Welcome to Marcy’s Clayground

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 July 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.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

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 quiet 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.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

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 think it helps our customers understand the process and related costs better!

GIVING BACK

Marcy’s Clayground wants to make a positive impact in the Columbus Community. Reports from community fundraisers talk about how successfully they have raised money for their cause! That money will go into the world and make it a better place – those are dollars of hope.

We have held three silent auctions benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Stefanie and 2 of her kids joined Marcy in the studio in 2004 for a fundraising event. Jack Hanna, Andrea Cambern, Hope Taft, Jack Nicklaus, Jim Tressel and Archie Griffin have all joined Marcy’s Clayground by either painting or signing pottery to raise funds.

Stafanie sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in the fall of 2009. Those that met her will forever be touched by her perseverance, grace and generosity of spirit. She has left a legacy of hope.

Marcy’s Clayground has proudly supported our local community and that of the greater Columbus area since 2003. Below is a list of just a few of the organizations Marcy’s Clayground has supported.

  • Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research
  • Empty Bowl Event benefiting the Mid-Ohio Foodbank
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Rich Brown’s Cancer Research Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • J. Sloan Foundation
  • The Gardner School of Dublin
  • Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
  • The Columbus Cultural Art’s Center
  • The Bellepoint Youth Athletic Association
  • Hoops for Hope
  • City of Dublin Schools
  • Olentangy Local Schools
  • Worthington Schools
  • Delaware Schools
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Team in Training
  • Girls Scouts
  • Cub Scouts
  • Bishop Watterson High School
  • St. Brendan School
  • Columbus Literacy Council Alphabet Attraction
  • Junior League of Columbus
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Jewish Community Centers
  • The Wellington School
  • Worthington Christian Schools
  • Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • City of Powell “People of Powell” Community Art Project
  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium