Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of paint-your-own pottery at Fired Up! pottery studio.
At Fired Up! you can enjoy the thrill of personalized, handmade pottery without the fuss of actual hand-dirtying clay manipulation. Inside, adults ($7) and children ($5) can decorate premade ceramics, picking the perfect piece from a premade selection of mugs, platters, wine glasses, teapots, figurines, and more ($4–$50). Select the proper utensils to paint, stencil, and sponge imagery that's wildly innovative, beautiful, or commemorates the ancient Athenian victory at Marathon onto pottery ready to be filled with flowers, pencils, or wishes. Decoration usually takes one to two hours. Pick up liquid-repellant and dishwasher-safe pottery a week later, and you may see your artwork displayed inside the studio's menagerie of adorable kiln-fried critters.
Although Fired Up! offers a Tuesday special in which one pays only one studio fee for two people, this Groupon still offers the best value.