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get dirty, tacoma

A casual, inclusive, and supportive studio for beginner and advanced potters, or those that just want to get dirty.

About Spun


Since 2014, Spun has been providing a fun, creative, and affordable space for anyone that wants to work with clay. We are an all ages studio that caters to all levels of potters and hand builders/sculptors.
We believe that everyone should get an opportunity to try pottery without large financial investments.


Make something at home? No problem, we can fire it for you. Looking for an activity but don't have experience?
Take a Sit 'n' Spin class, join a Workshop, or Adopt a Pot to glaze.
Spun is a full service studio that
 provides classes, tools, clay, glaze, and firing services.

The community at Spun is here to encourage and support you on your artistic journey! 

Meet the Team

Meet The Team


April Sanders

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Why did you two
open Spun?


"Our initial reason for opening Spun was selfish; we wanted to work for ourselves doing things that make us happy. It naturally morphed into filling a need of having an affordable, come-as-you-are, fun and safe place for folks to learn pottery. All ages, all skill levels, all makes and models of humans (and sometimes dogs) can benefit from art and we wanted to provide that. When we look back all these years later, it's nice to see we've stayed true to our mission."


jennifer english

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What's your favorite thing about Spun?

"I love that April and I have created the favorite 'high school art class' vibe...(without the censorship and drama) especially since we met in a high school art class almost 30 years ago. We love watching strangers become friends. Yeah, Spun is a supportive and encouraging space, but not just from April and I. It's from everyone that's in here. What does Olive Garden say? When you're here you're family? That."


craig cross

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This month's Spotlight is on Craig Cross


I sculpted something for the first time in an 8th-grade art class, and the experience was so much bigger than any other artwork I’d ever done. A few decades later, I found my way back to clay via private lessons at Spun. I enjoy the meditative nature of wheelwork, but building and sculpting is still my first love. What I enjoy most about the medium is that clay challenges me to the very end—you never know what’s going to come out of the kiln, and I love the surprise of that!

Clients can fill out the submission form here


studio time

Reserve your time on the wheel or in the glazing and hand building areas.


Make one piece on the wheel, we'll guide you and show you how.


Learn at your own pace by selecting a workshop to meet your needs.


Got a group of 4+ and looking to do something creative and fun? 

"What a fun and affordable hobby! These ladies help you thru the whole process!! I am definitely going back!!"

-Michelle M.

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