Art is hard, especially when fortified by the flames of a sintering kiln. Make a piece of sturdy ceramic eye candy with today’s deal for a pottery-painting package at The Pottery Piazza in Plainville. Choose between the following two options:
- For $10, you get a single-day studio session and $10 toward pottery (a $20 total value).
- For $30, you get an eight-visit pass and $10 toward pottery (a $66 total value).
The roomy studio at The Pottery Piazza houses floor-to-ceiling shelves stacked with more than 1,500 pieces of blank ready-to-paint pottery. Items start at $2, with the majority under $20, allowing customers to stealthily and affordably replace antique dinner plates that were accidentally cooked and eaten. Stencils, design books, and professional advice from resident artists are always available to assist in creative quests. More than 100 shades of glazed paint spanning the entire color wheel are on hand for use as budding artists decorate a choice of ceramic with a self-portrait that will age in their stead, thoroughly creeping out houseguests.
Customers interested in multiple pottery sessions can opt for the eight-session pass, normally an $80 value, and return to the Piazza studio for full days of porcelain-slathering free of hourly fees. Of-age artisans are also invited to bring their own booze and snacks for a truly memorable night of increasingly potable crafting.
The Pottery Piazza
Shelves stretch across the walls of The Pottery Piazza, abounding with more than 1,500 bisque mugs, plates, and figurines in need of decoration. Beside them sit stencils, brushes, bottles of paint, and more than 100 types of glaze. At the tables, clients adorn their blank bisque canvases with paint while sipping from their favorite home-brought wine. Staff members stroll up and down the store, eagerly awaiting their chance to offer advice on the best ways to design a piece, perform artistic techniques, or accidentally drop incriminating evidence into the kiln. During fairer weather, painters lay claim to the tables on the front patio, painting, snacking, and socializing alfresco style. Throughout the year, the shop hosts special events, including private parties, kids' summer camps, and BYOB ladies nights.
17 Farmington Ave.
Plainville, Connecticut 06062