Thursday, March 3, 2016

We are temporarily closed until April 1

We are in the middle of a very unexpected unplanned move! We have little to no access to phone, internet, printing, shipping, and kilns as we are staying in a hotel until our home is done being renovated. Please forgive our interruption of service, and we anticipate being back up and running by April 1. Thank you!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

We are happy to say we are back in production with a new assistant.  Here is from the last kilnload:

Friday, February 27, 2015

3D Hand and Footprint Stoneware Garden Stone

Celedon Stepping Stone

Raised Hand and Footprint molds

5x5 Ceramic Gift Box with 3D hand and footprint molds

fits one hand up to 2 years old

Raised High Relief in any color

Footprint fits up to 1 year

Great gift for Mother's Day-available with colored prints and white background or colored background and white prints

5x7 frame with 3x3 opening and 3D hand and foot molds

Fits footprint up to 1 year

Fits handprint up to 2 years

Heart opening available-Stamped name or message available in any color

Shown bare, can be personalized with colored background or colored print in any color

Fits hand and foot up to 1 month

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Upcoming Deadlines 2015

March 30 Deadline for Mother's Day 2015 delivery
April 12 Deadline for Father's Day 2015 Delivery
October 22 Deadline for Christmas 2015 delivery

Friday, January 9, 2015

How to do Handprints in Clay! 

     Are you a stay at home mom and would like to earn some side money with part time work from home?  A job with children who are cute and their wonderful families?  A job you can do anytime, in your jammies at home?  A job with unlimited possibilities of income? 
     Perhaps you are a newly empty nester?  You'd like a job but have taken a break from your career while you raised your children?  You are super artsy-craftsy?  Your friends think you are so talented and you'd like to make some money doing what you love? 
     Do you want a flexible job, so when your kids get sick you can take off work or plan family vacations whenever you want?  Do you want to work close to home so you don't have to commute? 

     Have you already taken a handprint course elsewhere, but need further technical training?  Are you interested in more advanced/complex designs?  Are you experiencing occasional "oopsies" that disappoint you and your customers but don't know why it is happening?  I can help you.  Email me and tell me your story and I'll tell you how I can help. 

I offer a newcomer training, either in person, or training for those who live outside of LA/OC/Riverside county. 

I offer advanced training for those who already do ceramics, but need to know how to do clay handprints. 

I offer consultations by phone or Skype for those who are just encountering difficulties and want to learn how to fix those problems. 

I have 18 years in the business of running 2 public studios, teaching beginning and intermediate ceramics to ages 4 years to 60. Certified by Mayco, Duncan, and Booth Colors for Earth, and have used many different brands of fired products and taken courses on their use such as china paint, third fire metals, decal firing, photo decal making and firing, PreciousMetalClay , mid-fire cone 5-6 clay and glazes, stoneware, porcelain, horsehair raku, and Piping with the Piping Lady and cuerda seca tiles and one piece and two piece moldmaking.  I have taught tile mural painting for 17 years.  I was given the Successful Studio award and a published author on how to make home slab rolled projects.  I have privately taught several sculpting classes to students.  I specialize in non fired finishes for ceramics.  I designed and make my own line of custom tile cutters, and developed a handprint by mail kit.  I have been proactive on using social media and how to run a small business in economic variables in the economy. 

Now I would like to SHARE my experience to newcomers so you can avoid years of mistakes and improve your technique and increase your income in the ceramics world. 

Email me at Monica at

I have a FREE monthly email tip sheet for business, and a blog that is subscription based with technical support for ceramic businesses. 


Friday, January 2, 2015

FREE Handprint tile for the month of January!

No Way! FREE tile handprint for the month of January. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Make an appointment online, call, or email! Pick your color, tell me the age of child, that's it! Tell your friends and please share on your Facebook if you are in the OC! Takes only 5 minutes!

Thursday, December 25, 2014