Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Nourish your muse with today's Groupon to Clay Escape in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a bring-your-own-beverage glass-art class for one (a $30 value).
- For $28, you get a bring-your-own-beverage glass-art class for two (a $60 value).
Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The fusion fanatics at Clay Escape lead novice glass artisans in shaping translucent materials into prettifying designs for homes or bodies. Solo artists and imaginative twosomes can sip from tipples or juice-box six-packs brought from home during warm-glass classes, during which they fashion the provided supplies into one of five project options. Metallic enthusiasts can craft two pendants with dichroic glass, which gives projects a luminous, iridescent appearance, while pendants made with regular glass include materials to make a pair of earrings. Night-lights illuminate colorful glasswork, helping overnight guests find their way to the bathroom or pizza den. Six-inch rounds can be fashioned into translucent sun catchers or heat-absorbing trivets, and two Christmas ornaments make stunning tree adornments or elf earrings. After students complete glass arrangements, staff members fire the projects, readying them to be picked up in a week's time.
At ClayEscape, hundreds of blank clay pieces line the walls, waiting for a new life in someone’s garden, kitchen, or dining room. Instructors help visitors pick the piece that best suits their artistic intention, and then painters go to work selecting from more than 90 paint colors and 68 specialty glazes with which to decorate their pottery. Stencils, stamps, and sponges help fuel the artistic process. One week later, pieces emerge shiny and brilliant, ready to take home. ClayEscape also hosts private parties for events such as birthdays, bridal showers, Girl Scouts, and lady's nights, and it also holds special events for holidays such as Mother's Day. Summer camps are also available.