Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a decapitated sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with today’s Groupon to Pottery Pad. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of paint-your-own bisqueware for one piece.
- For $18, you get a dishware-painting session for 2, valid for 1 piece of dishware per person (a $40 value). Customers may opt for a 12-ounce mug, 8-inch round or rimmed plate, or cereal bowl.<p>
Pottery Pad’s clayworking attendants fill hands with all the accouterments necessary for painting pre-spun ceramics. Select smaller pieces of bisqueware (up to $25), such as a cup or a figurine, or paint an item of dishware ($20), such as a cereal bowl for holding your decorative froot loops. Guests can adorn their pieces with a spectrum of colors as well as Pottery Pad’s selection of natural glazes to infuse platters with sheen. The studio’s staff stands at the ready to suggest books for inspiration or to impart a new painting technique. After it’s decorated, dishware bakes at 1,800 degrees in the studio’s kiln to emerge shiny, food-safe, and impervious to lightning.
The plate beneath a meal can say as much about the chef as the ingredients in it, especially when that chef is also the plate’s artist. The sculptors at Pottery Pad offer that chance to dish users of all ages, providing the paint, workspace, glaze, and kiln to finish off premade clayware. They produce mugs, cereal bowls, and even pet dishes, arranging the sculpted products in neat rows around the circumference of their room. In the middle, long tables covered in palettes and pools of paint await the presence of a creative mind to turn each dish into a work of art.
The staff hosts individuals, birthday parties, and even entire scout troops, keeping careful track of each participant's wares. At the end of sessions, they collect the painted pieces and ready them for a trip into their 1,800-degree kiln. Once the firing is finished, they call up the piece's owner to let them know its ready and warn them to blow on it before use.