Potwin Pottery Gives Topekans Creative Outlet

By: Lindsay Shively Email
By: Lindsay Shively Email

One look at the shelves of Potwin Pottery, and its easy to imagine endless possibilities.

"We have piggy banks, plates, cookie jars...." Christa murphy says, listing the countless things you can paint on her shelves. She opened this store eight years ago to give the community an outlet to express themselves, and business has been good! They've moved from their potwin location to a bigger space.

Here, customers pick an already formed piece in bisque, and paint it however they'd like.

"We help you create a masterpiece then we glaze and fire it, and its ready in a week," says Murphy.

"The young women that work here are so supportive and give you great ideas," adds customer Diane Burton. She has been coming here for almost five years.

"I just think this place is fun for anybody, whether or not they think they have any artistic ability," Burton says.

"Especially now in the doom and gloom, i think its nice to just come here, listen to music, relax, connect with your friends, and hopefully its not all about the end product, but also about the process," adds Murphy.

That's what keeps people coming back, the memories they make while they're here.

"If you look at something and remember 'Oh, i made that with my son', then that is a lot more special than just making it in a store."

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