I don't know about you, but each time I take my kids to a Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) shop, I fear that they are going to touch one thing and the entire store will begin falling like dominoes. Most PYOP shops are not super kid friendly, but children enjoy painting so much! We love it too, so we decided to begin offering Paint Your Own Pottery that can be painted in-store, taken home to paint (PYOP TO GO) and returned for firing, enjoyed during special events and/or added on to a birthday party! In addition to creating even more lasting memories, our hope is that the PSM Craft Co. will assist kiddos by enhancing creativity and building confidence through their projects. PSM Craft Co. PYOP has been launched at Play Street Plano and Play Street McKinney, but you can expect to see it across all locations very soon!
PYOP 'TO GO'
Having kiddos over after school, hosting a party or need a special weekend activity for your little one? Pop in Play Street and pick up some pottery 'TO GO'.
Painting On Canvas
We are also super excited to see kiddos express their creativity by painting on canvas and learning about famous painters such as Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci during our hands-on special events.
We will also be offering 'Clay Dates' where children and caregivers can make a clay creation, as well as sewing and jewelry making events! Recommended ages will vary from event to event...some will be geared for younger children and some will be for older kiddos. If the event allows, younger siblings will be able to attend for regular admission and can enjoy playtime while big brother or big sister enjoy a special project. Be sure to check out our 'EVENTS' page for upcoming special events and be sure to grab a spot...they tend to sell out quickly!
Want to know more about PYOP?
I ran out of the paint I received from PSM, can I use the paint I have in our craft closet? NO, NO, NO! Using any other type of paint will either cause the pottery to break in the kiln or the paint will melt all over the kiln and other pottery pieces.
Why can’t I use a paint brush from my craft closet? If the paint brush is brand new and has NEVER been used then it is fine. If it has ever been used it could have left over paint in the bristles or ferrule and could contaminate the paint/glaze that is used for PYOP.
Can I drop my PYOP off at any PSM location? Ideally, every PYOP piece would be dropped off and picked up at the PSM location where it was purchased.
I dropped my piece of pottery and it broke...can I pick up another one free of charge? Play Street Museum is not responsible for pottery after it leaves a PSM location. Please know that bisque is breakable and you must be very careful.
Is my pottery microwave and dishwasher safe? A lot of PYOP shops will tell you it is...but it isn’t. They are food safe...but please do not use in the microwave and please hand wash your pottery.
What happens if I do not use 3 coats of glaze? Without 3 coats of the foundations glaze, your piece will not have a solid color and could be streaky.
Can I purchase pottery from Play Street Museum for a PYOP party or event I am hosting? Absolutely! We can even custom order items for you if you give us at least 3 weeks notice. We offer a 15% discount when purchasing more than 10 items at one time.
If I host a party at my house using pottery from Play Street Museum, can my guests pick up at a Play Street Museum location? Yes, we will notify you when the pottery is finished and you can contact your guest list and your guests can pick it up at a designated PSM location.
Can Play Street Museum personalize my pottery once it has been painted? YES! All we need is the name or monogram and the color and we will personalize your item before it is fired.
Can Play Street Museum Craft Co. personalize my pottery once it has been fired? NO, unfortunately the pottery needs to be personalized before the pottery is fired.
Does pottery ever break or crack during the firing process? Occasionally, a piece will crack or break during the firing process. In the event that this happens to your piece, we will notify you. We will replace the piece of pottery and will supply you with the paint and brushes to finish another piece, but we are unable to refund your money.
How long does it take to receive my pottery once I drop it off at Play Street Museum? We guarantee to have it back in two weeks..but often times it is sooner!
How long do I have to pick up my piece of pottery? Once your pottery is finished we will notify you via email. We will hold your pottery for 30 days from our first attempt to contact you. After 30 days we will either donate or discard any pottery that has not been picked up.