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Where to Paint Pottery in the Garden State

Get your DIY on with friends, kids or coworkers at these seven NJ locales.


Courtesy of Fire Me Up Studio Facebook page


Want to make some memories with your lil’ Picassos? Take them to a pottery painting studio for some DIY fun. Mix colors, choose a brush and go wild!

Sunshine Pottery & Paint

260 Grand Ave. Englewood

If you’re looking for a variety of artistic activities, Sunshine Pottery & Paint provides a unique painting experience. Ever tried painting in the dark? Sunshine Pottery features its very own Black Light Canvas Painting. Once they flip the switch, everything white or neon will glow. Sunshine offers a variety of party packages, including pottery painting, canvas painting or custom-themed parties.

Art and Creations Pottery Studio

964 McBride Ave., Woodland Park

Express yourself with a unique masterpieces at Art and Creations Pottery Studio, where artists are charged a flat rate of $5. Choose from pottery, glass painting to clay. Stop by Teddy Mountain to design and create your own furry friend to take home in the studio. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Fire Me Up Studio

117 N Union Ave., Cranford​

Paint pottery, create jewelry with glass fusing or learn how to mold and fire your own clay. Prices start at as little as $8 and include all materials, studio time and firing. Party packages vary from traditional pottery painting to glass fusing. Grab a group of friends and head to Fire Me Up’s next Ladies Night Out, where you can take part in a two-hour class, bring your own food and indulge in catering and BYOB options. The studio can accommodate groups of 50+ for parties, too. Walk-ins always welcome.

Mud Clay Studio

6 Main St., Madison

Whether it’s ladies’ night out or a day spent with the family, Mud Clay has something for every occasion. Popular workshops include the Beer Stein Workshop, where you can create your very own 20-oz. beer mug. Others include Cylinder Bootcamp, Raku Mud and Cracked Pots. Mom and Me Mondays are geared toward kids ages 2-5 to introduce rolling, stamping, building and playing with clay. Packages can be purchased in bulk or single sessions. Open studio memberships also available for avid builders.      

Color Me Mine

Denville, Edison, Freehold, Hamilton, Ridgewood, Summit, Toms River, Voorhees

Pick it, paint it, fire it and voilà: you have a masterpiece to take home. Stop by one of their various locations throughout New Jersey. Guests can choose one of 400 pottery pieces to turn into a take-home keepsake. Expert artists will provide a variety of techniques so that your work comes out as unique and creative as possible. Check out the various techniques and projects to choose from.  

A Time to Kiln

50 Broad St., Red Bank

Choose from an array of activities including painting, mosaic making, critter stuffing and glass fusing. Spice up your Friday night with adult paint and sip classes, or walk in any time for pottery painting. Party packages are available for painting parties, mosaic parties and critter parties. A $50 deposit is required for all party reservations and requires a 10 person minimum. Perfect for birthdays, girls’ nights, bridal showers, corporate events and more. Walk ins encouraged.

Ready to Paint

424 Main St., Chatham

Relax, enjoy some music and paint to your heart’s desire. Ready to Paint offers glass, canvas and pottery painting, plus love prints, where you can pick a design to print on canvas. Kids Plaster Painting parties are also a huge hit. Kids can choose from hundreds of pieces, then top their work off with a shiny or sparkly finish. In addition, Ready to Paint hosts field trips, team building outings, scout group visits and fundraising events. Don’t have time to make it to the studio? Bring the party to you with an off-site party package that can accommodate up to 300 people.

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