Boundless opportunities for kids, teens, and adults to create while experiencing the joy, happiness, and confidence of creating.
Our classes, camps, and events are a great place to make new friends and bond with your friends, neighbors, and family.
At the Ceramic Garden, art is therapy. Children, teens, and adults can escape everyday stress and focus on their creativity.
My story started on May 1st, 2005, when I bought The Ceramic Garden, a PYOP studio. That's when art became my escape from the corporate world. I set off on an adventure, learning by trial and error, without knowing what a kiln was, plus some very hard work. Before I knew it, the passion took over, the years flew by, and that’s how I became the self-taught artist and teacher I am now.
This small business quickly became my “thing.” Art is my joy, especially when I’m playing with clay and teaching. Who wouldn’t love an occupation where you feel you’re constantly creating.
I have had the pleasure of teaching art all over Tampa Bay: the YMCA, McKitrick Elementary School, homeschooler cooperatives, 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 other venues.
Teaching has given me the opportunity to meet countless loving people, to build awesome relationships and to make close friends.
Since I left Northdale four years ago, I have continued to teach out of my house and have been active in the community. Many asked me when I was going to open up a new location and where, and I am please to announce the opening of our new storefront in Lutz in January 2020.
By continuing to teach art, I feel that I contribute to creative solutions being implemented in our society. I believe I am helping people, and even myself with incorporating a psychological, physical, and spiritual balance.
I am proud to say that I am fulfilling my purpose in life as I have impacted the lives of many adults and children. From helping grown ups open their own art studios to small children who are now attending art colleges or are now teaching, I could not be more content for them that they chose to be happy by doing what they love. Even if you don't think of yourself as an artist, there is always a way to discover your talent and creativity through playing and creating.
Christine Terranova, Owner/President
Sr. Associate, Operations