DJ Ceramix made a name for himself by placing a slab of wet clay atop his turntable and spinning it into a beautiful vase by the end of his set. Impress the audience members of your life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of do-it-yourself pottery painting and glass fusing at The Ceramic Studio Etc. in Howell.
The Ceramic Studio liberates the inner artisan by empowering people to create their own one-of-a-kind pieces, such as plates, jewelry, or mosaics. With paint-your-own pottery, artists will select an item such as a plate ($16–$24), bowl ($10–$40), figurine ($15–$24), or decorative tile ($6–$15); choose a color palette; choose a photo to apply to the item (optional and for an additional fee); and put brush to bisque. A staff member can demonstrate techniques with stamps, stencils, sponges, and other tools for those foreign to art apparatuses. When the paint job is finished, pieces are taken to a kiln where they are fired and rubbed with aloe.
Those who support the union of sharp objects will enjoy fusing a number of colored glass objects, precut in a variety of shapes. Potential glass projects include pendants ($15–$25), key chains ($17–$27), earrings ($18–$24), bowls, plates, vases, and votives ($20–$60), and more. Once all pieces have formally met, they are forever bonded in 1,480-degree heat that melts them into one form. The flat object can then be "slumped" into a bowl, plate, or vase. Experienced staffers will be on-hand to instruct makers on how to cut glass pieces into distinct shapes and how to not to eat glass chips. The completion of pottery or glass projects may take one to two weeks and clients will be notified when they can pick up their works.
Google Mappers give The Ceramic Studio Etc. an average of 3.5 stars:
4132 E Grand River Ave.
Howell, Michigan 48843Get Directions