Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that foretell epic tales of the world's greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with today's Groupon: for $28, you and a companion each get to select a piece of pottery to paint (up to a $20 value each) at All in the Kiln in Walnut Creek (up to a $56 total value including studio fees, which are up to $8 per person).
All in the Kiln's cozy studio welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to customize ceramic creations. Visitors can first cull unpainted pieces from an extensive selection of functional bisques, ranging from plates and mugs to picture frames and abstracted statues of Danny DeVito (most ceramics cost $12–$24). Crafters may then add pigments and secret codes to their three-dimensional canvases using provided paints and brushes. Included with the studio fee, All in the Kiln's trained staff glazes and blazes decorated earthenware, and hardened works are ready for pickup and responsible games of catch within seven days.
All in the Kiln offers discounted studio rates at various times during the week.
All In the Kiln
All In The Kiln's resident artists kindle patrons' creative mindfires with painting sessions using functional and decorative pottery items. During relaxing and engaging sessions, painters create one-of-a-kind keepsakes and gift items including teapots, coffee mugs, and picture frames. Shelves brimming with blank projects surround the studio in anticipation of painters' personal touches, and custom art displays demonstrate gift items that talented staff members often create for clients. The shop also offers glass-fusion classes where students transform colored glass pieces into wall art, cheese plates, and bowls that can be filled with cheese or wall art.