Workshop FAQ

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 a few spots available directly in front of our little shop. Parking is also available around in the complex or just on the other side of our building (newer side) or on Thornton Rd (street parking). 

Please be mindful of no parking signs from other shops throughout the complex.

Look for the neon green door once you park. Come on in...we'll be waiting for you! 

Brush Strokes Pottery front door

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 (unless noted in the workshop listing)! Remember to bring cups. Also, feel free to bring your own snacks. *Parties - please bring your own cups, napkins and plates.

Minimum age to attend?

Unless otherwise stated in the workshop listing, all classes are 13 years of age and up. Small children under 13 must be supervised by parent or chaperone. Must be 21+ to sip while painting.

Open Paint Days - no minimum age to attend. Must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult at all times. No drop off please. 

What pottery options are there to paint?

We have a variety of pottery to paint including coffee mugs, plates, vases, gnomes, rainbows, pineapples, cactus, Christmas tree and more. Contact us ahead of time if you would like to reserve something specific.

How much does it cost?

Our prices vary depending on the piece you choose to paint. Anywhere from $25 (small figurine or coffee mug) up to $65-75 for large lighted items. 

*private workshops do have minimum pricing - see our party page.

Can I schedule my own private workshop for my group?

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.

What if I’m going to be late (for a workshop)?

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 for a workshop?

Things come up...we get it.

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 for other non illness reasons, please try to 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 hope so! Our goal is to offer more and more workshops to the calendar this year so keep your eyes open.

The best way to find out about events first is to jump on our email list.


COVID-19 & Safety Policies:

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

  • Our staff is full vaccinated. 
  • 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. 😷
  • Please use sanitizer or wash hands upon entry.

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