The art studio is an environment that is intended to encourage creativity through many art media for our local community and tourists. We offer art classes and workshops that feature guest artists in the Florida Keys as well as workshops taught by our resident artist staff.
We explore the world of clay, glassblowing & fusing and metal smithing as well. Crafts, children’s classes and ceramics on a potters wheel are also available. We strive to constantly bring new art mediums and teachers through The Art Studio to engage the entire community in their own artistic expression. The possibilities are endless.
Our building has five art studios, a kiln room, and a Coffee Loft with full service espresso based drinks.
The Painting Pottery Shop is our main and first room you enter, and allows guests to walk in and choose a piece of pottery, and paint it with pottery glaze. We then fire these pieces in our kilns and as soon as the next day our guests can come and claim their pieces to take home.
The Glass Fusing room is also available to our walk in artists, and is a enthralling process of color selection and design application, all while cutting, grinding, and breaking flat pieces of glass. Same with glazed pottery, our glass is fused overnight in a very hot kiln.
Our other studio rooms host throwing clay on the wheel, borosilicate lamp working (glass blowing), guest artists, home school classes, summer camp, music lessons, jewelry classes, and precious metal clay workshops!
The Coffee Loft is a comfortable place to relax as you enjoy our STRONG COFFEE, brewed from gourmet South & Latin American beans. A complete range of coffee drinks are offered by our expertly trained baristas, from true espresso shots run through our state the art Italian espresso machine to cold brew/slow drip coffee, iced coffees, frozen drinks, cappuccinos, lattes, and a full line of top quality flavors and syrups. Comfortable chairs, steampunk decor, and free Wi-Fi make our loft the perfect place have a meeting, study, or simply hang our with friends. Free Wi-Fi is available in the loft and throughout the building. Ask about our frequent coffee buyer program!
The Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) Room is our facilities main room. It’s a large room that you enter the studio in to. This is where visitors do PYOP (learn more PYOP here) as well as some other activities. It has lots of character!
The Clay and Glass Studio
Design you masterpiece out of glass or slabs of clay.Glass fusing is a walk in activity for everyone ages 12 and up. Learn how to cut and break glass, arrange your design, and then we will fire it in a kiln overnight in to a glittering solid piece of glass! Projects range from $15-$100 and most guests take about two hours to complete the project of their choice. Glass projects canoe ready the next day, and we can safely ship finished art.
Clay slab/hand building is a neat process where the wet clay is rolled out into a slab, and then you mold and shape the slab with your hands, tools, cut-outs, stamps, and anything else you can find that has a great pattern or shape to it! Projects can be functional like a dish or basket, or full of abstract artistic beauty. Guest working with clay have the pleasure of working with clay artist Lynn Loftus. With over 40 years of experience, Lynn can help you realize your clay dreams. Please call for reservations in all wet clay activities. 2 weeks project time, please ask if your visit may be short.
The Potter’s Room has six potting wheels and stools ready for our visitors use.We feature classes in this room ranging from introduction to advanced, as well as multi-week in depth courses.
The potting room is located just off of our Clay and Glass Studio. Projects can be functional like a dish or basket, or full of abstract artistic beauty. Guest working with clay have the pleasure of working with clay artist Lynn Loftus. With over 40 years of experience, Lynn can help you realize your clay dreams. Please call for reservations in all wet clay activities. 2 weeks project time, please ask if your visit may be short.
The Coffee Loft Room is our large loft overlooking the entire shop.Order a delicious coffee drink and sit and relax as you overlook the PYOP room below. Comfortable chairs, steampunk decor, and free Wi-Fi make our loft the perfect place have a meeting, study, or simply hang our with friends. Our coffee is a delicious gourmet blend of South American and Central American beans, ground fresh, and ran through our state the art Italian espresso machine. A full range of flavors, sweeteners, dairy, and decalf are available to suit and needs. Ask about our frequent coffee buyer program!