Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that foretell epic tales of the world's greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Mugs range from $18 to $30, plates range from $16 to $34, vases range from $18 to $48, and tiles range from $8 to $14. The café does not charge a studio fee, and painters can return as many times as they need to finish their piece. Kiln-fired pieces can be picked up one week after completion.
Daydreams Ceramic Café
Creative clients brush layers of vibrant, nontoxic paint onto a wide selection of pieces at Daydreams Ceramic Café. The wood- and earth-tone-accented shop, with a feel akin to a rustic winery, lines shelves with blank bowls, vases, mugs, and figurines. After a creative slathering, staff members glaze each piece and fire it in in the café's 2,000-degree kiln for up to two days, rendering it glossy and safe for food, microwaves, dishwashers, and teething pets. The café charges no studio fee for its visiting artists and allows them to return as many times as necessary to complete their masterworks—features which may have helped it to snag a 2011 Best Arts & Crafts award from CityVoter.