque for you to paint this week!   Tea Largo has been hoppin’, too…with a freezer full of PopCraft’s famous ice pops (Roasted Banana with Candied Pecan is my fave).

We have normal hours this week except we will be closed to celebrate Easter Sunday.

 

Our stores have extended hours on Valentine’s Day!

This Sunday, all three of our stores will be open 10am-9pm to accommodate our sweet guests.

For info about this day, visit our Valentine’s event page on Facebook.   We also are hosting an UNvalentine’s day event that day in the mosaic studio area of our 4200 square feet building!  No art experience needed.

Remember, we moved!   We are at 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

PicassoZ Art Cafe:  pottery painting, glass fusion bisque, junk market jewelry bar, Natural Life gift collection.

Breakables Mosaic Studio:  mosaics & chunky candles (both go home same day)

Tea Largo Beverage Company:   boba teas, tea lattes, coffee by Buddy Brew, loose teas, acai bowls, gourmet ice pops by PopCraft, seating available.

 

Fingerprint Silver Jewelry Event 12/22, 3pm-7pm

There’s still time for a one-of-a-kind keepsake, handmade locally for Christmas! I will be taking FINGERPRINT impressions into silver clay and then firing the pendants into FINE 99.9 SILVER! They’ll be ready Wednesday, 12/23 since we fire them on-site.

Charms available in 3 different sizes and range from $45-$65. Names are hand-carved into the back of the charms, too. Several charms can be placed together on a necklace, which is a wonderful Mommy or Grandmother gift. You’ll need to place your order before the impression is taken, which will only take a couple minutes.

I will be offering the jewelry regularly at PicassoZ, so if you can’t come in now just think about Valentine’s! $45 is a tiny, bracelet-size charm and $55-65 are the classic size pendant. I do have some box and bead chain necklaces for purchase, too.    Walk-in 3-7pm or by appointment.  Message me on PicassoZ page if you have any questions about this unique process!

See you then, Kristin

PicassoZ gift cards are valid toward fingerprint jewelry!

Christmas ornaments and pottery shapes ready to paint

Our studio is loaded with paintable holiday items and popular gift-giving shapes, like mugs, banks, cookie jars, platters, and even Hello Kitty boxes, to name a few!    Our neighbor, Tea Largo, is serving tea lattes, espresso-based drinks, Frozen Hot Chocolate, bubble tea, and more, for you to enjoy while you’re painting or mosaic’ing, too.   It’s the perfect family outing!   Pottery will take about 3-6 days, and mosaics go home with you!

Remember, our gift cards are valid in Tea Largo AND PicassoZ!

Our painting deadline this year is Sunday, 12/20.

Mosaics & candles can be made right up til 12/24.

We are open regular store hours except:

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve:

Tea Largo 7am-5:30     PicassoZ  9am-5:30pm

Christmas Day -closed

New Years Day – open

PicassoZ & Tea Largo 10am-9:30pm

Its not too late to book a holiday outing too!   Our private party loft can host groups 8-30!

Oh, remember, we moved a year ago!   We are at

4634 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland 33813 (at Hallam)

Painting pottery in November is great family time!

Our studios are a wonderful destination for making memories with family and friends this holiday!    Whether you want to paint a handprint turkey tile for a hostess gift or a keepsake platter for the table, we’re your place!    Remember to bring in family and friends the week of Thanksgiving for some special family time.  We’re open til 9pm along with our neighbor Tea Largo Beverage Co., so you can sip and paint something special to enjoy the lovely fall season!    We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open regular hours every other day of that week.

Our ornaments and holiday shapes are on the shelves, since we know everyone likes to paint early so you have time to add your painted pieces to your decor.    Allow about a week for fired pieces.   If you want something to go home with you, try making a chunky candle or a mosaic in our Breakables mosaic studio next door!

Monday & Tuesday Art Classes

Registration is open for our Fall Art Projects at PicassoZ Art Cafe.  Picassoz has an amazing upstairs loft we will be using to be creative in. I can’t wait! I heart Mondays & Tuesdays! Please email me for information – Melanie Carroll mondayartclasses@aol.com

PicassoZ owner Kristin says:

“We are absolutely thrilled to host Melanie Carroll’s art classes!   My daughter (who is NOT a confident artist!) and a friend (who is!)  attended her classes at Hobby Lobby this spring and they both just loved her.  Well, now with our all our creative space here on Cleveland Heights, I was able to offer up our inspiring Art Loft to host some special art activities for kids!    I’m so glad to have her teach our kids!  Melanie is a real gem!

Her classes are an hour long and different age groups are at different times throughout Mondays & Tuesdays as great homeschool and after school activities for kids.  Here is her Facebook page to see more about her and some of her student’s work.  In the meantime, plan to drop off your kids and send your teens over to be with us!

flower powder by katie

Soccer Ball Event 6/26-7/2

Bring in a new soccer ball, and you can pick one of our soccer banks, soccer plaques or soccer bowls to paint! Why? No, its not World Cup fever, although that’s exciting. Our own Emily Osley is going on a mission trip with Highland Park Church (down the street) to Rwanda in July, and they are taking soccer balls to give out to the children in the community they are helping. I (Kristin) thought since Lakeland is a soccer town, some of you may like the opportunity to send a ball as well as have something for your soccer fan to paint this summer!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Buy a new soccer ball (they are $10-15) & bring it to PicassoZ Art Cafe. We will trade ya a paintable ceramic soccer shape (worth $19.50-$22) for each new ball.

You can use a sharpie & your child sign their name on the ball, too! It’s super cool for the little kids in Africa to see, as well as for your child to feel how giving to others is totally fun! **We have several cases of soccer items, but If the soccer bisque is gone, we issue a rain check!

Accepting new soccer balls for soccer bisque 6/26-7/2

soccer ball
The first balls to roll in…thank you Suri & Selene!

Super Hero Day Event (aka Father’s Day) 6/20 & 6/21

Any dads who paint or mosaic with us this Saturday or Sunday receive a well-deserved complimentary Tea Largo Beverage Co. drink. PicassoZ and Breakables Mosaic Studio by PicassoZ are the coolest places for fun family time!

**Try mosaics, Dad! You get to use TOOLS and protective eye wear, and they go home with you same day!

PicassoZ Art Cafe event hours

Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Sunday 11am-7pm

Breakables Mosaic Studio event hours

Saturday 10am-9:30pm

Sunday Noon-6pm

All 3 stores open Memorial Day

We’re open for some great family time today.  Besides, it’s a great day to paint something for Dad.   PicassoZ Art Cafe and Tea Largo hours on Monday, May 25th are 10am-9pm and Breakables Mosaic Studio is 10-5pm.

Funky chunky candles go home with you, and so do mosaics!   If you want to make a fused glass pendant, it can be easily mailed to you when its fired.  Pottery painting takes about a week, and we can ship to you if needed.

 

 

 

 

Remember, we moved!

When you’re looking for us to attend our annual Mother’s Day event, don’t forget that we are now at:

4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33813

I know that Google has the right address but incorrect marker, and ios has not yet updated our new address.    We’re at Cleveland Heights and Hallam, behind Sunoco.