China patterns were invented to keep the warring English Rose, Blue Willow, and Happy 25th Anniversary clans from eating off the same plates. Mark your dishware's domain with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of pottery painting and café fare at Village Pottery Café in Republic.
Village Pottery Café invites would-be Chagalls of ceramics to lavish paint upon the stoneware of their choice while noshing upon a variety of homemade snacks. With no studio fees, Village Pottery Café allows painters to bask in artistic freedom as they customize mugs ($7.50+), plates ($10–$15), platters ($22+), the Statue of Liberty's understudy, and more objets d'art. After staff members slather them with a protective glaze, pottery luxuriates in the extreme warmth of the kiln, and emerges lacquered and ready to be taken home. Village Pottery Café also provides special crockery options for children ($2–$10). Café refreshments include locally roasted coffee; soups such as chicken enchilada, loaded baked potato, and pasta e fagioli ($4.99); quiches ($5.49); and other savory and sweet morsels.
Village Pottery Café hosts children's birthday parties and parents' night out events, where kids are invited to get distracted by pottery-painting so grownups can slip away to assume their secret superhero identities. Village Pottery Café also facilitates fundraisers, baby and wedding showers, and corporate team-building powwows.