The Pottery Lounge is a locally owned Paint-and-Take ceramic studio.

We live in Rockford, and make many of our own bisque pieces in store.

We're proud to be one of, and support, Rockford's local businesses.

This is a great place to relax, let out your artistic side, and make memories. No reservation needed, no time limit, and no stress - we clean up the mess!


We have had painters as young as one year old, all the way up to 98, with all levels of experience. You don't have to be artistic or know how to paint, you just have to have fun!


Reserve our party space for your event today!

You just pay the $35 reservation fee when scheduling your event,

and you're ready to go. When you arrive for the party, everyone can pick the piece they want to paint and bring it to the front for payment.

Best of all, we do the cleanup!

Perfect for any occasion:


 - Birthday Parties

 - Date Night

 - Group Events

 - Girls Night Out

 - Baby Shower

 - Bridal Party

 - Home School

 - Daycare

 - Family Outings

 - Just for Fun!

Reservations include:


 - Party Room

 - Table cloths

 - Balloons

 - Extra staffing

 - Supplies

 - Clean up


Feel free to bring your own decorations and food!


Reservation fee does not apply to the price of pieces.

Please Note - Requests for specific pieces should be made two weeks in advance. Without this notice, we may not have enough of your desired pieces on hand.


Reservation Fee is non-refundable and does not apply toward the price of pieces.



Take a look through our bisque, wood art, and canvas. We have a wide variety of pieces:


Fun and whimsical?

Dark and spooky?

Pop Culture favorites?

We've got something for you.


Think you've seen it all?

We make our own pieces,

and order more every week.

Stop by again to see what's new in stock!


Bring your favorite piece to the counter, and we'll get you all set up.


The Paint & Take price is on the bottom of each piece.

Additional cost for Glaze & Fire.

No studio fee.

No paint charge.


After checkout, we'll get you set up at our Paint Bar, where you can choose any of our paints, brushes, and supplies.


Once you've got your piece and supplies, just choose a seat, have fun, and relax!


Lounge Bar with Stools.

Comfy Arm Chairs.

Small, Mid, and Large Tables.

Large Capacity Party Room.


Paint as long as you want.

Don't finish? No problem!

We can hold your piece safely,

or you can take it with you and come back to finish any time!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is The Pottery Lounge?

    The Pottery Lounge is a local, family owned and operated, contemporary Paint Your Own Pottery studio.

    We are located in CherryVale Mall in Rockford, Illinois.

  • What products do you offer?

    We have ceramic pottery (bisque), canvas, and wood art available for painting.

    We provide the paints and do all the clean up!

    Some art supplies are also available in store or by request.

  • Are there any hidden fees?


    The Paint & Take price is clearly marked on each piece, and includes everything but tax.

    There are no studio or paint fees.

    We now offer Glaze & Fire painting - There is an additional charge for firing.

  • Do I need an appointment?

    You do not need an appointment.

    We are open Monday-Thursday 11am - 6pm, Fri-Sat 11am - 7pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm.

    Holiday hours may differ, check CherryVale Mall for more info - we're open during mall hours.

    Large groups or parties are welcome to make reservations to ensure enough seating, or reserve our party room.

  • Where are you located?

    We are located inside the CherryVale Mall, on the upper level next to Sears.

  • Do you have a pottery wheel?

    At this time, we do not have pottery wheels.

    We create poured pieces using molds for customers to paint.

  • How long until I can take my piece home?

    We use a non-firing paint, so pieces are ready to go just minutes after painting.

    Typically pieces are dry 5-15 minutes after painting.

    Some paints, such as clear gloss, may take slightly longer.


    We also offer glazed and kiln fired pieces!

    Since these pieces need to be separated and fired in a kiln, you can pick them up 7-10 days after painting.

  • Will you paint a piece for me?

    We encourage everyone to paint their own piece, since it will be your masterpiece.

    We have a variety of tools to help, including stamps, silkscreen, sponges, toothpicks, tape, and more!

  • Do you hold parties?


    We have an 800 square feet party area, with plenty of room for your guests, snacks, and gifts.

    We provide table cloths, balloons, centerpieces, overhead music, and added staffing for setup and cleanup.

    There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee per party, which guarantees the space and added staffing.

    This fee does not apply toward the chosen pieces your party wants to paint.

    See our party section above for more details.

  • What age is this for?

    We have pieces small and large, simple and detailed.

    There's something for every age and every level of painter, from beginner to advanced.

    We've had infants all the way up to 98 years old so far, everyone can do it!

  • Do you glaze and fire the pieces?


    We now glaze and fire pieces! A firing fee will apply in addition to the non-firing piece price.

    We also offer glazing parties, see store for details.

    Unlike our regular pieces, glazed pieces will need to be left at the store and picked up at a later date.

    Once fired, they are food safe!





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