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BELLINGHAM â€“ Itâ€™s located in a retail plaza in the center of town, but you might say Once Upon a Kiln operates at the crossroads of imagination and functionality.
Here, you can create a dinner plate that looks like it came from the home furnishings department at Macyâ€™s. You can eat off of it, throw it in the dishwasher, and treat it just like you would the Macyâ€™s plate, too.
If ceramics arenâ€™t your fancy, you might try making an ornate glass dish, jewelry, or a traditional painting on canvas. Once Upon a Kiln is where they have the raw materials and instructional know-how to do that special project, whether youâ€™re a preschooler or a senior citizen.
â€śTheyâ€™re not always looking for functional, sometimes theyâ€™re just looking for fun,â€ť says Trina Lavoie, who launched the business last fall. â€śSometimes the hardest part for them is picking out a piece to work on from all the choices we have.â€ť
Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Call.