Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of paint-your-own pottery at Crazy Glaze Ceramic in Fuquay-Varina.
Crazy Glaze equips artists old and young with the tips and tools needed to customize their own pottery. Patrons can browse the shop’s stock of bare bisque pottery pieces—from mugs and cups ($8–$14+) to whimsical unicorn figurines ($8+) and elephant banks ($9–$14+)—before embarking on a half-hour studio painting session ($3.50/person) complete with all the necessary gear, including brushes, stamps, and a biography of Monet.
Crazy Glaze’s helpful staff runs down the basics for adorning pottery, from layering paint and glazes to stenciling or stamping shapes, and gathers the finished masterpieces to treat them to a final glazing. Afterward, budding artists leave their personalized stoneware behind for a weeklong stay that includes a 16-hour sleepover in the shop’s kiln, returning after the seven-day period to find their items transformed into microwave-, oven-, and food-safe pieces or beautiful swans.