Come Clay Around with Us

Our Story

The Hive St. Pete is owned by mom and daughter team Carol and Katie Schubert. Carol is retired, and pursuing her dream of having a commercial pottery studio, and Katie a mental health therapist.

We are proud to also offer a very cool and inspiring environment that includes vintage and antique items for sale through our resident vendors, We also curate local artisan work, and of course, we have lots of local pottery.

Our Mission

We offer an eclectic assortment of goods and services including art, vintage items, plants, both in and outdoor, and pottery classes. We serve all of Pinellas County with our unique offerings.


Dr. Katie Schubert

Owner, Therapist
Dr. Katie Schubert is the owner of Cypress Wellness Center. The Wellness Center homes a group of mental health therapists specializing in a multitude of topics, including, but not limited to : LGBTQIA+ issues, marriage/couples counseling, trauma, PTSD, military and first responders, children/teens, polyamory, kink/BDSM, grief, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, sex therapy, and art therapy.

Carol Schubert

Owner Potter

I come from an academic and business background with no formal arts education. I retired from my full time job December 9, and now pursue pottery full time. Today I am so privileged to be able to focus on my art while surrounded by an incredible group of people.

Art Presentations:

  • Curated work in St Petersburg College art show
  • Invited and participated in Temple Beth-El annual show
  • Curated work at Florida CraftArt
  • Curated work in Expressions Art Show in CA (won honorable mention)

David Smith

Studio Manager

I graduated from the University of South Florida in the spring of 2016 earning my Bachelors in Studio Art. I then earned my professional teaching license and taught Ceramics and 3-Dimensional Design at Alonso High School Tampa, FL. At the end of 2020 I became the Studio Manager and instructor at The Hive in St Pete.

My early art practices were focused mostly in photography, but my interest in ceramics has always been present. While at USF my art practice shifted from Photography to Ceramics and I began combining graphics and images into functional pottery. I grew up during the 80’s and 90’s and was bombarded with visual representations from all over thanks to the introduction of the Skateboarding culture , MTV, mass media and the birth of the Internet. The culture of these times influenced the visual aesthetic I use today. I have always felt a close connection to ceramics. I create both functional and sculptural art and work in a variety of different mediums. My roots in ceramics came from my Grandmother who was also a potter in Ohio while I did not know it at the time her use of traditional functional pottery in her daily life, would transcend in to mine. I create work to be enjoyed daily and to bring people together with its visual and aesthetic qualities.

What people are saying

About The Hive St. Pete

The Hive was amazing!!   I loved it,  got some pine mulch, that i never saw in st pete before and Fox farm soil and fertilizer and honey!! and some plants lol... Girl,  my kinda place...  Highly recommend if anyone has not been!!! 

- Jill T

I am a late bloomer, when it comes to pottery. 2 years ago I decided I was finally going to chase my dream. I took a few classes making bowls at a few places around town, but they always centered the clay for me and basically made the whole thing. Not at The Hive. They really took the time to show me how to be successful. I could not center clay, let alone make a bowl. Now, after only 3 classes on throwing I can center clay and make cylinders. I am confident with The Hive’s guidance. I will finally make a coffee mug for my sister. This is a real studio, with awesome equipment, well ventilated spacious work rooms, and I think 8 wheels to work on. They also have a whole room dedicated to glazing. If making pottery is not your thing, that is ok too, they have the cutest little store with sculptures to functional items. The owner has an infectious smile that makes you feel welcome and my instructor was very precise, informative, and funny. I recommend the throwing classes and look forward to the glazing, and hand building classes as well.

-Andrea F

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