Meet The Owner – Stuffington’s Ceramics And More

October 15, 2022

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Owner Claire Bruining (r) holding Loki with Kiln Room Manager Colleen Hannon (l)

There’s a lot of room in the store which you can also rent out for private parties and special events.

They are located across from Silver Lake Park at 1327 112th Street SE #C in south Everett.

The Pandemic caused a lot of people to pivot. That was the case for Claire Bruining, owner of Stuffington’s Ceramics and More in the Silver Lake neighborhood of south Everett, Washington.

Claire owned an event planning business but when the Pandemic hit in 2020 the event market dried up. Among the events popular with her clients were ceramic painting parties.

She would bring the ceramics to be fired to the shop at Silver Lake which had three kilns. When the owner of the shop expressed an interest in retiring Claire saw an opportunity.

“Stuffington’s is more than ceramics, it’s a community hub,” Claire told me when I met her during a Paint Pumpkins with the Police Party earlier this month.

Stuffington’s has hosted wedding rehearsal dinners, baby showers, birthday parties and more.

They also offer a wide range of classes including hand and machine sewing, wood block signs, resin pours and most any kind of crafting you can imagine.

Wednesdays they offer a coffee and crafts club. Teen nights happen frequently, and they also welcome the public to come in and just hang out and be comfortable when it is too hot or too cold at home.

Stuffington’s also partners with local businesses. This week they held a Royal Tea Party at Piroshky & Crepes where kids were invited to paint teacups.

They’ve partnered with Shawn O’Donnell’s for design a stein and St. Patrick’s themed parties.

“We love engaging with the community,” Claire said. “We’re also big Disney nerds and gaming nerds and enjoy planning unique experiences for people.”

Stuffington’s Ceramics and more is open seven days a week. You can learn more on the website here or visit their Facebook page.

If you’d like to give a call the number is (425) 337-6306 but I’d suggest you stop in and check out the store and talk with Claire or her Kiln manager (and chief cook and bottle washer) Colleen.

Also be sure to say hello to Loki, the official Stuffington’s Ceramics and More mascot.

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