All Fired Up started as a contemporary ceramic studio back in 1996 in Martinez, CA. The studio enabled children, as well as adults, a place to experience the wonderful world of ceramics in an open and friendly environment.
After about a year of providing a space for the community to come to, a local school contacted us and asked if we could do a pilot program for an After School Enrichment Program. Of course I thought, "I can do this!" It took several tries, but we figured out an efficient way to pack, load and become mobile. It was such a huge hit at the school, that other local schools started to show interest. They soon realized that having All Fired Up come to their school was much easier than renting a school bus and shuttling the kids to an art studio.
After all these years, we are still going strong. We are currently serving anywhere from 250 to 1,000 kids a month, with an offering of various, artistic programs.
Two years ago we incorporated Creative Creations into our teachings. Creative Creations uses different mediums and textiles for creating art.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
Serving Contra Costa County and the Bay Area
By Appointment Only
I was born and raised in Martinez and have never left. I love this town and have built wonderful business relationships here. I have two daughters that are grown and a grandson. I have a great man in my life, who supports and helps me with all my crazy hours and projects.
My daughters started working with me at the ages of nine and ten. They used to help out at the studio when All Fired Up was located in downtown Martinez. Even though they both have their own careers now, you will occasionally see them teaching some of our classes.
I really love my job, and I am so fortunate to be able to do something I love. Art, being creative and working with children.
I get asked all the time why I closed down the studio. People have told me that they still miss it after all these years. I loved the studio. It was such a fun place to go to and I enjoyed all of the ladies there. I miss all the fun parties we used to have. Children who used to come to the studio when they were younger are all grown up and are now some of my contacts at daycares and schools. When the mobile side of the business grew larger, it was really difficult to keep up with everything. I was working so many hours a day and felt like I was unable to give all sides of the business my full attention. So changes had to be made in order to continue to provide excellent service. I really enjoy working in the community and teaching children. I have worked with and met so many teachers, principles, directors, board members and parents, and I consider many of them my friends.