Our Mission

You don't have to be an artist to be creative. At Maggie & Ellie's we think life is better with a little sparkle. We want you to step outside your comfort zone, have fun and laugh a lot.


What to Expect

Maggie and Ellie's is a sassy and fabulous paint your own pottery and art studio in Strongsville, Ohio offering a variety of art mediums. Paint your own pottery, glass fusing, and wine glass painting are all available on a walk-in basis. Special events and classes will also include clay hand building and canvas painting. No experience or artistic ability is needed and we will guide you through the entire process.


Our Promise

At Maggie and Ellie's, it’s not just about painting a piece of pottery. It's about having an incredible experience. When you walk into our doors, we want you to feel like you just walked into a friends' house. If you didn't say "I had so much fun, I can't wait to go back!", we didn't do our job. We're open five days a week, with special hours during the holidays. If you have a group activity that can only be done on a Monday or Tuesday, we'll do our best to accommodate you.  Just contact us to arrange this. We can't wait to meet you!


Our Namesakes

Portraits by Leigh Demshar

Maggie is an 8 year old poodle mix who isn't convinced she is a dog.  She is very laid back and her favorite past-time is moving cars (when a car is moved in the driveway, Maggie has to go along for the ride).

Ellie is a 4 year old Boston Terrier who has more energy than 5 dogs combined.  Ellie's favorite past-time is "snuggling" her toys (that's code for "destroying").  Ellie has the sweetest disposition and wants nothing more than to be best friends with Maggie.  Maggie wants no part of it.


The Other Gals

Barb Disterhof
is the owner of Maggie & Ellie's.  After working in administration in the profit, and non-profit industries for the past 30 years, she decided to fulfill her dream of working for herself.
You will find her here every day running the shop.

Stacey Disterhof
works full time in the communications/marketing field and brings her expertise in these areas to Maggie & Ellie's.
You will see her here some evenings and all day Saturday ensuring the Maggie & Ellie's brand is consistent.

Nicole Peterman
works full time in the insurance industry, but brings her bubbly personality to Maggie & Ellie's a few evenings a week and all day Saturday.  Nicole is the ultimate hostess and her job is to be sure everyone is having a good time and enjoying the experience. She is also the birthday party queen and loves being around kids.

Donna Scholl
was convinced to come out of retirement and work two afternoons a week at Maggie & Ellie's. Donna enjoys working with customers and making sure they have everything they need to create their works of art.