Searching for new pieces of art for your home? Looking for a creative boost? Pottery can help you achieve both. And luckily, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy the craft right here in Atlanta.
Whether you want to buy a few homemade dishes or design some from scratch, this roundup of pottery shops and classes will bring out the artist inside of you.
Get artistic at All Fired Up during pottery painting or creative art classes, which are held a couple of times throughout the month. With three locations throughout the metro area, the business carries more than 700 items to decorate, including cups, plates, bowls, useful household items and a great range of fun kids pieces.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; noon-7 p.m. Sundays. Various prices. Alpharetta, Atlanta, Marietta locations. allfiredupart.com.
Visit Aw Pottery to see crafts made in China, Malaysia and Vietnam. With hundreds of styles of pots, urns and vases in rustic earthenware and gloss glazes, you’ll be sure to find the perfect home for your plant.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Various prices. 3200 Cumberland Drive, Chamblee. 770-220-2900, awpotteryatl.com.
Stop by this studio to paint your own pottery. All you have to do is pick your piece, grab your brush and create. You can sign up for a class or drop in on a whim. No reservation is needed to paint.
Appointment only Mondays-Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Various prices. North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur. 404-371-4557, potteryplacedecatur.com.
Prepare to get a little dirty during a Clay Play session at this studio. You can try forming your pottery piece on a wheel or by hand. The fun happens once a month. Private parties, eight-week classes and so much more are available, too.
Noon-7 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Various prices. 42 Howard St. SE, Atlanta. 678-778-7082, atlclayworks.org.
While MudFire does not host classes, you can get lessons in throwing, hand-building or glazing whenever you come in. You can also sign up for a studio membership, where you’ll have access to all of the tools, equipment, glazes and firings necessary for whatever project you’re working on.
Noon-10 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; noon-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; noon-10 p.m Mondays. Various prices. 175 Laredo Drive, Decatur. 404-377-8033, mudfire.com.
All ages are welcome to visit for a paint class, where patrons can choose mugs, cups or plates to decorate. Once you’re done, the experts at the shop will glaze and fire your creation, which will then be ready for pickup in about a week.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays. Various prices. 27 Atlanta St. SE, Marietta. 678-214-5155, justkilntime.com.
No matter your skill level, the talented staffers at Art & Soul will walk you through various techniques and supplies to help you craft your very own masterpiece during a walk-in session, party, class, or special event. There are more than 400 ceramic pieces in stock as well as glass painting, canvas painting, mosaics and tie-dye.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Wednesdays. Various prices. 4920 Roswell Road, Suite 44, Atlanta. 404-303-9959, artandsoulstudio.com.
You don’t need an appointment to pop in to paint some pottery. From ornaments and piggy banks to bowls and plates, there are many items that you can make your own. You can even try out canvas and wineglass painting.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Various prices. 3127 Main St., Duluth. 678-714-5683, eyecandyartstudio.net.
This art studio provides pottery painting, clay sculpting and pottery wheel activities for both adults and children. And if you can’t come back to pick up your art once it dries, the shop can ship it to you.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Various prices. Sugarloaf Mills Mall, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 678-847-5761, abcpottery.com.
Learn how to use the potter’s wheel or hand-build at Johns Creek Arts Center. The instructor will teach you methods to help you advance your skill set whether you’re a pro or a novice. Students are also granted open studio hours as well as a ton of clay.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Various prices. 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-623-8448, johnscreekarts.org.
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