This Halloween, the DeCaro family of Tewksbury took over ownership of Magic Brush Pottery and Fused Glass. And it really is a family affair. When I was there, owner Kim DeCaro was helping some young patrons make fused glass pieces, while her husband, John, was in the back putting painted ceramic items in the kiln. A family friend was working alongside him packaging up pieces painted at one of the birthday parties held at the shop. The couple’s 13-year-old daughter is also on site regularly, helping customers.
Family is the theme for the new owners. Both DeCaros stress that Magic Brush isn’t just a place for children. There is something there for everyone.
And while ownership has changed, you can still find all your favorite projects: Pottery painting, canvas classes, children’s parties and ladies nights — they even have a bachelorette party coming in soon. Customers can reserve the space for parties, and the new owners also encourage walk-in clients.
Kim says that “the kiln room is where the magic happens,” and here are some of the projects you can do while you’re there.
Magic Brush also offers various enrichment programs for children. The DeCaros work with many schools on after-school programs, and in February, they hold a pottery class at the Leominster Library. They also plan to hold enrichment classes over school vacation weeks and summer vacation, so be sure to check in if you have a child who would be interested.