Crafting your way into someone's cupboard is the craftiest way into his or her heart. For $15, today's deal gets you $30 worth of studio time and pottery to paint at Brushfire Pottery Studio in Green Hills. Brushfire is a roomy, comfortable studio where friends and family can paint, stencil, and sponge pottery that's wildly innovative, beautiful, or beautifully tells the tale of a cat and its adventures with its best friend, an old car.
Start by selecting any plate, bowl, vase, mug, jug, or unexpected pottery discovery from Brushfire's collection of more than 400 finely crafted artifacts. Take a look at Brushfire's colorful design books if you need inspiration. After you make a sketch and pick out paint colors by blindfolding yourself and pointing at the colorful design books, carefully direct your brush in tune with your dreams and wishes, letting your creative juices flow wildly onto the dinnerware of your choosing and spill onto the floor that is thoughtfully provided. Studio time costs $6, and pottery pieces range from $3 to $60, with most falling within the $8 to $15 range. Once you're finished, Brushfire glazes and fires your piece in a kiln; it'll be ready for pick-up in a week or less.
Brushfire's cheerful studio is a great place to get friends together for a small ceramics gathering, ceramics rave, or 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 get multiple Groupons and make it a family affair—or let loose with paint-slinging thrills on a girls’ night out or all-ages bachelor party, and bring along some food or drink to make it all the merrier.
- Brushfire is a great place for a special night out or just to go and relax...I recommend bringing a bottle of wine and creating yourself a unique serving piece, if your [sic] an adult plan to be there at least 2 hours! – Alison Rodgers, MerchantCircle
- My girlfriend decided that for Christmas last year we were going to make various things for our family members...I met her with groans and scoffs at this idea, but Brushfire made the whole process really fun. – Caleb P., Yelp
- Bring your friends (and a pizza if you like)... They have a good selection of pottery and helpful staff if you need some inspiration. Be prepared to spend hours in here! – leigh c., Yelp