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 ceramics painting at The Clayground Ceramic Painting Studio, located in the Avenida Shopping Centre.
The Clayground gives clay-painters of all ages a plethora of ceramic shapes to decorate with individual panache, and they return a week later to pick up their kiln-fired and clear-glazed creation. A genial army of more than 300 ceramic mugs, plates, animals, jewellery boxes, and other blank slates await their destinies in a bright, cheerfully painted studio. Visually minded staffers, stencils, and template books provide design recommendations such as the average number of eyes on a horse, but artisans may wield their ceramics brushes and more than 60 colours of paint in any configuration made possible by the human imagination or a surge in blood sugar. Prices range from $8 to $125, and the majority of projects typically range from $15–$30, including supplies and The Clayground’s water-based, non-toxic paints.
After the pottery adornment is complete, maestros part with their brainchildren for 5–7 days and return to find them safely kiln fired and clear gazed. Since Grecian urns hog all the attention, painters may choose to celebrate the homecoming of their piece with an ode.
The Clayground Ceramic Painting Studio
At small, café-style tables, visitors of The Clayground Ceramic Painting Studio let their creativity bloom and imbue blank ceramics with their personal touches. More than 300 pieces line the wooden shelves, including plates, mugs, figurines, and jewelry boxes. Use of the studio’s brushes and paints is included with each piece, letting budding artists avoid the hassle of making a brush from a clump of one’s own hair. Should a visitor not complete their project, they are welcome to leave it with the studio and return within 90 days to finish it, free of charge.
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