Park Circle Ceramics (PCC) offers a paint-your-own pottery experience for all ages and abilities. No experience necessary to enjoy this unique opportunity filled with fun, creativity, and lots of imagination. Our staff offers painting tips and guidance as needed.
Residents and visitors can take advantage of open studio time, classes (for adults and children), and “Projects of the Month.” PCC will also offer opportunities for birthday parties and group events and host special programs like kid’s storytime + paint events.
PCC is a joint program of the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and Parks & Recreation Department.
Be sure to follow Park Circle Ceramics on Instagram @ParkCircleCeramics to stay up-to-date on classes, events, and more!
How It Works
Choose the bisqueware item you would like to paint, select your glaze colors, and paint your masterpiece! Once completed, pieces are dried, fired in the kiln, and packaged for pick-up. Paint, tools, and firing are included in the price of each bisqueware piece. Projects can be picked up approximately 2 weeks after completion.
Choose from more than 60 bisqueware pieces! Bisqueware items available in the studio rotate with the seasons. Custom ordering is available!
Park Circle Ceramics is located at 1103 Marquis Road in North Charleston. Situated in the bustling Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston, the studio is just around the corner from Park Circle Gallery, as well as a number of restaurants, bars/breweries, shops, parks, and other amenities.
The public is welcome to come in and paint during open studio hours:
PCC is closed Sunday-Monday.
Current Classes & Events
Clay Jewelry Pendant Workshop (ages 18+)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Learn the art of making jewelry pendants from clay. Participants will learn how to manipulate a slab of clay to form their pieces, customize them with textures and/or patterns, and glaze each piece. Each participant will create 2 pendants. All skill levels welcome. Pendants will be fired and ready for pickup approximately 2 weeks after completion. Pendants will come with a waxed necklace cord, ready to wear.
Kid’s Storytime (ages 2-5)
Friday, March 24, 2023 – 10:00am-11:00am (“Do You Want to Be My Friend?”)
Friday, April 7, 2023 – 10:00am-11:00am (“Green Eggs and Ham”/Easter egg painting)
Bring your little one(s) for a fun morning of storytime and painting. After storytime, children and their accompanying adult can sit and paint a piece of pottery pertaining to the story. Your keepsake piece will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately 2 weeks.
Senior Painting Drop-in (ages 50+)
Planter – Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – 10:00am-2:00pm (drop-in)
Plate – Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 10:00am-2:00pm (drop-in)
Join our drop-in senior paint class the first Tuesday of each month! Seniors are invited to come and paint one pre-selected item for $5 between 10am-2pm. Project ideas for your bisqueware piece will be available, or use your imagination and style it yourself. Your piece will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately 2 weeks.
Drop-in Easter Painting Party (all ages)
Saturday, April 8, 2023, 12-4pm
*Price varies depending on item selected to paint.*
It’s an Easter Painting Party! Drop in anytime on 4/8 between 12pm and 4pm and paint ceramic eggs, bunnies, gnomes, and more! Prizes, games, and treats all day long! Your piece(s) will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately 2 weeks.
Spring Break Ceramics Painting Workshop (ages 6-12)
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 10am-11:30am
Do something fun during spring break and come paint with us! Students ages 6-12 will design and paint a dinner-sized plate. We will focus on design elements and color theory to create a customized piece. Your plate will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately 2 weeks.
Decal Application on Ceramics Workshop – Mugs (ages 14+)
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 5:30-7pm
Decals are a great way to add designs to already glazed ceramic pieces. Participants will learn how to customize a glazed mug using decals in this 1.5 hour workshop. All skill levels welcome. Your mug will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately 2 weeks.
Friday “Date” Night Painting (for adults)
Friday, April 21, 2023, 5-8pm
*Price varies depending on item selected to paint.*
Couples, girl’s night out, friends out on the town… Join us on the third Friday of every month as we open up the studio for a special 5-8pm “date” night paint session. Choose any item from our large selection of bisqueware and customize it. Our studio is right around the corner from the delicious restaurants and bars on Montague Avenue. Your piece will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately 2 weeks.
Clay Herb Stripping Bowl Workshop (ages 18+)
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, and Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
In this two-part workshop, participants will learn the art of making an herb stripping bowl from clay. In Part 1 (April 26), each artist will create their bowl from a slab of clay. Participants will form the bowl, customize it with textures and/or patterns, and prepare the piece for a bisque fire. In Part 2 (May 17), participants will paint the bisque piece with glaze and add any extra design work with paint, screen-prints, and decals. All skill levels welcome. Bowls will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately 2 weeks after completion of Part 2 of the class.
Group Events & Birthday Parties
Email [email protected] or call 843-745-1038 for more information.