Fired Up Pottery

Walk In, Make Art, Create Memories
Cheaper than therapy and way more fun

Fired Up Pottery loves giving back to the community! We regularly host Community Give Back Days here in the studio. Have community members join us for an art day and we will donate 20% of proceeds to your organization. These events mostly take place on Sundays, but they may be booked at other times, except for Saturdays. Call (608-442-9900) and ask us about scheduling your event today!  Note:  Your group sales must be over $200 in order for us to rebate $20% back to your organization.  If sales are less than $200, then we give back 10%.  Your understanding is appreciated.

Here is how these events work: (please print out and share with your organization).

STEP 1:  Setup a time.  We usually have them on Sundays, from 11 to 4.  Call Fired Up Pottery with three possible dates at 608-442-9900. Any staff at Fired Up should be able to help with date selection.  Let your consumers know when your event is. is (coordinate with us first!) These are usually Sundays from 11 until 4 pm (we are open until 5pm).
 
STEP 2: You advertise to your group, and your contacts.  This is how you earn your money.  We advise advertising a month in advance and contacting everyone who loves your group. Put this in your email and newsletters and if you have a meeting time mention this at every meeting.  Your contacts come to  Fired Up Pottery, and make art in the store.  We will help them choose from painting pottery, glass fusing, painting a canvas picture, or painting on wine glasses.  Their art is returned about 1 week later, after it has been fired (with the exception of the canvas  painting which may be taken home the same day).  When people check out, they tell us the name of your  organization  and Fired Up Pottery will write out a check for 20% of the pretax sale.

STEP 3:  Have volunteers bring bars, fresh fruit, and desserts.  Let everyone know there will be treats at 2:00.  A gluten free option like fruit is always appreciated.

STEP 4:  Finally, let people know in advance that they can buy gift certificates on line at www.FiredUPPottery.com on the day of your event and your group will get credit.  Only gift certificates sold on the date of your event count toward your group.  This is especially useful for supporters of your organization that are far away.

STEP 5:  Come and enjoy yourself.

STEP 6:  If you had a good time, set the date for next year. 

STEP 7:  We will take a picture of you with our BIG CHECK for publicity sake, and give you a real one to cash.


A SIDE NOTE:
Regretfully, we have decided to extremely scale back on silent auction donations.  The reality is that we have donated thousands of dollars worth for over 10 years, and honestly, we see very little return on these.  They just don't bring in new customers, or new business.  Most often people who already know us and love us tend to buy these.  However we would love to do a Sunday Community Give Back day with an organization close to your heart, so put us in contact with your committees.  It is super easy to have a successful event at Fired Up Pottery.


Here are just a few of the organizations who we have helped....
We'd love to add you to this growing list:
 Abundant Life Christian School - Aldo Leopold nature Center - Angels Wish - Aster Retirement Community - Badger Childhood Cancer Network - Bereaved Parents Support Group - Bourbon Street Grille - Breast Cancer Recovery - Camp Hero (Girl Scouts) - Canopy Center - Carbonne Cancer Center - Christ Memorial Lutheran - Cottage Grove Elementary Schools - Countryside Montessori Preschool  - Curves (donated to Carbonne Cancer Center) - Dane County Humane Society - Eagle School - Elvehjem Neighborhood Association - First United Methodist - Free to Breathe (national lung cancer partnership) - Frost Woods Seniors - Glendale Elementary School - GSAFE (Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools) - Hawthorne Endowment Campaign - Heartland Farm Sanctuary - Holy Cross Lutheran church and school - Hope for Natasha - Huntington's Disease Society of America - Immaculate Heart of Mary - Immaculate Heart of Mary -Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice - Jack's Pack (Juvenile Diabetes) - Jammin' for Johnny (Nami, Dane county) - LaFolette High School - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Madison Community Montessori - Meeting House Nursery School - Madison Metropolitan School (Van Hise) - Madison Starlings (Volleyball) - Monona Grove Nursery School - Mothers of Preschoolers (St. Ann's) - National Multiple Sclerosis Society - New Life Church (Sister House) - Norski Soccer - Nuestro Mundo - Occupaws - Reap Food Group - Royal Oaks School Community (ROSCO)  - Sacred Hearts - Tenney Nursery and Parent Center - The River Food Pantry - Three Angels Christian School - United Cerebral Palsy - University of Wisconsin - UW Childlife program - UW Whitewater - Westside Christian School - Village Heath Project - Winnequah School - Wisconsin Women Health Foundation - Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs - Wisconsin Women's Network - Wisconsin Youth Company - Woodland Montessori School - YMCA east- Madison