DJ Ceramix made a name for himself by placing a slab of wet clay atop his turntable and spinning it into a beautiful vase by the end of his set. Impress the audience members of your life with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of paint-your-own pottery, glass fusing, Paint Me! wearable art, or clay prints at Young at Art Studio, located at Rutland and W. 19th Street. Young at Art is open Wednesdays through Sundays. You must be at least 12 years of age for glass fusing, and reservations are required for clay printing.
Staring at a blank piece of paper can be intimidating, but browsing the more than 100 pieces of blank, premade pottery at Young at Art draws hibernating creativity from its den, enticing the brain with shape, size, and bisque meat. Pieces range between $6 and $60, and the price of pottery covers everything required to design and fire a project, including time. Grab a blank plate and paint a meal upon it, stencil a cup with springtime flowers, or decorate a picture frame worthy of being hung inside itself. Laura, the studio's friendly ceramics guru, will happily move creative blocks with helpful suggestions, pointing you to the store's volumes of sample books, stencils, and templates for further inspiration. Upon painting the piece, you'll leave it with Young at Art for glazing and firing—four to seven days later, your triumphant claychievement will be available for pickup, prepared for its dazzling debut in an adobe dining room or as a thoughtful gift for a clay pigeon. Your Groupon is also good for Young at Art's glass-fusing process ($10+ per piece), where you can melt vivid designs into pre-cut ornaments and charms; its "Paint Me" process ($18–$24), where painted designs are pressed onto T-shirts; or clay prints (pricing varies), with fingers and toes granted immortality through the burn of the kiln. No additional studio sitting fees apply.
A colorful, spacious studio welcomes ceramophiles of all ages to Young at Art, with the interiors sporting walls featuring past creations. On the 19th of every month, Young at Art opens up its craft-a-teria for a BYOB Ladies' Night, with the touch of libation adding a luxurious looseness to the pottery-painting proceedings.
244 W 19th St.
Houston, Texas 77008Get Directions