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At Playful Potter, we love our local communityand take pride in being a part of it. 

We believe in building relationships from families painting together, school field trips and auction projects, non-profit groups sharing a fundraising activity with us, after work fun with a girls night out, and team building events, to Scouts working on their pottery or painting badges, and to connecting to the community as a whole, to inspire with creativity! 

For over 15 years, we have worked with Washoe County and Lyon County schools and daycares in the area to make legacy walls, provide educational field trips and fundraising events. With local government art budgets cut so drastically, we provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and people with disabilities to run with their imagination. 

Over the years we have participated in many large scale events such Empty Bowls and Blessing Cup painting for local churches and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. We also partner with Big Brothers and Sisters of Northern Nevada, who directly provide for the children in our community. 

Coming soon:

We are partnering with Believe Big (in collaboration with Johns Hopkins  Hospital) to be a place to make special gift mugs for cancer patients.  Believe Big is bridging the gap between conventional and complementary medicine for fighting cancer and provides patients with hope, help, and healing. 


Paint a Believe Mug with your friends and family at our studio. We have partnered with Believe Big to have Believe Mugs painted at a discounted price. All you have to do is ask to paint a Believe Mug, paint it with the design of your choice, say a prayer of healing for the person who will receive it, and write the word “BELIEVE” somewhere on the mug; no other words please. We will package them and Believe Big will deliver to local cancer patients in our community. 

Ask us about how we can serve you and your group.

Paint Abstract Blue


Tile Painting

Our most popular option!  These tiles can be used in a variety of ways to raise money for your cause.  Participants can keep their creations after firing or we can help you create a tribute tile wall.


Tile Walls:

We will help your members to create wall murals with individual tile designs or one big design that really makes a statement!  Create custom kitchen or bathroom tiles perfect for your facility and allow donors to play a part in an enduring tribute. Tile Walls make fabulous public art projects for your facility.

Playful Potter will sell you the tiles, paint, glazing and firing at a discounted price and you can sell them to donors or painters at a mark up of your choice.

Auction Projects

We will assist you to create one-of-a-kind works of art that sell like hotcakes at auctions! Playful Potter will donate paint, glazing and firing fees, if your organization has a valid tax id number for donation purposes.


Handprint or fingerprint projects can be customized with designs such as animals, garden creatures or even made to look like each child.  We offer options from small salad plates all the way up to custom dinnerware sets.  

Our custom artists will hand paint all the details for you, for only $20 per hour—that’s a $10 discount off our normal custom pricing.  (Restrictions may apply.) 

Give Back Days - up to 20%!

Drum up excitement with your group and then send them our way.  We will customize fun fliers that you can copy and hand out to members, friends and potential donors.  When painters bring in the flier on your selected days, we will donate 15-20% of their sale back to you.  


Select two days and receive 15% of proceeds for your group if you book Friday, Saturday or Sunday and 20% for Monday-Thursday.  


Give back days can be booked January 14th -October 14th.  (Restrictions may apply.) 


Tile Wall Pricing


4” tiles        

6” tiles      


$4.50 plus tax    

$6.00 plus tax  







For example, we assisted a local Reno church to pay for their kitchen remodel by selling tiles to be installed in new kitchen for $25-$50 per tile.  They made between $15-40 per tile!! 

School Bus & Children

Field Trips for Schools, Daycares, Scouts & Non-Profits!

Help children to creatively express themselves with pottery painting.  Great for schools, day cares, scout groups and other non-profits. Learn how pottery goes from a slab of clay to a beautiful work of art. 

Field Trip & DIY Prices

Choose from the following pieces:  

(cost does not include sales tax)

  • 4” tile  $6

  • 6” tile  $10.00

  • Salad Plate  $12

  • 10 oz. Mug  $12 

  • Dinner Plate  $16

  • Cereal Bowl  $16

At Your Location

Choose from the following pieces:  

(cost does not include sales tax or instructor fee )

  • 4” tile  $6.50

  • 6” tile  $8.50

  • Salad Plate  $15.00

  • 10 oz. Mug  $17.00 

  • Dinner Plate  $17.00

  • Cereal Bowl $20.00


DIY Kit!

Our most popular and inexpensive option! Pick up pieces and a paint kit and hold your field trip wherever and whenever you want! Your kit will include all instructions, paints and brushes. Your kit can be checked out (after 5pm) for 3 days for maximum flexibility. From only $5 per painter, plus tax!

Great for groups of 14—400!! 

If your group has non-profit status, please provide us with a physical copy of your tax exempt certificate on the date of your event or pick-up.  Without the physical copy, we are required by the state to collect sales tax.

Other Options for
Scouts, Home School & School Groups

Wet Clay Pinch Pots!

$10 per artist

We will walk your group step-by-step to create a bowl out of wet clay. Our fun and easy process will allow artists to create their bowl and paint it all in one session!  Prices include all clay, paint, instructions and firing.  


This class is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes long and includes discussion of kilns and the firing process.


Pinch pots will be ready 3-4 weeks after your class. 

Participants must be 2nd grade or older


We can accommodate 6-15 artists for pinch pot projects


Call 356-5811 to make reservations.   


(Not available in Winter Holidays)

Fused Glass Class

Learn how easy it is to create a beautiful & wearable work of art!  Great for Mother's Day & Holiday projects too!  

Pendant :$12

Stud Earring Set :$12

Both!!  $22

4" Suncatcher: $12


Prices are per participant and include all instructions, materials, firing and silver findings for the backs.  The class is about 45 minutes and includes discussion of kilns, firing and the glass fusing process.

Optional items for jewelry such as ear wire backings, necklaces and dichric glass can be added to your group for an additional fee.  Ask us for details! 

Participants must be 2nd grade or older.

We can accommodate 4-15 artists for glass fusing projects.


Call 356-5811 to make reservations