Are you curious about the colorful world of pottery painting? Whether you’re a first-time painter or a long-time fan, we understand you might have some questions about our paint your own pottery experience. Check out some of the questions below. If they dont answer your questions, feel free to give us a call.

What is Salty Dog Pottery

Salty Dog Potter is a paint your own pottery studio that offers a unique and creative experience for all ages. We provide a wide range of unpainted ceramic pieces, including plates, mugs, figurines, and more, ready for you to personalize with your artistic touch.

How does it work?

At Salty Dog Pottery, the process is simple and enjoyable. Choose your favorite unpainted ceramic piece from our extensive selection, select your colors, and let your creativity flow as you paint your design. Our friendly staff is available to offer guidance, painting tips, and techniques to help you create your masterpiece.

Do I need to have artistic skills or experience?

No artistic skills or experience are required! Salty Dog Pottery is a welcoming space for beginners and experienced artists alike. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist and inspire you throughout the process, ensuring a fun and stress-free painting experience.

Can I bring my family and friends?

Absolutely! Salty Dog Pottery is the perfect destination for quality time with your loved ones. We encourage families, friends, and groups of all sizes to join us and create lasting memories together. It’s a fantastic activity for birthdays, family outings, team-building events, and more.

How long does it take to complete a project?

The time required to complete a project varies depending on the size and complexity of the piece. On average, painting a pottery piece takes around 1-2 hours. However, there’s no rush—take your time and enjoy the process at your own pace.

What happens after I finish painting?

Once you’re done painting, leave your masterpiece on your table and our staff will take care of the rest. We’ll glaze and fire the pottery in our kiln, transforming it into a vibrant ceramic piece. Your finished artwork will be ready for pick-up in a few days.

Do I need a reservation?

We accept walk-ins on a first-come-first-serve basis. We do recommend making a reservation to guarantee space if your party is over 6 people. On Saturdays and Sundays, we are especially busy and typically have limited space for walk-ins. Reservation time slot is 1.5 hrs and must be made prior to walking in.

How much does it cost?

Most of our ceramics range in price from $10-$130.

We Ship! How much does it cost?

Shipping costs are calculated by the size of your pottery and the location it is being shipped to, plus a $5 convenience fee added for shipping.

How long will Salty Dog Pottery hold my items until I can pick them up?

We can hold your items for a maximum of 60 days. Any unclaimed items will be donated.

Can I paint at home?

Yes! Our studio would happily wrap up a piece of your choice with 5 mini paint pots paints/glazes of your choice and brushes for an up-charge. You must use the provided glazes if you wish to bring it back for firing.

Are your paints non-toxic?

All of our glazes are non-toxic and food safe.

Do you have items for babies and toddlers?

Toddlers have fun making their own masterpieces with plenty of supervision. A great option for babies and toddlers, are our print keepsakes! Our staff will help you stamp your little ones' hands/feet onto your favorite piece to create a beautiful memory that will last forever.

Can I host special events at Salty Dog Pottery?

Absolutely! Salty Dog Pottery is a great place for special events. Whether it’s a birthday party, girls night out, date night, team-building activity, bridal shower, or any other occasion, our studio can accommodate groups up to 32.

Can I purchase gift certificates?

Yes! Gift certificates are the perfect way to share the joy of pottery painting. They make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions.

Where are you located?

1242 NC HWY 210, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

What are your opening hours?

We are open Monday – Thursday from 1 pm – 6 pm. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am – 7 pm. The last time to walk-in and paint is 1 hr before closing.

Is there any age limit to paint pottery?

Nope! Everyone is welcomed at our pottery painting studio