If it weren’t for the archival nature of ceramics, we’d have little insight into the rainy-day activities of ancient Greeks. Make your own lasting, creative mark with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of paint-your-own pottery at muddworks in Great Neck. Painters will be assessed a studio fee that includes firing, supplies, and studio time ($8 for the first hour, $4 for the second hour).
Unleash dormant painting prowess on the ceramic surfaces at muddworks, where brush-wielding patrons of all ages can design and daub personalized pottery pieces with the help of a simple four-step artistic process. Whether you seek to clothe a naked figurine or create a cozier receptacle for a neighbor's shredded bank statements, muddworks hosts an expansive selection of clay canvases to fit any needs (pieces average $10–$20). Once clay-equipped, the helpful staff can steer your artistic vision in the right direction by providing idea books, paintbrushes, stamps, sponges, and stencils. After the piece has been kiln-fired and coached in public speaking, it will debut to the general public in seven to 10 days.
Celebrate adulthood and two X-chromosomes on Thursday's ladies' night, where patrons under age 16 are forbidden and guests aged 21 and above can bring their own wine, snacks, and toe socks.
Though it hasn't been reviewed much, muddworks boasts more than 180 Facebook fans.