The Clayroom – Brookline, MA

Katie and her Clayroom Cupcake!

So, I’m trying to branch out and try new things, and last week I dragged (ok, she went willingly) my friend Katie to the Clayroom in Coolidge Corner to paint some pottery. Two words: Awe. Some. At first I was a little disappointed that the Clayroom doesn’t have a studio to actually make pottery pieces. I was sad I wasn’t going to be able to make misshapen mugs that I would have to later try and pass off as ashtrays. But the Clayroom had a fun selection to choose from (me: a large platter. Katie: a bowl and cupcake, obvi.).

Doug, owner of the business, was there to walk us through the steps before we even picked out our colors, which I am eternally grateful for because I had no idea what I was doing. The Clayroom is definitely first-time friendly. The basic process: paint three times, dry after each layer of paint. According to Doug, dark colors can go over light colors, but not vice-versa, and you REALLY need to glob on that paint!

Me, a hairdryer and my platter

While the experience would have been fun regardless, Katie and I had actually stumbled into the Clayroom just in time for Wine and Cheese night. At a cost of $30 a person, we got a piece of our choosing to paint, a studio fee, tons of food, and of course – WINE! I didn’t drink, because I wanted to concentrate on my artistic abilities, but I will definitely be back for the next one, now that I know I am a pottery painting savant. I can’t sing the praises of this experience more – so if you’re a 20-something girl looking for something interesting to do in the middle of the week, GO to the Clayroom. Meet Doug. Have him make fun of your artistic abilities for a few hours and come home with a new plate. It’s worth it!

We are so talented!

The Clayroom
1408 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446


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2 responses to “The Clayroom – Brookline, MA

  1. Katie

    Yay! This was so great, and please, let’s be honest. I went way more than willingly…I looked forward to it for days 🙂

  2. JMac

    um – poffer had to be dragged…doubtful!

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