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 to Pottery Bears 'n Beads in Clearwater. For $12, you get $24 toward studio fees ($5.50 for kids under 12, $7.50 for adults), pottery pieces ($1 and up), and firing/glazing fees. As one of the largest paint-your-own-pottery studios in Tampa Bay, Pottery Bears 'n Beads offers ceramic visionaries the chance to create one-of-a-kind works of art in a friendly, creativity-inducing atmosphere. With a selection of more than 1,000 pieces of unfinished pottery starting at $1, clay connoisseurs can choose from a wide variety of projects from painting a plate to putting a fresh twist on a bisque-based Happy Birthday Dad tie. All paints are non-toxic and all pieces are dinnerware safe and dishwasher sound after firing. To liven up the session, artists can bring their own munchable muses or purchase food from nearby restaurants. Likewise, free adult beverages are served on Wednesday and Friday nights for Ladies' Night.
Though there aren’t many online reviews for Pottery Bears ‘n Beads, the St. Petersburg Times mentioned the sponsored camp for kids:
- Eyes closed, Carly and six other girls from Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts' Pottery Bears 'n Beads Camp waited around a craft table to see their creations: glass fusion pendant necklaces fired in an 1,800-degree kiln. – Rhonda Iovino, St. Petersburg Times
Pottery Bears 'n Beads
When crafters step into Pottery Bears 'n Beads' vast studio, shelves brimming with more than 1,000 paintable ceramic pieces and finished works by other artists dash away inhibition and flood minds with inspiration. Picassos and fledgling artists create side-by-side, forming a social community buttressed by friendly staff members who lend guidance and break down creative barriers with templates and design suggestions. Whether painting pottery with a floral pattern or painting canvas with a portrait of a family pet, crafters draw from a rainbow of paints and a full arsenal of supplies. Artisans of all ages can also hand-stuff a bear, leopard, frog, dog, or other animal, outfitting finished friends with birth certificates, sounds, or outfits to ready them for a tea party or NATO convention.
While letting their creative sides flourish, patrons can munch on BYO snacks, order in from several nearby restaurants, or enjoy complimentary adult beverages on Friday ladies' nights. To document the good times and give clients a solid alibi, Pottery Bears 'n Beads gifts a free photo of the festivities. Also, to encourage good grades in its younger crafters, it waives the studio fee for students who present a report card with an A.
4760 E Bay Dr.
Clearwater, Florida 33764Get Directions