Welcome to Island Studio in Stone Harbor!

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

Questions? Call us at. We are happy to help!

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

1. Call us at 609-231-7045 to make an indoor appointment for FIRED POTTERY ONLY. Select pottery and paint once you arrive in the studio for a $20 per hour studio fee for your group plus the cost of pottery. This includes the shipping of fired pottery to ONE ADDRESS (each additional address is $10). Appointments may be subject to a limit of 2 hours.  Available times are very limited, so book early. Parents must accompany children and teens since they cannot paint unattended in the studio. 

2. Select the “Nationwide USPS shipping” option at checkout for our “to go” kits (There is FREE Economy US Shipping for purchases of $75 or more!) 

3. Pickup “to go” kits at select times with at least 2 hours notice

How to order

You can order online though this website. 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 1,000 items to choose from on this site. You can choose your colors on this site (there is a color chart listed as the second photo on every piece of fired pottery - swipe left or right and click to enlarge to see the color chart).

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

6 Kinds of Arts and Crafts Kits (adult supervision is recommended to assist younger children with their projects):

1. Fired Pottery:

-Washable paint and easy cleanup

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

Here is the color chart (the top part of each tile was painted with 3 coats of paint to make it darker - 3 coats is recommended):

-If painting at home, call us after painting to arrange pickup or 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 to 4 weeks (pickup of fired pottery is not available since we have no room to store pottery and the process takes a few weeks)

-Pottery looks shiny once fired with this option

2. No Fire Pottery Painting Kits:

-Include brushes and acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-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, Rock, Wood, Birdhouse, and Craft Painting Kits:


-Acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-Fun for any age

-No need to bring back

4. 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

- Do not wash grout down the sink

-No need to bring back

5. Coloring Books:

-With optional colored pencils

-No need to bring back

6. Paint on Canvas Kits:

-Include brushes and acrylic paint

-Old clothes are recommended

-No need to bring back

-Select Adult Kits (or Kids Kits for ages 8+)

-Easels to prop up your canvas sold separately 

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 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. Ceramics should not be used outdoors, they should be kept indoors for longevity.

Questions? Call us at 609-231-7045. We are happy to help!

Featured Products


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

For Indoor Appointments

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

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!

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. The studio fee of $20 per hour per group includes free shipping of glazed pottery to one address. Each additional address costs $10 to cover shipping. Appointments may be subject to a limit of 2 hours.


Bring quarters for metered parking (usually Spring through Fall). There is parking on 97th Street and the 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.Please ARRIVE ON TIME to have the maximum amount of time to paint. Your appointment begins at the scheduled time of arrival, regardless if when you arrive. Allow extra time to find parking and wait outside the studio until your appointment time.

Tell us how many guests will be in your party when you call for a reservation. Adult supervision is required. Parents must accompany children since children cannot paint unattended in the studio.​

NO FOOD OR DRINK will be permitted inside the studio. Note that guidelines prohibit eating or drinking while inside Island Studio, so please finish your coffee, beverages, and food in the car first.

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.

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

There is 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.

Upon arrival:

Please keep children seated.

This website offers an online cashless checkout for a contactless payment experience

We can’t wait to see you real soon!

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


Located at The Walk at Harbor Square in Stone Harbor 


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