The Mad Potter: Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Studios

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588 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Artists can paint a variety of pieces, from plates, bowls and muga to pet dishes, all that will be ready for pick up in just a few days

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Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Not valid until January 4th. Limit 2 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation recommended. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in one visit. May not be combined with any other offers or specials. Not valid in combination with promo codes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $28 for $40 toward painting experiences
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The Mad Potter: Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Studios

For Meredith McCord, looking at a piece of pottery brings back decades worth of memories. McCord started The Mad Potter in 1998, and since those early days, she's used her kiln to immortalize countless special moments. She traveled to hospitals to capture the footprints of newborns, helped a young man create a dessert plate with the words "Will you marry me?" emblazoned across it, and auctioned off items for charity. Yet some of her fondest memories center on the day-to-day interactions with customers, specifically when they return to pick up their fired pieces and utter three words of amazement: "I did that?"

The Mad Potter has since expanded into three Houston-area locations, where children and adults come to paint their own works of art or create replicas of their ancient ancestors' garden gnomes. More than 500 bisqueware items line the shelves of each studio, including coffee mugs, plates, and figurines. Staffers then help visitors select from more than 54 available colors of paint and supply them with everything else they might need, including brushes and stencils. The staff can even take things over and create more intricate designs—while still consulting closely with the customer. Whatever route a person chooses, there's always time for a sip of wine or beer; the River Oaks location sells wine and beer while Bellaire and Woodway maintain a BYOB policy.

Customer Reviews

588 Ratings

Come and have fun!
Kara N. · July 28, 2016
Love spending time with my children painting usefull things like spoon rests and coffee mugs to give as gifts to the grandparents... Fun and productive!
Amy L. · May 26, 2016
Staff is very helpful and the space is quiet enough to carry on a conversation while you paint!
Julie H. · May 17, 2016
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Bellaire / Meyerland

    4882 Beechnut St.

    Houston, TX 77096

    +17136648808

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  2. 2

    West Houston

    6504 Del Monte

    Houston, TX 77057

    +17132787300

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  3. 3

    River Oaks

    1963 W Gray St.

    Suite A

    Houston, TX 77019

    +17138078900

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