Best DIY Pottery In Sacramento

August 10, 2015 5:00 AM

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Pottery: an art that dates back as long as humans have needed containers. Archaeologists have found pieces of molded clay that served neolithic humanity, and we’ve kept with that tradition for millennia. Today, the prospect of creating your own pottery has evolved with urbanization and socialization to result in an art form that remains open to everyone. Sacramento (and it’s surrounding areas) is no exception. Here are five spots that’ll aid you on your way to pottery mastery. So, get down with your primordial self and hone your pottery making chops.

Alpha Fired Arts
4675 Aldona Lane
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 484-4424
www.alphafiredarts.com

Owners Shell Poust and Brian Tanner have been at their current location since 1988, after leaving their posts at Avanty Ceramics. Alpha serves all levels of creation, from scholar to hobbyist. Alpha provides workshops and classes for all ages, and is currently expanding their facilities to accommodate special and independent group needs. Whether your firing with colleagues, or just interested in painting pottery, alpha Fired Arts has you covered.

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Credit: CreateCeramics.com

Creative Ceramics
2333 Arden Way 95825
Sacramento, CA
(916) 900-4031
www.createceramics.com

Here’s another all-inclusive pottery studio where you can create or just paint.The patrons at Creative have many options for a sculpting medium. Paper mache, pottery creation or just pottery painting; all is fair game. Instruction is also an integral part of working at Creative. Arrive and learn at your own whim. Packages start at $9 per session, with adults paying $12.

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Credit: ElkGrove.ColorMeMine.com

Color Me Mine
7440 Laguna Blvd, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 714-4943
www.elkgrove.colormemine.com

Just head a bit south to Elk Grove to experience Color Me Mine. Known for their private parties, Color Me Mine has just about every type of package for every type of age. Pottery is provided, but the painting and firing is all on you. Great for a date, or for a kids birthday party.

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mySTUDIO
2325 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 476-4121
www.mystudiosacramento.com

Geared towards the libre arts crowd, mySTUDIO makes the inaccessible seem accessible. Smack dab in the middle of Midtown, mySTUDIO gives studio space where it wouldn’t otherwise be affordable. But don’t let he artist ardor fool you, mySTUDIO caters to all skill levels, hosting resident artists, date night activities and a retail component.

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Credit: Petroglyph.com

Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge
2030 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 772-4278
www.petroglyph.com

Part of a bay area chain, Petroglyph has a Roseville branch for all your pottery painting needs. The Sacramento pottery scene wouldn’t be complete without a mention of this cafe-style workshop. The process is simple: pick a bisque piece of pottery, choose a workspace and the paint is provided for you. Instruction is available from the staff. Paint, glaze and fire — clean up is all taken care of.

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Pandering to a converge of arts and crafts, crafting and painting pottery provide an opportunity to anyone seeking to develop the left hemisphere of their brains in a tradition steeped throughout human history. There’s no excuse to bury your creativity. All are welcome, and judgement isn’t allowed. These Sacto area places will guide you every step of the way. So create, paint, fire and bask in the glory of your own creative sunbeams.
Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on Examiner.com. He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.