New shop opens in North Kingsville

Darla Rose, left, owner of Cracked Pot Ceramics and Pottery, and her operations manager Deborah McDonald, have opened shop 6551 Main Street in North Kingsville.

NORTH KINGSVILLE — There’s one more thing for families to do in North Kingsville, as Tuesday marked the opening of a new business at the intersection of Routes 20 and 193.

Darla Rose, the owner of Cracked Pot Ceramics and Pottery, said she wanted to open a business that would be fun for everyone.

“My thing is to have something that is enjoyable for everyone that has a diversity of hand-building and wheel-throwing and bisque-painting for all ages. Families and friends can come and just relax,” Rose said.

Rose began attending pottery classes six years ago. She went to classes in Ashtabula, Erie, and Girard before deciding to open her business.

Cracked Pot has three pottery wheels that customers can sign up to use, in addition to hand-building pottery and painting pre-made bisque pottery.

Lessons are available throughout the week, with pottery-wheel classes at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, and hand-building classes at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Registration is required for the pottery-wheel classes.

Classes range in price between $20-$30. Painting the pre-made bisque varies in price depending on the pieces, which are between $4 and $32. The price includes everything needed to paint one of the bisque pieces, including stains, paints and glazes.

Rose does not have a favorite activity when it comes to pottery.

“I love all of it,” she said.

The idea for the shop started in the spring of 2019, and renovations started on the location in November, Rose said.

Rose said she would like people to think of Cracked Pot as “a place to come relax and have fun,” she said.

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