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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 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."

Lloyd Warnes

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This month's Spotlight is on Lloyd Warnes

I fell into pottery reluctantly, being coerced by my boyfriend into selecting an artistic endeavor we could do as a couple, so I chose pottery from a list of options – no idea why. Turns out it was an excellent choice. My employment work is intense, sometimes lengthy and very “left brained” so pottery to me is a self-care routine that forces me to redirect my attention, and completely focus on the transformation of dirt into objects of beauty and function.

I do my work both on the wheel and hand-building using rolled slabs. I haven’t been practicing with any great regularity to have landed on a look or technique that I feel is uniquely mine, so I make things for the sole purpose of making a thing, making it as nice as I can, and improving each time. My kitchen items draw from my background in hotels and foodservice and being mechanical, my slab construction tends to come to fruition with a mid century modern or even deco slant.

Although there is a beautiful studio space behind my house, I much prefer to throw at Spun. The community and collaboration is welcome respite from my solitary work office – Jennifer and April have fostered such an enriching grass roots creative space that all artists share and exchange ideas and methods freely so it’s always an interesting journey.

I am looking forward to dipping my toe into selling my work – really not so much for a revenue stream, but to alleviate the piles of pottery collecting on my fireplace mantle!

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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