by Jennifer Hanrahan
If you have a little artist on your hands then pottery is a perfect creative outlet. Walk in pottery painting is available at many locations in Boston and across Massachusetts, along with pottery classes for kids, birthday party locations, summer activities and more. Moms and dads can even get in on the fun of pottery painting. Let the creativity flow!
Clay Time Studio
124 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury
Birthday parties for children have a wide variety of creative themes, including pottery parties, bead parties, mosaic parties, the night light party, “create-a critter party” and a silver clay beaded necklace party.
Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) Studio
290 W. Main St., Northborough
Paint a piece of pottery, imprint handprints and footprints, throw a party, take a class or even go to one of their events like Family Fun Day!
The Kids Place
15 Highland Place, Needham
You can walk in with your child seven days a week to paint a pottery piece that will sparkle or shine. Or throw a birthday party with pottery painting, canvas painting, candle making and more.
Mud Flat Studio
81 Broadway, East Somerville
Kids can sign up for a 6 week class to learn how to make their very own pottery.
186 Cabot St., Beverly
This pottery place located in Beverly promises to exercise your child’s imagination with their six week “little fingers in clay” course for ages 5 and up. They also offer walk in pottery painting.
60 Concord Ave., Belmont
Children 8 years and older can sign up for four week classes on pottery making and glass fusing. Birthday parties and drop-in activities include pottery making and glass fusing as well.
Look What I Made
4 Lowell Road, North Reading
Fun is always happening here with walk-ins for pottery painting, glass fusing, birthday parties, canvas painting, a kids’ club every first Friday of the month, summer camps and even story time that involves painting.
Made By Me
1685 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Owned by an art teacher and artist, this cute little pottery shop lets you paint in store, throw birthday parties or even take pottery home to paint at your own pace.
1408 Beacon St., Brookline
Reservations aren’t required but may need to be made due to the popularity of The Clayroom. Besides walk-ins for pottery painting, they also offer drop off parties and a summer art program for children.
Plaster Fun Time
Plaster Fun Time is a staple in the pottery painting world. Kids can come in and paint an item of their choice or have their birthday party here.
89 Thoreau St., Concord
This unique company creates their children’s own books, however for 3 days a week; children can come in and paint a piece of pottery to bring their favorite character to life!
228 Legacy Place, Dedham
Make Meaning has various drop-in activities like ceramic painting. They have figurines, plates, piggy banks and more that you can paint and bring home on the same day.
Ceramics a la Carte
Village Shoppes, Canton
Plan a birthday party, check out classes and camps, and customize paint your own pottery pieces with stenciled messages.
183 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
At Clay Dreams you can paint a one of a kind gift for someone, imprint handprints and footprints on ceramics or reserve a room for a special occasion, like a birthday party or moms’ night out.
121 Camelot Dr., Plymouth
First graders and up are welcome to join their six week program of summer fun activities with different themes for painting. All ages are welcome as walk-ins, where the staff will even help you create what you want, step by step.
Show off your creativity at these pottery places in Massachusetts!