Nov 23, 2013
Arts Trend Now in Crown Heights
Photos: Chana Blumes

A new pottery painting studio opened on Troy Avenue by Estee Setton brings the fun new trend to Crown Heights.

By COLlive reporter
Photos by ChanaBlumesPhoto

The pottery painting trend has come to Crown Heights.

Popular around the country as a pleasant way to bond with family and friends while being creative, The Art Cafe on Troy Avenue has already garnered a following and many positive reviews.

"The best place to relax and enjoy," one visitor wrote on Facebook about the 'Paint Your Own Pottery Studio'. The Art Cafe offers a selection of over 200 items such as vases, mugs and platters and a variety of kid friendly pieces to color while sipping Nespresso coffee.

Their welcoming and friendly staff can help you choose between 48 colors and many techniques and design options. Tools and materials are provided to color your piece. Your original creation can be taken home after it is dipped in a clear non-toxic glaze and fired in a new state of the art kiln.

"We are an all-inclusive studio, so you don't have to worry about how many colors you use or how long you spend creating your very own masterpiece," says the owner Estee Setton (nee Grossbaum). "All you pay for is the price of your piece. There is no sitting fee,” she said.

Your pottery will be glossy, food-safe, and ready for pick-up in about a week. Items are available from $10 and up. The average mug is $15-$25.

Throughout Chanukah, as one of the a grand opening specials, they will be serving free donuts with a pottery purchase. The studio is also available to host birthday parties, friend’s day out, family reunions and other events. As a service, they also offer to bring pottery with all the supplies to your party location.

Estee appreciates her husband and family’s support in launching her business and making The Art Cafe a reality. A special mention goes to friends Yocheved and Mendy Wilhelm for helping prepare the studio for opening.

“I am looking forward to meeting all of you and making lots of new friends," she said.

326 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11213

Store Hours:
Sunday- 11:00-7:00pm
Monday-Wednesday- 11:00-9:00pm
Thursday- 11:00-10:00pm
Closed winter Fridays
Opens 1 hour after Shabbos until 10. - to LIKE them on facebook.

Phone: 3475338662, Email:

The art cafe is now hiring!! Part time, evening and weekend hours available. Email for full job description and application.

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cant w8 2 go
(11/23/2013 6:11:50 PM)
Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D
Wonderful idea, enterprising couple, much success!
(11/23/2013 6:16:19 PM)
very cute!
much needed here in Crown Heights, wonderful idea
thank yoU!
(11/23/2013 6:24:42 PM)
a custemer
i was there already, it is awoseme! prices a great, and the service is incretble
loved it!
the coffee was great!

you must go!
(11/23/2013 6:33:54 PM)
Awesome idea!
Great location!
Can't wait to go!
(11/23/2013 7:05:06 PM)
fun wedding shower
These types of places make fun wedding shower ideas!! you can do an entire set of dishes this way!!! or cheaper version like fun milchig mugs!!
(11/23/2013 7:10:21 PM)
Great Idea!!! Best of Luck!!
(11/23/2013 7:25:26 PM)
Great idea!
So cute!!And compared to other pottery studios it really is well priced.
(11/23/2013 7:29:39 PM)
Yay Yocheved and Mendy! True Mitzvah Mentchies;)
(11/23/2013 7:32:00 PM)
Happy CH mother!
I will definitely have my kids parties there!
(11/23/2013 7:40:11 PM)
Great idea!
Any hours for boys? Would love to send my yeshiva bachur there!
(11/23/2013 8:05:33 PM)
Can't wait to go there!!
My friend was there, said the coffee was amazing! Ill be there sometime this week!!
(11/23/2013 8:06:34 PM)
Love the location.
Yey! Next time I don't need to travel to park slope to enjoy myself. And this location is perfect, in ch but not on Kingston, love!
(11/23/2013 8:08:17 PM)
Your coffee is the talk of town
Finally no need to out of the neighborhood for some kosher fun. You've got Jewish themed items to paint that could be so creative and visible in a frum home.

Thanks. Hope it works out well.
(11/23/2013 8:28:17 PM)
For kids?
is this suitable for a children's activity?
(11/23/2013 8:28:37 PM)
It's so much fun!
Do we have to reserve for Chanukah vacation?
(11/23/2013 8:42:29 PM)
Crown Heights needs these sorts of things.
This is a really great idea. The kids in Crown Heights need more such activities to keep them busy and off the computer. If parents would make use of this place it would be a big bracha for them as it would give their children a place to be busy in a kosher way.
(11/23/2013 8:53:02 PM)
gr8 $ no sitting fee no firing fee
(11/23/2013 9:01:15 PM)
a fantastic idea!! Not right on Kingston but not too far. I'd suggest off hours perhaps for just boys. Great idea for parties or just friends or bridal shower.
lots of luck!!
(11/23/2013 9:09:51 PM)
I am so excited about this new wonderful place, looks like it is a great creative outlet for all ages, couples, children, mother-daughter dates, etc!

Looking forward to painting!
(11/23/2013 9:15:59 PM)
bien ahi shaile !!
cuando abrimos aca en el barrio?
(11/23/2013 9:24:14 PM)
Wow this is Amazing much success
(11/23/2013 9:27:18 PM)
cousins in L.A.
WOW! Estee and Shaya the place looks fabulous!!! Wishing you great success in your new endeavor. Can't wait to come to Crown Heights to Paint and catch up.
(11/23/2013 10:02:34 PM)
Do the vessels made here need to be toiveled?
(11/23/2013 10:33:18 PM)
s savetman
i know shaya! and he always puts all his effort so things come out 100%.the place looks great .
shaya and estee wish u both good luck.and it shud be one of many.
(11/23/2013 10:43:39 PM)
i cant wait to go and its a great idea!
(11/23/2013 10:56:57 PM)
Already painted my first piece. So welcoming and relaxing! Great energy, great coffee and pastry. A quick mommy quiet time just around the corner :)
(11/23/2013 11:02:20 PM)
Do you glaze in the oven once painted???
(11/23/2013 11:05:51 PM)
To #24
Yes, because all you're doing is decorating. If you made the pots yourself..........
(11/23/2013 11:21:28 PM)
Been there :)
Such a nice relaxing form of need to travel its right next door. Its great for kids, adults, couples etc. The studio is has a great ambiance, its clean, comfortable, beautiful, and state of the art,. The customer service is amazing, they are so nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend it.
(11/23/2013 11:45:45 PM)
I am so proud!! Estee, you are so creative and so lucky to have a husband who makes you dreams possible. you guys are the cutest and one of the most happiest couples i Have ever seen. heard that you staring to sell pastries by drizzle and whip aka altie (shur) greenberg... cant wait! it sounds like a big hit!! love u tonz!!
(11/24/2013 12:09:40 AM)
24, tevillah
If it was created by a yid, does not need tevillah; if ceramic pottery even needs tevillah.
(11/24/2013 12:21:39 AM)
Go la
We've had three of these places all along.....welcome to the club, CH!
(11/24/2013 12:24:14 AM)
Thanks Estee and Shaya for opening such a wonderful place in CH. The environment is so relaxing and super enjoyable.
Yes, the coffee is definitely a perk :)
(11/24/2013 12:36:59 AM)
Awesome place!
Been there once already and can't wait to go again! Beautiful shop and super friendly owner! I love that its in ch but still private and relaxing! Plus the prices are amazing! No sitting fee so the price u get is all inclusive! Great selection of items to choose from and many paint colors as well!! Love love love the idea and wish u guys the best of luck! Great place for children, teens, and adults! Can't wait to come again!
PS. Coffee is great too! :)
(11/24/2013 1:14:11 AM)
This is an awesome place. I was there tonight, and the service is great. There's a large selection of pottery to choose from. I'm looking forward to going there again.
(11/24/2013 1:47:21 AM)
Great! Hatzlacha. Boys' seperate time?
Will you have some boys' hours? Is this mixed, meant for girls, boys sometimes - whoze it for? Hatzlacha.
(11/24/2013 9:19:55 AM)
get some danishes love your coffee, want to grab one on way to work.
(11/24/2013 10:13:24 AM)
out 0f towner
lots of hatzlacha! Will be sure to check you up next time I am in town. Wonderful for the community to have kosher relaxing, creative entertainment that is really wonderful for young and old. Nice!
(11/24/2013 10:35:55 AM)
to previous posters
i think it is meant for everyone, and painting pottery does not warrant separate hours as it is not done in a swimming pool...
(11/24/2013 12:04:16 PM)
YOU Deserve it.
(11/24/2013 1:24:25 PM)
great idea!!!!!!
(11/24/2013 1:36:03 PM)
im gonna be there soon!
(11/24/2013 2:48:12 PM)
is it kid friendly?
(11/24/2013 4:40:08 PM)
amazing photographs!
(11/24/2013 4:40:21 PM)
to #29 and #24
Kli cheres does not need to be toiveled unless it's glazed. here the kli cheres is purchased pre-glazing and the glazing is done by a yid. I don't think it needs to be toiveled.

Tables are full BH. may it continue with success. Estee, is you enjoy what you do, you don't 'work' a day in your life and still pay your bills. Best of Mazal.
(11/24/2013 6:31:43 PM)
wow looks amazing
were going there on chanuka with holl family instead of going to paint a pot
(11/24/2013 7:23:16 PM)
to # 47
ditto to #47. my family, too. looks like a great place
(11/24/2013 10:20:48 PM)
Great news!!
I'm so happy that we have this great artistic outlet that we can all benefit from in crown heights, I love pottery. This is so exciting Hatzlocha raba,
(11/25/2013 10:32:51 AM)
Thanks NY
I love it
(11/25/2013 2:07:33 PM)
Can't wait
I'm going in 2 days can't wait
(11/26/2013 9:41:33 PM)
gumball machine/bank
i went and it was really fun!
(11/29/2013 3:09:20 PM)
this is so great
this is such a good thing for children and all the cool stuff mamish a hatzlacha
(3/30/2014 3:17:14 PM)
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