Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that foretell epic tales of the world's greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of paint-your-own pottery at Pepe Le Potter, located in Hurst.
Peddling over 300 artifacts ready to be colorized, Pepe Le Potter’s doohickey decorators help students pour forth their creativity in an all-inclusive studio, prettifying local nests with hand-painted masterpieces. After purchasing an unbedazzled item, artists arm brushes with pigments from a full line of 95 standard colors and more than 60 specialty glazes, allowing painters to unleash inner visions unfettered by restrictive color quotas. Bright color treatments on a coffee mug ($8.50+ depending on size) might aid the morning wake-up process, while large beer steins ($24) await the immortalization of favorite ale-themed haikus. A salad plate ($12) or dinner plate ($20 or $24) invites endless varieties of decorating, as artists augment appetites with bucolic pasture scenes or chic black-and-white motifs. Once painting is complete, Pepe Le Potter will dip and fire each piece into place within the warm embrace of the studio’s kiln. Artists retrieve newly adorned items in a few days, giving them time to prepare suitable display locations or explain the new arrival to sets of jealous china.
Build camaraderie while embellishing new vessels by reserving a place at a monthly date night (for couples) or diva night (for ladies), art outings that blend studio time with a freewheeling party-like atmosphere. While not included with today's Groupon, Pepe Le Potter also offers classes to learn pottery-painting fundamentals and cutting-edge aerodynamic techniques.
Pepe le Potter
When one thinks of the perfect location for a date night, one doesn’t typically think of a workshop lined with paints, brushes, and ready-to-decorate pottery pieces. Pepe le Potter hopes to change that notion. The contemporary studio helms daily drop-in sessions open to anybody, girls’ nights for ladies looking to spice up recreational outings, day camps for kids, and monthly classes for those looking to tackle a more intricate project under the tutelage of an accomplished painter. Brush novices need not worry, as instructors move around the room to provide pointers, tips, and techniques on how to make their masterpieces come to life. Once guests finish projects, staffers will fire and glaze them, preparing them for pick up in a few days. Pepe le Potter is also a sponsor of monthly Empty Bowls events, which benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
678 Grapevine Hwy.
Hurst, Texas 76054