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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A tutorial for YOU! It’s easy to learn how to #trace a design on anything! (Just ask us where to find tracing paper in the studio) 😊🎨✍️#paintyourownpottery #houstonart #ceramicplate #designs #texasartist #tutorial

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We had the cutest puppy come in to have its paws stamped on a dog bowl! 🐶🐾#puppypaws #paintyourownpottery #dogsoftexas #prouddogowner #houstonartist #ceramics #waterbowl

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Delayed opening on Friday, September 20: Our Bellaire, Memorial and River Oaks studios will be opening at 11am this morning for walk-in painters! Join us for painting all day!

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“I Lava You This Much!” ❤️We have very generous guests who would give such a #masterpiece as a gift!🌋 #volcano #paintyourpottery #inspiration #ceramics #paintaplate #ilavayou

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Monday blues? When you’re 🎨painting, nothing can go wrong 😁#turnthatfrownupsidedown #paintyourownpottery #paintyourownpotterystudio #mondayquotes #inspiration #feelgoodquotes #bobross #texasartist

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We have some pretty #professional artists here. Look at that dedication and attention to detail! The platter turned out pretty nice, huh? 👍🎨 #paintyourownpottery #houston #texasartist #scripting #handprint #ceramics #platter

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Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween? Our #zombie mugs and #pumpkins don’t think so! 🎃👻 #halloween #creepy #cute #paintyourownpottery #houstonartist #ceramics #mugs #votive #holidaypottery #candy

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Don’t trust your own handwriting but still want a message on your piece? We are happy to help with our #scripting! ✍️#message #paintyourownpottery #houstonpainter #texasartist #artthursday #specialoccasions

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Do you need a reminder that you are loved? We absolutely LOVE this message on a plate painted by one of our talented guests! ❤️🙌🎨 #youareloved #paintyourownpottery #messageplate #texas #houstonartist #daughter #granddaughter

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What a way to celebrate #texas flowers before autumn and winter hit! Ask how to do this design using our fun writers! #paintyourownpottery #mugs #flowers #houston #painting #botanicalpainting #brightcolors

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Mondays can be the worst, so why not do something #relaxing today? #painting #mondays #paintyourownpottery #fika #swedishwords #houstontexas

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How did one of our guests turn this bowl into a brick house? What a beautiful #window with a sky view! #paintyourownpottery #paintyourown #ceramics #sky #brick #weekend #houstonartist #texas