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Hugs Ceramics Pottery Studio Now Open in Westville

Hugs Ceramics is located at 126 Broadway. The studio offers classes for all ages and is open by appointment.

Hugs Ceramics is now open at its new location at 126 Broadway in Westville. The pottery studio recently relocated from the SoHa Arts Building in Haddon Township.

Hugs Ceramics is owned by Katie Thomson, who is originally from Tucson, Arizona, but grew up in Southern Maryland.

Katie is a self-taught potter who moved to New Jersey in 2017 and “absolutely loves it.” She wants to share her knowledge, passion, and love for clay, their website states.

Katie’s creations include functional pottery forms such as mugs, cups, bowls, and vases. She is excited to be finally sharing her love for clay through teaching and is eager to strengthen her skills alongside her students. Katie hopes to explore sculptural work as well as painting with underglazes.

Hugs Ceramics is dedicated to bringing art, whimsy, and creativity to our community. Through creating handmade pottery and facilitating clay exploration, Hugs Ceramics’ mission is to provide a positive, supportive, and safe space for all people to express themselves with clay.

“We value community, diversity, learning, and being true to yourself.”

Also part of the Hugs Ceramics team is Katie’s husband, Aaron Thompson, aka “Mr. Hugs Ceramics” and Katie credits him for encouraging her to follow her dreams of making pottery and sharing it with others.

Hugs Ceramics is located in downtown Westville at 126 Broadway. (SJO Photo)


The studio is open by appointment only. Hugs Ceramics is offering seasonal classes for Halloween and Christmas.

Information about upcoming classes can be found on their website.

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