It all began in 2005, when Christine Terranova bought a small Paint Your Own Pottery studio in Northdale after being laid off from corporate four times in seven years. This art business ignited her entrepreneurial spirit and quickly became her passion. Without knowing what a kiln was, she set off on a learning adventure fueled by an innate love for teaching and a life style where she was allowed to create, express herself, and meet like-minded people.
Outgrowing the Northdale location already meant the business was going to head North, where the majority of our customers reside. Following them was important and our new venue became 19213 N. Dale Mabry Hwy in Lutz in 2019.
Her passion and joy grew exponentially when playing with and teaching clay in major venues in local and rural communities including for profit and non-profit institutions, corporations, public and private schools, and real estate communities.
Christine is grateful to be fulfilling her purpose in life and continues to positively impact the lives of countless adults, children and teens, with her form of teaching pottery and art. She's helped grown ups realize their dreams of opening their own art studios and is thrilled for the students she's had who have chosen to attend art colleges or have become teachers. She thinks that doing what you love, what brings you the most satisfaction, is crucial to a happy thus healthy life.
At The Ceramic Garden, Where Art is Therapy, you don't need to be an artist to create. Once you relax (which is inevitable with art), you tap into your playful child and magically have the patience to ignite your creative fire. As the saying goes, time flies when you're having fun, and 2023 marks our 18th year in business!
Christine Terranova, Owner
Visual Arts Coach
SoulCollage® Certified Facilitator
Clay HB & Ceramic Painting Instructor
Studio Assistant, Production & Marketing
Techie Guru, Studio Assistant
Studio Assistant, Production & Registrations
Studio Assistant, Production
The 5th Serie of our Art Camps for Adults starts Friday January 6 at 5:30-8 pm with a hand building and pottery wheel art class.