Yes, Fat Cat Pottery sells pottery. More than that, they sell experiences.
Fat Cat moved to 634 Main Street in May of 2016, following a move from Delta, Colorado, where the business existed since 2004. Jo Kelly, co-owner of this creative space, works alongside her co-owner (and Mother-in-Law) Marcia Kelly to foster an inviting, friendly, and helpful community space where individuals of all ages and abilities can gather to create. They’re always working to give each customer the attention and guidance they need to complete their project.
This creative shop also has unique opportunities and services that are offered. Offering private parties, off-site get-togethers, and special events, this shop is here to guide you on your creative journey for making something special. Fat Cat has seen a large rise in popularity with their special classes, and almost always sells out of their events. Offering classes from beginner wet clay sessions to adult workshops, with Harry Potter nights and Galentine’s day celebrations in-between, the experiences that can be created for you, your family, and friends are limitless.
When asked what Jo’s favorite part about owning her business was, she jumped at the opportunity to say, “other than the fact that it’s the coolest business in the world to run? The best part for me is that I get to work with people. I came from a health care background, so I love helping others to find their creativity and guiding them in the process here.”
“Something that people might not know about our shop is that we also offer clay projects. For $15, a new parent can come in to the shop with their newborn, get their handprints/footprints, and our shop finishes the piece with paint, glaze, and the final touches. It’s something really special that we love to create.”
Fat Cat is set apart from other pottery painting shops by the emphasis they place on instructing and helping everyone who walks through the door to complete a project. You’re never truly alone, and that helps when you may consider yourself a beginner in the pottery world.
Downtown is a special community, and Jo feels fortunate to be a part of it. “We know our neighbors. We are invested in our neighborhood and neighbors. My customers and the other downtown businesses are a part of my life. It’s not just a place, its home.”