Express Your Inner Artist at Hearts of Clay

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Are you looking for a place to take your family for some creative fun? Did you know that we have a place that is perfect for almost any occasion, right here in Spartanburg? Hearts of Clay is more than just a pottery studio, and we’re going to tell you why our family loves spending time there!

About Hearts of Clay

For twenty years, families have been creating memories with Hearts of Clay (Formerly Flying Saucers). In that time this family owned business has expanded to include glass fusing, canvas painting and more.

A trip to Hearts of Clay is the answer whether you’re looking for some family fun time, gifts for family members, a fun place to host a birthday party, or even a place to bring the kids for a parent’s night out.

Hearts of Clay art studio

Our family has visited so many times, I don’t even remember the first time we went. Since that first time, we have celebrated my son’s fourth birthday there, commemorated every month of my daughters first year of life and enjoyed a mommy and son date night. I even eat my morning cereal out of a Hello Kitty inspired bowl I made there.

If you feel like you aren’t artistically inclined, you shouldn’t be intimidated. The pieces available range from beginner to intricate, and there’s always someone around to help. If you mess up, the glaze can be rinsed off and you can start over. Any age can have fun painting pottery, the glaze used is non-toxic and will not stain clothes. For the more artistically inclined you have the option to use the pottery wheel to “throw” your own piece to paint. Once your item is painted, you leave it behind to be kiln fired and it’s ready in about a week. There are also pre-fired items that can be painted with acrylic paint if coming back is not an option.

Hearts of Clay offers options for everyone

If pottery isn’t your thing, they also offer canvas painting and other classes in the studio and at Los Mexicanos restaurant in Boiling Springs. The classes typically cost $20 if reservations are made in advance or $25 at the door. I’m always looking for mom’s night out activities and canvas painting and margaritas, sounds like the perfect night!

Hearts of Clay also offers a monthly Kids Night Out event, that lasts about two hours. With their convenient location, it’s the perfect opportunity to have a date night or get some holiday shopping done. You won’t have to worry about the kids, they’ll be fed dinner and get to create something. Reservations are required, and the cost is $25 per child.

Home school families can register for the art enrichment classes offered Fridays during the school year. These 90-minute classes are twice a month and cost $25 a month. Every Friday from 11 am – 2 pm home school families will also receive 20% off the pottery they paint. Preschool age children receive $2 off the item they paint as part of the “5 & under club” on Wednesdays.

If your church or school is looking for a fundraiser idea, Hearts of Clay can help with that too! They offer DIY ornament kits, that include everything you’ll need to make a keepsake ornament. Then they pick up the items, kiln fire them and return them to you. This can even be utilized as just a fun activity for a large group. Using this DIY kit you could have an ornament painting birthday party at your home or use one of the two party rooms in the studio. We chose to have ours in the studio, and the kids each got to paint two ornaments that went with the “Frozen” theme. The kids had a blast and I didn’t have to worry about cleaning up a mess afterwards.

There are so many reasons to visit Hearts of Clay! I encourage you to check out the event calendar and head over to make some memories.

art projects at Hearts of Clay studio

Plan a visit to Hearts of Clay

Visit the Hearts of Clay website.
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
660 Spartan Boulevard, Suite #20, Spartanburg

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About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures! She enjoys sharing her finds with friends and loves even more that she can share them with Kidding Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom
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