Besides decorating it, the easiest way to manipulate clay is to threaten to rebury it in the dark, sandy hole where you found it. Turn clay to putty in your hands with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Customers use provided glazes, paints, and brushes to add color and designs to clay bowls, cups, figurines, and mosaics, fire drying and carting home each piece. Customers pay for the price of the piece plus a $6-per-hour studio fee, which covers the cost of painting, glazing, and firing.
No great work of art is ever finished, but at Sunshine Glaze the works are even more unfinished than usual. Shelves lined with dozens of unpainted, blank clay bisques in the shape of bowls, plates, and pots await the creative touches of customers armed with the studio’s array of brushes, stencils, paints, and glazes. Visitors can leaf through idea books before setting out to decorate their clay vase or wooden mosaic, or tap into their right brains to render wholly original pieces. At the end of the session, the staff gives works a finalizing fire to dry the glaze and allow customers to take home their creative handiwork.