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A letter from Kim...

In 1997, two local artists opened Hands to Art: a pottery studio for all ages. We were customers there for about a year when we had the opportunity to purchase the business in 2003.  My education and background in the arts consisted of visual/liberal arts with a passion for working with children, commercial interior design and rendering. Having no idea what it took to run a business, but loving art and our community, we set out as a family on one of the biggest and riskiest adventures of our lives. The journey has required hard work, but the results have been rewarding and just down right FUN!! Eighteen years later and we are still at it! We can’t believe we have been making memories with you and your family for a decade and a half!

As our family has grown, so has yours. We have watched kids from art camps, birthday parties and Saturday paint days grow up to go to high school, college, get married, and have their own kids. We have participated in countless auctions and fundraising events, class/community art projects, field trips, celebrations, and even a few marriage proposals. Each year we have the honor of watching you gather for your family painting tradition of ornaments, eggs, handprints, and gifts for your loved ones. Together, we have been making memories and creating moments that will last a lifetime! 


It has been an honor to be a part of this community and we are thankful and humbled by YOU – our awesome customers. You will always be a part of the HANDS TO ART FAMILY!


Let’s make some ART!


Jim and Kim Washko

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