Bored on campus? Looking for a perfect gift for your other half? With Valentine’s Day right around the
corner, make it yourself!
The Pottery Loft is a one-of-a-kind shop with shelf-lined walls full of pottery ready to be
personalized. Its convenient location on Main street in Westminster across from the library makes the
shop easily accessible to McDaniel students, who also receive a 10% discount after presenting a valid
Katie Pickett, a junior at McDaniel, says, “I love the atmosphere at the Pottery Loft. There is
an artistic atmosphere to the place but not so much that it intimidates those like me who are not
as confident in their creative artistic abilities. It also has a home-like feel to it that makes people
With Valentine’s Day just a week away, the Loft is stocked with heart-shaped boxes, heart-shaped
picture frames, and the usual assortment of mugs, plates, bowls and other more unique pieces.
“The great thing about painting-your-own-pottery is that you can make any item into a special
piece,” comments Scott Schwartz, co-owner of The Pottery Loft.
“Plus there are many display pieces that can be used for inspiration along with hundreds of
stamps, stencils, sponges and specialty paints to make any item a one of a kind masterpiece.”
Along with student discounts, The Pottery Loft offers coupons to its customers through facebook
and displays a list of upcoming events.
Schwartz recommends that students, “Take advantage of special sale days at The Loft like Ladies
Night (Thursday nights) and Date Night (Saturday nights) and receive 20% off your total invoice! Bring
in your favorite snacks and beverages to enjoy while you enjoy the company of your friends, unwind,
and unleash that inner artist!”