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 today's Groupon to Designing Dish in East Aurora. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a BYOB ladies' pottery night for one (a $25 value). Ladies' pottery nights take place on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are valid for the following sessions:
- For $25, you get a BYOB ladies' pottery night for two (a $50 value). Ladies' pottery nights take place on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are valid for the following sessions:
The savants at Designing Dish proffer tips and refreshments during evenings filled with socializing and ceramic decorating. During each ladies' night, decorating damsels sip self-provided libations as they festoon take-home pieces of pottery or glass trinkets with their own personal touch. Buttressed by a rainbow of paints, potters slather ceramics in a choice of hues and then surrender newly adorned dinner plates, coffee mugs, and family hope jars to terra-cotta technicians for glazing and firing. Glass fusers layer crystalline pieces atop each other and then fire them, molding translucent trinkets into ready-to-use coasters, dishes, or jewelry.
At Designing Dish, brushes flit quietly across the surfaces of ready-made ceramic bowls, piggy banks, and mugs. Art-deco blocks of color, portraits of loved ones, and the fingerprints of youngsters leap from the newly colorful pieces, dappled with color from the studio’s range of paints and glazes. A kiln uses powerful heat to make the works of art more colorful and solid so that they can be passed down through generations like a razor for shaving off all the hair from a family curse. In addition to ceramics, the instructors offer lessons in glass fusing, metal stamping, and copper enameling.
138 Grey St.
East Aurora, New York 14052