Amphora Pottery closes Zebulon Road studio, goes mobile

Amphora Pottery Studio has hit the road.

Since 2006, the studio operated at 6255 Zebulon Road, where customers create their own works of art. That location closed last week, but the studio’s not out of business. Instead, it’s gone mobile, setting up shop at birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, church groups, day cares and more.

“Our new tagline is ‘We bring the party to you,’” said owner Rebekah Rainer. “We ask the customer to provide the location, and we provide everything else.”

Rainer said she held her first two birthday parties last weekend.

She did an all-day field trip for gifted students Friday at Creekside Elementary School in Milledgeville.

“We bring everything — blankets, pottery, the paint,” she said.

As before, customers paint the pottery, then the studio glazes and fires it for them. The studio had done parties and off-site work before, just not full-time.

“It’s new in a way, but not new,” Rainer said.

She and her husband opened the business in February 2006. They decided to close the Zebulon Road store to cut costs.

“Mainly to try to cut overhead with the economy like it is in our area,” Rainer said. “But we didn’t want to close.”

So, they went mobile. Amphora also is offering a “Pottery to Go” service, which allows customers to pick out a piece online for home painting.

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