About Us

We love to create, even better we love to help our customers create. With pottery painting, glass fusing and creative art classes, finding something to make at All Fired Up is easy.

Our mission is to create a relaxed, fun filled environment, where people of all ages can enjoy their creative genius.

To help create this relaxed and stress free zone we charge only for the pieces created. There are no additional studio time or sitting fees. We carry over 700 items of pottery, including cups, plates, bowls, useful household/kitchen items and a great range of fun kids pieces. Our glass fusing centers carry a wide selection of colored pieces, perfect for your glass art projects. Our creative classes are designed to help everyone, no matter their perceived artistic ability, to make something memorable. Ideal for customers of all ages, our studios are perfect for all types of parties/events including birthday parties, wedding/baby showers, team-building events, and fundraisers. Don't forget the ever popular and highly entertaining "GIRL'S NIGHT OUT!"

So come on by and get your imagination moving! We would love to help you explore your own creative genius!

Sincerely,

Jim and Bobbie

Meet The Team

Bobbie and Jim Drummond

Owners

After many years working in the corporate world, we decided to make our escape and go into business for ourselves.

Bobbie had always wanted to open a 'paint your own pottery' studio, so together we spent some time visiting similar studios across the USA and in the UK. Most studios were charging their customers not only for the price of the piece selected but also an hourly fee for the pleasure of sitting there and being creative! This seemed counter intuitive to us. How can someone fully explore their creative side in a relaxed and stress free way if they are painting on the clock! So we decided to operate with a different model and create a 'stress free zone' by charging only for the price of the pieces painted. In 2002 we opened our first 'All Fired Up' studio in Emory Village, Atlanta GA, adjacent to the beautiful campus of Emory University. Three years later we opened our second studio in Alpharetta GA and in January 2014 we opened our third location in Sandy Plains, Marietta GA.

Heather Villalba

General Manager/MVP

I am originally from Wisconsin and have always been interested in art and painting. In 1995, I moved to Georgia where I met my best friend, Bobbie, who introduced me to pottery painting and glass fusing. I also met my wonderful husband, Daniel, and have been blessed with three beautiful children - Luca, Estella, and Fiona. My children are my greatest inspiration and share my joy of creativity. We always have fun painting, creating, and playing with art.

I enjoy painting pottery keepsakes that enable others to cherish their special memories and create family traditions. I also enjoy using old items in new ways - an antique mirror into a picture frame or an old drawer into a new shelf. In the future, I would love to have my own art studio space to create, play, and be messy!

Ammie Williams

Creative Director

I graduated from Georgia State with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Eduction, focusing on drawing, painting, and printmaking. Painting makes me happy. Teaching is my passion. I love showing kids and adults new tips and tricks that help them create exactly what is in their brain. Most days you can find me running around the studio, painting samples, planning camps and classes, sending emails, and laughing with the team. There is always paint on my face. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Samantha Dutto

AFU Manager And Fearless Leader

I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I moved to Atlanta in 1990 to attend Georgia Tech and have enjoyed living here ever since. I've had a rewarding career in consumer credit and an even more rewarding life at home raising two wonderful children for the last 12 years. In fact, I discovered All Fired Up many years ago by coming here with my children. I've always enjoyed our numerous visits because of the creative, fun and peaceful atmosphere.
Now I am excited to be the one to actively provide that same fun environment to everyone that walks through the All Fired Up doors.

Elaine Peek

Emory Village Team Lead

I am a student at Georgia State studying Computer Science. I love craft beer and music. I am always behind on my podcasts. I have a soft spot for Flaming Hot Fritos and energy drinks. I run so I can keep eating the Fritos.

Danielle Stewart

Studio Team Member

I am a native Atlantan who has a TV/Film background. I have spent most of my life tapping into my passion for creativity and education. As a recent doctoral graduate of Argosy University and writing intensely on the dissertation topic of diversity and education for the past few years, much of my “free” time has been spent at All Fired Up. I love working at All Fired Up because I find it quite fulfilling to share my love of art with others of all ages. My other passions include cooking, making others laugh and always thinking outside of the box!

Beth Vachon

Studio Team Member

I love decorative painting and crafting of all kinds, helping people to be creative, and especially learning something new every day! I studied Design and Decorative Painting at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York. I have worked in the Paint Your Own Pottery/Crafting field for over 10 years, and I am looking forward to many more!

Hauzia Conyers

Studio Team Member

I am a Georgia native who is back in Atlanta after graduating with a degree in costume design from Hofstra University. I am excited to explore the city and all that it has to offer. In my free time, I enjoy baking, hiking, and decorating. I believe in the importance of creative expression and look forward to encouraging others to express themselves through painting!

Alexis Tahara

Studio Team Member

While I am a native of Pennsylvania, I have spent the last several years living through out the south - including Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and now Georgia! I'm excited to be here in Atlanta and even more excited about sharing my passion for creativity and fun with everyone who walks through All Fired Up's doors. When I'm not at the studio, you'll find me working on marketing and social media projects, traveling, watching sports (specifically ice hockey), running and baking peanut butter-themed desserts.

Jace Johns-Cooper

Studio Team Member

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Rachel Pesce

Studio Team Member

I am an Atlanta native who is back in town after spending 4 years in Los Angeles earning a degree in Fine Art. I love all media and methods of artmaking, but I specialize in illustration, hand embroidery, and ceramics. I'm an avid fan of baseball caps, dragons (and all manner of fantastic creatures), bagels, coffee, and C. Howard's Violet Mints. Outside of work, I spend most of my time watching cartoons, working on embroidery projects, and hanging out with my bird.

Molly O'Shaughnessy

Studio Team Member

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Sherry Thomas

Studio Team Member

I'm a South Carolina native but have been an Alpharetta resident for 13 years. I have a passion for all things creative especially
painting and the joy and beauty of color. I'm excited to be working in such a fun and creative environment.

Katelyn Werbke

Studio Team Member

I recently graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and am excited to start working with the creative minds of children, adults, and everything in between! My passion, and focus in school, is painting and ceramics which is blended perfectly at All Fired Up. I am thrilled to be able to work here and can't wait to learn as much as I can as an artist and as a person.

Taylor Hartzler

Studio Team Member

I was born and raised in the Atlanta area and have always had a passion for creating new things. I am always excited to help others make a piece they are proud to take home and show off to friends and family! I am currently studying to be a veterinary assistant. I also enjoy hiking and exploring new cities, and let those experiences help in creating pieces of art and music!

Morgan Whitehead

Studio Team Member

My name is Morgan Whitehead and I am a junior in college, majoring in biology and minoring in communication. I have a passion for talking to and helping people. I am a musician and always loved making art through music. Now I can't wait to put it on a canvas. I am so excited to be working here and I can't wait to help you out!

Flannery Dearborn

Studio Team Member

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Kate Reagan

Studio Team Member

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Caitlin Tabilog

Studio Team Member

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Ali Kight

Studio Team Member

I was born and raised in the Marietta area and am happy to
call the community home. I am currently a student at Kennesaw State
University, studying Human Services, as my aspiration in life is to make
people smile. What better way to do that than through art? I hope to
spread the positivity of creating something that's your own and All
Fired Up is the perfect space for just that.

Melanie Franklin

Studio Team Member

I am an Ohio native and a graduate of Cedarville University. I have my bachelors degree in middle childhood education with an emphasis on math and science. I am passionate about teaching and learning. I love watching children delight in their learning and take their creativity to new levels.

Christie Reiersen

Studio Team Member

I am a recent transplant to the Atlanta area, after spending the last ten years living and creating in New York City. Once I received my Bachelors degree in theatre and my master’s degree in acting, I moved to New York City where I pursued acting, met my husband, planned lots of fabulous parties, went to tons of museums, worked in the creative arts and had the true love of my life, my two year old son. My first time in a pottery studio was for my birthday one year. I enjoyed it so much that I later applied for a job there and spent the last four years working in the industry. I enjoy working creatively and helping others tap into and explore their individual creativity. I am happy to be part of the team at All Fired Up and I look forward to many more paint filled days in my future.

Jennifer Bilton

Studio Team Member

I'm a Georgia native who recently moved back to Marietta after graduating from Furman University in Greenville, SC and after living in Minneapolis for two internships in book publishing and book arts. Despite graduating with an English Degree, my passion for art has led me to start a small handmade business to sell my hand embroidery and served as an outlet to share my love for other mediums, including painting, printmaking, hand lettering, and art journaling. I look forward to bringing all of those passions to All Fired Up and helping people uncover and celebrate the artist within them.

Alexis Maggard

Studio Team Member

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Savannah Cushenan

Studio Team Member

I am an artist...my biggest masterpieces being my two children. Making art has always been my happy place. I love painting, building, woodworking, experimenting with any and everything to create something new. I have been creating art since I was a child and continue to do so every chance I get. I mostly create for myself, but have done commissioned pieces for clients. I have spent my adult life as a master cosmetologist creating art through hair with color, texture, and sculpting with my shears. It brings me so much joy to be a part of the All Fired Up team. I get to grow as an artist, and help others find, express, and accept their individual creativity. Creativity is contagious!

Kimberly Payne

Studio Team Member

I was born and raised right here in Atlanta, I have a passion for musical theatre and love to perform. I'm so excited to be working in an atmosphere where art is the utmost priority! "Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it's found." - James Russell Lowell

Ingrid Pelt

Studio Team Member

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Nissa Summerlin

Studio Team Member

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Michelle Beres

Studio Team Member

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Dennis Hoskins

Web Development/Graphic Design - Cyberspace

Dennis is an artist/programmer/musician from the wilds of Ontario, Canada.

After spending far too many years working in bland, beige cubicles for faceless, cold-hearted corporate giants, Dennis decided to strike out on his own. Life-long passions for both artistic design and coding combined to establish The Secret Organization, a boutique web development and illustration studio. Fortune and fate stepped in when Dennis met the Drummonds, forming an instant and deep friendship, and began working with them to plan big ideas for things to come.

When not busy dreaming up fun, engaging web pages and developing powerful back-end and database solutions, Dennis enjoy harvesting maple syrup with his pet moose, Lucky.