The Nitty Gritty
- Limited to 2 per person
- Fired pieces available 3 to 4 days after visit
- Not valid with any other offers or discounts
- Expires November 30th, 2012
- Refunds allowed up to 48 hours after purchase
- Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire up the ol' creative juices: it's time to let your artistic inclinations run wild in Atlanta's own "Pottery Playhouse" for kids and, er, inner kids alike. Whether you envision a serving platter festooned with polka dots or you just really need a #YOLO coffee mug for Monday mornings, there's only one place in Atlanta where you can truly let your creativity reign supreme over some ceramics. For sixteen years, regular folks have been pulling up a chair at Wired & Fired and creating their own handpainted masterpieces (perhaps fueled by a sip of wine in between brushstrokes, thanks to the studio's BYOB policy). Think you have to be Michelangelo's modern-day protege to bring your vision to life? Hogwash. Thanks to over 200 unfinished pieces of pottery, all it takes to create your own masterpiece is a paintbrush and a dream. (But even if you're lacking the latter, Wired & Fired has plenty of stamps, stencils, and inspiration to get the thinky-juices flowing.)The owner, Erinn, says it all boils down to showing people that "anyone can paint," and she and her staff are all about teaching you how to bring to life what you're envisioning for your piece. Once you've selected the perfect mug/plate/unicorn figurine (for real), you'll get the 101 tutorial — techniques, tips, and tricks — from the staff, all pottery vets who know their way around a kiln. And then? Time to get in the zone. Or at least pop open that vino. With an hour and a half of studio time, you have time to sketch out your design, experiment with sponges and brushes, play with your four colors of paint (which Erinn and her lightening-quick staff will refill before you even realize you're running on empty), and maybe dig into the snacks you brought along (the studio is also BYO-food... no starving artists here). Once you've bestowed your artistic genius onto a once-boring piece of clay, into the kiln it goes, where the paint dries and becomes even more brilliant. And then, three or four days later, the best part (and Erinn's favorite part): you'll pick up the finished piece, bask in your own glory, and show it off proudly in your home. Not very often you get a sweet take-home prize after a delightful evening out, right? And when dinner guests fawn over that serving platter or your dachshund does flips for his fancypants new dinner dish, you can assert with pride that, why yes, you did make that, all by yourself. You'll be whipping up Louvre-worthy masterworks in no time.