Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of paint your own pottery and glass fusing at Paint N' Pottery Plus in Doylestown.
The glazing and firing crew at Paint N' Pottery Plus facilitate artists and craft-makers of all ages by way of their pottery-painting and glass-fusing ventures. Push up sleeves to access Paint N' Pottery's workroom ($9 for adults; $7 for ages 12 and under), where a stock of more than 500 dishwasher-safe pottery pieces wait to be frescoed and fired to your servable satisfaction ($2–$120). Everyday kitchen items such as mugs ($8–$17), salad and dinner plates ($12+), and platters ($30–$70) await to jazz up dinner parties. Other options including animal-shaped banks, pet bowls and treat jars ($15–$35), or garden gnomes, birdhouses and watering cans ($12–$40) breathe new life into bare living spaces. Once artfully adorned, pieces are passed to the hands of one of the studio’s kiln-whisperers, where it will be glazed, fired, and housebroken, and ready for pickup in 7 to 10 days.
Crafters may also seek solace by preparing their own fused-glass creations ($18–$60). Pick your canvas from a selection of 20 or more precut glass pieces, such as pendants, candy dishes, plates, and dishes, before creating and organizing patterns and simple images from precut glass pieces. Afterwards, guests will pass their transparent treasures to a friendly staffer, who will roast them into shape using high heat and military-level exercises. Completed glassworks should be cooled and ready to carry out of the store in one to two weeks.
Space is limited in the glass area to 10–12 people, so call ahead for seating