|Pots and Palettes has been in business since 1997. We
moved from our old location on Princess Anne Street in
September 2007 to our current location at 1104 Sophia Street
in Downtown Fredericksburg.
Catherine has owned Pots & Palettes since 2004 and is an
accomplished clay/ceramist teacher and artisan since the
early 70's having owned two other store fronts in the area.
The first with her parents in Oak Grove in the 80's known as
Thelma's Ceramics beside Westmoreland State Park. The
second, Burr Hill Gifts & Ceramics was in Locust Grove in the
early 2000's. She also holds certifications for clay and
We specialize in "paint your own pottery" for all ages. You
just walk in during our normal hours and pick out the piece of
bisque to paint. We then help you with your selection of
colors and offer suggestions on techniques for finishing your
selection. The studio fee is $6 for 2 hours plus the cost of
the pottery. When you finish your piece just leave every
thing on the table and we will clean it up. We then fire your
piece in one of our kilns and call you when it is ready. It
normally takes 5 to 7 days for the pieces to be ready. We
also ship for our out of town guests.
If you have a party (birthday, office, shower, etc) in mind see
our page on parties that tells everything you need to know.
We offer on-site (school, assisted living, etc.) visits by
We also offer lessons on the pottery wheel and hand building
by our professional pottery artists. See the page on The
Wheel and Handbuilding for the complete details.