Few things can catch a snack thief red-handed as efficiently as a freshly painted crimson cookie jar. Keep track of your sweet stock with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of paint-it-yourself pottery at I Made This! in Frederick. Prices range from $8–$30 for the piece itself; an additional studio fee equal to half the item's cost covers firing and paint costs.
The pottery mavens at I Made This! curate an ample stock of unpainted pieces, all awaiting the brushstrokes of a burgeoning artist. After selecting a three-dimensional canvas, visitors seat themselves at purple tables topped with colorful, flower-shaped mats. Prettify a plate or mug to add flourishes of color to monochrome cupboards, or use curative strokes to round out a collection of albino cat sculptures. Pieces hibernate inside a kiln and emerge ready for pickup one week after the day they were painted.
I Made This!
Blank teapots, plates, mugs, and figurines line the shelves at I Made This!, awaiting finishing touches guided by the artful eyes of do-it-yourselfers. The studio carries all of the materials necessary to complete each piece, including paints, glazes, and a 1,800-degree kiln, where pieces of pottery, like really good barbecue or really bad pizza, requires about 20 hours to cook. A team of knowledgeable employees stays on hand to answer questions regarding the glazing and firing processes. The ideal activity for a range of ages and groups, painting pottery at I Made This! can enliven a sunny Saturday morning or a ladies' night out with a customer-provided bottle of wine, with the option of reserving a private party room.
10 N East St.
Frederick, Maryland 21701