Shop | Fired Up!

I think this post should really be named Shop, Learn, Relax, Heal, Explore and Discover: Fired Up! That is what I think Fired Up! really is to me. Technically it is a paint your own ceramics studio in Victoria B.C. where you pick your piece, design it and get it fired.


Recently it was my Mum’s birthday and I know she loves handmade gifts and I know she loves Hawaii so I decided to make her a little plate with the Hawaiian sunset and something on it. I went to Fired Up! and decided on a size of plate and the colours that I wanted from their “Butterly Wall” of paints that show what the colours look like after they’ve been fired. I then decided to look into silkscreens and I found a humpback whale to use!

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If you want to try something a little more free hand too you can use washable markers (they totally burn off in the kiln) to draw on your piece and then use paint pens! I decided to write Family and Ohana, which is family in Hawaiian to finish the whole Hawaiian theme of the plate.

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After you finish your piece you leave it at Fired Up! and they do all the magic, aka fire it in the kiln and you can pick it up in a week from when you drop it off! I gave my mum her plate when she was in Victoria visiting me and then we went for a fabulous supper at Part and Parcel!


Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you enjoyed the insight into painting your own ceramics at Fired Up! and come and try it for yourself!

~ Sarah

P.S. This may be a gray whale not a humpback whale, but at some point isnt a whale just a whale?

P.P.S. In case you were wondering I actually work at Fired Up! as well, I love it but even if I didn’t work there too I would love it. Happy painting!


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