Kids love to hear the words, “It’s your creation; you can do whatever you want.” That freedom to take a blank canvas and add color and creativity really inspires them to use their imaginations. Pottery studios are a great place to unleash a kid’s creativity, and the bonus is that they get to take home their creation after they’re done!
There are several pottery studios in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Many offer adult and kids classes. All offer a memory you can share with your kiddos, pride in a job well done after completing your artwork, and a special something to display at home as a reminder of the fun.
Many pottery studios also offer the option of pick up and drop off services, projects you can do at home, and virtual story time or virtual classes.
Pottery Studios in Indianapolis
On the next rainy day, stop by the pottery studio near you or sign up for a series of classes and get those creative juices flowing with the family.
2280 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis
The large pottery studio not only offers painting projects but a host of other activities as well. You can pick up pottery to paint at home or you can stick around and participate in some of the new artistic ventures offered in glass, wood, and pouring your own candle.
6511 Ferguson Street, Indianapolis
60 N. 9th Street, Noblesville
With two locations, one in Indianapolis and another in Noblesville, Kiln Creations offers pottery painting but also pottery making. Visitors can choose from over 300 stock items to paint, they can pour candles, try their hand at decorating a wood sign or sit down at the pottery wheel and create something from scratch.
14300 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 110, Carmel
You can pick up a piece to bring home or sit down in studio and paint right there. Color Me Mine offers birthday parties, classes for both kids and adults and special evenings dedicated to Mother’s Day gifts, ladies night out or pajama parties.
Multiple locations in Central Indiana
uPaint has shops in Noblesville, Greenwood and Plainfield, and offers story time for kids while their making their creations. The studios have partnered with home school students for artistic creation, they offer to-go and in-studio class time in addition to summer camps in 2021.
950 Hosbrook Street, Indianapolis
If you you’re looking for a more in-depth experience, Fountain Square Clay Center offers Little Potters classes for ages 4-12 with an adult. Take a turn on the potter’s wheel and make memories with your little ones as you both learn more about the art.
1043 Virginia Ave. Suite 205, Indianapolis
Another studio offering adult and child classes, at Get Dirty Ceramics (in the Murphy Arts Center), you can take a variety of classes from an instructor-led project for parent and child to work on together to a Beginner Pottery Wheel class for ages 6 and up for solo time at the wheel.
820 E. 67th Street, Indianapolis
Located in the Marilyn K Glick School of Art, the Indianapolis Arts Center offers a variety of classes for adults and children, including summer camps. Summer class registration opens to the public on May 3 and includes clay, animation, drawing, woodworking, glassblowing and more for toddlers through young adults. These are weekly classes for six weeks throughout the summer.