Burst Of Butterflies is a family-owned and operated art studio by three generations: family matriarch Peggy Peters, sisters Cheryl Tisland and Theresa Buglio, and Cheryl’s son Lucas Tisland. The motivation to open a studio came after Theresa was involved in an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury and 14 weeks in the hospital leaving her permanently disabled.   Realizing that being away from home for long hours at their traditional careers would no longer be suitable for caring for Theresa, the family began to brainstorm.  With Peggy and Cheryl switching from careers in optometry and software engineering, respectively, they briefly toyed with a few business ventures before settling on the ceramics and creative industry. With Peggy’s long-time hobby of canvas painting, Cheryl’s love of industrial art, and Lucas’ background in ceramics, opening an art studio was the perfect fit for their family. Art became a great therapy for Theresa and she began painting on canvas very regularly.  In a just a little more than a year of planning, Burst Of Butterflies opened in December 2015 in Historic Downtown Chandler.


The studio offers pottery painting, canvas painting, wet clay, and glass fusing. Regularly scheduled classes are available for kids and adults in clay wheel throwing and sculpting, glass fusing, canvas painting, pottery painting techniques and more. In addition, the large walk-in open-studio area seats 45 people and is available with no appointment needed for groups of four or less people. A large party room is available, along with a beautiful outdoor patio, for birthday parties, meetup groups, church groups, corporate team-building, girls night out, and any reason to get together and have a blast while getting creative. It is a great place to walk in and relax with art while socializing with friends and family.  Get creative…Have Fun!

We love seeing all of the creativity that happens in the studio and all of the smiles and laughter. It is a happy place and everyone is family to us. Burst Of Butterflies is a place to create memories that last a life-time….creative fun for everyone.


At Burst of Butterflies, our mission is to provide an artful space for creativity to soar where everyone has a place to create lasting memories with family and friends. We believe the experience we are dedicated to providing for all our customers will inspire the heart of our community and empower its creativity to grow wings.

New Location

Address: 1835 E Elliot Rd #101
Tempe AZ 85284

Phone: 480.559.8016 (studio)

Main Location

Address: 141 West Boston Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

Phone: 480.559.8016 (studio)

Timing: Mon-Thu 10am to 9pm
Fri & Sat 10am to 10pm
Sun 11am to 6pm