About Us

OUR OWNERS

Hi, I’m Erin.

I fell in love with painting pottery years ago because I believe in the value of a hands-on, creative experience that you treasure forever!  Everyone should be able to create a masterpiece and proudly display it at their home. So I created a beautiful, inspiring studio with techniques that are so easy, anyone can create a masterpiece!

I can hardly believe what that first “little pottery shop” has become. I now have 6 pottery studios, my husband, Steve, works full-time with me on the business, and I am a proud mother of 4 children!

Check out our 3 sister pottery studio locations at polkadotpots.com!

OUR LOCATION HISTORY

The Mad Potter Paint-your-own-Pottery Studio was founded in April 1998 by Meredith McCord, with its first studio in the River Oaks Shopping center on West Gray. By the fall of 1999, The Mad Potter opened its second location in the Woodway/Voss area. And in 2002, The Mad Potter opened its third location in the Meyerland/Bellaire area.

River Oaks | 713-807-8900
riveroaks@themadpotter.com

Memorial | 713-278-7300
memorial@themadpotter.com

Bellaire | 713-664-8808
mpbellaire@themadpotter.com

OUR TEAM

Each of The Mad Potter’s three Houston studios is run by a highly talented studio manager. Please do not hesitate to contact them with questions. They are excellent at planning kids birthday parties, adult parties and corporate events, taking custom artwork orders, designing benches, brainstorming projects for auctions and special occasions and planning off-site painting events.

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Introducing add-ons! Now #themadpotter has tiny figures of 🦄unicorns, 🐱cats, 🐘elephants, even 🧜‍♀️mermaids for you to place on any item of your choice. Perhaps a cupcake topper on a box?! Cute!🧁#boxtops #paintyourownpottery #texaspainters #glazed #animalfigure #houstonartists #butterdish #ceramics

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We couldn’t agree more! Why not create things you’ll have in your life forever? 🎨#paintyourownpottery #houstonartist #ceramics #lifestreasures #themadpotter @themadpotter

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Be creative (and prepared) for the holiday season! 🎄🎁 Entire shelves dedicated to ornaments, figurines, votives, and more! #paintyourownpottery #paintyourholidays #snowmen #christmas #hannukah #kwanzaa #ornaments #santascookies

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Night 3/3 was super fun with lots of kiddos joining us, including some Girl Scouts 🙂 If you missed the Holiday Tree events, it’s not too late...Stop by one of our studios today to paint your very own tree!

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We had another fun night last night at the Holiday Tree painting event at the River Oaks studio. There is one more chance to join us for this special event: Tonight at 6:30pm at the Memorial location. Sign up online. Link in bio.

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Trees, Trucks, and Cacti - Oh my! We had a great time at the Tree Painting Party at our Bellaire studio Wednesday night. Thank you to all the ladies who joined us! Seats are still available for Thursday’s event at our River Oaks location and Friday’s event at our Memorial Location. Register online @ www.themadpotter.com

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TOMORROW our Holiday Tree Painting Party begins! Who’s signed up and ready to try out our special paints!? 🎨🎄

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We’re blown away by this cute bumkin plate done at one of our studios! 🎃Our team members are always happy to help with your little ones 👶 #paintyourownpottery #themadpotter #bumkin #fall #pumpkinseason #fallingleaves #babies #houstonartist

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What are y’all dressing up as for Halloween? Maybe your favorite character? Or you could paint ‘em as well! Ask us in store how to do the wet paper technique. #easy #paintingtechniques #paintyourownpottery #Dragonqueen #ceramicplates #halloween #costume

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Don’t miss out on the best party of the year! Wonder what your tree could look like before and after? 🎄😁We have specialty paints for this event just for YOU! #paintyourownpottery #paintyourowntree #paintingparty #christmastree #holidaylights #makereservations #youreinvited

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What do you get if you won a spot on our wall of fame? Free studio time the next time you come in to paint! 🎨#Frankenstein #paintyourownpottery #texasartist #halloweendecor #ceramics #themadpotter #zombiemug

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What a ghoulish... I mean gorgeous bright orange plate! Ghosts made from sticker paper, which you can ya ask about in store 😀👻🎃 #halloween #ghosts #paintyourownpottery #ghoulish #spookyplate #boo #ceramicholidays