Mayco: The Choice for Paint Your Own Pottery Studios

Follow the leaders

Mayco is more than a company that creates amazing glazes and innovative techniques. We’re a leader in the ceramics industry that helps studios like yours succeed through education, inspiration, technical support and personal knowledge of the PYOP industry.  Mayco is your partner in success.

Supporting the industry

Founding member of Contemporary Ceramic Studio Association (CCSA). We believed in you then and we continue to believe in you now!

Glazes for studios

Stroke & Coat® was the first glaze developed specifically for the PYOP market with their unique needs and processes.


Every product that Mayco develops is for the ceramics market. We are dedicated to ceramics – that’s all we do!

Technical Support

We stand behind our products. We are committed to our distributors, who provide direct support to consumers with quick service and delivery. We work hard to keep our partnership strong.

The industry's only female-owned business

Mayco is the only color/bisque manufacturer in our market solely owned by a woman and connects to the predominantly female-owned PYOP market. Pictured above: Mayco’s President & CEO, Colleen Carey Brennan.

Studio Experience

We have hands-on experience in the market as former studio owners and we work with studios on a daily basis, We understand what it is like to be in your shoes.

Mayco can relate

We know how labor intensive it is to run a PYOP studio. That’s why Mayco provides you with the tools for success.

Our motto is Design by Innovation, Not Imitation.

Continuing Education

Mayco goes beyond the glaze and bisque sales! We’re celebrating over 20 years of award-winning education AKA Pottery Camp and more throughout the year!

The Test of time

Over 60 years of experience in creating amazing color and specialty products. All of our colors are manufactured at our factory in Hilliard, Ohio, USA.

Approved Products

Mayco Stroke & Coats® are the best-selling glaze in the PYOP market and bear the AP Non-Toxic Seal, which is recognized globally. This seal indicates that the product has met very strict material requirements and has undergone extensive testing (including lead content) to qualify as non-toxic. Consistent with our commitment to high-quality standards and superior product performance, we go the extra step and expense to obtain this certification. Using Stroke & Coat® in your studio shows your commitment to health and safety.