If your little guy or girl has an artsy side, you’ve probably already figured out how much fun it can be to visit one of many local pottery studios.
Kids love the chance to pick out a project, get their hands dirty with paint and have their own work of art to bring home and display.
Fortunately for the budding artists of southeast Michigan, there are lots of local pottery studios with plenty to offer kids of all ages (and the inspired adults in their lives, too). Check out these places in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw and Livingston counties – and tell us in the comments which one is your favorite.
- Address: 19452 Livernois Ave., Detroit
- Phone: 313-980-1265
Offers drop-in pottery workshops and options for private parties, too.
- Address: 6551 Allen Road, Allen Park
- Phone: 313-386-2529
Choose your pottery, paint it and then pick it up about a week later. Kids’ birthday parties and classes also offered.
- Address: 114 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak
- Phone: 248-544-2234
Do-it-yourself art studio offering pottery painting, wheel-throwing, spin art, wax hands and more. All ages are welcome. Art camps and kids’ art classes also offered.
- Address: Gratiot Crossing Shopping Plaza, 50710 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield Township (next to Hobby Lobby)
- Phone: 586-948-1990
This Macomb County spot is a full-service ceramics studio. Also offers kids’ birthday parties, classes by appointment and more.
- Address: 924 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
- Phone: 734-453-8797
Drop-in pottery painting offered along with special classes, camps and parties.
- Address: 32129 Block St., Garden City
- Phone: 734-266-3500
This family art center offers ceramics and pottery classes for almost all ages. Kids summer camps and parties are also available.
- Address: 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
- Phone: 313-626-2000
Founded in 1903, the non-profit Pewabic Pottery ceramics studio offers workshops, classes and youth camps.
- Address: 50652 Sabrina Drive, Shelby Township
- Phone: 586-566-0666
Walk-ins welcome at the studio and all ages are invited to create a work of art. Studio offers plaster, ceramics, mosaic and warm glass work; plus parties and summer camps.
- Address: 105 Maple St., Wyandotte
- Phone: 734-285-4260
Select a piece of pottery, choose your colors and start painting. Kids can also express their creativity with mosaics and glass fusing, take part in a camp or have a birthday party here.
- Address: 71 Garfield St., Detroit
- Phone: 313-831-6100
Visit this studio, which is located in Midtown, for pottery painting, ceramics projects or private workshops for all ages. Call in advance to schedule family pottery painting, birthday parties or kids’ events.
- Address: 149 E. Main St., Northville
- Phone: 248-347-6718
Offers pottery painting, mosaics, acrylic painting, hand building with clay, summer art camp and more.
- Address: 4132 E. Grand River Ave., Howell
- Phone: 517-548-5386
Kids are invited to paint their own pottery or take part in classes and workshops. Birthday parties and camps also offered.
- Address: 421 Walnut Blvd., Rochester
- Phone: 248-652-8255
Stop in at this contemporary ceramics studio for pottery painting and throwing with the kids or schedule a birthday party. Classes also offered.
- Address: 2227 Cole St., Birmingham
- Phone: 248-258-2900
Choose from more than 300 pottery pieces to paint. Studio also offers camps, birthday parties and classes for kids.
- Address: 1133 Broadway St., Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-662-4914
Offers pottery and ceramics classes for adults in addition to occasional classes for kids. Children’s birthday parties and workshops also offered.
This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2017.