FAQs

What are your hours?
We are open for walk-in painters the following days and times:
Sunday 1-6 pm
Monday-Thursday 11 am-7 pm
Friday and Saturday 11 am-8 pm
Please plan to arrive at least one hour before closing so you will have enough time to create your masterpiece!

Are you open for painting on holidays?
We are open seven days a week, including most holidays. We are closed every year on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas Eve/Day in order to allow staff time to spend time with their own families. In the event of inclement weather, we may choose to close depending on conditions. Please call the studio on these days before coming to paint or pick up pieces. We also post updates on our Facebook page in these situations as well.

How much does it cost?
Well, that depends on the piece you choose to paint. We do NOT charge a studio fee or any fees for glazing and firing your artwork. You pay just the price of the piece plus tax. We have pieces ranging from $8 all the way up to $60 depending on the size and complexity of the piece. Click on the "Available Pieces" tab to see some of the ready to paint pieces we offer.

Do I need to make an appointment?
We are a walk-in studio, so you do not need an appointment to come paint a piece of pottery from our shelves. If you have a larger party (8 or more painters) it is helpful if you let us know in advance so we can better prepare for your visit. Appointments are required for wheel classes, however, as these must be scheduled with our potter.

What if I'm "not very creative"?
Can't draw a straight line to save your life? Not to worry! We have stencils, foam stamps, decorative tapes, stickers, and transfer paper available for your use. Our staff is happy to assist you as you create a one of a kind masterpiece. Not sure where to start? We have many sample pieces around the store that you can use as inspiration, or check out one of our Pinterest boards for some fun paint-your-own-pottery ideas.

Are my pieces safe to eat off of?
All of our paints and glazes are non-toxic, free of lead and acid. A piece that is painted with underglaze paint is then covered in a clear over-glaze and fired which seals the item, making it food safe.

Can I bring in my own pottery to paint or be fired?
Clay pieces and bisque-ware have unique properties and we want to ensure the proper firing of each piece.  For this reason, we do not allow our customers to bring items created or purchased elsewhere to be processed in our studio.

Can I make my own pottery?
While many of our guests prefer to paint pieces directly from the shelves, we do offer pottery wheel classes by appointment. We also offer occasional clay hand-building classes during which you will be taught how to assemble your own pieces. Click on the "Clay Classes" tab for additional information and pricing.

Can I schedule a birthday party at The Pottery Room?
Absolutely! Painting pottery is such a fun way to celebrate a birthday. For more information about booking a birthday party, click on the "Special Events" tab.

Am I allowed to bring food or drinks while I am painting?
Unfortunately, the oils from foods can damage the unpainted bisque pieces, so we ask that you do not eat while painting. We do make an exception for special events as long as painters wait to eat until after they have finished painting.

Can I bring my baby or toddler to paint?
Of course. We welcome children and adults of all ages at The Pottery Room. Painted pottery pieces make wonderful gifts and keepsakes for parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends. Our staff is available to help you and your little ones create a special hand-print or foot-print piece if you'd like. Younger children do need close supervision, so please keep them near you at all times so items in the store are not accidentally damaged. For the safety of your child, we do not allow children to be left unattended at our studio while painting or attending classes.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to call 931-503-3024, email, or send us a message on Facebook.