Things to do in Ft. Lauderdale Florida | Paint Your Own Pottery

Things to do in Ft. Lauderdale Florida | Paint Your Own Pottery

Just for fun or on a rainy day in Ft. Lauderdale, bring a friend and spend some time painting or mosaicing a keepsake for your home or as a gift for a friend or family member.  If you are vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale,  make your own souvenir to take back home.

We have pottery you can paint for baby showers, bridal showers, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, birthday gifts, or something for yourself: pet dishes, dinnerware, bowls, vases, palm trees, surf boards, skate boards, lizards, monsters and much more.  Have fun, make something special - just for you! 

 Joe Picasso’s is a way more than just a paint your own pottery studio. It's more of an interactive art studio. We offer pottery painting, mosaic making, free sculpting with clay, clay or painted hand or footprints, appointments with an instructor on our clay wheels, custom work done by our professional artists, birthday parties, team building, fundraising and so much more!

We offer hundreds of ready to paint pieces of bisque items from decorative to functional, you’re guaranteed to find something to paint as a unique, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. With a huge large selection of plates, platters, mugs, banks, dragons, mermaids, boxes, frames, vases, figurines, and home décor pieces, we truly have something for anyone of any age.

Joe Picasso’s uses all nontoxic and lead free paints and glazes. Completed pieces are all food safe. Completed pottery can handle hot foods and liquids but we recommend that you don’t place them in the microwave as they heat up very hot and cause burns. Hand washing is also recommended.Once you have completed your piece, we will glaze and kiln fire them on site. This process does take awhile so your pieces will be ready for pick up after 4 days (5 days if painted on Friday as we are closed on Tuesday) after 6pm. A rush service is also available, for a small fee, and pieces can be picked up in as little as 2 days.

 Pricing is all-inclusive; paints, studio time, the use of all the studio supplies like stencils, stamps, sponges, inspiration books and instruction are available at no extra cost. Creating at Joe’s is on a first come, first served basis and we don’t not take reservations for anything other that the private party room or the clay wheel appointments.

We also have clay available to build your own pottery. Hand building with clay is priced by the amount of clay you use. Once completed, the clay needs to dry and be bisque fired. This process takes 2 weeks. Once fired, you are welcome to return to paint the piece and have it fired which is included in the original cost.

Dozens of mosaic plaques are available everyday, from frames to frogs, trivets to rabbits and everything in between. We offer a variety of beautiful glass, ceramic and stone pieces to be used on you mosaics. Our trained staff can teach you everything you need to know about designing your mosaic. The 3 part process of making a mosaic can be completed in as little as 3 hours: 1) design, cut and glue your pieces, 2) hour 2 is for the glue to dry, feel free to go have lunch/dinner at this point and 3) grouting and cleaning your piece. Or you can break it in to 2 visits or even finish them at your own leisure at home. Once the piece is finished, you can take it home with you the same day.

At Joe Picasso’s, any “average Joe” can be a Picasso! Kids, adults and even babies are welcome in our studio. Our paints are water based and lead free, so they wash out of clothing and are non-toxic. With our expert instruction and tons of design tools and ideas, we can help you create just about anything. No experience is necessary.

1495 N. Federal Highway (US1)
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304