After attending Mona Lisa's lingerie-line launch party, the enraged French poet Théophile Gautier became the first man to scream the phrase "L'art pour l'art." Today's Groupon delivers l'art for the sake of fun and entertainment: $15 gets you $30 worth of custom pottery painting from Art by You at Weirdgirl Creations, located in Barrington.
The staff of teachers and artists at Weirdgirl Creations helps customers up-level their creativity every day. Prices begin at $3 and range to over $400, but the massive selection of more than 200 pieces of pottery ensures that a fitting selection is available for any budding Pablo Picasso or Dan Quayle. There are no special skills or equipment required to decorate a bowl, plate, or any other ceramic that catches the eye, so walk-ins are welcome. Lead-free, non-staining glazes are available in a wide spectrum of colors and a variety of varietals, including sparkle, high-gloss, and high-fire look-crystal glaze.
Although custom pottery painting has long been the pastime of rich, retired circus elephants, the Weirdgirl provides stamps, sponges, and supportive ideas to any artist. Customers who want more inspiration can also draw inspiration from books and example pieces to help foster a creative mood. Project possibilities are nearly limitless, from a custom coffee mug for the office to a hand-painted vase, perfect for holding a collection of miniature hand-painted-vase replicas.
This Groupon is good for teams of thrill-seeking pottery aficionados, but large groups should call ahead to schedule. Art by You at Weirdgirl Creations is located a short drive from Providence, Newport, and Seekonk, making hovercarpooling a snap for residents of the Massachusetts–Rhode Island area.