Expressing inner selves can be dangerous, as most inner selves best articulate their creativity by blurting out the contents of dream journals or forcing outer selves to set off fireworks in enclosed spaces. Give form to your imagination without fear of fallout with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of do-it-yourself ceramics and more at Sykesville Pottery and Art Center in Sykesville.
Glazed to Perfection converts creative instincts into handcrafted creations with paint-your-own and make-your-own pottery, as well as glass fusing and custom T-shirt designing. Visitors can slap inspired coats on bare ceramics, painting pre-made pieces available in more than 200 styles including cups, bowls, teapots, vases, and cookie jars ($3–$75+). Today's Groupon may be applied to the studio fee (half the price of any chosen piece), which allows budding artists to use all equipment and hundreds of colored glazes and glean helpful tips from idea books, a helpful and enthusiastic staff, or time portals connected to da Vinci's workshop.
Customers can also sling some handsome mud during one of Glazed to Perfection's pottery-making classes such as the one-time Try It lesson, which offers a one-hour session and includes up to 3 pounds of high-fire clay, as well as the use of professional-quality pottery wheels and standard studio glazes ($25). Or opt for a glass-fusing class that lets participants create striking pendants, jewelry, and ergonomic glass slippers lined with glass Dr. Scholl's inserts ($75). Pottery parties ($18 per person, standard), give friends the chance to learn together, while paint-me t-shirts offers unique t-shirts based on the art done by the customer.
Sykesville Pottery and Art Center
Inside the new digs of Sykesville Pottery and Art Center, visitors get to indulge in a variety of artistic endeavors, no matter their experience level. The paint-your-own-pottery area beckons participants to select from 200 bisque pieces such as vases, platters, and teapots that they can decorate with pictures and texts of their choosing. Students can even make their own pieces using a pottery wheel in a variety of classes. Glass fusing allows artists to meld disparate pieces of glass together to form inimitable designs or crystal balls that don’t work, and Tiny Hands crafts invites youngsters aged 2–6 to delve into creative projects they can share with their families.