Crafting your way into someone's cupboard is the craftiest way into his or her heart. Today's Groupon helps you earn affection with a beautifully painted piece of pottery rather than by dislocating joints to bend yourself into a cupboard: for $15, you get $30 worth of pottery to paint at All Fired Up!, located in the Wallhaven area.
Start the painting process by selecting any piggy bank, mug, plaque, plate, or unexpected pottery discovery from All Fired Up!'s stock of more than 250 decorative and functional artifacts (an average piece costs $21–$25). All Fired Up!'s colorful design books and friendly staff can help if you need inspiration or artistic guidance. Pick out paint colors, then carefully direct your brush in tune with your dreams and wishes, letting your creative juices gush onto the dinnerware of your choosing. Once you're finished, All Fired Up! glazes and fires your piece in a kiln; it'll be ready for pick-up in about a week. All new additions to your pottery family are food safe, and because only lead-free, nontoxic paints and glazes are used, they're suitable for holding bologna sandwiches or tropical drinks toting a tiny parasol. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks of your choice (alcoholic beverages are allowed) to nosh and sip on while you paint.
All Fired Up!'s cheerful studio is a superb place to get friends together for a small ceramics gathering, ceramics rave, or first ceramics blind date rave. If you don't know how to paint, or only know how to paint the Venus of Urbino, the friendly staff can help you draw a stegosaurus. Kids love learning crafts, so make it a family affair—or let loose with paint-slinging thrills on a girls’ night out or all-ages bachelor party.
If you bring alcoholic beverages, you must bring all your own supplies (cups, corkscrew, etc.).
All Fired Up! topped the CityVoter and Fox 8 News Best of the Akron-Canton HOT LIST, being named the #1 Best Arts and Crafts in 2010 and 2008, and #4 Best Arts and Crafts in 2009. The studio has been featured on About.com and grabs a four-star average from three Insider Pagers.
- These gals are great! Friendly and helpful (without being overbearing), they encourage your personal creativity. Been there many times and marvel at how easily they accommodate groups as well as the spur of the moment guest. – Carolyn C., CityVoter
- It is a hip studio run by really artistic, talented people that takes the boredom out of traditional ceramic painting. – andshaw, CityVoter
- Best place to tke [sic] the kids for an evening out, and a blast for us grownups too! Great locally-owned spot, staff is great, HIGHLY recommend! – javaman123, CityVoter
All Fired Up!
All Fired Up!'s homey studio invites artists of all ages to participate in kiln-fired activities. Whether perusing the shelves laden with blank pottery or cutting and arranging colored glass to design their own plate, visitors get the chance to create personalized mementos and dishware. Classes let students try their hands at a pottery wheel, and kids' parties keep birthday guests distracted with painting while their parents wrap last-minute gifts.
1686 W Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44313Get Directions