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Craft Your Own Creations: The Best Adult Pottery Kits

Are you on the hunt for a new hobby that’s a bit out of the ordinary? Something that lets you flex your creative muscles while chilling out? Well, you might want to give pottery a go—and no, it’s not just for kids! Our adult pottery kits are perfect for anyone looking to dive into the world of ceramics. Whether you’re starting fresh or have a bit of experience, these kits let you create beautiful, handmade pieces right from your cozy corner at home. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the best pottery kits out there and help you pick the perfect one that fits your vibe. Ready to explore? Let’s dive in!

Why Choose an Adult Pottery Kit?

Let’s be real: pottery classes can really dent your wallet. If you’re just testing the waters with pottery, looking to spice up your after-work routine, or in need of a new creative outlet, an adult pottery kit is a fantastic choice. The kits we’ve picked out have everything you need all in one box, making it super easy to get started on a fun project. Think of it like a “choose your own adventure” book. You can either follow the step-by-step tutorials included in the kit (or try out one of our cool slab template tutorials!) or just do your own thing. So, whether you’re a total newbie needing a bit of hand-holding or you’ve already got some clay tricks up your sleeve, these kits are built to help you craft something truly unique.

And here’s a fun fact: playing with clay isn’t just creative, it’s also super relaxing. Just check out this article Vogue published in 2017 declaring that “pottery is the new yoga.”  Working with clay pulls you away from your screens and lets you lose yourself in a slow, calming process that’s all about enjoying the moment. Ready to give it a try?

sculpd air dry ceramic clay

Sculpd: The Ultimate Pottery Kit for Beginners

We’re big fans of Sculpd—it’s our top pick for all our air-dry clay projects! Sculpd isn’t just about clay; it’s an entire creative experience wrapped up in super cute packaging that feels like a gift to yourself when it arrives. Their comprehensive kit includes everything you need to sculpt a masterpiece from scratch!

The Sculpd pottery kit includes:

  • 2kg Premium Sculpd Air-Dry Clay: This clay is a dream to work with, mimicking the texture of traditional ceramic clay while being incredibly forgiving. We once forgot a bag for a few years and it was still perfectly usable when we found it! Check out our comprehensive review on this air dry clay here
  • 20 Piece Step-By-Step Beginners Pottery Guide: Perfect for beginners needing a bit of direction, this guide is packed with easy-to-follow instructions and cool ceramic ideas. Plus, Sculpd’s Instagram is a treasure trove of inspiration.
  • Pottery Carving, Shaping, and Cutting Tools & Tool Bag: These tools are just what you need to get started and are on par with any classic beginner’s toolkit. They’re so good, you could continue using them if you decide to take your pottery skills to the next level.
  • White Acrylic Eggshell Paint & Waterproof Glossy or Matte Varnish: The varnish is a game-changer. Opt for the gloss for a dazzling finish that looks like your piece was dipped in a clear glaze!

Sculpd offers more than just the basics. If you’re looking for something more specialized, check out their range of kits, from dried flower pottery to candle making and even candlestick holder kits, for those who love a focused project. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to expand your crafting skills, Sculpd has something exciting to offer!

Pott'd Adult Pottery Kit

Pott’d: A Beginner-Friendly Kit for the Artist

The Pott’d pottery kit is a fantastic choice for those that are really interested in the decoration process! It’s designed to make your sculpting experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible, and provides a range of colored acrylic paints to bring your piece to life! 

The Pott’d pottery kit includes:

  • 2 bags of eco-friendly, premium Pott’d Super Clay (1kg each): This premium clay is a joy to handle, although it tends to dry out a bit faster than we’d like.
  • 5 custom wood pottery tools for sculpting, carving, shaping, and decorating: These are great for sculpting, carving, shaping, and decorating. Note that it doesn’t include a wire cutter, needle tool, or rib, which could be a great addition for future kits.
  • 8 premium acrylic Pott’d paints, 2 brushes, & gloss varnish: If you love adding a splash of color to your creations, this kit won’t disappoint. The variety of paints, coupled with two brushes, makes decorating a breeze. The included base coat and gloss varnish ensure a professional-looking finish.
  • Pott’d quick-start guide with step-by-step instructions and inspiration: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for crafting seven different types of pottery pieces—like a draped dish, pinch pot, photo stand, plant pot, incense burner, trinket dish, and vase. It’s perfect for those who appreciate having a variety of projects to choose from!

TLDR: If you’re keen on having clear guidelines and plenty of options for decoration, the Pott’d kit is tailor-made for you!

Pottery with a Purpose Kit

Pottery with a Purpose: Fun Meets Functional

For those who love crafting pottery that is not only visually appealing but also fully functional, “Pottery with a Purpose” offers the perfect kit. Pottery with a Purpose not only equips you with all the essential tools and materials, but they also provide an interactive map to help you locate a nearby studio where you can fire your creations!

Deluxe Clay Kit – Ceramic

  • Ceramic Clay: Unlike the air-dry options from other kits, this ceramic clay needs to be fired in a kiln. After firing, it becomes food and water-safe, boasting a beautiful dark-speckled finish. Plus, it’s locally made, adding a touch of local craftsmanship to your work.
  • Underglazes: Choose up to three colors from a vibrant selection to truly personalize your pottery.
  • Carving tools and detailed instructions: The kit comes complete with high-quality tools for detailed carving and shaping, allowing you to unleash your creativity to the fullest.

But that’s not all—there are several exciting variations of this kit that make fantastic gifts. We’re particularly fond of the mud kit that includes a hot cocoa bomb, perfect for a cozy crafting session. Or, if you’re into pottery painting, check out their dedicated kit for a colorful experience.

“Pottery with a Purpose” kits are more than just pottery supplies; they’re an invitation to create art that’s both beautiful and practical. Whether for yourself or as a gift, these kits are sure to inspire and delight.

Pottery Beginners: Templates & Tutorials

Okay, okay, we don’t offer a kit per se, BUT we do offer some affordable, guided options to get started with pottery! At the time of this article, all of our templates are FREE—so you can get a slab template and video tutorial, no cost! Check our our air dry clay article to pick up some clay for your project, and our tool article—all in all, you can get started for around $30. Not bad! 


Adult pottery kits offer an incredible opportunity to unleash your creativity and delve into the art of pottery. Whether you opt for the all-inclusive Sculpd kit, the color-rich Pott’d kit, or the uniquely functional offerings from Pottery with a Purpose, you’re in for a rewarding crafting experience. Each kit brings its own charm and potential for creating distinct, beautiful pottery pieces.

So why wait? Pick up an adult pottery kit today and start your creative adventure. You’ll not only produce stunning, handmade pottery but also enjoy the profound satisfaction that comes with it. Get ready to mold, shape, and personalize your creations—happy potting and here’s to the beautiful pieces you’ll bring to life!


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