With 20 years as a Seaside staple, the staff at Fired Up Pottery throws all their enthusiasm and energy into being a solid source for family fun. This past May, longtime Seaside vacationers, Russ and Tracy Wehrlin, became the new owners of this beloved business. Hoping to figure out a way to move to the area, they were loyal customers of Fired Up for years. So when the opportunity to buy the business arose, the Wehrlins quickly knew this was the chance they’d been looking for.
Voted No. 1 Hot Spot for Kid-Friendly Fun by 30A.com, Fired Up Pottery is a unique art studio experience where kids and adults of all ages can paint their own pottery pieces. A wide range of art supplies is provided, including special colors and glazes, stamps, stencils and cool tools.
The Wehrlins and their seasoned staff work hard — literally burning the midnight kiln. One of the best features to their business is the artwork is ready the next day. As one can imagine, this convenience is especially appreciated by vacationing out-of-towners. Tracy also points out that a “pottery-to-go option” allows customers to pick up supplies and go home to enjoy painting wherever they are staying on vacation. Simply return the piece for firing when finished.
With 500 different pieces to choose from, there is something that will appeal to everyone. Options range from tiles to plates, platters, coffee mugs and figurines. And the pottery isn’t just sentimental — they have practical uses too. “Many people are surprised to learn that everything is completely food safe, as well as microwave and dishwasher safe,” Russ says.
Visiting Fired Up is an excellent choice for any number of occasions. Parents Night Out hosts kids beginning as young as age five to a night of supervised creativity, snacks and games while their moms and dads hit the town to relax. Fired Up is also happy to help you host birthday parties, ladies’ nights, and even bridal party gatherings.
Over the years, Fired Up has seen quite a few celebrities try their
hand at creating works of art, including comedian Jeff Foxworthy,
songstress Sheryl Crow, and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
Incredibly, this location sees over 10,000 visitors annually! Be sure to
follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up with all of
their ongoing special events and offers year-round. “We enjoy watching
our customers’ kids grow up through these keepsakes,” Russ and Tracy
say. Helping to create treasures and treasured memories is a rewarding
Located at 27 Quincy Circle, Fired Up Pottery is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit FiredUpSeaside.com or call (850) 231-3211.