What You'll Get
Adopting a teddy bear is a lot of responsibility, as they require constant hugging, regularly scheduled play dates, and up to 8 pounds of plush salmon roe per day to stay healthy. Reap the rewards of responsible teddy-bear husbandry with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 toward Create-A-Bear at Pottery Bears 'n Beads, in Clearwater.
As one of the largest paint-your-own-pottery studios in Tampa Bay, Pottery Bears 'n Beads offers ceramic visionaries and stuffed-animal architects the chance to create one-of-a-kind works of art in a friendly, creativity-inducing atmosphere. Create-A-Bear gives imagination-charged children and fun-loving adults the opportunity to make a cuddly, plush pal from scratch (starting at $14). Fill a bear, dog, gorilla, and more with fluffy stuffing and a strong, star-shaped heart to prevent any occurrences of lifelike arrhythmia, and then personalize cushiony creations with a name and the birth certificate included with each animal. Dress your fuzzy friend in a fashionable selection of diminutive duds, such as safari wear, ballerina costumes, tuxedoes, and cheerleading outfits ($8–$15), or keep your pal's look simple with an all-weather T-shirt ($3). Cradles are included for rocking tactile toys to sleep or calming them down after strenuous no-holds-barred tea parties. To liven up the session, stuffing savants 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:
- On Thursday, the same day the girls made the pendants by picking pieces of dichroic glass, they also created their own stuffed bears from the inside out. Each girl took an unstuffed bear, pushed pieces of polyester filling into it and dressed it. – Rhonda Iovino, St. Petersburg Times, 6/30/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. No cash back. Tax not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.