Crafting your way into someone's cupboard is the craftiest way into his or her heart. Create a heartfelt cupboarding pass with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of personalized pottery at Color Me Mine in Norfolk or Virginia Beach The pottery palace charges $6 per child and $10 per adult for studio time, so this Groupon would grant a mother-daughter duo $14 to apply toward Color Me Mine's superb stock of more than 400 ceramic items.
Emblazon your love of French-bread pizzas on a glazed plate, or paint Cary Elwes' countenance on a garden-guarding gnome. Studio costs cover the cost of paints as well as glazing and firing, and the friendly staff will walk you through the simple process. Choose from more than 400 pottery items such as plates, cookie jars, frames, end tables, ceramic snowmen figurines, and more (most items cost between $10 and $25). You'll sketch your masterpiece (or trace one from Color Me Mine's templates) on your subject before selecting an underglaze and filling in the original sketch with blazing blues, yowling yellows, and riotous reds from Color Me Mine's palette of more than 60 colors. Leave your piece for firing and pick up the completed work a few days later.
Nestled in a quaint home in Norfolk's historic Ghent District and Virginia Beach's Shops at Hilltop, Color Me Mine's cheerful studios are great places to get friends together for a small ceramics gathering, ceramics rave, or first ceramics date rave. Kids love learning crafts, so get multiple Groupons as gifts and make it a family affair—or let loose with paint-slinging thrills on a girls’ night out or all-ages bachelor party. Color Me Mine is open seven days a week.
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Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, figurines, dinnerware, and home decor—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.