Handmade Pottery Shop & Classes

Walk-ins welcome to paint our handmade stoneware pottery or browse our retail area. Wheel classes and events are available to schedule online. See below for more details.

  • One Hour Wheel: One set price that includes everything below.

    1. Schedule a time slot on a Saturday, or watch for announcements on Facebook & Instagram for "Walk-in Wheel Classes"

    2. You will have 3 balls of clay and small group instruction (no more than 6 people)

    3. You will learn the beginning process of throwing clay, and from there you will be encouraged to make a bowl, cup, trinket dish, etc.

    4. We will fire your creation and call you when it is ready to paint

    5. Come back at your convenience to paint and leave the piece with us for the final firing

    6. We will call you when your artwork is ready to go home

    (To schedule, see "Classes" link above)

  • Month Class: One set price that includes everything below.

    ** Choose either Wednesday from 10a-12p or Sunday from 1p-3p

    Week 1: Wheel class: 3-4 balls of clay with small group instruction (no more than 6 people)

    Week 2: Handbuilding and carving.

    Week 3: off (time to fire)

    Week 4: Glazing with demonstrations on various techniques.

    All the pieces you create will go home with you after the final glaze firing.

    (To schedule, see "Classes" link above)

  • Memberships

    Anyone who takes a class at Painted Bayou or has prior wheel experience may purchase a monthly membership.

    Level 1: 4 sessions

    Level 2: 6 sessions

    * You do not need to schedule your time in advance, just pop in when you need to unwind.

    * There is no time limit on the wheel.

    * Clay must be purchased through Painted Bayou. The price of the clay includes first firing, glaze and final firing.

    * You may store your clay in our shop, we will label your bag with your name. All clay must be used within 6 months to ensure the quality of the product.

    (To schedule, see "Memberships" link above)

  • Parties: Price is for 6 people. Additional people allowed at a slight up-charge per person.

    Typically parties consist of around 6 people and are held Saturday evenings from 6p-8p

    1. You will have 3 balls of clay and small group instruction.

    3. You will learn the beginning process of throwing clay, and from there you will be encouraged to make a bowl, cup, trinket dish, etc.

    4. We will fire your creation and call you when it is ready to paint. You do not need to come back as a party or schedule time to paint. Just pop in when you have time.

    5. After the final firing, we will call you to let you know your artwork is ready to go home.

    FAQ:

    Yes, you may bring food.

    Yes, you may bring adult beverages.

    No, we do not offer kid parties.

    (To schedule, see "Events/Parties" link above)

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