January Newsletter

January Newsletter

Published by Elise on Jan 10th 2023

Happy New Year to all of our throwing homies and potter peeps! Let’s make 2023 a year full of making and creating to the best of our abilities, and reaching new heights as we do. Stone Leaf believes in you, and we’re stoked to reopen our doors post our end-year holiday closure!

Hungry for art events in this shiny, brand-new year of 2023? Commonwheel Artists Co-op members and guest artists from the Pikes Peak region will be hosting their annual Pottery by the Price sale! Swing by Manitou Springs January 7 - 14 for some lovely local pottery for sale. To find out more, click here.

Don’t forget to check out our bulletin board at the entrance of our retail store for more upcoming events, classes and information on local pottery to-dos!

A New Years note:

We did not raise firing services fees at the start of 2022. We felt that rampant inflation was so painful for everyone, we decided to not add to that. However, we must raise our firing services prices at the start of 2023. Rather than increases that are the same as Cost Of Living increases, prices were raised one cent for price per ounce of bisque firing, glaze firing, per stilt used, etc. Please note, the minimum fee remains the same, but a new fee has been added.

Always remember to make an appointment ahead of time before bringing pots to fire, lest a $2.50 fee will be added to your total. Firing appointments can be made by emailing us at info@stoneleafpottery.com or by calling Stone Leaf at 303-463-8081. Out of respect for staff’s time and our wonderfully busy store, it’s helpful all around to have an appointment before dropping off pottery!

Want to know more about Stone Leaf’s firing services? Click here for our website’s page!

If you’re curious about your own kilns and how firing ceramics works, check out this cool video explaining some tips and tricks on firing in a kiln:

Tips for new kiln owners

Lastly, if you need 2022 tax information,
please email 
Sophia (sophia@stoneleafpottery.com)

Onto our specials:

Out of celebration for a fresh start, the clay, glaze and tool specials this month are all tied into one: the new WHEEL OF PRIZES!

Each slot on the wheel will contain an amazing prize or discount on tools, glazes, clay and other products sold in store. One spin per customer. Prizes are limited to in-stock items and may not be combined with other discounts. Who doesn’t love spinning a wheel, especially if it means you walk away with a great deal on your favorite product? As you (hopefully) know, our shelves contain a treasure trove of pottery retail, and with unique discounts to boot, we’re very excited for this month’s special. Next time you’re in the store, don’t forget to give this fabulous addition a spin!

That’s all for now, folks! Happy potting and stay warm in this chilly weather, and we look forward to seeing you around the store.

Elise and the Stone Leaf Pottery Crew

All Clay of the Month purchases are limited to 100# of clay. The sale price is valid only in January 2023 and not combinable with other discounts.

It's not uncommon for us to run out of the clay (s) of the Month, so we always suggest you shop early in the Month to ensure the clay is in stock. Also, when purchasing Glaze or Tool(s), or Equipment of the Month, again, it's limited to products on hand. So, if we don't have it when you shop, come shop with us again soon! We replenish our shelves constantly—we'll hopefully have more soon! Got more questions about how this works? Please, please reach out to us!