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The Mad Potter

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95% of 587 customers recommend

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More than 500 pottery pieces to paint before staff members fire & glaze each finished masterpiece

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts for $20 option; may buy 1 additional as a gift for Party option. Reservations required for Parties. Reservations recommended for non-party painters. Not valid with studio specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Mad Potter - Multiple Locations: Pottery Painting or Party for Eight or More at The Mad Potter

Few things can catch a snack thief red-handed as efficiently as a freshly painted crimson cookie jar. Keep track of your sweet stock with today's Groupon to The Mad Potter, redeemable at three locations in Houston. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get $20 worth of pottery painting and studio fees ($6 for kids; $8 for adults).
  • For $75, you get $150 toward a pottery-painting party for eight or more people. Click here for party pricing.

The Mad Potter engages hands with more than 500 pristine ceramic pieces waiting to receive a kaleidoscope of paint colors. Customers begin artistic expeditions by browsing the studio's shelves for either an adult-level piece ($10–$45)—such as a mug, bowl, or plate—or children's bisque ($8–$18), ranging from dishware to figurines and piggy banks for holding future earnings as a starving artist. Crockery connoisseurs have access to an assortment of design books, stamps, stencils, and paints with which to animate their ghostly pieces. New pottery parents can rest easy knowing their creations are being glazed, professionally fired, and trained as part of a ceramic super-army within three to four days.

Alternatively, brush-happy bands of eight or more can celebrate special occasions creatively with pottery-painting parties. The studio lavishes each shindig with balloons, beverages, artistic consulting, and custom invitations ($18 for 15) as partygoers paint a piece for themselves or forge a one-of-a-kind gift for the guest of honor. Groups are free to bring cakes, pizza, and stolen pieces of David —imbibables keep palates inspired with BYOB policies at the Bellaire and West locations, as well as beer and wine for purchase at the River Oaks studio (not included in this Groupon).

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

For Meredith McCord, looking at a piece of pottery brings back decades worth 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 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 wine and beer while Bellaire and Woodway maintain a BYOB policy.

Tips

95% of 587 customers recommend

Come and have fun!
Kara N. · 7 minutes ago
Love spending time with my children painting usefull things like spoon rests and coffee mugs to give as gifts to the grandparents... Fun and productive!
Amy L. · May 26, 2016
Staff is very helpful and the space is quiet enough to carry on a conversation while you paint!
Julie H. · May 17, 2016
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    Meyerland Area

    4882 Beechnut St.

    Houston, Texas 77096

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    Great Uptown

    1341 S Voss Rd.

    Houston, Texas 77057

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    Neartown/ Montrose

    1963 W Gray St.

    Suite A

    Houston, Texas 77019

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