According to the U.S. Family Bureau, 98% of US families cite a refusal to paint ceramics in public as an irreconcilable difference. Avoid the drama and satisfy your creative urges with today’s Groupon: $10 for $25 worth of ceramics and studio time at Seize the Clay. You can purchase multiples for repeat visits, though only one Groupon may be used per session. The regular studio fee is $7, except during special discounted times, which you can also combine with today’s deal. Your studio fee covers all your paints and materials (except the pottery itself) plus the glazing and firing of what is destined to become the world's greatest ceramic badger.
Seize the Clay was Memphis’s first paint-your-own-pottery studio and has been around for more than 14 years, if you don't count the 2,000 years it spent frozen inside a glacier. The studio’s bright colors and friendly tables fuse the best parts of an art classroom and neighborhood café, creating a warm space for its customers' colorful efforts. The ceramicery has a huge selection of blank ceramics to choose from, including decorative figurines, piggy banks, serving platters, and dog bowls ($12–$35). After making your selection, the staff will advise you on proper painting techniques using their huge variety of paints (bright colors, crystal glazes, natural hues), which are also great for preserving your most memorable vegetables. You'll use these to decorate your item with flowers, apples, or the schematics for an internal combustion engine. For any oven-shy, fairy-tale witches who may be considering today's purchase, Seize the Clay’s expert staff will load your item in their fiery kiln. It will then be available to pick-up after 3–5 days.
The environment of Seize the Clay is perfect for all ages, with birthday party packages for youngsters, family nights for families, and Friday wine and cheese BYOB nights for adults only. Today’s deal is good for six months, which should give you plenty of time to plan for upcoming birthdays, awkward Internet dates, bar and bat mitzvahs, and bachelorette parties. You can let loose the maniacal, beret-clad artist inside by painting away all your pain and worry in the form of a pink party platter that depicts Arnold Palmer watching reruns of Blazing Saddles.
Facebook users are feeling Seize the Clay:
- My family and I came in today and had a WONDERFUL time painting. The color selection was endless and the ceramics choices were perfect, a little something for everybody. Keep up the good work! – Ursula, Facebook
- I love seize the Clay and for me the glass fusing class is the best because it is new to me and I love the colors in the finished pieces. – Don, Facebook
Seize the Clay
A piggy bank covered in polka dots, a platter celebrating Mother’s Day complete with each of her children’s handprints, a ceramic replica of Sesame Street’s Ernie—these are just a few of the projects that have emerged from Seize the Clay, a hands-on art studio specializing in pottery painting. In addition to embellishing various bisque pieces with unique designs, visitors can create glass-fused pendants, multihued mosaics. They can also try their hands at the potter’s wheel, hold birthday parties, or attend an interactive summer camp.