Leaving artistic marks in unique places has always signified smarts and pluck, although the act is less admirable now that all the leviathans are gone. Put your mark on something less alive with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of paint-your-own pottery at All Fired Up.
At All Fired Up, paint slingers of all ages use pottery as a canvas to bring their minds’ undiscovered masterpieces to colorful realization. After perusing a panoply of pieces—including plates, mugs, bowls, banks, boxes, and figurines—and selecting a favorite, artists take up pencils, brushes, stencils, and stamps to depict a flowery garden scene or perfectly capture the agony of falling down a never-ending staircase. Once finished, painters pass their freshly frescoed creations off to ceramic-savvy staff for glazing and kiln firing.
Each completed piece is ready to pick up in a week, and is sturdy enough to serve multiple functions, from decorative paperweight to fancy chow holder or fancier hold-'em-poker-chip holder. Materials, tools, glazing, and firing are all included in the price of the pottery piece ($8–$90, most cost less than $20).
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.
229 W Fairbanks Ave.
Orlando, Florida 32789Get Directions