All the bad reviews about the nasty, disrespectful owner are true. Also, the establishment itself provides no real necessity, so that along with the bad service there's really no reason to waste your time
600 Menaul Blvd NWAlbuquerque, NM 87107
Of the owners, Marie, raised her voice to me during instructional time when I needed help. I tried to discuss this with her (giving her a chance to apologize) but she just got more aggressive. She ended up yelling at me in my face. I then tried to talk to Patrick, the other owner, about it and he stood by her behavior. After doing more research on this company, it's clear that she wasn't just having a bad day and the rude behavior seems to be the single most common complaint about this place.
Best pottery studio ever! This is a true teaching studio with the goal of turning you into a potter! Excellent teachers that are very knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge for your benefit. They're Open 7 days a week enabling most anyone to go. They offer simple try it out classes to memberships that even allow 24 hour access. I've taken classes at several studios in town and this one in my opinion is the best. As far as a pottery studio goes, this one is VERY clean, but pottery is a messy art so one has to remember that. The owners are local artists and are eager to share their knowledge & expertise. Their studio also sells wares from other local artists so it's a great place to do some local gift shopping and support living, eating, & air breathing artists. I hope people give them a try!
My husband and I went to visit this place as a fun "clay date" we'd bought off groupon. Ohh how I'd listened to the terrible reviews. We didn't even get past the waiting room. I was yelled at the close the door at least 3 times as my welcome into this establishment. The woman who supposedly owns this place is running herself and her cracked out boyfriend out of business. My husband is in the military and the way this woman treated him disgusts me. The owner rudely told us we were welcome to leave because my husband would not write his email address..... Really?? She is insane. She told my husband he did not "deserve" customer service. Period. We literally just walked in, having a lovely Sunday, to run into this unfortunate creature and left without even being there 10 minutes. When my husband went back to get our forms(that were no longer needed as we were obviously never coming back) and the guy CHASED him down to the car saying that OUR information was their property??! Craziest experience ever. And if you're looking for the worst business in Albuquerque, you'll find it here. Can't believe this place is in business. Won't be for long!
The customer service is great!! The instructor is very helpful and informative! My wife and I go every couple of months and think it is great to do with friends!! We've made lots of little items to go around the house or to give away to family as gifts!! Can't wait to go back and we think it is a MUST DO in ABQ!!