Workshop FAQ

COVID-19 & Safety Policies:

Please note that we have taken all precautions necessary to be able to safely open to the public for workshops.

  • Tables, supplies and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized before workshops.
  • Our staff is full vaccinated. 
  • We have opted to keep class sizes small and intimate as we ease into this new normal back together.
  • Please use sanitizer or wash hands upon entry.
  • If you feel sick the day of the event, please call ahead and reschedule. This is for the safety of our staff and the others guests. 😷

*Feel free to wear a mask if that makes you comfortable.

 Directions & Parking:

Brush Strokes Pottery is located in the Thornton Art Studios off Oltorf and Lamar. We are in Suite N on the right side of the complex. Full address - 2311 Thornton Rd. Suite N Austin, TX 78704.

We have only 3 spots available in front of our little shop. Street parking is available as well as a full lot just on the other side of our building (short walk away). See map. 

Please be mindful of no parking signs throughout the complex.


What should I bring?

Yourself! And an open mindset ready to create. Brush Strokes will provide all the supplies necessary.


Can I bring food/drinks?

Absolutely. We are BYOB so feel free to bring whatever you like to drink! We provide the glasses and napkins. Also, feel free to bring your own snacks.


Minimum age to attend?

All classes are 13 years of age and up unless attending with a parent or chaperone. Small children under 13 must be supervised by parent or chaperone. Must be 21+ to sip while painting.


What if I’m going to be late?

Please call or text to give us a heads up if you are going to be late. Arrivals more than 20 minutes after a class start time will not be seated. The workshop will have already begun and you will have missed valuable time needed to understand the project and complete in time. Therefore we ask that you please be on time!



What if I have to cancel?

Things come up. I mean don’t we all know that after everything we’ve just been through ;) 

As we enter this new normal - If you are feeling ill for any reason we ask that you refrain from attending in order to keep our staff and other workshop attendees safe. 

If you need to cancel, please let us know 48 hours before the workshop date. We’re happy to offer a refund or transfer you to another workshop date* You can also send someone in your place.

Cancellations given less than 48 hours advance of a class will not be able to offer a refund or transfer credit.

*workshop transfers must be completed within 6 months and are subject to class availability.


Will you host this workshop again?

We are in new territory here opening up the studio and we ask that you bare with us. Our goal is to offer more and more workshops to the calendar. 

Feel free to follow us on social media or join our newsletter list to find out about future workshops here.


Can I schedule a private workshop?

ABSOLUTELY!  We are more than happy to offer the studio for a private workshops. It’s a great idea for a team building experience, bridal shower, birthday party, girls night out or friend gathering.

Please contact us for more details.


Clay & Paint policies

Brush Strokes Pottery is committed to safety. We use only paints and glazes that are certified non-toxic. At this time we do not allow outside glazes or clay bodies in the studio due to compatibility precautions.

Clay used in our studio is low fire earthenware clay. If glazed and fired in the kiln it is water resistant and food safe however we recommend caution against dishwashers and microwaves.

Note clay is a porous substance and even the most skilled artists experience cracks. Cracks can be caused by a number of reasons. Unfortunately, cracks cannot be fixed and must be remade.

Paint: Ceramic glaze used in workshops is non toxic and can we washed from hands and clothes.

Acrylic paints used are non toxic but could STAIN clothing. We recommend using extra caution when painting with these paints. We will notify attendees when working with the different paints.