Ceramic pots and humans are more alike than most think—they both have ancient origins and are generally stuffed with entire batches of cookies. Store treats outside the body with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of pottery items from the fine-craft gallery at Springfield Pottery.
With 3,400 square feet devoted to the fine art of mud molding, Springfield Pottery hosts the works of well-known clayshapers from across the country. Stop in and peruse a selection of tumblers ($18–$28) and pick up spoons to show babies how to fling caviar with gusto ($5–$42). Purchase a pottery mug from Justin Rothshank ($39) or stock up on wooden bowls from Brad McCullum and outfit miniature dollhouses with makeshift hot tubs ($60–$90).
Teapots, dishes, and containers by Nathan Falter bear an earthy, metallic glaze that reminds diners of zen-garden tea parties attended by Confucius and the queen of England and cups and containers by John Preus showcase an oxidized turquoise glaze. Serving dishes and containers by Sherri Alexander brighten rooms with a delicious lemon-lime glaze and come with the disclaimer that guests may not know when to stop eating once the plate is clean. As a community clay center, Springfield Pottery also educates aspiring cup crafters of all skill levels in the art of spinning, glazing, and firing clay.
This Groupon is valid only toward merchandise at Springfield Pottery, not classes.
416 S Campbell Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65806Get Directions