The existence of prehistoric pottery shards paints a clear picture of ancient artisanal practices while highlighting ancestral clumsiness. Leave behind traces of your own civilization with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of paint your own pottery and fused glass at Sunfire Ceramics. This Groupon expires November 26, 2011.
Nestled inside a repurposed 1927 cottage, the arts-and-crafters of Sunfire Ceramics guide paint-spattered guests through embellishing personalized pottery or creating fused-glass art. In the open studio, guests can peruse the monochromatic selection of microwave- and dishwasher-safe paintable pottery ($6–$12 on average) before adorning a plate or decorative frame with more than 50 bright underglazes. Stencils, stamps, sponges, and paintbrush-wielding woodland creatures assist guests in realizing their artistic visions. Fused glass projects lie in wait to become translucent masterpieces: dichroic metallic glass transforms into pendants ($10–$12), sun catchers ($12), or the world’s most dangerous windshield as the amicable staff offers sage advice before spiriting the art pieces away for firing.
Groups of crafty color-lovers can coordinate with Sunfire Ceramics to set up workshops for groups of six or more, fashioning anything from jewelry to night-lights ($12–$16 per piece), or choose from a variety of party packages that include the free use of their spacious party room.
1002 New Hampshire St.
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