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. When I moved to Georgia, I met my dearest 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.

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.

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!

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

I'm a Psychology student at Georgia State. I plan on going into the Mental Health Counseling Graduate program when I finish my undergrad. I hope to be a counselor for LGBTQ youth in the future. I volunteer with Lips Down on Dixie, Atlanta's Rocky Horror Picture Show cast, every Friday night. I love to help other people, both creatively and through life, as much as I possibly can and I'm always willing to try new things!

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

I am an Atlanta Native. I am getting my BFA in ceramics at Georgia State University. I love ceramic sculpture and pottery. So, I am pleased as punch to be surrounded by ceramics at both work and school.

Olivia Webb

Studio Team Member

I was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia and have always loved the area. I am now pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a music minor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I have always enjoyed creating art my whole life and have been playing around with ceramics since high school. I love knowing that the pieces I create only exist in the world because I exist in the world. I am excited to join the All Fired Up team in helping others feel the same joy. Outside the studio, I enjoy playing trumpet, kayaking, and dying my hair.

Megan Wiginton

Studio Team Member

I grew up in Suwanee, Georgia and moved to Atlanta to attend college at Georgia State University. I graduated a few years back with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in studio art. I then attained a M.A. in Heritage Preservation after falling in love with historic architecture and the history of buildings. I love sewing, hiking, going to museums, and spending time with my two dogs and wonderful boyfriend. I love being creative and am excited to work at All Fired Up to bring some creativity back into my life.

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!

Grace Johnston

Studio Team Member

Coming Soon!

Emily Rowley

Studio Team Member

Although I may have lived in Milton, Georgia for a majority of my life, I am a northern girl at heart. I have been coming to All Fired Up since I was about 8 years old and I have not grown tired of it yet! I absolutely love the stress-free zone where creativity is endless. Even though I have a passion for the arts, I will be pursuing a career in middle grades education at Kennesaw State University. Gooo Owls!!! I hope to see your masterpieces and you soon!

Morgan Mann

Studio Team Member

Coming Soon!

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.

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.

Ingrid Pelt

Studio Team Member

I grew up in Germany. The Atlanta area has been my home since 1991.
Early in life I discovered the joy in being creative! Several years ago
I found out about All Fired Up. Since then I have enjoyed making memories
here with my daughter and many friends. I am excited watching children
and adults of all ages be creative, having smiles on their faces and
simply expressing themselves through painting and creating.

Nissa Summerlin

Studio Team Member

I'm a Marietta Native and currently in pursuit of a bachelors degree at Kennesaw State University. I love to travel and do volunteer work with my sorority! In my free time I enjoy reading and crafting and I'm always excited to explore Atlanta and experience new things. I am thrilled to be working at All fired up and exploring new artistic avenues!

Michelle Beres

Studio Team Member

I was born and raised in Georgia. I attended and graduated from The Ohio State University with an agriculture degree. I also lived in Florida for several years to work in theme parks. I am now back in Georgia and excited to be feeding my artistic side through working at All Fired Up. I have two cats at home that I play tug of war and fetch with when I get home from work every day. I enjoy exploring nature in my free time. I am also an avid escape room fan and love solving the puzzles associated with each room. I hope everyone enjoys creating masterpieces at All Fired Up, just like I do!

Maddy McLay

Studio Team Member

Coming Soon!

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

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.

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.