Looking to try your hand at some wheel work?
DFW has a little bit of everything if you’re looking for a pottery class, whether you’re a beginner, a professional looking for studio space to rent out, or simply wanting to get a group of friends together to paint pottery.
In our fast-paced, mass-produced American culture, the art of ceramics reminds us of the beauty found in the slowness of crafting each unique piece of pottery.
Bewarned though: Because pottery is a more niche artisan work, you’ll have to drive a little farther out for some of these studios if you’re in central Fort Worth. But we still think the experience is totally worth it!
- Map of the Best Pottery Classes near Fort Worth
- Best renown pottery class: Firehouse Pottery
- Best Painting Studio For Ladies Night: Cloth & Glaze
- Best Centrally Located Pottery Class: Garret Pendergrass Pottery
- Best Membership Option: Cleburne Pottery & Ceramics
- Best Arlington Variety & Community Events: Catalyst Creative Arts
- Best for Group Pottery Workshops: Holman Pottery
- Best For Painting Pottery: The Painted Teacup
Map of the Best Pottery Classes near Fort Worth
Best renown pottery class: Firehouse Pottery
Located on the East Side in a historic former fire station, Firehouse Pottery is 100% hand crafted in Fort Worth, often partnering with other local businesses. With private pottery lessons available for either one or two people, owner Keith Thomson has over 35 years of experience as an instructor, potter, and ceramic artist, ensuring that you’ll be in good hands.
- Address: 4147 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76103
- Website: Firehouse Pottery
Best Painting Studio For Ladies Night: Cloth & Glaze
With a weekly Thursday night Ladies Night discount, Cloth & Glaze is known for its bright, colorful backdrop and many event hostings. Offering both canvas and pottery mediums, Cloth & Glaze is ideal for anyone wanting to explore multiple mediums.
Located in both North Fort Worth and Euless, Cloth & Glaze has offers such as the creatively named, “Muggin Mondays”, with 15% off any mug and walk-ins welcome. Ideal for anyone looking to host an event last minute, they don’t require reservations for groups of six or less.
If you need a more central location and are wanting to venture into ceramics without the skill required for pottery, Cloth & Glaze is the place to go.
- Address: 8901 Tehama Ridge Pkwy Suite 125, Fort Worth, TX 76177
- Website: Cloth & Glaze Painting Studio
Best Centrally Located Pottery Class: Garret Pendergrass Pottery
Located in Fort Worth’s Fairmount-Southside Historic District off of Magnolia Avenue, Garret Pendergrass Pottery is a great all-around studio, offering group pottery classes, private pottery lessons, and open studio slots for advanced students able to work independently. They also offer a customized friends, family, and co-workers group event, carving space for a bonding experience you and your friends or team won’t forget.
Founder Garret Pendergrass is a former teacher passionate about making it easy for everyone to have access to handmade ceramics and pottery lessons. He also still works with schools as a guest visiting artist and teacher.
Fun fact: FW favorite MELT Ice Creams is right down the street from the studio, making a pottery and ice cream combo fun and easy.
- Address: 1307 Hurley Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
- Website: Garret Pendergrass Pottery
Best Membership Option: Cleburne Pottery & Ceramics
The JN Long Cultural Arts Center/Cleburne Cultural Arts Center is one of DFW’s hidden gems. If you’re in Johnson County, the nonprofit arts center is built to help you build community and to increase public awareness of the arts.
Oh, and with a $50/year membership fee, you can join a Tues, Wed, or Thurs night pottery wheel throwing class for a price that’s hard to beat.
P.S. – The center also holds quilting classes, a camera club, Zumba, calligraphy classes, and a group for writers & poets of Johnson County. If you’re looking to get more connected to the community, Cleburne Pottery & Ceramics is an awesome option.
- Address: 425 Granbury St., Cleburne, TX 76033
- Website: Cleburne Pottery & Ceramics (website coming soon)
Best Arlington Variety & Community Events: Catalyst Creative Arts
Catalyst Creative Arts offers private pottery wheel lessons as well as other local arts and crafts classes, such as water marbling and drawing.
Located in downtown Arlington, Catalyst Creative Arts has also hosted the Annual Art Market for the last four years, featuring local artists and live music. (You’ll also find Catalyst Creative Arts potters at pottery competition Wheel Wars!)
If you’re looking for a place to not only take pottery wheel lessons but get more involved in your community, Catalyst Creative Arts is the place.
P.S. – Private Pottery Wheel Lessons are held at two different times on the same day roughly every two weeks, so you’ll want to plan ahead. Lessons are designed for either one or two people, making pottery lessons at Catalyst Creative Arts a great date night option.
- Address: 300 West Main St., Arlington, TX 76010
- Website: Catalyst Creative Arts
Best for Group Pottery Workshops: Holman Pottery
If you’re looking to get a group together, Holman Pottery offers one night workshops for adults in pottery throwing. (Note that you will need to have a minimum group of 6 and a maximum of 10.)
While many pottery classes include one completed piece, Holman includes at least 3 projects, giving you the opportunity to try your hand at a little bit of everything.
There is a learning curve to pottery throwing, and this class is workable for either the beginner or the advanced potter, as you’ll be learning from founder and master potter Tony himself.
- Address: 914 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
- Website: Holman Pottery
Best For Painting Pottery: The Painted Teacup
If you’re specifically looking to choose an existing, beautifully crafted pottery piece to paint, The Painted Teacup is your spot.
Whether you’re planning a birthday party for your kiddos, getting together for ladies’ night, or wanting a change of pace for date night, The Painted Teacup’s website one-liner is, “Come Create”.
With the option of purchasing a Birthday Package, or reserving a table that you can tailor more to the specifics of your event (BYOB, packing a cooler, or ordering in food for the group), the team at The Painted Teacup has thought of everything that will make your next event fun, creativity-filled, and meaningful!
- Address: 2552 Stonebrook Pkwy #825, Frisco, TX 75034
- Website: The Painted Teacup