Having complete creative control over a project is a right usually reserved for prestigious film directors and self-employed sand-castle sculptors. Feel the power of artistic articulation flowing through your finely tipped fingers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of paint-it-yourself pottery at Third Coast Clay Ceramic Studio in Franklin.
Third Coast Clay Ceramic Studio pairs aspiring aesthetes with an unfinished clay form, allowing them to add pigment and pizzazz. Once a piece-to-be-masterpieced has been selected—be it a plate, vase, coffee mug, or bust of Elvis—decorators can begin applying base coats to their evolving ceramic canvas. Those who suffer from painter's block can consult Third Coast's bountiful idea books, stencils, and stamps or resolve it the old-fashioned way by pacing the studio floor with a corncob pipe. All the finished pieces are then set aside to be glazed and fired later by the studio staff. Your objet d'art will be ready for pickup in a week. Each brushwielder will be assessed a $6 studio fee along with the price of whichever starting piece he or she selects ($6–$40 depending on size).
Third Coast's relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff make it a fun, free-spirited activity for families and ladies' nights alike. Adults can bring their own beverage to sip as they paint inside or outside the lines or go beyond Euclidean principles and paint hyperbolic parabolas into infinity.