BELLINGHAM â Itâs 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 Macyâs. You can eat off of it, throw it in the dishwasher, and treat it just like you would the Macyâs plate, too.
If ceramics arenât 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 youâre a preschooler or a senior citizen.
âTheyâre not always looking for functional, sometimes theyâre just looking for fun,â says Trina Lavoie, who launched the business last fall. âSometimes the hardest part for them is picking out a piece to work on from all the choices we have.â
Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Call.