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 $10, you get $20 toward paint-your-own pottery at The Painted Pig, located in the Heights. Today's Groupon is not valid for custom painting, birthday parties, or other offers.
More than 200 of The Painted Pig's bone-white, clay-skinned bisque items await the adoring strokes and huggable hues of a hungry, loving artist-owner. Choose your pottery piece from a variety of items, such as mugs, bowls, plates, drawer pulls, and banks (ranging from $1.50 to $100 each, with an average value of about $20). The price includes the piece itself, paint, glazing, and firing. After picking paint colors, you're free to head to The Painted Pig's Idea Center, which supplies an array of books, stamps, sponges, and stencils, or tap the expertise of the studio's friendly staff to stir creative capital from cranial couches. Upon completion of the finishing dabs and drizzlings, you'll hand your claysterpiece to the caring hands of The Painted Pig's glazing and firing squad. The glazing and firing process takes 7–10 days.
The Painted Pig's studio is welcoming and spacious, with lime-green walls surrounding colorful wooden chairs and square tables. With the exception of greasy french fries, nihilistic hamburgers, and other anti-art foodstuffs, the studio happily welcomes food and drink, making today's deal a loose, fun way to spend an afternoon with friends or family.
The Painted Pig is closed on Sundays.