Howard Magazine - Page 12 - Character Driven

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Character Driven
The Pottery Stop combines story time with creativity

Who is a unicorn fan?”

All of the children sitting with their legs crossed in front of Maegan Supple raise their hands.

“Can you count the unicorns?”

Supple, owner of The Pottery Stop on Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, kept the children engaged by asking them to count and describe colors of characters in the book “I’m a Unicorn” during the shop’s story time painting event.

The next step combined learning with creativity as the children were given a ceramic figurine of a unicorn that they could decorate as they saw fit.

“It’s really fun,” said Natalie Kuban, 5, of Catonsville.

“I liked finding the unicorns and I really like picking the colors.”

Johanna Kuban, Natalie’s mother, said it was their fourth time attending a story time at The Pottery Stop and that she likes how it combines creativity and learning.

“We both like to do arts and crafts and we love to read so I thought it was the perfect fit,” Kuban said.

Supple and her staff pick a book and character to feature each month and hold one session on a Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and another on a Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

The sessions last about an hour and are offered at a


If you go
The Pottery Stop, 9050 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, will hold story time painting events during the fall. For dates, times and themes: 410-480-0111 or thepotterystop.com.