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 to The Mad Potter, redeemable at three locations in Houston. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pottery painting and studio fees ($6 for kids; $8 for adults).
- For $75, you get $150 toward a pottery-painting party for eight or more people. Click here for party pricing.
The Mad Potter engages hands with more than 500 pristine ceramic pieces waiting to receive a kaleidoscope of paint colors. Customers begin artistic expeditions by browsing the studio's shelves for either an adult-level piece ($10–$45)—such as a mug, bowl, or plate—or children's bisque ($8–$18), ranging from dishware to figurines and piggy banks for holding future earnings as a starving artist. Crockery connoisseurs have access to an assortment of design books, stamps, stencils, and paints with which to animate their ghostly pieces. New pottery parents can rest easy knowing their creations are being glazed, professionally fired, and trained as part of a ceramic super-army within three to four days.
Alternatively, brush-happy bands of eight or more can celebrate special occasions creatively with pottery-painting parties. The studio lavishes each shindig with balloons, beverages, artistic consulting, and custom invitations ($18 for 15) as partygoers paint a piece for themselves or forge a one-of-a-kind gift for the guest of honor. Groups are free to bring cakes, pizza, and stolen pieces of David —imbibables keep palates inspired with BYOB policies at the Bellaire and West locations, as well as beer and wine for purchase at the River Oaks studio (not included in this Groupon).