Beginner Pottery Kit – Ceramic

Make your own pottery at home (or wherever you roam) with everything you need to design + sculpt a pinch pot, hanging planter, footed pot, functional mug or versatile decor piece (becomes waterproof/food-safe when professionally kiln fired - and we can help with that). Clay, carving tools, detailed instructions + plantable wildflower seed coaster included. P.S. everything included is vegan.

Consider adding color with the Underglaze add-on!

Note: Pottery pictured has been fired in a professional kiln + glazed.

Clay Craft Made Easy

Inside the Kit

The Big Finish

Sculpting Sustainability

Clay Craft Made Easy

Our kits aim for purpose over perfection, so there’s no “right” or “wrong” in this user-friendly clay play. Design + sculpt an original work of art with simple, step-by-step instructions. Learn how to make a pinch pot, functional mug, versatile footed pot, hanging planter... or throw caution to the wind and shape something entirely original. New kits released quarterly.

Swap an afternoon of tech for a tactile, hands-on DIY craft kit made (sustainably) with beginners in mind. Pop open a box filled with everything you need to unleash imagination. Don’t miss our group event and membership options!

Inside the Kit

Each expertly curated DIY kit comes complete with everything you need to design + sculpt an original art piece, including:

  • Premium locally-made Ceramic clay for 1-2 people or 3-4 people (develops with dark speckles after kiln firing)
  • Step-by-step instructions - learn how to make a ceramic mug, pinch pot, hanging planter, or footed pot
  • Pro tools handmade in the USA from imported wood
  • Small smoothing sponge
  • Plantable wildflower seed coaster

Psst… add some color to enhance your piece with our Underglaze add-on

The Big Finish

Ceramic clay requires professional kiln firing to become waterproof/food-safe. Not sure where to find a kiln? No problem! We’ve taken all the guesswork out of this step by providing an interactive map of studio locations near you. Don’t need your pottery to be waterproof/food-safe? No kiln near you? Simply let your decorative ceramic clay piece air dry. Handle with care: it will remain very delicate + will dissolve if you get it wet (even after drying).

Sculpting Sustainability

We’re helping to create a world in which we don’t need to sacrifice the environment in order to get crafty. We curate every kit with the planet in mind, from the locally-sourced clay and tools handmade in the USA to naturally-based paints and eco-conscious packaging. We also seek to partner with suppliers who share our values by operating on 100% solar power and offsetting their energy usage with renewable energy credits. When you’re finished sculpting, make sure to visit our sustainability page for details on recycling and disposing of all eco-friendly packaging elements.

How it Works

Pick Your Kit

Choose size (1-4 people) + shipping frequency (once or quarterly) + optional add-ons like Underglazes to color your piece

Delivery Day

Everything you need (clay, tools, instructions) is delivered to your doorstep

The Fun Begins

Enjoy the creative experience! Decorate with underglazes (optional) + let your pottery dry

Get Fired Up (optional)

Make pottery waterproof/food-safe by professionally kiln firing + glazing - share on Instagram @PotterywithaPurpose

What Makes Our Kits Different

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Rachel Zhang
Incredible experience super relax , love it!

The instructor is so nice and full of enthusiasm , we really enjoy our 1 hour event. I made my first pot for the year of the Rabbit :)😀😉

Jenna K.
Incredible concept, mindfully crafted

This kit and overall company and concept is incredible. It provides a multisensory activity that can engage people of all ages and ability levels. Each item was clearly thought out as to it's impact on the environment as well as the usefulness to the user. I would 100% recommend this kit and company to anyone and everyone.

Sredna Kunowski
Great kit!

This kit had everything I needed to make some pottery. Love how everything was prepared so I could get right into it and make stuff!

First time buyer!
Wonderful gift idea!

I purchased this for a friend who loves creative projects and trying new things. With the pandemic going for so long, it’s been tough to come up with ideas for safe activities to do at home or with a small group of friends. Pottery with a Purpose is the perfect gift!

Sabrina S.
Great gift!

What a creative idea! We gifted this kit to my MIL and it was high quality and shipped quickly. As an art therapist, this is just such an on point product!

Two air dry clay vases with dried flowers, and a ceramic clay tealight candle holder sitting atop a blue photo prop.
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