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Fired! Ceramic Cafe, Joondalup

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Published November 20th 2012
Some friends and I took our budding young artists to Fired! Ceramic Cafe in Joondalup. The idea is kids (and sometimes their parents too) choose a ceramic item to paint - an animal figurine, a plate, a Christmas ornament or even a garden gnome - paint it, leave it to get glossed and cooked in the kiln, then pick it up and show it off.

There's a big range of things to paint at Fired! Ceramic Cafe

There are lots of cute ideas, particularly for special keepsakes and presents. Once you've chosen your piece, the next thing to do is choose your colours. And there are a lot of those, too.

Yes, the painting gets a bit messy when your kids are little. But the paints are non-toxic and wash off little hands and out of clothes easily enough. And the staff don't mind when you make a bit of a mess on the table. In fact, I think they quite expect it.

Don't worry if your kids tend to slap paint everywhere without too much thought (I really wanted to help out and fix a few bits... okay, I admit it - I did). The end result once it's all shiny and cooked looks great. Even when it's not all nice and evenly painted. Here are some pieces fresh out of the oven.

Fired! isn't cheap though. The medium-sized animal figurines were $16 and the bigger figurines are $30. There's also a $5 studio fee per painter but if you 'like' the business on Facebook you can get that half price.

You can also have birthday parties at Fired! or do workshops and school holiday activities. And remember it's a cafe too, so you can enjoy a coffee while the kids paint.

There's generally a week turn around between painting your masterpiece and being able to pick it up. Find Fired! on Winton Road in Joondalup. Worth a visit.

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Why? Make memories and a mess
When: Tues - Sat 10am till 5pm, Sun open for parties
Phone: 9300 1811
Where: 29 Winton Road Joondalup
Cost: $5 studio fee and pay for your pottery
Your Comment
Great article. I've been thinking of visiting this place with my nearly 5 year old to make some Xmas presents. Will definitely check it out now. what did your boys make?
by carol (score: 0|7) 2988 days ago
I love this place! I popped in today with a group of kids from the YMCA and was hooked. Unfortunately there wasn't time for me to have a go though : ( However...I'll be back! Great article!!!
by Carolyn Hopping (score: 2|950) 2837 days ago
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