The Mad Potter: Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Studios

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In a Nutshell

Artists enjoy drinks while painting pieces, such as mugs, bowls, and animal figurines, that are ready to be picked up in a few days

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 15, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservations are required for parties and groups of 6 or more; subject to availability. Entire value per voucher must be redeemed in a single visit and used by same customer. Available for use beginning the day after purchase. Cannot be combined with any other specials, promotions, or Groupon vouchers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $11 for a pottery-painting session for 1 person ($20 value)
  • $20 for a pottery-painting session for 2 people ($40 value)
  • $62 for a pottery-painting session for 12 or more people ($120 value)

The Mad Potter

For Meredith McCord, looking at a piece of pottery brings back decades of memories. McCord started The Mad Potter in 1998, and since those early days, she's used her kiln to immortalize countless special moments. She's traveled to hospitals to capture the footprints of newborns, helped a young man create a dessert plate with the words "Will you marry me?" emblazoned across it, and auctioned off items for charity. Yet some of her fondest memories center on the day-to-day interactions with customers, specifically when they return to pick up their fired pieces and utter three words of amazement: "I did that?"

The Mad Potter has since expanded into three Houston-area locations, where children and adults come to paint their own works of art or create replicas of their ancient ancestors' garden gnomes. More than 500 bisqueware items line the shelves of each studio, including coffee mugs, plates, and figurines. Staffers then help visitors select from more than 54 available colors of paint and supply them with everything else they might need, including brushes and stencils. The staff can even take things over and create more intricate designs—while still consulting closely with the customer. Whatever route a person chooses, there's always time for a sip of wine or beer; the River Oaks location sells both while Bellaire and Woodway maintain a BYOB policy.

Customer Reviews

Great activity for kids My son loves it everytime
Ana A. · September 19, 2015
Had a really nice time.....well worth the time....
Lolita J. · May 16, 2015
Come and have fun!!!
Linh T. · May 15, 2015
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1


    4882 Beechnut St.

    Houston, TX 77096


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  2. 2


    6504 Del Monte

    Houston, TX 77057


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  3. 3

    River Oaks

    1963 W Gray St.

    Suite A

    Houston, TX 77019


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