The Fired! Ceramic Café is a family friendly pottery café located in Joondalup.
First you should ring and make a reservation, and then you turn up and pay $5 to cover cost of the paint, the brushes, the studio time, the glazing and the firing of your art piece.
The next step is to pick what you want to paint. The café has a huge selection of plain white, unpainted, unglazed pieces that you can choose from. There are mugs, bowls, plates, cups, figurines, vases and tiles. The cheapest items start at $5 and the larger pieces are priced around $20. Once you’ve chosen your piece you will be directed back to your table and given a selection of paints and brushes.
While you’re busy painting you can order food and drink to be brought to your table for you to enjoy while you’re working. When you’ve finished the café will take your piece of art and glaze and fire it. It will be available to be collected a few days later.
The Fired! Ceramic Café is a great place to bring children. There is a play area for children aged under three, baby changing facilities, high hairs, a microwave to heat up milk and the paint that they use is non-toxic.
One of the most popular things to do at the café is to get baby hand and foot prints placed on ceramic. This was the reason I visited in 2014. I took my 5 month old daughter along and we got her hand and foot prints painted onto some plates and cups. The staff were very helpful. They helped us pick out what we wanted, choose the right paints, and then aided us in getting the perfect hand and foot prints of our daughter.
It was a lot of fun and now we have a beautiful keepsake that sits in my china cabinet at home.
The Fired! Ceramic Café also hosts children’s parties. The basic party includes exclusive use of the party zone for up to two hours, all paints and brushes, firing and glazing is included, each child can choose something to paint and there will be a party host to instruct and supervise.
The birthday child will also get a personalized dinner plate or photo frame. Prices start at $21 per child for parties up to 11 or more children and $23 per child for parties of 8 to 10 children. Click here for more information.