Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of paint-your-own pottery at All Fired Up in Winter Park.
At All Fired Up, artists of all ages take brush in hand to personalize pottery with bright daubs of paint. After choosing a favored piece from the myriad bisque plates, mugs, and figurines, creative visionaries wield stencils, stamps, and a rainbow of paint colors to perfect their depiction of van Gogh thumb wresting with Michelangelo. Once a vase or ewer is finished, the studio’s ceramics connoisseurs coat the creation with clear glaze and fire it in a kiln, readying the magnum opus for pickup in a week. The price of bisque pieces ranges from $10 to $90, with most coming in at less than $25, and the cost includes all paints, tools, firing, and the hours of studio time required to finish fang-proofing chow bowls for pet lions.
All Fired Up
Just walking through the door of All Fired Up can lead to artistic inspiration for paint-your-own-pottery sessions. Paper butterflies, flowers, and stars speckle the floor-to-ceiling windows and ceramic tiles cover the back wall, brightly painted with birds, hearts and trees. Artists of all experience levels can select a bisque piece to decorate with the studio’s vast supply of paints.