Retail Education for Studio Owners, Dealers & More

Mayco Creative Studios is dedicated to educating and inspiring key managers and owners of Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) and ceramic studios, mobile studios, dealers and retailers. MCS provides retail education (including selling, merchandising, signage and display ideas), identifies trends, creates projects and provides you with programming and event ideas to help you increase sales. Click our social media links below to follow the Creative Studios Facebook and Instagram pages.


Educational events intended for PYOP staff. We update studios on new product usage, share design and application techniques, discuss best practices for a retail studio and you’ll walk away with great painted samples! Attendees must own or work in a PYOP studio.

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