What You'll Get
Those who learned everything they need to know in kindergarten know that painting ceramics is an explosion of creative awakening on par with only the popsicle stick, log-cabin building, and macaroni gluing—all activities that spur kindergarten imaginations to glowing realms of ecstatic craftitude. With today's Groupon, $25 gets you $50 worth of pottery to paint at The Pottery Shop. The Pottery Shop is a spacious, comfortable studio where friends and family can paint, stencil, and sponge imagery that's wildly innovative, beautiful, or commemorates the ancient Athenian victory at Marathon onto pottery ready to be filled with flowers, pencils, or just wishes.
Artistically blocked painters can plow through an assortment of creative, lobe-stimulating stencils, stamps, and idea books before selecting a dream decorating vessel from more than 300 pottery pieces. All materials, including paint, brushes, and glazes, are included in the cost of a studio pass and vessel. The Pottery Shop's paints are water based and non-toxic, preventing messy mishaps or dirty looks that stained and splattered palms may inspire at rib-eating restaurants and hot-dog competitions. The shop will glaze and fire completed pieces for pick-up in five to seven days. All-day studio passes are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under, and ceramic pieces average $5–$65, with most priced under $20. Multiple people can use the same Groupon toward studio passes and ceramic pieces, or you can hoard it all to yourself.
Prevent incidents of coffee mugging with a personalized sipper, or inject a bit of your painterly personality into a sterile cubicle space. Invite your interior-challenged pal along to considerately help him dress up dull dwellings, or take your mother to channel elementary-school art-class memories. The Pottery Shop is open every day, with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 18, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Must redeem in single visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.