Art is hard, especially when fortified by the flames of a sintering kiln. Make a piece of sturdy ceramic eye candy with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 toward pottery painting at It's Yours Pottery.
It's Yours Pottery offers crafters the opportunity to dazzle dinner guests with self-designed tableware. Pay a flat studio fee for all-day access to the design studio's paints, patterns, stencils, and stamps ($8/adult; $5/child 18 and younger), then select one or more pieces from a teetering tower of unadorned bisqueware to deck out in kaleidoscopic luster, subdued earth tones, or a clean-plate design to minimize postmeal washing. Beyond dinner plates ($14.75) and salad surfaces ($11), the achromatic clay pieces range from practical coffee mugs ($10.50) to purely fun animal figurines ($12). After fully smothering your chosen artifact with creative juices, the professional staff will coat it in nontoxic, food-safe glaze and then toss it in a kiln for a coming-of-age ritual involving fire and the removal of all orthodontia. Fired pieces are usually ready for retrieval in less than a week, or the time it takes to sun-bake a lasagna.
It's Yours Pottery
Below large wooden beams, artists of all ages bend diligently over their pieces, dabbling in palettes filled with colorful glazes. Families, birthday-party guests, summer-camp attendees, and students fill the many tables at It's Yours Pottery, painting raw bisque piggy banks, coffee mugs, and ceramic flying saucer props. Pottery isn't the only star of the show, though—on other days, the tables hoist fused-glass pieces, tiles, stones, beads, acrylic paints, and slabs of clay for hand-formed figures.
2518 S 132nd Ct.
Omaha, Nebraska 68144