Pottery Date Night

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Want to try a fun Pottery Date Night?

Turn back time to 1990 – the movie Ghost is released. And it’s not long before Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore quickly become known as one of the most famous movie couples there are – and their romantic pottery love making scene makes every woman in the world want to bring the craft of pottery into their home. 

image reads "pottery date night" and shows a person spinning clay and creating pottery.

Of course, this was many years ago and we’re well aware that many of the younger generations probably have no idea what we’re talking about.

If you don’t, we highly recommend watching the movie. But even if you don’t want to watch the movie, the point here is – pottery can be sexy too. 

Why Have a Pottery Date Night?

Movies, Dining, Netflix and Chill – these are all conventional date ideas. But pottery – now that’s something different!

Pottery is a great way to throw something new into your mix. And if you know anything about psychology, doing something new with your partner can actually generate positive emotions towards them!

So why not learn a new skill together?

Pottery is a great way to release your creative expression through art.

Not only will you feel accomplished and proud once your pottery is created, but creating something on your own can actually increase your self-esteem. 

In addition, pottery is a great way to release stress.

When you create pottery, your mind is fully engaged in an activity and therefore not thinking about the stresses of everyday life.

It’s a great time to practice mindfulness and just enjoy being in the moment with your date. 

Pottery 101

So we’re not going to go into full details about how to create your own pottery here, but we will talk about some basics that may be relevant to your date night. So let’s start with your options.

Date Option #1- Make Your Own

Your first option is to make pottery completely on your own. If you’re going to do this, you’ll probably want to do a little bit of research first to ensure that you’re getting the right clay and types of tools.

We’re not going to pretend to be experts in the area of pottery making – we’re date makers, not pottery makers!

But what we do know is that if you decide to make pottery yourself (which can turn into a really great hobby), you’ll need a kiln to create the pottery. Kilns are expensive.

Unless you’re extremely into pottery, you’re probably not going to buy one of these.

Luckily, there’s lots of studios and companies out there that will allow you to use their kilns.

So you can create your pottery at home as a date, and then take it to the kiln to finish it off. 

Date Option #2 – Pottery Painting Date

If you don’t want to go through all the work of making your own pottery, you could bypass the creation part all together and simply enjoy a pottery painting date.

Pottery painting can be just as romantic and relaxing as making the pottery, but doesn’t require all the same tools.

All it requires is some pottery, some paint, and some paint brushes.

There’s lots of different places where you can buy pottery.

Local pottery businesses and even many large department stores sell premade pottery that you can paint.

Choose the pottery you like and spend the night painting your masterpieces together.

Date Option #3- Pottery Class

If you just want to try your hand at pottery as a one-time date, you might not want to buy all of the necessary supplies.

In this case, you might want to try a pottery workshop.

There’s lots of pottery studios that allow you to come in to both create and paint your own pottery.

Some companies even host pottery events that are specific for couples and date night.

Check around your town for the best pottery studio and then take your date night there!

Recreating Ghost

If you want to recreate the magical scene from Ghost, you’ll need a pottery wheel.

A pottery wheel is a machine that is used to mould clay into different shapes. There are pottery wheels of all different sizes.

From wheels that fit onto the side of the table to wheels that take up a significant amount of space, there’s lots of wheels to choose from based on your needs. They range anywhere from $200-$2000. 

In Ghost, Molly and Sam (Swayze and Moore) were throwing on the pottery wheel.

This term refers to the activity of shaping the clay on the wheel. It’s no surprise that they had several failed attempts, as the wheel is relatively difficult to use – but on a date, that’s half the fun!

Because of the price, however, we don’t really recommend this on a date.

Buying a pottery wheel is only recommended if you are hoping to turn pottery into a hobby (or you have millions of dollars to throw away – in which case please send some our way!).

You can have just as much fun and get just as messy when shaping your pottery by hand. 

Adding to Your Pottery Date

Pottery doesn’t have to be the only part of your night. If you want to do a pottery date night, here are some other things you can do to make it special.

  • Make up a charcuterie board and have a picnic with your new creations. 
  • Add some wine to your night to make it a “Wine Not” Pottery night. -Or a paint and sip where you paint pottery.
  • Set the mood with some candlelight and soft music.
  • Turn your pottery into gifts for birthdays or Christmas.
  • Get dirty and paint each other with the clay.
  • Decorate your pottery together.
  • Wash off together in a steamy shower or hot bubble bath for a sexy date idea.

Pottery with the Kids

Pottery doesn’t have to be just for two – it’s a great activity to do with the kids too! So if you don’t have time to have a date to yourselves, bring the kids along with you for some messy fun.

Pottery is a fun activity that the entire family can enjoy – and who knows, the kids might find a new hobby or interest in it themselves!

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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