Welcome to Island Studio in Stone Harbor!

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

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

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

1. 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 at least 3 hours ahead, selecting your approved reservation time at checkout. When you are admitted, please go to your table and have a seat. Your pottery and paint will be set up for you to paint right away. A $20 studio fee will be applied to each indoor reservation during online checkout (not each item). Masks are recommended for unvaccinated guests. There may be other guests painting in the studio with you at another table. If you need to change your reservation, kindly let us know as soon as possible.

2. Free Pickup of any of our kits - Paint or craft at home - order at least 3 hours ahead

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:

-Paint in the studio (by appointment - call 609-231-7045) or at home (select pickup at checkout) 

-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 approximately 2 weeks in summer (2 to 4 weeks off-season)

-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:

-Brushes

-Acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-No need to bring back

-Adult Kits, or Kids Kits for ages 8+


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

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