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6 ceramic studios in Tampa Bay, FL

Looking to learn how to throw, or just want to paint a nice frame? We rounded up spots to hone your craft in Tampa Bay.

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Ceramicists load the wood-fire kiln.

Photo via the Morean Center for Clay

Was your New Year’s resolution to embrace creativity more often in your daily life? How ‘bout pottery?

Crafting ceramics is one way to excercise the right side of your brain (and it’s phone-free to boot). You can learn how to throw your own bowls, plates, and pots on the potter’s wheel or craft boho pinch pots and sculptures with nothing more than clay and some ingenuity.

We’ve put together a range of Tampa Bay ceramics studios offering everything from six-week wheel throwing classes to date night experiences perfect for toting your left brain partner along.

  • Morean Center for Clay | 420 22nd St. | S., St. Petersburg, FL
    Located in the historic train station building, the Morean Center for Clay is the largest working pottery center in the Southeast US. The center offers six-week classes on hand building + wheel throwing year-round for all skill levels, weekend workshops on everything from surface design to wood-firing, studio hours, kids camps, and a gallery with rotating pieces you can check out for inspiration.
  • Charlie Parker Pottery | 2724 6th Ave. S., St. Petersburg
    Founded by one of St. Pete’s legendary potters, Charlie Parker, this studio offers smaller wheel classes for those looking for closer instruction. Pro tip: check out the studio’s Instagram for new themed class offerings like Jack-o'-lanterns and more
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Bring the book club or the fam for a little something different.

Photo via @youdothedishes

  • You Do the Dishes | 15357 Amberly Dr, Tampa, FL
    Not into throwing on the wheel? You can still get in on the fun at this paint-your-own-pottery and coffee house. Perfect for groups, the shop offers themed classes (think decorating ornaments, daily specials, and can bring the class to you.
  • The Ceramic Garden | 19213 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz
    This Lutz studio operates under the belief that art is therapy and hosts team-building ceramics courses, an after-school art program, and a range of other pottery classes.
  • The Hive St. Pete | 559 49th St. S., St. Petersburg
    This community-focused space offers a range of kids, teens, and adult classes, date night courses, and one-on-one instruction time for honing your skills with an experienced potter. The space is also available for holiday parties and other events.

Calling all master ceramicists...Did we miss any other spots? Let us know.

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