Pottery combines functionality and artistic expression like no other medium, except for when surprisingly buoyant Jackson Pollock paintings are used as white-water rafts. Brandish your aesthetic sensibilities with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of paint-your-own pottery at Blue Frog Arts, located in Elberton.
An all-inclusive contemporary ceramic studio, Blue Frog Arts equips aspiring artists with a variety of paints, brushes, and glazes to create unique pottery. With more than 200 ceramic objects available for painting, customers can unleash their imaginations on a variety of items, ranging from functional cookie jars, plates, and water dishes for pets, to figurines shaped like various animals and Finnish Prime Ministers. Pottery pieces start at $3, with most running between $10–$20. Plates cost around $14.95, travel mugs $19.95, and regular mugs average between $10 and $15. Expert claysmiths are on hand, as well as books to help customers realize their visions and prepare their earthenware for the kiln. After an expert glazing and firing, pottery pieces emerge like a butterfly from a cocoon or an alligator from a Brooklyn toilet, ready to be reunited with their makers a week later. Blue Frog Arts also supplies fast-drying acrylic paints for those who’d like to take their work home the same day. Blue Frog Arts, unlike other paint-your-own-pottery establishments, doesn't charge studio fees or paint fees, allowing the entirety of your Groupon to go toward pottery.