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

Getting Ready to Return to the Studio: 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! Along with the information we have been sharing on islandstudio.org, 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 based on current guidelines. 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

A maximum of 4 guest painters per reservation will be admitted. Non-painters will not be permitted at this time

NO FOOD OR DRINK will be permitted inside the studio

Please change your appointment to a future date if you are not feeling well

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 to follow our state’s guidelines

If you do not have an applicable 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

Your temperature may be taken upon entry

Island Studio requires infection control practices such as regular hand washing or cleaning with the wipes provided, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage

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 state guidelines prohibit eating or drinking while inside Island Studio, so please finish your coffee 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. Other business in town may have restrooms available if you purchase something

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

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings

Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules

Face coverings may have an integrated transparent plastic panel to aid in viewing the wearer’s mouth

These face coverings must:

Be a fabric face covering featuring a solid plastic panel containing no openings that is attached to the fabric on all sides using tight knit stitching

Meet all face covering requirements listed above

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

Tip! Place your order early in the day to make sure your order is prepared at your preferred time. (3 hours ahead or more is recommended)

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!


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