From the November 2005 issue of Entrepreneur

At Kids 'N' Clay Pottery Studios, don't be alarmed when the temperature rises--kilns are burning and kids are learning. Founded in 1988 by ceramic artist Kevin Nierman, the Berkeley, California-based pottery studio holds weekly classes and summer sessions that focus on child development through art. In April, the business announced a nationwide search for franchisees who want to open their own studios and help children ages 3 to 18 explore their artistic sides.