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About Us: Unleashing Creativity at Mr. Toad's Pottery


Founded in September 2011 in downtown Cumberland, Mr. Toad's Pottery has been a beacon of artistic expression in the heart of Western Maryland. Since its humble beginnings, our pottery studio has undergone a remarkable journey of growth and transformation.

In the summer of 2019, Mr. Toad's Pottery embarked on an exciting new chapter when it was acquired by our current owner, Ferne Benson. With a vision to create a thriving creative hub, the studio was relocated to its current home in the LaVale Shopping Center, nestled amidst the breathtaking Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland.

In this new 6,000 square foot space, Mr. Toad's Pottery has flourished, allowing us to expand and enhance our offerings. Our main paint-your-own pottery and colorbook canvas studio now boasts ample seating for up to 100 painters, providing a vibrant and spacious environment for creativity to thrive. Additionally, our event studio comfortably accommodates 34 painters, catering to groups seeking a unique and inspiring experience.

As we continue to evolve, we are excited to announce the upcoming opening of our clay studio. This eagerly anticipated addition will offer wheel throwing and clay hand building, providing yet another avenue for artistic exploration and mastery.

At Mr. Toad's Pottery, we are passionate about nurturing the artist within. Our expanded space and diverse range of creative activities aim to ignite the imaginations of both seasoned artisans and those taking their first steps on their artistic journey. We are dedicated to fostering a welcoming atmosphere where individuals of all ages and skill levels can find inspiration, learn new techniques, and unleash their creative potential.

Central to our philosophy is the belief that art has the power to bring people together and create lasting memories. We are proud to be a place where families gather, friends reunite, and communities connect through the shared experience of making art. Our studio is not just a space for individual artistic expression but a vibrant hub of creativity and togetherness.

At Mr. Toad's Pottery, we strive to deliver excellence in every aspect of your experience. From our friendly and knowledgeable staff to our extensive pottery selection, we are committed to providing an extraordinary and memorable visit. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority.

Join us at Mr. Toad's Pottery, nestled in the picturesque Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland, and embark on a creative adventure that will ignite your imagination, nurture your artistic spirit, and create cherished artful memories. We are thrilled to welcome you to our studio and be part of your artistic journey.


"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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