Ceramic Painting

No Reservations Necessary

The safety of our customers and employees is something we take very seriously. We are taking precautions to ensure that our community has a safe and healthy environment in which to create art. We are following all the recommendations of the CDC and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.  Our shop is small and we are focused on providing folks with a healthy outlet for creativity!

We offer take home paints and ceramics for those of you looking into activities that can be done at home. Once the glazed pieces are completed, 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!

At Glazed Expectations, no reservations are needed to come in anytime we’re open to paint ceramics. You’ll choose from a variety of bisque(ready to paint ceramics) pieces. We have over nine hundred items to choose from including the following: boxes, banks, figurines, animals, picture frames, plates, bowls, platters, kitchen and home decoration, garden pots and creatures, plaques, tiles, vases, mugs, spring, St.Patrick’s, Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas. No experience is necessary to paint here!

Our helpful staff will guide you on your path to ceramic painting bliss. We’ll get you started by showing you our huge color selection of over a hundred and fifty different colors of underglazes, specialty glazes, and acrylics. You’ll choose between glazes which are food safe or acrylics which aren’t fired in the kiln, but are great for on-the-go items. We’ll provide instruction on how to apply the paints using a multitude of techniques such as: sponging, bubbling, stencils, stamps, silk screens, taping, glaze pens, or tracing free form designs on with a pencil. We’re happy to assist you with any design questions or color consultations. We want you to love what you make and smile while you’re doing it!

Check out our Gallery Page to see just how vast the options are for ceramic painting.


  • The average price of pieces is between $11-$30 which includes unlimited paints, time, instruction, and kiln firing.
  • Take as much time as you like…no hourly fee.

Pieces painted with acrylics can go home with you immediately. Glazed pieces will be fired within 3 to 7 days of your visit.

Please call 919-933-9700 or email Susannah@GlazedExpectations.com with questions or to make a reservation!

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