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


Until recently Jim has been in the background working on technical aspects of Read More

Art Escape. He is excited to start getting his hands dirty and get into the Art of Art Escape.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. Acrylics can be used on air dry clay, canvas, and most ceramics. This gives vacationers a variety of choices that can be taken home the same day.

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 are looking for the gift of quality time spent with family and friends you have come to the right place! Art Escape certificates are available both online and in store. We also have hand painted tile gift card holders for an additional charge. 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.


636 Union Avenue

Laconia, New Hampshire 03246