It’s déjà vu only better. Over the years, many area residents have fond memories of Yada Yada Pottery, a friendly creative venue that has always exuded a warm and welcoming vibe.
Well, that positive juju is back and seemingly better than ever. Last month the pottery studio and artisan gift shop moved from its second-floor space on Donnelly Street to a larger storefront on the north side of 5th Avenue downtown. The new light and airy location provides more space for a variety of popular classes, plus a boutique area with local artists’ creations and an area for fun pottery painting sessions. Classes are taught by the creative owner, Juliet Davis, a Renaissance woman who also made all of the impressive furnishings at the new location.
Yada Yada Pottery launched in 1999 and over the years transitioned from various locations in Mount Dora and Eustis until landing in its current bright space. Davis, an established potter, offers wheel and handbuilding ceramic classes for students at every level. To gain independent access to the open studio hours, students can take one of the six-week courses available to get familiar with the studio, or participate in a one-time orientation class. To mix things up, Yada Yada Pottery also offers fun macrame classes that start with basic knots and then move on to elaborate projects.
Pottery wheel classes are available for ages 14 and up, however handbuilding classes and pottery painting sessions are available for younger ages. During those sessions, customers pick the piece they would like to decorate and paint it with a variety of available glazes . Pottery painting is available for special parties and group events.
Yada Yada Pottery’s new location is 133 W. 5th Avenue in downtown Mount Dora.