What You'll Get
Hand-painted pottery has a rich legacy of storytelling, from the Grecian urns that document the perils of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern coffee mugs that foretell epic tales of the world's greatest grandpa. Paint your own story with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of paint-your-own pottery and up to $6 worth of add-ons (a $36 total value) at That Pottery Place Studio in Suburban Plaza Shopping Center in Decatur.
Aspiring artists enter the roomy studio and start by selecting their piece from a variety of paintable vessels. Customize margarita glasses ($18–$25) in time for Cinco de Mayo, decorate a cookie jar ($45), or lend a personal stroke to Fido's dish ($16–$45). Item pricing is inclusive, so visitors won't pay an extra studio fee on top of their item fees. This Groupon is also valid for up to $6 worth of add-ons, which are pieces of shaped bisque ($1–$3 each) in the form of fruits, veggies, animals, famous presidential mustaches, and people, that can be glued onto larger pieces or decorated alone to be used for magnets, pins, and jewelry. Once pieces are thoroughly coated with hieroglyphics and baroque-style portraiture, the friendly staff will forever seal designs with a proper kiln firing. Group firings are typically done twice a week, so greet an entirely new staff when picking up completed pieces four to five days later.
Guests are encouraged to bring along sustenance (food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages for those 21 and older are all acceptable) to spike inspiration. For those who prefer to issue silent threats of artistic prowess to a party of their enemies, there are also special-occasion party packages for kids and adults. Ideal for birthday parties, the kids' party shelf package is available for a minimum of five painters under 18 years old ($15 per child, plus $25 deposit). Or, opt for one of the eight sessions of summer art camp ($190), where campers hone slip-casting, slab-rolling, bisque-painting skills and more. That Pottery Place features complimentary parking, whether you bring juice boxes and kids or a bottle of wine and a pizza to share with friends.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit, 2 per visit for groups of 4 or more. Limit 2 per pre-booked party or summer art camp. Reservations required Fri-Sun. Valid for in-studio painting only. Valid for sale items. Not valid for pottery to go, special orders, classes, or custom work. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About That Pottery Place Studio
That Pottery Place Studio’s shelves brim with hundreds of unfinished ceramic pieces, each ready to blossom with a completely unique bouquet of colors and designs. Animal-painted plates sit propped alongside decorative birdbaths, planters, coffee mugs, and owl figurines designed to scare pigeons away from the china hutch. Guests can throw their creativity at these 3D canvases using the studio’s stencils, brushes, sponges, and dozens of glazes. Staff members make the rounds sharing tips on technique and helping sort through idea books with painters during open studio time.