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. That’s when 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, and, without even knowing what a kiln was! 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 playing all the time!
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 other venues.
Through my teaching, I have met countless incredibly nice, compassionate, 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 September 2019!
I truly believe that there is a creative solution for every issue on Earth, reason why I am committed to teach art because I believe I am helping children, teens, adults, and even myself solve some kind of equation, balance 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 as I have impacted the lives of infinite number of 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... by creating instead of destructing. 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 my friends--that's the only way you will discover your inner artist, the creator that you are!
Thank you all for your continued support and referrals in my efforts to make The Ceramic Garden a special art place in Tampa.
Christine Terranova, Owner/President
Sr. Associate, Operations