About Us

Mr. Toad’s Potterys is a Modern Art Studio devoted to art education, self expression, satisfying the inner artist and desire to create in all of us. Our mission is to serve our community by providing a clean, comfortable, fun and welcoming modern art studio that encourages self expression through art by offering creative experiences to customers of all ages and abilities. We believe in giving back to the community and do so by regularly hosting fundraisers for our local community centered organizations.

Testimonial

"Very enjoyable evening. The staff at Mr. Toad's Pottery was very helpful in helping us create a treasure. Thank you!"

- Lorna Skidmore

"Great way to Spend time with my Friends in Fun Environment & The Staff Very Helpful & Fun ;)"

- Lori Johnson

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Want to Work with US?

Mr. Toad's Pottery is a small, local, female-owned modern art studio located in LaVale, MD. Our customers enjoy creating fine arts in our fun, relaxing & clean studio. We offer pottery painting and mosaics. Other mixed media, canvas, board and clay art mediums are offered at workshops. We also offer parties for all occasions, custom painting, special events and much more.

 

We believe in creating an engaging & rewarding work experience for our people. Our team members are hard-working, have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and share their passion for art. We work as a team to assist our customers and strive to provide a fun environment for families and friends to create art together. Team members are trained to assist customers in a friendly efficient manner, work with glazes and design tools, teach techniques, teach customers how to use all of our tools to facilitate their art, host fun birthday parties & events, glaze pottery and operate kilns. Team members are expected to work hard, but have fun doing it! 

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Want a Fun and Fulfilling Career in Art?

Are you out going and have high positive energy?
Do you thrive on helping people & learning new things?
Are you creative & stay busy in your downtime?

If you said YES to all of these, you may be looking at your next step in a fun and exciting career! Read more about our positions & benefits below. We are always looking for great people and refer to applications before post a job opening.

Position Descriptions and Minimum Requirements

All applicants should be fun, friendly, positive, energetic, eager to learn, share and work hard. Absolutely no art or ceramics experience is required. Working at Mr. Toad’s Pottery is like working in a “creativity restaurant”, so if you like being busy, engaging with people, and helping bring some creative fun to the world, we may be a great fit!

 

The Perfect Candidate

  • Is Enthusiastic to Help with a Friendly Personable Positive Attitude

  • Is thorough, attentive to detail, organized and mindful

  • Possesses excellent problem solving skills

  • Will be self motivated, internally driven, and able to help lead a small team

  • Is rewarded by a job well done

  • Can work independently and stays busy during downtime

  • Can clearly and concisely communicate with staff and customers with a positive and professional tone that creates a welcome environment

  • Has great basic math skills and experience using a point of sale system

  • Can lift heavy things (50 lbs) and be on their feet during a shift (6-8 hours)

  • Available regularly for weekend and holiday shifts

  • Previous retail or restaurant experience a plus

  • We do not hire for Season Positions, a 1 year commitment is required

Mr. Toad’s Pottery Benefits

  • Flexible Work Schedule

  • On the Job Training

  • Weekly Direct Deposit of Paychecks

  • Employee Discount on Personal Projects

  • Friends & Family Discount

  • Fully Stocked Employee Snack & Drink Bar in break room

  • Earn Extra Income through Tips (after initial training period)

  • Fun & Creative Work Environment

  • Fun Staff Nights and Meetings

  • A Employer that Truly Cares About You

  • A Team that Feels Like Family

 

Hopper

Hoppers are speedy cleaners that keep the studio in tip top shape. Once pottery has been cleared from the table, a hopper hops into action by cleaning, sanitizing and resetting the table for the next artists to arrive. They then clean, refill and put away the supplies. They are also responsible for keeping the studio floors clear of debris and paint splatters and making sure that all studio spaces are kept fresh and clean. Must be 16+, no previous experience needed. This is not a seasonal position. We always accept applications for this position, but only look to hire when necessary. Weekly Hours: 4-16 per week after training depending on needs of the studio/applicant, focused on Fri/Sat/Sun shifts.

Art Assistant

Assists and educates visitors on a variety of creative mediums (ceramics, mosaic, clay, canvas, mixed media), gives attentive customer service, cleans the studio and supplies, receives stock, stocks shelves, completes fire tickets, rings visitors up at state of the art POS, runs workshops and parties for kids and adults, and generally contributes to the studio goal of providing a friendly, welcoming, and fun atmosphere to create. In addition to the above, some Art Assistants open/close the studio and point of sale system independently, glaze ceramics, and assist in general studio operations. They may help lead classes, workshops, or events and assist in staff training as needed. Must be 16+, regular weekday, weekend and holiday/break availability required, previous retail/restaurant experience a plus. This is not a seasonal position. We always accept applications for this position, but only look to hire when necessary. Weekly Hours: 10-25 per week after training depending on needs of the studio/applicant, focused on Fri/Sat/Sun shifts.

 

Lead Art Assistant

In addition to the above, these staff members open/close the studio independently and hold a key to the studio, may glaze and fire ceramics, and oversee daily studio and staff operations. They teach/lead classes, workshops, or events and assist in staff training as needed.  Must be 18+, regular weekend and evening availability, one year of retail, restaurant, or customer service experience required. May grow into an Assistant Manager position for the right person. Weekly Hours: 20-35 per week after training, dependent on the needs of the studio/employee. The average Lead Art Assistant works ~25 hours with one or two regular M-F shifts, plus a combination of rotating weekend shifts. Weekend availability is required.

Studio Assistant Manager

In addition to all above, Assistant Managers maintain and supervise smooth day to day operations of the studio, manage and train staff, answer emails and handle customer service issues, assist in the running and planning of events, may paint samples, meet twice monthly with Management to provide feedback and discuss studio and staff issues. Other responsibilities may arise depending on the studio’s needs. Must be 18+, two years of retail/restaurant or customer service experience required, with a minimum of one year in a managerial role. Weekly hours: ~35 depending on studio needs spread across ~five shifts per week. Variety of daytime/evening weekday shifts with weekend availability required (minimum 5 Sat/Sun shifts per month).

Kiln Specialist

Our Kiln Specialist adheres to a tight glazing and firing schedule. They are responsible for ensuring proper glazing and firing, finishing and wrapping of all pottery painted. Works independently and unsupervised, yet stays connected to upper management and the front studio staff to ensure clear communication to the entire team. Is required to attend weekly staff meetings. Weekly hours: 15 - 25 depending on how busy the studio is.