Dre Lewis opened Tumbleweed Studio in April at 12405 W. Hwy. 71, Bee Cave, with limited hours and classes, but hopes to expand and have a grand opening in July.

Lewis began ceramics around five years ago, and after moving to the Austin area she felt as though the western side of the city was lacking in ceramic and pottery studios.

"I found that in order to get myself into any classes, I had to drive all the way to the other side of town, so I set up my own home studio," Lewis said.

She said her main goal for the studio, and in life, is to liberate artists, which she hopes to accomplish with Tumbleweed Studio.

"I have a huge passion of bringing art to people and bringing it out of people," she said.

The studio will have a membership-based service, much like a gym would but for art, she said, where people can just drop by for an hour or so and make whatever they want. There will be classes for beginners up to those who are more advanced as well as private classes.

Tumbleweed Studio offers some beginners wheel-throwing classes, parent and child workshops, and other clay workshops.