|LOCATION - Did we mention that we're in
Naples, Florida where the temperature today is...well, you can see
that for yourself. But there's more. Our studio is on
a quiet corner in Crayton Cove, one of Naples' most pleasant neighborhoods The
Gulf beaches and the Naples Pier are a few blocks away and the Naples City Dock is
just down the street. It's an area that begs to be walked
with parks, cafes, and shops. You'll enjoy our lovely corner
and the time you spend here will make any day seem more complete.
OUR SHELVES ARE ALIVE
- Well, not really, not anymore than those famous hills that Julie
Andrews sang about. But there's plenty of action because we never stop
searching for new and interesting objects for you to paint and
enjoy. As a result you'll find more products and a greater
variety than just about any other ceramics studio.
THE FASTEST KILNS IN THE WEST
- We believe anyone who takes the time to create a work of art or
a reminder of a quiet afternoon with friends doesn't want to wait
a week to see the outcome. That's why we work hard to fire
our pottery six nights each week. Whether it's one small dog painted
by a child or dozens of objects from a busy day, we're firing up
the ovens most nights so you can see the results sooner. New kilns with digital controls help us meet the challenge.
QUALITY IN EVERYTHING WE DO - We challenge
our suppliers to provide the very best, properly fired and shipped
products that welcome paint and glaze. We stock our shelves
with the very best paints. We steadfastly refuse to use
glazing materials that contain lead and we hand dip every item we
sell, working to remove any imperfection. We pass along this
quality to you with this promise: If you find a flaw or a mistake in
anything we sell we'll replace the product without question.
ALL OF THE HELP YOU'LL EVER NEED
- Many of our visitors are experts in the process of turning raw
materials into beautiful keepsakes or gifts. But, for those
who've never touched a brush to raw bisque, we have talented and
experienced staff to show you the way. In addition we have
hundreds of design tools and ideas to help make your work
something you'll remember.
PRODUCTS FOR ALL SEASONS - From Valentine's to Easter to Halloween and Christmas, you'll always find new
ideas early enough to have them completed by the big day. We
also maintain a supply of items for special events such as
weddings, birthdays, and retirements. One of our most
popular products these days is a platter or other large piece with
signatures of those who attend wedding parties, family reunions, and other events.
Photos may fade with time but our glazed products will look like
new for generations.
CREATURE COMFORTS - For busy moms and dads
who bring their children to Earth & Fire and for anyone who must
maintain contact with the world outside, we offer our high
speed Wi-Fi service. Laptops and smart phones connect in seconds. Our customer access computer is located in the studio, ready for your use.
charge, of course. It's our way of
saying thanks to those who visit Earth & Fire.
FREE PARKING - Though we're near the dock
and in the shadow of busy downtown Naples, we have plenty of free
and often shaded parking available at all times.
NEIGHBORS - After you've satisfied your
creative urges, we're a short walk from area cafes, restaurants,
and shops with all sorts of goods and services. There are boats for rent, charter boats, art galleries, and a ships store. Visit our good friends at the Neighborhood Cafe, just across the street. While you enjoy snacks and coffee, listen to their story of running history. A few years ago, members of the family ran all the way from Naples to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and then later, from the east to west coast of the U.S. Incredible! "
THE FIRE AT NIGHT - Check our events
calendar frequently for imaginative ways to spend your evenings
with Earth & Fire. In addition to our basic business of
painting, we'll be offering an array of interesting and
entertaining evenings for your enjoyment. Some will be
adults only and feature snacks and an invitation to bring
along your favorite beverage.