That Pottery Place Studio’s shelves brim with hundreds of unfinished ceramic pieces, each ready to blossom with a completely unique bouquet of colors and designs. Plates shaped like watermelons and cats sit propped alongside decorative birdbaths, planters, coffee mugs, and owl figurines designed to scare pigeons away from the china hutch. Guests of the DIY, BYOB painting room can throw their creativity at these 3-D canvases using the studio’s stencils, brushes, sponges, and dozens of glazes. Staff members shape twice-weekly classes around more complex seasonal projects, though they also make the rounds sharing tips on technique and helping sort through idea books with painters during open studio time. For those who want to build their pottery piece from the ground up, instructors also teach clay workshops on hand building, press molds, and slip casting.