Unique and colorful comes to mind when thinking about pottery. What is pottery? Pottery is made from porcelain, stoneware or earthenware. Most people are used to earthenware- which is made with clay. Whether it’s a vase, dish, bowl, or other item, pottery is unique. Whether wanting to purchase pottery or craft your own pottery, here are the best places with good instructors to find quality pottery.

Pewabic Pottery
10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 626-2000
www.pewabic.org

Pewabic Pottery is a National Historic Landmark. Mary Chase Perry Stratton founded Pewabic Pottery in 1903. Taking classes and learning about her craft, she became one of the best at pottery. We now recognize this business as one of the three historic pottery places still in operation today. In the shop, people can find handmade vases with a unique glaze, dinnerware, ornaments, gift tile, frames, and so much more. If something special is needed, ask about the custom design services. Stop by the museum that is open seven days a week to the public, and it’s free. If you really enjoy pottery, sign up for a ceramics education class.

Creatopia Pottery
924 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 453-8797
www.creatopiapottery.com

Creatopia Pottery is a shop where walk-ins to design your own pottery are welcome. Call ahead and reserve a table, or as long as there is space at a table, you are welcome to get to work. All the tools and supplies needed to make your own pottery are available. Instructors are here to make sure you craft the perfect object. Need a ladies night? Check the schedule because special events are offered too.

Ceramics By Bob & Hazel
108 N. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 334-8521
www.ceramicsbybobnhazel.com

This store carries all the supplies for a person passionate about ceramics. From brushes, molds, boxed clay, stains, tools and a large selection of bisque and greenware, everything needed is here. If special molds are needed, Ceramics By Bob & Hazel can special order the molds from Clay Magic, Mayco and Doc Holliday. Same things with glazes and stains, it can be special ordered if needed. Need to buy in bulk? This store provides bulk options as well. The employees are passionate about their ceramics. Any questions they can answer.

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Clayin Around Pottery
6551 Allen Rd.
Allen Park, MI
(313) 386-2529
www.facebook.com/ClayinAroundPottery

Are you looking for a hands-on social gathering? Claying Around Pottery is all about meeting people and putting your artistic hat on. There are various events: birthday parties, ladies night, senior citizen socials, field trips, and summer camps. Come in to make and paint your own pottery.

Pottery Creations
105 Maple St.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 285-4260
www.potterycreations.com

Owned by three sisters with an artistic passion, Pottery Creations is meant for anyone who enjoys pottery. Whether into pottery painting, mosaics and glass fusing, the art is all at this location. Stop by the store to see the featured art, specials, brands, designers and new arrivals. There is also a studio for adults and kids where they have the ability to craft their own works of pottery.

Rovin Ceramics
253 Dino Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 424-3345
www.rovinceramics.com

Rovin Ceramics supports local schools, artists, and pottery guilds by supplying what’s needed for artists. They carry the most innovative tools required for good artistic work. They also have a quality supply of moist clay and glazes and studio equipment. The prices are reasonable. This is a store fit for beginning pottery people as well as professionals. Interested in becoming hands on with the craft? Rovin Ceramics regularly offers special workshops and events at their store.

Rainbow Ceramics
28550 Joy Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 425-9250
www.facebook.com/Rainbow-Ceramics

Rainbow Ceramics has been in business for almost forty years. They have a well rounded ceramics business to provide all the tools and resources required. If you are a beginning ceramics student, sign up for an eight week class that is $20 plus costs of supplies used. Continue to purchase needed equipment from this full service ceramics store. They also offer firings and repairs.

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