Jean (Owner, Canvas Instructor)

Having my own art studio has been a life long dream that has finally come true. Read More

While still in high school I attended Boston University of fine arts on the weekends. I then joined the military as a medic and had the opportunity to paint B-52 bomber nose art, and murals in the pediatric wards of the hospital. I also attended Minot state university, took art lessons on the military base and completed a masters art program. After returning to NH I attended the NH community college. I taught after school art lessons for a number of years before opening my own studio. Hide


Started working at Art Escape October 14th, 2013. Therese is a child at heart. She loves Read More

anything to do with disney characters and mermaids. Theresa has two foster children . She is a girl scout leader and volunteers for many activities at the children's school. She also volunteers at the animal shelter. Hide


Gladiana started working at Art Escape in April 2015. Gladiana is happiest having Read More

a little paint on her nose or in her hair. She enjoys designing greeting cards. She is also the band at the Laconia High School.Hide


Amber likes drawing portraits in her free time. She is currently working on the Read More

art work for a cat book that will be published in the next year.Hide


Rachel is our newest staff member. She is very excited to be working at Art Escape.Read More

Rachel was recently accepted to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to study fine arts and theater scene painting! Hide


Justin has been around at Art Escape since it opened. He attends Laconia Read More

High School. Whether it be getting customers coffee, tea, or clean water for their paint brushes this polite young man will be eager to help. At Art Escape we are lucky to have Justin as one of our staff.Hide

About Us

Wouldn't it be nice to have an oasis where you could leave the work day world behind, relax and, while you are at it, create something meaningful for you and your family? We offer pottery made in Laconia, New Hampshire. Welcome to Art Escape.

Our History

Our studio has been open since May 2007. We opened as a clay studio and since then have added ceramics, fused glass and in September 2014 we expanded, doubling our size and adding a canvas studio and private party room.

Our Mission

To give people of all ages and skill levels a place to escape their busy lives, come in, relax and use their creative side to make a lasting memory. It's wonderful! Leave your worries outside our door and come in and escape into a world of art.

Visiting from out of town?

We offer acrylic paints that can be sprayed glossy and taken home the same day. Prefer kiln paint and need to go home before your piece is ready? No problem. For a small fee, we'll carefully wrap your pieces and ship them to you via USPS.

Custom work available

We offer custom work for all those times when you just don't want to paint yourself. Let our talented staff use their expertise to produce a hand made piece you will love. signature platters are our specialty. Custom clay sculpture or fused glass also available.

Gift certificates available

If you have never received one of our gift certificates you are missing out! Art Escape certificates are hand painted on ceramic tiles by our staff and gift wrapped for you. Always the perfect gift! Our friendly staff will be happy to help you figure out just the right amount for the gift you have in mind.


371 Union Avenue

Laconia, New Hampshire 03246