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Business of the Week: The Happy Pot

By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings

This week’s story holds a special place in my heart. Many of you know this shop and have made amazing memories inside their walls. I know that I have. 

The Happy Pot is located at 522 2nd Street right here in Portsmouth. Tim and Cinamon Wellington are the proud owners.

Tim and Cinamon started the business in 2015. They wanted to give our community a safe and fun environment to create art and memories.

Local activities are important to them. They don’t want families to have to travel to do fun things.

The Happy Pot paints with individuals from ages 2 to 102! When you walk in, you wash your hands,pick out your pottery and your paint, and sit down to start working.

If you don't think you have what it takes to be an artist, don’t worry, they are there to help you every step of the way! Cinamon believes that everyone is an artist, and she is very rarely wrong.

Once you're finished, you leave your pottery with them. Tim then glazes the piece and fires it in the kiln. In approximately one week, your pottery will be available for pickup! 

They also offer pottery painting classes on Saturday’s and monthly wine and canvas nights. 

Tim and Cinamon feel very honored and blessed to serve our community. This shows through their work outside of the shop.

You can see them participating in community cleanup days, Guinness World Record attempts, and Winterfest! They believe in this community and the goodness that it has. 

COVID, like many other businesses, hit them hard this year. When talking to Cinamon, she told me, “During the Covid pandemic we have not been able to be open. We also have had construction done to the outside of our building. We have continuously tried to ensure the safety of our building for our community.  We are now reopened and are ready to paint with our community.  We are so thankful for the support and loyalty from our patrons.  We could never be living our dream without the support from our customers.  We are so honored and appreciative to serve the community we love.”

The Happy Pot has unique pottery pieces for every age and gender.  These pieces make amazing gifts for friends and family. Shop local this holiday season and make memories that will last a lifetime! You won't regret it.

Make sure to go check them out on social media

Facebook: @thehappypotstudio

Instagram: @thehappypotstudio

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