Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around yourself and waiting for your family to come home and find you. Do something crafty with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for a paint-your-own-pottery party for up to 10 people (a $145 value)
- $15 for $30 worth of paint-your-own pottery
Individual, paintable items, such as mugs, plates, Star Wars characters, and bowls vary in price, though most cost $12–$15. During one- to two-hour painting parties, partygoers can select one $12 item to coat with color while snacking on food or sipping beverages brought from home. At the end of the party, staff kiln-fire all wares and create a commemorative plate for the guest of honor, which attendees then sign in hieroglyphics. More than 10 guests may attend for an additional fee per person.
Pottery Paintin' Place
At Pottery Paintin' Place, ceramic renderings of Darth Vader and Princess Leia join mugs, plates, and piggy banks atop a series of shelves. Visiting artists pluck one of these achromatic items from its waiting place before coating it in a colorful design and handing it off to a staff member, who fires it in the on-site kiln. Each piece of art emerges from the kiln able to withstand ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, and most apocalypses.
The shop's master potter, Brian Murphy, further encourages artistic expression with pottery-throwing courses, during which participants design their own ceramic creations. The newly expanded party area holds up to 24 painters, who can partake in refreshments brought from home during one- to two-hour celebrations. On-site summer camps and after-school programs cater to the younger crowd with tie-dyeing, glass-fusing, beading, and homework-torching.