Your art. Your way.

We’re open for ceramic painters to come inside our store again! We have limited appointments, reservations are necessary at this time. We allow a maximum of 12 customers inside the shop for each appointment spot (this is less than 30% of our capacity). If you’re interested in painting with us, check out our Book Appointment Page.

These are the following precautions we’ll be taking and asking you to take to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers:

  1. Between each appointment time, we’ll thoroughly clean and disinfect all tables, chairs, brushes, door/sink handles, and the bathroom.
  2. Wearing a face mask is mandatory when coming to our store.
  3. Each customer group will have their own table to allow for social distancing guidelines. The tables are spaced six feet apart.
  4. We’ll spray your hands with hand sanitizer as you enter our store.
  5. Children under the age of 5 must remain in a stroller while in our shop.

Our shop is small and we’re focused on providing folks with a healthy outlet for creativity!

We’re also offering take home paint kits for those of you looking into fun and creative activities to do outside the shop!  When you finish painting your pieces, you can drop them back at the shop to be fired in our kilns. Or, if they’ve been painted with acrylics, they’re done once the paint is dry! Check out our Take Home Painting Kits Page or shop online.

Glazed Expectations is a paint-it-yourself ceramic and sculpture studio. We offer all day ceramic painting, clay summer camp, birthday parties and events for children and adults.  Whether you’re looking to walk in by yourself or with a small group of people, we have all the tools and instructions needed to help you with your ceramic projects.  We are locally owned by Susannah Sloan, who you can contact at 919-933-9700 to schedule your next event.  Glazed Expectations Ceramic and Sculpture Class Studio is located in Carrboro, North Carolina.

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Glazed Expectations Ceramic and Sculpture Class Studio

Glazed Expectations Ceramic and Sculpture Class Studio

Ceramic Painting
We will provide everything you need, from instruction and assistance on color choices to a selection of over a hundred different colors of underglazes and specialty glazes to choose from.

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Summer Camp 2020
Working with clay develops coordination, concentration, and teaches kids how to transform ideas into creative expression.

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Plan a Fun Party!
Are you looking for a fun and creative birthday party or any other special event? We’ll provide a great experience for all your guests!

Adult Parties and Events

Adult Parties & Events!
Group Events, Corporate Team Building, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, and Birthdays

Ceramic Painting - Paint Colors

Take Home Painting Kits
Looking for fun and creative ceramic projects to do at home?

What People are Saying about Glazed Expectations…

“Fantastic summer camp. I learned a lot of sculpting skills that I now use in my high school sculpture class, as a result, I am at an honors level!”  –Elizabeth Bishop

“My daughter attended a summer camp at Glazed Expectations and had such a wonderful time she wanted to have her birthday party there. The owner was so nice and helpful, the price was very reasonable and my daughter and her friends had a great time!”  –Jan DeSpirito

“My daughter Cici has attended Glazed Expectations summer camps for several years and they are always a highlight of her summer. The pottery materials are of the highest quality with smooth, workable clay and a very wide selection of colorful and vibrant glazes. Susannah provides inspired project ideas and the campers then take off in their own creative directions. The finished products are a delight.”  –Rachel Rempel

“After researching many summer camps I chose this one, and after three camp years absolutely no regrets!  As a parent I felt great knowing my daughter was safe, she loved going every day, she had fun and learned valuable skills as well. A parents dream! Susannah is the best, I highly recommend this camp!”  –Rich Bishop

“I like making clay art and talking to people; it’s been a part of my summer fun since I was six.”  –Dane H.

“Every year since our son was in first grade, we have registered him for multiple camps to keep him engaged and socialized during the summer months. Glazed Expectations has always been on the top of our list. Our son has loved this camp year after year. It is well organized and Susannah does an unbelievable job. Our son is always excited to talk about what he did that day on the ride home, which is not always the case with other camps. Over the years he has made some impressive clay art which he is very proud of.”  –Todd Hagens