DJ Ceramix made a name for himself by placing a slab of wet clay atop his turntable and spinning it into a beautiful vase by the end of his set. Impress the audience members of your life with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of pottery, fusing, classes, and more from Pot-Luck Pottery; $1 from every Groupon sold will be donated to Women’s Bean Project, a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged women become self-sufficient.
Pot-Luck puts art in the paws of the public by offering artisans a comfy venue for practicing and learning about art. For an $8 studio fee, customers are free to paint pottery with decorative coats that please their inner artist. Pot-Luck provides plenty of ceramic pieces ($0.50–$50) for painters to paint—from butter dishes to mugs, figurines, and gargoyles—as well as a collection of quality paints and tools that are included with the studio fee. Pot-Luck's ceramics come from companies across the country, although some pieces are locally procured or even produced on-site. Once a guest completes their work, the staff will cover it in a clear glaze, fire it in the studio’s kiln, and keep it safely stored in their pouches until it’s ready to be picked up a week later.
Customers can also experiment with glass fusing and create a colorful flat glass trinket that’s fuse-fired in the studio. Learn a new skill by signing up for a class such as Glass Jewelry ($40), which explores the art of fusing or enameling glass into wearable articles.
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of six or more should call ahead to reserve space.
Though Pot-Luck Pottery has yet to receive many online reviews, four Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars:
- Pot Luck is a fabulous, family-friendly spot to be creative. A great place to make thoughtful, unique gifts. – Jane H.
- We love this 'paint your own' pottery place. The owner is so kind, helpful, and generous (kids have finished early with projects and she has given them more to paint for free!) – Robin C.
At Pot-Luck, it's true that patrons paint their own pottery—but that only skims the surface of what's really going on. Guests pick out and paint their own ceramic plates, mugs, and wizard figurines. The eclectic array of glazes, paints, and idea books complement their vast selection of ceramic pieces. When visitors are finished, the team fires their handiwork in the on-site kilns, transforming them from raw ceramic into pieces safe for a dishwasher, microwave, oven, or flaming cupboard.
2620 S Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80222Get Directions