The Makery is located in the historic Old Village of Bulverde, in a century-old building that used to be the community’s German 9-pin bowling alley. We love this light-filled space, and although the original old wood floors are wonky and uneven and require that we shim and level every piece of furniture and equipment, their warmth and character remind us of the importance of this space as a community gathering place. 

This light-filled space now houses the working studios of owner-artists Nick and Francesca Watson, and a welcoming teaching area for workshops by Francesca and a select roster of guest instructors.

We are also home to Sterling the Shop Cat, who takes her full-time job as studio hostess very, very seriously. She came to us in 2017 when she was dumped in our parking lot as a very sick kitty. After we nursed her back to health, she decided she was home and while we aren't really cat people, we are definitely Sterling's people. (So if you're allergic, you may want to pre-medicate!)

A look back at how we started