Painting a sun on a dish can both ornament humdrum porcelain and cover up uneaten brussels sprouts. Create with a purpose with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of paint-your-own pottery at Earth Arts of Long Beach.
The creative emporium at Earth Arts of Long Beach equips customers with the paint and pottery to craft ornate ceramic masterpieces. During each paint-your-own-pottery session, patrons choose pieces from a selection of bisque ware, including 10-inch coupe dinner plates ($15), 12-ounce travel mugs ($26), and peace-sign banks ($20). Upon making ceramic selections, amateur artists can customize prized porcelains with stencils, stamps, and a glaze selection that has more colors than a toucan's makeup kit. Experienced pot painters remain on standby to suggest tips and loan out technique books, ensuring that plates stay in vogue and small gnome figurines ($10) don the latest in cone-hat fashion crazes. Once creations are painted in full, friendly staffers transport vibrantly hued creations to the kiln to be fired and finalized. Within 7–10 days customers can return to the shop and pick up their newly crafted housewares.
Earth Arts of Long Beach
The wall of hand-painted tiles is likely the first thing you’ll notice when walking into Earth Arts of Long Beach’s sunlit studio. Like a tin man at a cardiologist’s office, it stands out, offering a colorful contrast to the shelves and shelves of unpainted porcelain cups, mugs, plates, and bowls. Each prismatic square offers a glimpse into the artistic world of each customer who’s passed through the shop. As a whole, they represent the studio’s mission to foster a vibrant community that celebrates artisans of all ages and skill levels.
Staffers are happy to guide customers through the pottery-painting process, supplying them with stencils, paints, and stamps to design their own patterns. In addition to pottery painting, the studio offers art classes, and utilizes the shop as a gallery space for visiting artists.
162 W Park Ave.
Long Beach, New York 11561Get Directions