Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with today’s Groupon to Designing Dish in East Aurora. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a BYOB Ladies’ Night for one (a $25 value).
- For $25, you get a BYOB Ladies’ Night for two (a $50 value).
Ladies’ Nights take place on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and each admission includes a wine goblet or other glass item to etch or paint.
DIYers gather within the violet walls of Designing Dish to complete their own craft projects with materials such as glass and clay. Every Thursday evening, staffers shoo away Y chromosomes during Ladies Night, an all-female event that supplies attendees with light eats and wine glasses to paint or etch. Between sips of self-brought beverages, glass artists emblazon their goblets with stenciled images and text, such as directions for opening a bottle of wine using only a water cracker greased with brie. Women must phone ahead to reserve spots on their preferred night.
Though Designing Dish sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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.