How It Works

Stop in any time we’re open, and create something you’ll be excited to take home.

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How It Works

Stop in any time we’re open, by yourself or with friends, and we’ll ensure you have a great time – and create something you’ll be excited to take home. No appointments are necessary. When you walk into The Fire, you’ll be surrounded by many options – and some great, inspiring samples of what you could create. Don’t feel intimidated. All of our staff members relish the opportunity to help customers create something incredible, and they’ve been chosen for their enthusiasm, creativity, patience, and ability to explain things in a simple way.

You can choose from four types of projects: pottery painting, mosaic & glass fusing.

Pottery painting

Choose from a wide variety of pottery items, from sushi plates and serving platters to tons of fun kid items and picture frames. We’ll help you gather containers of paints from our large selection, so you can create any image you desire. Then, we’ll fire your pottery, and you can pick it up about 10-14 days later.


Mosaic is much easier than the stunning results might make you think. You simply choose an item to mosaic (anything from photo frames and candle holders to wall décor and mirrors) and glue small pieces of glass onto it. We have an excellent variety of colors available, as well as embellishments. Then, you can choose to take a free grout package home to finish it yourself or ask us to grout it for you for an additional 25% of the cost of the mosaic. For the ladder, you can pick up your finished project in about 10-14 days.

Glass fusing

Glass-fused items are incredible, but they are surprisingly easy to make. (Don’t worry. We won’t tell anyone if you’re making a gift.) You start with a flat piece of glass – small if you’re doing a pendant or large if you’re making a dish – and then glue additional pieces of glass on top. You can choose colors and shapes, from thin lines to large squares or circles. When you’re done, we’ll fuse the pieces together. If you’re making a bowl or serving platter, we’ll shape your fused item using a mold. Items take a while to fuse & cool safely, so you can expect your finished piece to be ready in about 10-14 days.


Questions about how it all works? Don’t worry: We’re happy to help. Stop in and we’ll show you around.


THE FIRE • 230 E. College Avenue • Appleton, WI 54911 • Phone: 920.882.2920 • email:



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