Handmade for the Holidays!

November 24th is Small Business Saturday! We have a bunch of fun planned from 10AM-9PM!
Make your own gifts, or find something unique in the market.

10-2PM – Handmade Holiday Market
10-2PM – $5 five-minute wheel lessons for any age during the market!
10-2PM – Kids Keepsake Handprint Ornaments
10-6PM – Paint your own & Make Your Own ornaments
3-9PM – Stained Glass and Clay Workshops, Gift shop open
6-7:30 & 7:30-9PM – Date Night in the Pottery Studio

All Day: Spend $50 or more and get a free “Shop Small” canvas bag. This applies to gift card purchases and class registrations.

All Day: The handmade gift shop and the Annual Cup Sale will be open! Come find a one-of-a kind plant arrangement, amazing lotions and soaps, or a mug for your coffee or tea loving friends.

Special Mother’s Day Workshops

Studio 550 Mother’s Day Workshops


Studio 550 will be honoring moms everywhere for the month of May. In celebration of Mother’s Day, the studio will have multiple chances all month long for you & loved ones to show your mother appreciation & love.

These special workshops include:

Stained Glass Picture Frames

Express Yourself: Poetry & Card-making (TBD)


We also suggest:

Date Night in the Pottery Studio 

DIY Succulent Terrariums


Reservations can be made:

  • over the phone at 603.232.5597
  • via email at info@550arts.com
  • online at https://www.550arts.com/.
  • in person at 550 Elm Street in Manchester, NH

We look forward to making Mother’s Day even more special & fun for all!

Special Valentine’s Day Date Night in the Pottery Studio!

Valentine’s Day Date Night At Studio 550


Studio 550 is excited to host a special Date Night in the Pottery Studio on Wednesday, February 14th in celebration of Valentine’s Day! Date Night workshops are normally only held on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.

For Valentine’s Day we will be hosting sessions at 6PM and 7:30PM. This means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy dinner before or after the workshop.

The Date Night price of $60 per couple includes:

  • All instruction and materials to create at least one food-safe and microwave-safe piece of handmade pottery per person
  • an additional 10% off gallery purchases during the night of your workshop


Couples in attendance will be given a demonstration of the basics of throwing on the wheel and then given their own pottery wheels to play and create on, with the assistance of a trained instructor. No prior clay or wheel throwing experience is needed. 

*You are welcome to create more than one piece.*

To make this evening even more special, Studio 550 is partnering with Apotheca Flower Shoppe, in Goffstown, NH so couples will have the option of purchasing a beautiful and unique bouquet of flowers while they are here. A limited selection of the artistic creations will be available at Studio 550 for that evening only.

Space is limited to four couples each session, so participants are asked to reserve in advance.


Reservations can be made:

  • over the phone at 603.232.5597
  • via email at info@550arts.com
  • online at https://550arts.as.me/datenightpottery
  • in person at 550 Elm Street in Manchester, NH

We look forward to making Valentine’s Day even more special & fun for all couples!

Open Mic Night to benefit New Horizons & Nashua Honduras

Open Mic Night to benefit New Horizons & NHOT, January 18, 2018

Performers of all ages, backgrounds, and styles are invited


Perform or listen to great local talent, and do something good in your community at the same time! Studio 550 welcomes performers of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds to an Open Mic Night on Thursday, January 18th from 6:30-8:30PM. Singer-songwriters, musicians, spoken word artists, and solo/duets/trios are all welcome. There is no cost for performers or for listeners, but performances should be original material.

The hope is that this Open Mic will be a listening room and foster a community of musicians and performers to share their work, instead of a music backdrop to a bar scene.There will be a simple PA with two inputs (vocal and instrument) but the space will be small enough that acoustic would be perfectly fine. This Open Mic is also a pop-up fundraiser/awareness builder for two organizations.

Nashua Honduras Outreach Team: This is a group of leaders sharing their talents with the small community of San Francisco de la Paz, Honduras. During visits, they paint murals, teach dance, tutor and plant community gardens. At the open mic they will have a pottery & plant sale, including some lovely Honduran inspired succulent pots. Plants were donated by the NH Food Pantry Greenhouse and nurtured by St. Casimir students.


The open mic organizer, Jyl Dittbenner, is a member of this organization.

New Horizons for NH: In exchange for donation items from the New Horizons Shelter and Food Pantry “Wish List”, visitors can select free pottery made by past students at Studio 550.  So much more than just canned goods are needed! Guests can see “Wish List” items on the New Horizons website: newhorizonsnh.org/donate/


The Studio 550 Tea Room will be serving 24 different flavors of loose-leaf tea. Tea can also be purchased in tins to enjoy at home.For more information, see the Studio 550 Facebook Event page.


Contact us: 603.232.5597 or visit in person at 550 Elm Street in Manchester, NH