Feb 142018

Are you looking for something fun to do? Try a ceramic class! They are making a comeback and it's perfect for all skill levels.

Are you looking for something fun and creative to do? Look no further. I consider myself a pretty crafty person. I scrapbook and crochet, though I don’t have time to do them now that I am in grad school. The one thing I can make time for is my weekly ceramics class. I know, I know……your grandma or your mom used to take ceramics. People look at it as an old lady thing to do, but this class is honestly my sanity some weeks.

I discovered this class completely by accident while attending the Boston Christmas a little over a year ago. There was a ceramics booth with finished products, but one item caught my eye – the ceramic Christmas tree. You know the one I’m talking about – our moms all had one when we were growing up. They have made a huge comeback in the last few years. Then I saw the big ceramic lighthouse that was way out of my price range but was gorgeous (I have a slight obsession with lighthouses). I began talking with the shop owners and they told me I could paint one of my own. Well sign me up!

Are you looking for something fun to do? Try a ceramic class! They are making a comeback and it's perfect for all skill levels.

This is not your Grandma’s ceramic class. We have all ages in our class – our youngest student is 15. We are all very different, but it is like a little family. It’s 2.5 hours of painting, laughing, and therapy. The owner and instructor, Dale, is so talented and helpful. You can tell that she truly loves what she does. In fact, this is her retirement job. She has a huge assortment of pieces and even if you think you have no talent for painting, with her direction you will create amazing pieces. We all made Christmas gifts for our loved ones, and everyone loved them. Prices are SO reasonable ($10 a class or $32 for the month plus the cost of the piece, and some pieces take several weeks to complete).

Are you looking for something fun to do? Try a ceramic class! They are making a comeback and it's perfect for all skill levels.

Are you looking for something fun to do? Try a ceramic class! They are making a comeback and it's perfect for all skill levels.

Unsure if you would like this? If you are local (Southeastern MA – Somerset, to be exact). She has open painting sessions through the town of Somerset on Saturdays from 10-3, and kids are welcome too. I recently took my boyfriend’s 5-year-old niece and she loved it.

Are you looking for something fun to do? Try a ceramic class! They are making a comeback and it's perfect for all skill levels.

If you are interested in seeing her studio, some of her pieces, or in classes, check out her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PaganoCreations/. She also sells pieces to paint at home. If you aren’t local, I highly recommend trying to find a class local to you.

About Rachel

My name is Rachel and I'm the single mom of a 14 year old boy. I am a Registered Nurse nurse caring for our nation's veterans. I'm a amateur photographer and a self-proclaimed "adventurer"; I am always looking for for free and inexpensive ways to enjoy life.

  44 Responses to “Not Your Grandma’s Ceramics Class”

  1. That sounds like so much fun! I would love to try my hand at making ceramic anything. How cool!

  2. This sounds like something my daughter and I could enjoy together. Such a fun mother/daughter date idea.

  3. Now that looks like a lot of fun! I wish the studio is closer because it definitely talk to my creative side. I would love to check it out.

  4. I love places like this. My daughter would love this, she’s a crafty kid.

  5. We used to go to a pottery studio and get beautiful items that are still on our shelves. This is a little more advanced because you make the pottery. I love that castle how creative looks like so much fun.

  6. This sounds like a lot of fun. I have always wanted to do a paint your own pottery class.

  7. It looks like you had such a lovely time! I love doing things like this, they are so relaxing to me!

  8. That sounds awesome! I would love to try one day and make an attempt in one of the local places we have. How cool!

  9. That looks like so much fun! I took ceramics classes with my mom back when I was a preteen. I’d love to do it again.

  10. I have never tried to make any ceramics, but I’d like to give it a try! Looks like a lot of fun!

  11. My mom used to do ceramics and even won some awards for her painting! I spent my childhood going with her to ceramic stores and watching her paint. Such a fun way to spend a day!

  12. This sounds like so much fun! What a great girls night out!!

  13. $10 a class is a good deal. Classes like this are relaxing and therapeutic.

  14. Ceramic is so fun and creative! I love when I can make my own decor.

  15. I would love to do a ceramics class like this one. The only ceramics cafe I’ve ever been to were to paint simple coffee mugs!

  16. Those ceramic painting classes look like a blast. What a fun thing to do for a girls night out with other moms or to do with your own kids for some quality time.

  17. We have a similar place near us that just opened! I am so excited to have the opportunity for a creative outlet like this. The items you displayed here are beautiful!

  18. I remember when I was a kid the women making ceramics. Everyone had a christmas tree with little lights in it. Think it would be fun and something different to learn.

  19. This looks like so much fun! My condo is decorated with lighthouses, I need to do this and paint one myself!

  20. I love this stuff! We have a pottery painting place near us that I love going to with my daughter. She likes to paint different animal figurines!

  21. I am not that crafty, but my daughter is! She’d want to do something like this. She once painted a vase before.

  22. I love going to ceramics classes. My next project is going to be a yarn bowl! I have been wanting one for months!

  23. I would love to take a ceramics class. I took it in high school for 3 years and it was so fun!

  24. Wow, those are all amazing! I know this would be so fun to do with my family, my kids would love it! I will have to see if I can find something similar in my area.

  25. This would be a fun outing with girlfriends or even as a family! So many fun things to paint!

  26. Oh my gosh! These are amazing! That castle is like wow! I also really love the sunflower wreath. That’ some talent I tell you.

  27. How fun is this! My Mom used to go to ceramics class when we were kids. It was her night out and she made some real treasures that we still have although she’s gone. They always make me smile.

  28. I love designing things. Art has always been a big part of my life and I couldn’t live without it.

  29. I love art and design. Designing things like this are things me and my daughters love to do together.

  30. That sounds so fun! I would love that. I took ceramics many years ago. Those are beautiful pieces!

  31. This looks like such a fun place! I’ve always loved going to ceramic places, but this takes it to a whole new level.

  32. I loved ceramics as a child and we had a place like yours but it closed down sadly. I rather liked the way it was done in the old day but just wish I had ANY place to enjoy it now. $32 per month is a great deal!!!

  33. I want to attend her class! That would be so relaxing to be able to paint ceramics. I think I am too adventurous for a first timer but if I did find my way to her studio, I would want to paint that castle!

  34. Attending a class like this would be so much fun! I think it’s something that you can do with your family or friends. I love that they accept different ages. I would enjoy this class very much.

  35. That sounds like a wonderful class for the whole family. I am not very crafty especially when it comes to painting but the overall experience sounds so fun!

  36. This looks like so much fun. I never ever considered myself creative until recently. I would love to attend one of these classes.

  37. That class looks like a ton of fun! I would love to check it out sometime.

  38. Now this looks like a fun class to attend.

  39. I am not that totally into arts but doing this once in a while would really spike up my happy hormones!

  40. Fun indeed! and you get to bring what you’re making!

  41. These pieces are so unique and creative. I would love to see the other pieces in her studio and learn some tips as well for working with ceramic.

  42. How fun. My mom went to a ceramics class, and made a castle. It sat outside in our small bird bath for a long time.