Welcome to Mr. Toad's Pottery
a Paint Your Own Pottery & Art DIY Studio
Where your next masterpiece is Toadily Made By You!
Stop in at our freshly renovated and centrally located DIY Art Studio in LaVale. You can make your next masterpiece anytime, no reservations required (except for classes, field trips, birthday parties, and events).
Every Piece You Make At Mr. Toad's Pottery is Includes your piece, paint, supplies, glazing, firing and getting your piece back to you within 1 week. NO studio fees EVER!
We carry a huge selection of already fired pottery waiting on our shelves for you to paint. Once you finish painting, we will glaze and fire your masterpiece, it will be ready to pick up the following Friday. Stamps, stencils, and idea books are available to help you with your design. Our well-trained staff is always ready to help you with your project.
Choose from a variety of projects Paint Your Own Pottery with your choice of under-glaze, pottery glaze and Make 'n Take Board Art and Mosaics.
Mr. Toad's is Located
in the LaVale Shopping Plaza, between Ollies and Dunhams, close to the Mailroom
1313 National Hwy
LaVale, MD 21502
HOURS of Operation
Monday 12 to 6
Tuesday 12 to 5
Wednesday 12 to 6
Thursday 12 to 5
Friday 12 to 8
Saturday 12 to 8
*Last Seating for walk-in activities is one hour before close. If there are no artists in the studio at that time, we will close early.
Our COVID-19 Response
Mr. Toad’s Pottery owner and staff have adopted a reopening 4 phased plan based on the planning and guidelines from the Allegany County Health Department, the State of Maryland, the CDC and CCSA. The studio's phased plan to re-open will progress in accordance with the safety and health guidelines set by the State and ongoing assessments of studio staffing, facility, resources and supplies. The studio's primary motivation in adopting this plan is to maintain the safety of the studio patrons and staff while finding ways to provide fun and creative services that the studio is uniquely positioned to perform.
Phase I of the plan is already in motion, starting May 18th: offering pottery to go kits to walk in customers. Customers will be greeted at the door, asked to wash or sanitize their hands. While wearing masks they may make their pottery and paint selections, while they wait their pottery to go order will be packed up for them to take home and complete at home. When finished they may bring back their painted items to be fired by dropping them off in our contactless red cart in the 24/7 monitored corridor.
Phase II will begin May 25th: in studio painting by reservation. Customers may make their reservations online at pottery2go.com for Monday (12-6), Wednesday (12-6), Friday (12-8), Saturday (12-8) and Sunday (12-6). Appointments must be made or cancelled 12 hours in advance. Studio will not be open to walk ins at this time. The studio has gone through a transformation and a deep cleaning to prepare the space for 50% capacity. The studio ask's that 75% of the artists at the table are painting and creating. This will make the most of the studio space that is allowed to be open. What a customer should expect when they walk into for their appointment:
Greeted at the door and asked to wash or sanitize their hands
Be seated at their table and explained the new studio procedures
Masks must be worn with out of seat, they may be lowered or removed while sitting to paint
Touch only pottery that is to be selected to paint
Follow flow arrows on floor
All paint and art supplies need to be left at the table for proper cleaning & sanitation by staff only
Wash hands after finished painting
Contactless checkout at the register
Finished fired pottery may also be picked up during our new reduced hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12 to 6 pm.
Orders for Pottery2Go kits also be placed online for studio pickup or delivery within 35 miles of the studio.
Future phases will be announced here as they become safe to execute.