The existence of prehistoric pottery shards paints a clear picture of ancient artisanal practices, while highlighting ancestral clumsiness. Leave behind traces of your own civilization with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 of paint-your-own pottery at Clay Cafe in Mount Pearl.
Clay Cafe invites dilettante dish decorators to paint masterful works of art on a wide selection of unadorned pottery pieces. Cultivate creativity decorating a vast assortment of dishware, vases, and figurines with stencil-painted butterflies, eye-enthralling lightning bolts, or elaborately disguised maps that lead to the lost city of Edmonton. Bowls ($20.34–$27.12) can be decorated to spruce up morning cereal servings, and piggy banks ($24.86–$28.25) can be painted with vibrant, optimistic hues to impart joy, unlike actual banks. Beer steins, wine glasses, margarita mugs, and martini glasses ($29.38) can be dappled in any hue desired before tippling them to the heart's desire. After selecting clayware, pot painters can consult the tile wall for paint recommendations from a selection of more than 100 bright, non-toxic colours that illustrate what glazes will look like after they've been fired in the kiln. After signing off on masterpieces, kiln technicians see to it that each work of art is fired in the friendliest of flames and is ready for pickup in roughly three to five days.
39 Commonwealth Ave.
Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland A1N 1W7