We offer opportunities for kids, teens, and adults to learn art and experience the joy of creating something of their very own!
Our classes, camps, and events are a great place to make new friends or grow closer to your tribe and family.
At the Ceramic Garden, art is therapy. Children, teens, and adults can find an escape from everyday stress and focus on their creativity.
My story started on May 1st, 2005, when I bought The Ceramic Garden, previously a pottery painting studio. On that day, 14 years ago, art became my escape from the corporate world. I set off on an adventure, learning mostly by trial and error, plus some very hard work. I became the self-taught artist and teacher I am now. When I started, I didn't even know what a kiln was!
Since taking over The Ceramic Garden, I have had the pleasure of teaching art all over Tampa Bay: the YMCA, McKitrick Elementary School, THINK homeschooler cooperative, Wellcare Health Plans, TECO, SunTrust Bank, Hunter Warfield, St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, the Carrollwood Cultural Center, the Boy Scouts of America, and various daycares in Tampa, Dunedin, and Wesley Chapel.
Through my teaching, I have met so many incredibly nice, caring, and loving people. I have built so many awesome relationships and made close friends.
Since leaving my Northdale location four years ago, I have continued to teach out of my house and have been active in the community. So many have asked me when I was going to open up a new location and where, and I am please to announce the opening of my new storefront in Lutz in June 2019!
I truly believe that there is a creative solution for every issue on Earth. I am committed to teaching art because I believe that, through teaching, I am helping children, teens, adults, and even myself to solve some kind of equation, to balance something in our lives, whether psychologically, physically, or spiritually. Through art, we balance our lives.
I am proud to say that I am fulfilling my purpose in life. I have impacted the lives of many adults and thousands of children. Even if you don't think of yourself as an artist, there is always a way to discover your own talent and creativity. Play and create--that's the only way for you to discover your inner artist!
-Christine Terranova, Owner
Sr. Associate, Operations