Welcome to Island Studio in Stone Harbor!

Island Studio is a contemporary paint your own pottery art studio in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

*****Insider Tip: MAKE RESERVATIONS AND ORDER POTTERY AND PAINT AT LEAST 3 HOURS AHEAD****

Please read carefully - our new procedures are DIFFERENT from years past:

Right now, there are 3 options for creating with us:

1. Limited 1 HOUR indoor reservations by appointment for FIRED POTTERY ONLY - first call 609-231-7045 to reserve a time, then order and pay for fired pottery (and choose colors) on this site, selecting your approved reservation time at checkout. When you are admitted, please go to your table and sit. Your pottery and paint will be set up for you to paint right away. Masks are required for ages 2 and up - read full instructions at checkout. 

2. Free Pickup of any of our kits - Paint or craft at home

3. Nationwide USPS shipping


How to order

Scroll down this page, or use the “magnifying glass” search option on the right side of this page to search for specific items. There are over 1000 items to choose from on this site! Choose pottery and colors on this site (there is a color chart listed as the second photo on every single piece of fired pottery - swipe left or right and click to enlarge to see the color chart).

Ordering online: What happens when you place an order? We receive multiple notifications. We love getting orders and appreciate your patronage. You will receive an email notification when your order has been shipped or is ready for pick up.

Our new "to go" kits include supplies like paint, brushes, directions, and brown paper to protect your work surface.


8 Kinds of Arts and Crafts Kits (adult supervision is always a good idea to read directions and help younger children with their projects):

1. Fired Pottery Painting Kits:

-Brushes

-Washable paint and easy cleanup

-Choose your pottery colors (there is a color chart listed as the second photo on every single piece of fired pottery - swipe left or right and click to enlarge to see the color chart).

-If painting at home, call us after painting to arrange to drop off for firing, or ship back insured at your cost to: Island Studio P.O. Box 62 Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

-We ship back to you after firing for free in 2-4 weeks

-Pottery looks shiny once fired with this option


2. No Fire Pottery Painting Kits:

-Brushes

-Acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-More affordable option

-Will look different from fired pottery

-Will NOT be food safe or hold water without leaking

-No need to bring back for firing


3. Seashell Painting Kits:

-Brushes

-Acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-Fun for any age

-No need to bring back


4. Craft Kits:

-Brushes

-Acrylic Paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-Fun for all ages unless otherwise noted

-No need to bring back


5. Mosaic Kits:

-Glue, Grout, and Mosaic Bits

-Old clothes are recommended

-For ages 12 and up

-Adult supervision recommended

-Grout at home after 48 hours once glue is dry

-No need to bring back


6. Wood Painting Kits:

-Brushes

-Acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-Recommended for ages 12 and up

-No need to bring back


7. Coloring Books:

-With optional colored pencils

-No need to bring back


8. Paint on Canvas Kits and Zoom Paint Nights:

-Brushes

-Acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-No need to bring back

-Adult Kits, or Kids Kits for ages 8+

-NEW Zoom Paint Nights! Paint with us during one of our Zoom classes! We offer paint and sips via Zoom. We also offer private Zoom parties by request for families, weddings, and corporate team building. Scroll down to view options.


Helpful Tips for Ordering

Be sure to choose the correct option when placing your order, as pricing varies and acrylic pottery painting kits cannot be fired. Paints last awhile in the small containers we provide, maybe a few weeks or a month...but not indefinitely...so try to finish painting your project(s) before your paint dries up. Purchasing additional paints is an option if you forgot and waited too long to paint.

Questions? Contact us at 609-231-7045 or islandstudiopottery@me.com. We are happy to help!


Featured Products

Welcome!

Island Studio Paint Your Own Pottery in Stone Harbor, New Jersey offers a huge selection of ceramics to paint. It is a great place to find some rainy day arts and crafts activities for the Stone Harbor and Cape May County area.

Island Studio is a contemporary art studio offering Paint Your Own Pottery and Craft Kits in Stone Harbor, NJ. Paint on wood, paint seashells, or make your own mosaic! Color scenes from Cape May County with our exclusive coloring books. Island Studio offers creative things to do in Cape May County and has plenty of rainy day activities for children and families! We offer fun art activities for a rainy day in Stone Harbor or a rainy day in Cape May, located just 10 minutes north of Cape May.

Our studio is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Cape May, Wildwood, Sea Isle City and Avalon in the quaint shopping district of Stone Harbor. We offer a huge selection of ceramics and craft kits. We love art and creativity!

Paint Your Own Pottery


Check out the huge selection of ceramic bisque, vases, picture frames, dishes, mugs, figurines, and unique designs. There is something for everyone to paint at Island Studio. You will have a blast! Island Studio is a place that offers something for everyone! Whether you want to create your own gifts, are searching for that unique party idea or just want to escape the stress of everyday life, creating art with an Island Studio craft kit may be just what you need. Painting your own pottery is fun and easy, and no experience is required. Rainy day at the beach? No worries - Order ahead! Pick a project and get creative! With a friendly, helpful staff and your imagination, the possibilities are endless!

At Home Craft Kits

Choose from pottery painting kits, wood painting kits, seashell craft kits, and coloring books!

Island Studio is delivering and shipping, offering local Stone Harbor, Avalon and Cape May County delivery.

We love to see what our creative guests make to commemorate their trip to Stone Harbor.

Mission Statement

We want to help people have fun and be creative by painting pottery. We believe that painting together can unite families, improve mental health and wellness, and make the world a better place.

For over 16 years, Island Studio’s mission has been to provide a fun atmosphere for families to paint pottery at the Jersey Shore. Operating since 2004 in Stone Harbor, Island Studio offers ceramics and paint your own pottery kits for locals and visitors alike. 

Great place for kids on a rainy day or just to pass some time. There might be a waiting list so get there early leave your name and the owner will text you when space is available while you shop.

Paul T
Local Guide

My family had a wonderful time creating their pieces of pottery. My grandchildren are 11 years old, 9 years old and 3 years old. They enjoyed all the choices and had trouble choosing one piece but they did! We had a choice of colors and they loved choosing them. The three year old did a lovely mermaid. We were all pleasant surprised, at how carefully she did her piece and how lovely it came out. All the pieces looked beautiful and we will definitely make this a stop for the next time, we visit.

Diane G
New York

About our Indoor Appointments

Here’s Your Planning Checklist for Your Visit to Island Studio

***PLEASE READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY!***

Are you incredibly excited for your visit to the Island Studio? We are absolutely thrilled to welcome you back to the fun! We wanted to share a planning checklist as you prepare for your upcoming visit to Island Studio!

As we begin the phased reopening of Island Studio, here are several reminders and tips to help you have a seamless visit!

Before You Arrive

Make sure you have your reservation confirmed by calling 609-231-7045 BEFORE placing your order on islandstudio.org. 

At this time, the indoor portion of the studio is available for guests to paint FIRED POTTERY only. 

Appointments are limited to no more than 1 HOUR. That should be plenty of time for most small and medium projects, since your paint and pottery will be all laid out for you when you arrive. 

Prices include studio time and free shipping of glazed pottery to one address. TYPE YOUR ADDRESS UNDER NOTES AT CHECKOUT so we know where to ship your fired pottery.

Please ARRIVE ON TIME to have the maximum amount of time to paint. Allow extra time to find parking and wait outside the studio until your party is called in.

There are limits to the amount of guests entering the studio, so tell us how many guests will be in your party when you call for a reservation. Visitors and non-painters will NOT be permitted at this time. 

NO FOOD OR DRINK will be permitted inside the studio.

You understand that entering Island Studio is entirely at your own risk regarding the issues associated with possible COVID-19 exposure in an indoor facility. Island Studio assumes no responsibility for any issues arising from your decision to paint indoors with us.

Reservations have to be made in advance, and they’re limited and subject to availability. The door to Island Studio will be opened only for guests with a reservation, and will remain locked to control capacity. If you do not have a reservation confirmation, you will not be granted access to Island Studio.

This will also help with a more contactless experience.

When You Arrive

Please be on time to allow for other appointments coming in right after you. This allows us time to reset for the next group.

Island Studio requires infection control practices such as regular hand washing or cleaning with wipes provided.

Do allow time for a leisurely stroll from the parking areas.

To help us with physical distancing requirements, we don’t encourage early arrivals. 

Note that guidelines prohibit eating or drinking while inside Island Studio, so please finish your coffee, beverages, and food in the car first.

There may be no bathroom access. The nearest public restrooms are located at the base of the water tower in town.

The Walk at Harbor Square is a great place to explore before, during or after your visit to Island Studio. Be sure to bring plenty of quarters for metered parking, or pay for parking at the parking kiosk.

Remember your face covering

And as a friendly reminder, appropriate face coverings are required for all guests ages 2 and older throughout Island Studio.

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and older) and Employees, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. If you cannot wear a mask for health reasons, we invite you to paint at home with one of our kits.

Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, and remember to not touch your face. Island Studio reserves the right to require a Guest to leave if they are not properly wearing an approved face covering.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

•Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material

•Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin

•Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

•Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.

During Your Visit

Enter and sit at the table with your pottery and paint already set up for you. Maintain social distance with our staff and others. Please keep everyone including children seated, as wandering around the studio is not permitted

Your purchase is your acceptance of our terms

Use this online cashless checkout for a contactless payment experience

And as always, visit islandstudio.org for the latest details and everything else you need to know before you go! We can’t wait to see you real soon!

Our address: Island Studio, 261 96th St Suite 118, Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247

Tip: Bring quarters! There is plenty of metered parking on 97th St and surrounding area. If you arrive earlier and do not mind a walk, you may find free street parking a little farther away towards the beach.

Location

Located at The Walk at Harbor Square in Stone Harbor 

Address

261 96th St Suite 118, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 USA

Business Hours 

By Appointment Only 

Call to book an indoor appointment then checkout online once confirmed