Potters, painters and artists of all kinds can enjoy crafting and creating at Paradise Pottery & Art Studio. From birthday parties to bridal showers, the studio can accommodate groups looking to get creative and make something special.

Mother-daughter duo Joanne Nakano and Alexis Hubbard share a deep love for making art together, and have been doing so ever since Hubbard was a toddler in Hawai’i. After relocating to Texas, whenever the pair went back to visit home, they would visit the same studio. The business owner would always rush their order so it would be glazed and fired before they had to board the plane back to Texas.

Nakano said on their most recent trip back to Texas, she couldn’t stop thinking about opening her own studio with her daughter so they could build careers around an activity they loved.

“When I proposed the idea to her, she looked at me like I was crazy,” Nakano said. “But it was something we could do together, and something for the rest of my working years and for the beginning of her working years.”

As she expanded on the idea, the pieces started falling together, Nakano said. She found a consultant last October, and the rest was history.

As a first time business owner, Nakano said there have been highs and lows of the process, but despite a few challenges, she found the perfect place for her and her daughter to open their studio at 6020 Parker Blvd., Ste. 120, North Richland Hills.

Nestled in The Venue at Hometown in North Richland Hills, Paradise Pottery & Art Studio is located in a family-friendly neighborhood. The downstairs of Venue at Hometown is businesses and the upstairs is apartments, which makes the studio easily accessible for families looking to spend time doing something creative.

Walk-ins are welcome, but for reservations, the studio is only reserving space for groups of six or more. The location’s party room can hold up to 18 people, so if those looking to paint their own pottery grab some friends, pick a piece and go to town. Parties have about two hours in the room and can get help from the Paradise Pottery & Art Studio creative consultant who will help set up and distribute ceramics and paint.

Paradise Pottery & Art Studio will offer three activities to start and plans to expand and add to its list every six months so clients can always try something new.

The activities include:
  • Pottery painting: guests will leave their painted pieces at the studio and can pick them up in a week after they’ve been glazed and fired
  • Glass fusing: process that pairs pieces of colored glass together before it's fired in a kiln to create one unique piece of glass art
  • Board art: craft that uses slats of wood as a creative canvas; guests can draw or paint the message they want onto the board and make the piece into an eye-catching decoration
Nakano and Hubbard will open the studio together in late November, with a grand opening planned for December. Nakano said in the spring, she hopes to add mosaic making and pottery wheel classes to the list of artful activities.

“We’re really excited to see this come together,” Nakano said. “The walls are up, the paint is on and the furniture is built.”

To learn more about Paradise Pottery & Art Studio, visit the Facebook page. Guests can also check out the studio’s work on Instagram and TikTok or email [email protected]. Ready to make a masterpiece? Plan your visit to the studio today, located at 6020 Parker Blvd., Ste. 120, North Richland Hills.

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