About Marcy's Clayground

Marcy's Clayground is a contemporary paint-your-own pottery studio located in Powell, OH. Marcy's Clayground is owned and operated by Mary Jo Schell with the support of an exceptionally talented and fun-loving staff. The studio opened in June of 2003, by Marcy Kuehl Freed. She used her degrees from OSU to create a studio that is lively, inspirational, entertaining and educational. In June 2013, Marcy decided to spend more time with her two young sons and husband, turning the reins over to Mary Jo. Mary Jo grew up in Columbus, Ohio, also attended OSU and is excited to continue this great tradition.


Memorial Day

11 am - 5 pm

Independence Day

11 am - 5 pm

Labor Day

11 am - 5 pm

Thanksgiving Week

Wednesday: 11 am — 5 pm
Thanksgiving Day we are Closed
Friday: 11 am — 9 pm
Regular operating hours Saturday and Sunday

Christmas Week

December 20th is the last day to paint and still have your item before the Christmas Holiday! Last pick up day is December 23rd. We are closed December 24th and 25th.


Marcy's has over 150 different functional and non- functional ceramic items from which to select. After you narrow down your choices and select the piece you want to paint, we will show you where to find over 80 different colors of paints (glazes), as well as a variety of design tools such as stencils, sponge stamps, ideas books and so, so much more. Next, get comfortable at one of our tables (perhaps near the toasty fireplace) and paint whatever your heart desires. Enjoy some creative socializing with friends and family or some quite time alone. (It has been said that coming to Marcy's is cheaper than therapy and way more fun!) Once you have finished your piece, you will leave it with the staff who will glaze and fire it and have it ready for you in exactly one week to pick up.


The pieces range in price from $4 to $50. Marcy's Clayground also charges a fee of 50% of the cost of the piece for your use of paints and supplies as well as the glazing and firing of your finished piece. For example, if you select a mug for $10, your total will be $15 (plus tax). There is NO CHARGE for the time you spend in our studio! We have chosen not to price items with one all inclusive cost. If you have visited another paint your own pottery studio, you might be aware that many studios charge a flat studio fee. Our pricing philosophy takes into account that smaller pieces require less paint, less glaze and take up less room in our kilns. Our prices, therefore, take into account the amount of resources you actually use without making you feel rushed with an hourly charge. We have also chosen not to price items with one all inclusive cost. We think it helps our customers understand the process and related costs better!

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